Announcements

Jan. 25, 2016 Mueller Press Release Re. Aldrich St. doc

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

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

Hancock Neighborhood Association Officers Election at January 20 Meeting

At our January 20th regular HNA meeting, we will be taking nominations from the floor for HNA officers and electing them at this meeting. The elected officers will take office on January 20th, 2016.

Best regards,
Mark Harkrider

Candlelight Trail - Friday, Dec. 4th and Saturday, Dec. 5th - 6pm-9pm

Hi all,

I hope you will join Hancock Recreation Center this weekend for the Candlelight Trail.

Come walk the beautiful candle lit trail on the historic Hancock Golf Course. Then come inside the Hancock Recreation Center and warm-up with hot cacao and cookies. Meet Santa and get your picture taken with the jolly fellow. After you’ve gotten you fill of cookies be sure to stick around for the activities in the ballroom.

Friday, December 4th learn traditional folk dances with the Austin International Folk Dancers. Saturday, December 5th bring your family and friends for fun board games and crafts while listening to holiday
music.

This a free event open to the public so, please tell everyone you know to come get in the holiday mood at Hancock Recreation Center.

Warm regards,

Jessica Gilzow
Recreation Supervisor
Hancock Recreation Center
811 E. 41st Street
Austin, Texas 78751
(512) 453-7765 - office

Mueller Tower Lighting Ceremony Tuesday, December 1

Please share this with your neighbors and friends in Hancock.

Please join us for Mueller's 10th Annual Tower Lighting Ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. Attendees will enjoy live music from the Reagan High School Drumline and Huston-Tillotson Jazz Band, along with a photo booth and SNOW for the entire family. Austin City Council Member Ora Houston will help us honor this holiday tradition dating back to the 1960s by flipping the switch to light the NOEL signs atop the historic control tower.

Mueller welcomes all surrounding neighborhoods to take part in this family-friendly, free event. We hope you can join us!

Thanks,
The Mueller Team

City Council Approves Changes to ADU Regulations

At today’s Council meeting, the Council approved the following changes 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.
  • 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.
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