Hancock Neighborhood Association Meeting Agenda – September 19th

Hancock Neighborhood Association Meeting Agenda – September 19th

1 – Approve Minutes

2 – Motion to change the date of the regularly scheduled November meeting from the 21st to the 14th.

3 – Libby Albrecht – Co-Founder of Texas Collaborative Consumption

4 – Carol Gibbs – City of Austin Neighborhood Liaison

5 – Report from Perry Committee

6 – Vote on whether HNA supports or opposes events at the Perry Estate which include the use of outdoor-amplified sound

7 – Vote on whether or not to call a special meeting for October 17th that would include a presentation by Clark Lyda of his proposed development for the Perry Estate

8 – Motion offered by Mark Burch

In order to avoid enacting changes premised on assumptions that may not come to fruition, the Hancock Neighborhood Association opposes approval of any neighborhood plan amendment or request for a zoning change on any property within its boundaries if:

the amendment or request reflects a proposal that requires a demolition permit for complete removal of an existing structure or building on the property
AND the demolition permit has not been legally granted at the time the request for a plan amendment or zoning change is filed.

9 – Motion offered by Mark Burch

The Hancock Neighborhood Association opposes any current or future proposal for development or reuse of the Perry Estate that includes any one of these elements:

1. Outdoor amplified sound anywhere on the site other than an individually owned lot zoned for residential use. Prohibitions on amplified sound in areas zoned other than residential must be enacted in a form that is bound to the ownership of the land and that transfers with its sale and, if possible, in zoning overlays and public covenants.

2. Rezoning of any portion of the property located west of Waller Creek to a base category other than single-family.

Meeting Notice - Amendment to City Code creating Central Austin - University Overlay Dist. - Group residential conditional use

Meeting Notice - September 27 - An amendment to Chapter 25-2-180 and 25-2-652 of the city code creating the Central Austin - University Overlay District (CAUA), in which group residential land use would become a conditional instead of permited use in multi-family residence moderate-high density (MF-4) base zoning districts.

Meeting Notice - Proposed Amendment to City Code to make outdoor amphitheaters or similar structures conditional use

Meeting Notice - September 27 - Proposed Amendment to Chapter 25-2 of City Code to make outdoor amphitheaters or similar structures conditional use in all zoning districts

Perry Committee 9/5 Meeting Notes

Links and information provided by Carol Gibbs with City of Austin

Perry Committee Meeting Wed., Sep. 5th at 8pm

The next Perry Committee meeting will be Wed Sep 5th at 8pm in the Hancock Rec Center. The committee has elected to have meetings set for the first Wed and third Tuesday of the month at 8pm, and if it is found we don’t need to meet we can cancel meeting.
Sep 5 Agenda:

  1. 8:00pm- Review committee process- limited open communication on non-agenda items at beginning of meeting, neighbors may speak on agenda items but time limited. Take any input on a non-agenda item.
  2. 8:10- Review committee charge, neighborhood input/responses thus far, what committee has done to date, and how generally the zoning process works.
  3. 8:30- Review letter to developer to state committee position on engaging next round of discussions with developer.
  4. 8:45- Review current site development, what could exist without a zoning change, and how this compares with the proposed development. Discuss other similar venues for public gathering/weddings.
  5. 9:00- Discuss a process for gathering public input at the Sep/Oct general meeting. 
  6. Note- Any need for periodic closed sessions will be discussed at September general HNA meeting.
  7. Note- Next meeting to be in-depth discussion about the development proposal.
  8. 9:20- meeting adjourn

Perry Committee Members: Reed Henderson, Rafi Anuar, Bart Whatley, Carolyn Palaima, Holly Noelke, Bruce Fairchild, Gay Ratliff, Linda Guerrero, Cody Coe

Committee Report: Perry Committee Meeting with City Staff

Following are notes that were generated/reviewed by committee members to let you know about information learned related to zoning and city ordinances in a meeting with city staff. No recommendations were formulated or actions taken by committee members at this meeting.


  1. Meet with city staff representing: Zoning, Transportation, Historic, Sound, Floodplain, Neighborhood Planning to discuss questions regarding potential development at the Perry Estate.

Meeting Notes – 7-30-12 Perry Meeting with City Staff


City of Austin Staff: Jerry Rusthoven & Clark Patterson / Zoning, Keith Mars / City Arborist Office, Steve Sadowski / Historic Landmark Office, Joe Alezmon  / Transporation, Maureen Meredith / Neighborhood Planning, Don Pitts / Music Division.

Developer’s Agent: David Hartman.

Neighborhood Ad-hoc Perry Committee Members: Linda Guerrero, Reed Henderson, Bruce Fairchild, Bart Whatley, Rafi Anuar.

  1. SOUND

August 2012 Newsletter

Hancock Golf Course Community Engagement Update

This update provides information regarding the three major action items set for accomplishment by the close of the year; historical designation, reclaimed water and concession options.

Historic Designation

In consultation with the Historic Preservation Office, the Parks and Recreation Department has reviewed options with regard to the historical designation of Hancock Golf Course and Recreation Center. The recommendation is as follows: pursuit of a local historic district for the golf course site, which includes the clubhouse and grounds, as well as individual City of Austin Landmark designation for the clubhouse. The different designations are summarized below.

Local Historic District for Hancock Golf Course

For the site as a whole, the Department recommends pursing a Local Historic District. For large parks and sites, a district designation is the appropriate tool. Local Historic District designation will provide protection for the character defining features of the site through the development of design guidelines. Features and buildings are defined as contributing or non-contributing. The clubhouse would be contributing to the property; however a modern playscape would be listed as non-contributing. Once the local Historic District is in place, the Department may choose to pursue National Register District to boost marking efforts. It is interesting to note more than 30 golf courses around the country are designated as National Register Districts. A local example of a park designation as a National Register Historic District is Zilker Park.

City of Austin Historic Landmark

While the 1934 Hancock Recreation Center would be protected by the Local Historic District designation, the Department also proposes that we also pursue a Historic Landmark designation. The combination of these planning tools is most appropriate for this beloved historic site.


HNA Meeting Minutes for July 18, 2012

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