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February 2016 Newsletter

January 12, 2016 City of Austin Notices Re. Title 25 Amendments and Longhorn Run

All these notices were mailed on January 12th and received by Mark Harkrider, President of Hancock Neighborhood Association, on January 13, 2016:

1) Very Important: The City Council will consider amendments to the Land Development Code Title 25 related to Short Term Rentals on January 28th beginning at 4:00 at City Hall. The most important amendment being considered is the phasing out of commercial short term rentals ( non homeowner ) in residential neighborhoods. HNA members have, hopefully, sent letters and will continue to send letters to the Mayor and Council supporting an amendment which phases out Commercial Short Term Rentals in residential neighborhoods. The phase out should begin immediately and end as quickly as possible. Email for all City Council Members at http://www.austintexas.gov/mail/all-council-members

2)The City Council will consider an ordinance limiting the redevelopment of existing small ( Substandard) lots that are developed as a single building site. The City Council will consider this amendment and hear public comments on January 28, 2016, starting at 4:00 pm at City Hall. Case number is C20-2014-003. The City Contact is Greg Dutton at 512.974-3509.

3) On January 28, 2016 at City Hall, starting at 4:00, the City Council will hear a proposed amendment to the Land Development Code Chapter 25 relating to Planned Unit Development (PUD) zoning cases. Case Number C20-2015-014. City Contact: Greg Dutton 512. 974.3509

4) UT Longhorn run will be held on April 9, 2016 from 8:00am-10:00am. The following streets will experience temporary and partial closure: Guadalupe, Dean Keeton. Duval and 38th street. If there is any resident opposing the partial street closures for this run, please send your notice of opposition by February 16, 2016 to: SpecialEvents@austintexas.gov

January 12, 2016 City of Austin Title 25 Amendment Notice Re. Neighborhood Plan Contact Team Regulations

This notice was mailed to Mark Harkrider on January 12 and received by him on January 13, 2016. For information on this ordinance amendment, go to: Http://www.austintexas.gov/event/neighborhood-stakeholder-meeting-2. The City Council will consider this and will hold a public hearing starting at 4:00 pm on January 28, 2016 at City Hall. There are two issues of concern brought up by some of the stakeholders: 1) the authority of the Director of Planning to amend a neighborhood plan based on a hardship claim, there is no definition of hardship in the amended ordinance; 2) the role of the Director of Planning to be the arbitrator if there is difference of opinion between the one who wants to amend the neighborhood plan and the Neighborhood Contact Team.

Submitted by Mary Sanger for Mark Harkrider

January 11, 2016 City of Austin Notice Regarding Site Plan for 4001 Red River St.

The following notice was mailed on January 11, 2016 to HNA President Mark Harkrider who received it Wednesday, January 13.

1) The City of Austin has received an application for administrative approval of a site plan at 4001 Red River Street. The applicant wants to build a two story multi-family fourplex on 0.23 acres at 4001 Red River. The applicant is Way Atmadja. 512. 343-0766. The owner of the property is a LLC in the name of Rochmet Sjariffudin at 902 East 40th Street. 512. 775-1111.

The case number is SP-2015-0516C. For a view of the site plan go to: https://www.austintexas.gov/devreview/a_queryfolder_permits.jsp City staff case manager is Michael Simmons-Smith at 512. 974.1225 or via email Michael.Simmons-smith@austintexas.gov

A decision will not be made on the site plan before January 25, 2016. The administrative site plan does not require a public hearing; the decision is made by the Director of Development Services Department. There is no appeal of the approval, if granted, for this site plan.

The Hancock Neighborhood Association will file for "interested party status" as may anyone who lives within 500 feet of this property. As an interested party you will receive notice of the Director's decision. To become an interested party,contact the case manager by email before January 25, 2016. Include name, mailing address, telephone number and issues of concern.

Submitted to HNA by Mary Sanger for Mark Harkrider, President, HNA

Agenda for the January 20, 2016 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

On Wednesday, January 20th the Hancock Neighborhood Association will nominate and elect officers for 2016. The meeting will start at 7:00 pm. I urge members of the association to attend this meeting. Yearly dues are paid in January. If you have not paid your $5.00 (per member) dues, you may do so at the door.

Agenda:

  1. Nomination and election of HNA Officers for 2016.
  2. Discussion and possible vote on elimination of occupancy limit ordinance expiration date.*
  3. Discussion on holding a forum for candidates running for State House District 49. This is the House seat held by Elliot Naishtat, who is retiring.
  4. Time for HNA residents to discuss issues of concern.
  5. Other items.

* The occupancy limit of 4 unrelated adults was put in place to stop demolitions that were destroying both neighborhoods and existing affordable housing. The occupancy limit applies only to new construction. It is not intended to exclude renters, new comers, young people, or anyone else from neighborhoods. The purpose of the occupancy limit on new construction was to eliminate the incentive for developers to replace existing housing stock with purpose built houses intended only for high occupancy rentals. The new 6 bedroom houses that were build in neighborhoods (before the occupancy limit went into effect) were always more expensive to rent (per bedroom) than the houses that were demolished. Since it passed, the demolitions have virtually stopped. The occupancy reduction is working and should be made permanent. Also, 339,000 properties were grandfathered with the occupancy ordinance, that is, these properties retain the right to house 6 unrelated adults. The current occupancy ordinance will expire March 31st, unless the Mayor and City Council eliminate the expiration date.

HNA Zoning and Development Committee Meeting Agenda for January 11, 2016

HNA Zoning Development Committee Agenda

January 11, 2016 

Time: 6:45pm         Location: Hancock Recreation Center

Agenda:

  1. Call meeting to order
  2. Approve minutes
  3. Discuss and review Duplex Occupancy Ordinance: Presenter, Barbara Epstein
  4. Discuss Duplex Incentives as a possible Land Use Development tool in the future.
  5. Neighborhood Communication- three minutes to address any zoning concerns and items
  6. New Business- future agenda items
  7. Adjourn

https://www.hancockna.org/www/content/hna-zoning-development-committee-a...
https://www.hancockna.org/www/content/hna-zoning-development-committee-a...

Reminder: Officers Election at January 20 HNA Meeting

On Wednesday, January 20th the Hancock Neighborhood Association will nominate and elect officers for 2016. The meeting will start at 7:00 pm. I urge members of the association to attend this meeting. Yearly dues are paid in January, if you have not paid your $5.00 dues, you may do so before the meeting begins.

Other agenda items include an update, discussion and possible vote on occupancy limits ordinance. The occupancy limits ordinance will expire on March 31st, 2016 unless the City Council eliminates the expiration date.

The Agenda also will include a discussion on holding a forum for candidates running for State House District 49. This seat was held by Elliot Naishtat, who has announced his retirement.

A final agenda will be posted January 10th.

Best regards,
Mark Harkrider
President, HNA

Nelray Blvd. & Evans Ave. Utility Rehab Begins January 4, 2016

Hi All,

This is a reminder that beginning Monday, January 4, 2016, Smith Contracting will start setting up traffic controls for the construction on Duval Road as part of the Nelray Blvd and Evans Ave Utility Rehabilitation Project.

They will begin on Duval Street at E. 49th St and move north towards E. 50th St (see attached map). This portion of the project will include installation of approximately 750 linear feet of wastewater line. This will take four to six weeks to complete. During this time, we will be closing lanes of traffic, but not entire streets. You will always have access to your home; however, for brief periods, driveway access
may be limited. If you have questions regarding a specific address, let us know.

There is a full-time city inspector assigned to this project. He and the Project Manager are both here to answer any questions and address any concerns.

City of Austin inspector
Ernest “Chip” Hirsch
512-897-7468

City of Austin project manager
Brenda Baker
512-940-4920

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact a member of the project team.

Courtney Black
Public Information Specialist, Senior
Public Works Department | City of Austin
Office 512-974-7972
Cell 512-619-8851
Email courtney.black@austintexas.gov

District 9 Open House December 18

District 9 Open House

Mayor Pro Tem Tovo and her District 9 staff invite you to join us for an open house at City Hall on December 18 from 3:00 - 4:30 pm.

Come see the holiday decorations and the Animal Center cats and dogs who will be visiting City Hall next Friday afternoon.

We'll have light refreshments, plenty of good cheer, and a possible visit from our very own special guest SANTA: Chief Art Acevedo!

From 1-5 pm on that day, the Austin Animal Center will be on-site with plenty of pets awaiting permanent homes. Click the link <http://files.ctctcdn.com/6f141315501/1cc37984-6352-4472-a861-74226b889039.pdf> to learn more about the Animal Center's "12 Stops of Christmas" and the pet adoption events taking place throughout Austin during this holiday season.

We hope to see you next Friday at City Hall!

Kathie Tovo
Mayor Pro Tem
Austin City Council District 9

Shannon Halley
Joi Harden
Karen Perkins

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