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.

Timeline

HNA Meeting Minutes for July 18, 2012

Notice of Public Hearing for Rezoning - 4306 Red River

Notice of Public Hearing to Amend Neighborhood Plan - 4306 Red River

Hancock Neighborhood Association Agenda – July 18, 2012

Hancock Neighborhood Association Agenda – July 18, 2012

  1. Approval of Minutes from May Meeting
  2. Discussion and Vote on Conditional Use Agreement for Day Care at 905 E. 38th Street
  3. Parks Committee Report
    • Trail Updates
    • Creek Clean-up
  4. Zoning Committee Report
    • 4306 Red River – Report and Vote
    • Concordia Update
  5. Perry Estate Committee Report
  6. Publications Committee Report
  7. HNA CANPAC Appointment (s)
  8. Discussion on Endorsement of 10 – 1 City Council Redistricting Plan
  9. Neighbor of the Year Award – Discussion
  10. Parade Report & Approval to Pay for Parade Costs
  11. Discuss & Vote to Support or Oppose Proposed Short Term Rental Ordinance
  12. Old Business
  13. New Business
  14. Announcements
  15. Adjourn

Notification of Filing for Application for Neighborhood Plan Amendment - 4306 Red River Street

4306 Red River Neighborhood Plan Amendment Meeting - July 9

There will be a city sponsored meeting to discuss an amendment to our neighborhood plan for a property at 4306 Red River. This is the property discussed at the May general meeting and at a June zoning committee meeting where Austin Vintage Guitars wants to open a business at what was previously a beauty salon. The meeting, hosted by the city, is scheduled for July 9th 6:30pm at the Hancock Recreation Center.

Notes from the 6-19-2012 Perry Ad-hoc Committee Meeting

Please Join Us for the 2nd Annual HNA 4th of July Parade and Picnic

On Wednesday, July 4th at 10:00 am, the second annual 4th of July Parade and Picnic will be presented by the Hancock Neighborhood Association.

All families and pets are invited to participate in the parade or to cheer on the participants along the route. The parade route will begin at the Lee Elementary School parking lot on Harris Avenue and travel west on Harris Avenue, north on Woodrow Street, west on Texas Avenue, south on Montrose,and then follow Harris Avenue back to Lee Elementary. At the school we will enjoy watermelon, lemonade, cold water, entertainment for the kids and more!

Dress up your pets, children, wagons, and bikes and join your neighbors in celebrating this festive occasion.

In an effort to keep the cost down, we are asking neighbors to volunteer to provide food and beverages for the event. If you are interested in volunteering or have questions, please contact Cynthia Smith at cynthia_smith@alumni.utexas.net.

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