HNA Zoning Committee Administrative Meeting Wednesday, July 31

The HNA Zoning committee will have an administrative meeting Wed the 31st at 7pm at 802 Harris Ave.

Hugh Bender

Meeting Notice: Neighborhood Plan Amendment and Zoning Change for 3805 Red River ST on Weds., April 17, 2019

The City of Austin, Planning and Zoning Department, has received neighborhood plan amendment and zoning change applications for a property located within the Central Austin (Hancock) Combined Neighborhood Planning Area. You received this notice because you live or own property within 500 feet of the property, or are a member of the planning contact team or a member of a registered neighborhood organization or environmental group who requested notification for the area.

Plan Amendment case #: NPA-2019-0019.01
Zoning Case #: No case filed at this time
Property address: 3805 Red River Street

Weds., April 17, 2019
6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Hancock Recreation Center (Room 2)
811 E. 41st Street

The City of Austin is sponsoring this community meeting to provide an opportunity for the applicant, neighborhood planning contact team, nearby residents/property owners and any other interested parties to discuss the proposed plan amendment and zoning change requests.

NPA-2019-0019.01: The applicant proposes to change the future land use map from Single Family to Mixed Use/Office land use.

No zoning case filed at this time.



NPA-2019-0019.01_ Eng_Span_Cmty Mtg Notice.pdf

NPA-2019-0019.01_Zng map.pdf


Zoning Committee Meeting Tuesday, April 9, 2019

The HNA-Zoning committee will meet, next Tuesday the 9th of April 2019 at 3805 Red River (38th 1⁄2 and Red River) at 6:00pm. The Mtg has been requested, by a potential buyer of the property, so the HNA Zoning Committee can consider the request and present findings at the next regular HNA meeting. It is open to those wishing to attend.

HNA Zoning Committee Meeting Call to Order: 6:00pm

New Business:

1. Consider New Zoning Committee Member 2. Proposal to rezone the property at 3805 Red River


See attached Note from Developer

Members of the Hancock Neighborhood Association-
I am reaching out to you in regards to the historic house located at 3805 Red River. The property is currently under contract and I along with a handful of historic preservation colleagues are working with the potential buyer to explore opportunities for preservation and restoration of the property. As the neighborhood has developed Red River has become a major thoroughfare, which has had a significant impact on this property. We feel the likelihood of a residential use inhabitant may be difficult to find and are exploring rezoning the property to GO-MU-H-CO-NP. This mixed use would lend itself to this particular property being utilized for both residential and professional office uses and would provide the finances necessary to support continued preservation of the property. This use also suits the layout of the historic house and would allow it to be restored to its former glory. We will work closely with the Historic Landmark Commission to ensure that the work done to the property is in keeping with their guidelines.

We understand how important neighborhood involvement is when seeking rezoning as well as when working with a historic property. We reached out to Bart Whatley and he recommended we meet with you all as a stakeholder and leaders in the neighborhood prior to presenting at the next Hancock Neighborhood Association meeting

As you may know, in order to rezone a property the Future Land Use Map must be updated from Single Family to Mixed Use - Office. To meet City deadlines we submitted our FLUM application February 28th, understanding that support from the Hancock Neighborhood Assoc. will be key to obtaining any change to the existing FLUM.

We would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you at the property to walk through our proposal and make ourselves available to answer questions you may have concerning our request.

Please feel free to contact us at the following numbers:

Norma Yancey, Sidetracked Studio
norma@sidetracked-studio.com | 512-220-6865

Richard Kooris, Pegalo Properties
rkooris@501studios.com | 512-485-3000


The HNA April 9th.pdf

4007 Duval St. Email Thread - April 2, 2019

From: "Roig, Jose G" <Jose.Roig@austintexas.gov>
Date: April 2, 2019 at 5:13:58 PM CDT
To: Meredith Brown <meredithkbrown@icloud.com>
Cc: "Tovo, Kathie" <Kathie.Tovo@austintexas.gov>, "Dial, Michael" <Michael.Dial@austintexas.gov>, "Wilcox, Todd" <Todd.Wilcox@austintexas.gov>, "Johnson, Ralph" <Ralph.Johnson@austintexas.gov>, "Libby, Jeff" <Jeff.Libby@austintexas.gov>, "Barr, Susan" <Susan.Barr@austintexas.gov>, mark harkrider <harkrider@westcapitol.com>, mary sanger <marysanger70@gmail.com>, Barbara Epstein <bepstein@grandecom.net>, Hugh Bender <hbender@bendertx.com>, "madelyn.kidd@sbcglobal.net" <madelyn.kidd@sbcglobal.net>, "Culver, Beth" <Beth.Culver@austintexas.gov>, "Lucas, Denise" <Denise.Lucas@austintexas.gov>, "Fabian, Jasmine" <Jasmine.Fabian@austintexas.gov>, "Starke, Dawn" <Dawn.Starke@austintexas.gov>, "Garrett, Elaine" <Elaine.Garrett2@austintexas.gov>
Subject: RE: 4007 Duval St.

Good afternoon Ms. Brown,

I just want to take this opportunity to acknowledge receipt of your communication, and thanks for bringing this to our attention. Please allow me to review the case and the communication on this matter. I will provide you with a response as soon as possible, which will include the steps taken to this date and future steps to obtain compliance with the code and approved plans.


José G. Roig, CBO Assistant Director
Austin Code Department
p: 512.974.1605
w: www.austintexas.gov/code
e: jose.roig@austintexas.gov
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> From: Lucas, Denise
> Sent: Tuesday, April 02, 2019 4:30 PM
> To: Meredith Brown <meredithkbrown@icloud.com>; Culver, Beth <Beth.Culver@austintexas.gov>; Roig, Jose G <Jose.Roig@austintexas.gov>
> Cc: Tovo, Kathie <Kathie.Tovo@austintexas.gov>; Dial, Michael <Michael.Dial@austintexas.gov>; Wilcox, Todd <Todd.Wilcox@austintexas.gov>; Johnson, Ralph <Ralph.Johnson@austintexas.gov>; Libby, Jeff <Jeff.Libby@austintexas.gov>; Barr, Susan <Susan.Barr@austintexas.gov>; Roig, Jose G <Jose.Roig@austintexas.gov>; mark harkrider <harkrider@westcapitol.com>; mary sanger <marysanger70@gmail.com>; Barbara Epstein <bepstein@grandecom.net>; Hugh Bender <hbender@bendertx.com>; madelyn.kidd@sbcglobal.net
> Subject: Re: 4007 Duval St.
> Ms. Brown,
> Thank you for bringing this concern to my attention. I am requesting that Jose Roig, Assistant Director at Code and Beth Culver, Acing Assistant Director and Building Official at DSD to look into this matter and to reply to this email with the next steps.
> Regards,
> Denise Lucas
> Interim Director, DSD
> > From: Meredith Brown <meredithkbrown@icloud.com>
> > Sent: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 2:27:03 PM
> > To: Lucas, Denise
> > Cc: Tovo, Kathie; Dial, Michael; Wilcox, Todd; Johnson, Ralph; Libby, Jeff; Barr, Susan; Roig, Jose G; mark harkrider; mary sanger; Barbara Epstein; Hugh Bender; madelyn.kidd@sbcglobal.net
> > Subject: 4007 Duval St.
> >
> > Ms. Lucas,
> >
> > In Sept. of 2018 I noticed construction at 4007 Duval on a shed at the end of a short driveway. The main house at 4007 is a 2 bedroom/1 bath yearly rental, and currently there are 4 tenants living there.
> >
> > My concern was that the shed was being converted into an ADU for future rental, so I began to inquire if this was legal by contacting city officials and the Hancock neighborhood association, of which I am a member.
> >
> > I learned that the original plans called for a kitchen sink but that was amended by the city because the lot is too small for an ADU. Doc.#1 attached.
> >
> > Document #2, page 8 dated 4/16/18 specifically says no plumbing permitted in the kitchen wall as well as no kitchen sink allowed.
> >
> > We received a letter from Todd Wilcox (see attached) that this unit is classified as an accessory building and not a dwelling unit.
> >
> > The Hancock Neighborhood Association sent a letter to the homeowner clarifying the STR issue (see attached).
> >
> > In late February I notified code enforcement (case 71663) that a sink had been installed in the kitchen in the unit shortly after the homeowner was issued a temporary certificate of occupancy. Ralph Johnson from code enforcement came out and was informed by one of the tenants in the main house that they were told by the landlord that the owner planned to rent out the structure in question. Mr. Johnson cited 3 violations: the kitchen sink, and the side and rear setback (CV 19-013520). The homeowner was sent a violation letter on 3/4/19 and to date this is still an open case.
> >
> > I placed a call to Michael Dial, code supervisor, to educate myself on what happens next. I was told that this matter is now in the hands of the Development Services Department. He also said the city cannot make the homeowner remove the sink. What is the purpose of having a code/ regulation if there is no way to enforce it? My hope is that the owner will be required to remove the sink and kitchen plumbing, as he was never given a permit to add these to the dwelling.
> >
> > I wanted to bring this matter to your attention in the hope that if need be, my neighbors and I will have your support to ensure that our building codes are taken seriously by homeowners and not flagrantly ignored, as is the case here. At the very least I would hope the temporary certificate of occupancy would be revoked until the violations are resolved.
> >
> > I look forward to hearing from you.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Meredith Brown
> > (860) 307-3404



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