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Hancock Neighborhood Association

November 18, 2015 Meeting Minutes Item 1 Discussion with Hancock Recreation Supervisor Jessica Gilzow updated HNA on developments at the Recreation Center, including the resurfacing of the basketball court and installation of shading around the playscape as well as interior painting the Recreation Center. She also reported the Recreation Center has moved certain evening activities to allow the Center facilities to be rented on Friday and Saturday nights. She explained the Parks Department is gathering information from stakeholders on how to use the bond money designated for Hancock Recreation Center. A HNA member requested the trail on the northside of the course be completed and adequate funds be made available to maintain the trail.She asked HNA members to email her for Item 2. The membership unanimously voted to support the request for curb cuts at Caswell and Barrow Streets. Item 3. Linda Guerrero explained the Zoning and Development Committee's new process:The Committee will only review and consider variances and zoning changes. ( see Zoning Committee's proposal posted on HNA website) Item 4. There was no report provided on the recent CANPAC meet Item 5. Update on Accessory Dwelling Units ordinance. The update was provided prior to the Council's vote the following day, Thursday, November 19th. Here follows the changes the Council made to the ADU regulations: .Allow ADUs SF-3 zoned lots that are between 5,750 and 7,000 square feet. .Set the maximum size of an ADU to 1,100 square feet. .Override neighborhood plans that prohibit ADUs on SF-3 zoned lots of 5,750 square feet .Reduce building separation to 10 feet (front to back and side to side). .Eliminate requirement that an entry be more than 10 feet from a property line. .Remove driveway requirement to rear ADU. .Provide one parking space for the ADU in addition to main structure parking. .Eliminate parking requirement for ADU within 1/4 mile of an activity corridor identified in the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan. .Limit use as short-term rental to a maximum of 30 days per year for ADUs constructed after October 1, 2015. .Prohibit use as a Type 2 short term rental. Item 6. Update on Short a Term Rentals: The City Council voted to put a one year halt on issuing Type 2 commercial

Short Term Rentals in residential neighborhoods. On December 8, 2015, the City's Planning Commission will take up issues related to occupancy limits, variances, and timetable for phasing out commercial STRs in residential neighborhoods and send its recommendations to City Council. The City's final decision on STRs will be posted to HNA website. Item 7. CodeNext, the rewrite of Austin's Land Development Code. Members were encouraged to participate in the CodeNEXT "sound check" public meetings. Item 8. Treasurer's Report.