HNA Zoning and Development Committee August Meeting Cancelled

The HNA Zoning and Development Committee has cancelled the August 3rd meeting due to lack of any agenda items.

HNA SF-3 CC Resolution July 2015.pdf

HNA SF-3 CC Resolution July 2015.docx

HNA Resolution on Duplex Development July 15, 2015

Note from HNA President Mark Harkrider to City Council Member Kathy Tovo July 23, 2015:

Council Member Tovo:

On July 15, 2015, the Hancock Neighborhood Association passed the attached resolution asking the City Council to disallow duplex developments within the HNA boundaries. As District 9 Council member and as a resident of a nearby neighborhood, you understand the development challenges facing central Austin's older single-family neighborhoods. In the Hancock neighborhood, the new occupancy limits for unrelated adults, along with the rise in property values and taxes, have helped prevent the demolition of large numbers of single family homes to be replaced by stealth dorm duplexes. However, in recent months, we have seen investors from Houston to Midland buy single-family residences with the intent of replacing them with duplexes. At the same time, our neighborhood is also attracting young families with small children who are buying what is available. More single-family homes would be available if duplexes were not allowed in SF-3 zoning, and the Hancock neighborhood would retain its single-family characteristics which will, in turn, support our elementary school, parks and other services.

In passing this resolution, HNA members agreed with the City of Austin's Planning Commission,which in an action to stop the misuses of single-family zoned property, unanimously passed a recommendation on February 15th, 2015, for the City Council to create a new zoning category called “multi family lite” which would encompass duplexes, fourplexes. and sixplexes.

The Hancock Neighborhood Association understands the requested amendment to the SF zoning might be addressed within the CodeNext process, but at this time, HNA members ask that you convey this resolution to appropriate City staff, to the Mayor and Council Members in a manner you deem appropriate.

Best regards, Mark Harkrider
President, HNA


San Jacinto Realignment: Dean Keeton to Speedway Striping

Map courtesy of Aleksiina Chapman, Active Transportation Planning and Design, City of Austin Transportation Department

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HNA Zoning Committee Minutes for July 5, 2015

HNA Zoning Committee Minutes: July 5, 2015

1. Approval of Minutes from June 8,2015. Vote: 5-0-1

2. Action Item #3: motion carried: approved amended resolution on SF3 Zoning changes to the Duplex category in the Land Development Code. Vote: 5-0-1

3. Action Item #4: motion carried: approved amended resolution on SF3 Zoning changes to the HNA membership at the July meeting regarding the specific revisions to the Duplex category in the Land Development Code. Vote 5-0-1

4. Meeting Adjourned at 7: 59 pm.


july 2015 ZC minutes.pdf

july 2015 ZC minutes.docx

Open House for Proposed San Jacinto Blvd. Project July 8

The Open House for the proposed San Jacinto Boulevard project Dean Keeton Street to Speedway is scheduled for Wednesday July 8, 2015, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Hancock Recreation Center, 811 E 41st Street.

We hope to see you there.

HNA Zoning Committee Meeting July 6

HNA Zoning Agenda

July 6, 2015 

Time: 6:45pm         Location: Hancock Recreation Center basement


  1. Call meeting to order
  2. Approve minutes from June 8, 2015
  3. Action Item: Discuss, revise, and review the proposed SF3 Zoning Ordinance Resolution and any revisions or modifications to the SF3 Zoning Ordinance Resolution.
  4. Action Item: Proceed with recommendations to the HNA membership regarding the SF3 Zoning Ordinance Resolution as an action item for adoption by the HNA Membership at the July meeting.
  5. Neighborhood Communication-Three minutes to address any zoning item.
  6. New Business-Future agenda items
  7. Adjourn


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