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Electric Utility CommissionApril 15, 2024

Item 8_Resource, Generation, and Climate Protection Plan Briefing original pdf

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Item 8 Resource Generation Plan Update Engagement Lynda Rife Rifeline Goals Serve as a neutral party to: • Create a common understanding of Austin Energy's mission of safely delivering clean, affordable, reliable energy and excellent customer service as defined in the mission statement. • Ensure that Austin Energy hears from diverse voices whose values are reflected in the mission of reliability, stainability and affordability. • Create a common understanding of energy options and technology and its subsequent costs and benefits. • Develop an informed consent process regarding the mix of solutions appropriate for Austin Energy to meet its mission in both a responsive and responsible way to support a growing customer base in the changing energy market to update the Austin Energy Resource Generation and Climate Protection Plan. Process 1. Gather feedback from the Electric Utility Commission and keep them informed of the process. 2. Develop a series of stakeholder workshops or charrettes (approx. 3). a. Invitation to Organizations that represent different perspectives. b. Provide information and options. c. Table discussions and report outs d. Provide a recommendation to update the Austin Energy Generation Plan 3. Report to the Austin Energy Utility Oversight Committee as needed.

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Austin Integrated Water Resource Planning Community Task ForceApril 15, 2024

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Arts CommissionApril 15, 2024

Item 05 - The Contemporary Austin Deck original pdf

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sharon maidenberg Ernest and Sarah Butler Executive Director and CEO • Arrived in Austin September 2020 • 20+ years non-profit arts experience Mission Vision Values We invite you to discover contemporary art in settings that provoke thought and joy. Our programs join art with place in pursuit of a deeper experience, a bigger conversation, and a closer community. We believe in the capacity of art to transform lives. We dream of a future where more eyes, ears, hearts and minds are opened by contemporary art in all of its forms. Extending the welcome • • • Socially mindful • Always caring Staying curious • Making progress • Being here • Trying new things MUSEUM HISTORY TFAA establishes downtown presence (700 Congress) Art School opens Laguna Gloria Art Museum founded Laguna Gloria Art Museum becomes Austin Museum of Art (AMOA); establishes downtown space AMOA-Arthouse renamed The Contemporary Austin Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park established AMOA and Arthouse merge Texas legend Clara Driscoll donates estate Texas Fine Arts Association (TFAA) formed TFAA changes its name to Arthouse at the Jones Center TFAA / The Jones Center for Contemporary Art opens Construction is completed for The Moody Pavilions and Visitor Center at Laguna Gloria 1911 1943 1961 1983 1995 1996 1998 2002 2011 2013 2019 JONES CENTER • 15,630 sq ft • Gallery space with outdoor mural, rooftop space and sculpture in the heart of downtown Austin • Dynamic schedule of exhibitions with related public programming LAGUNA GLORIA • 14 acres on Lake Austin • Art-in-nature sculpture park • Community art school • Historic villa & property AT A GLANCE • $10.3M operating budget • 80 staff members, across 13 departments • 29 trustees • 70 artist instructors OUR IMPACT: 2023 4,000+ people served through family and community programs ≈89,609 people visited the Jones Center and Laguna Gloria 4,250+ people served through more than 50 public programs 6,700+ people attended art-making classes over 31K times 31 K–12 tours given to over 1,000 students from 22 schools INCOME by % (based on 2023) 12% 29% 59% SIGNATURE EVENTS Art Dinner Oct 25, 2024 • Annual event -- in its 11th year • Raised $1.4M in 2023 • Draws on eclectic group of guests, including the museum’s Trustees, business and thought leaders, art collectors, and internationally- renowned artists SIGNATURE EVENTS The Very ‘Rary Nov 3, 2024 • Annual afternoon of art and amazement • …

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Arts CommissionApril 15, 2024

Item 06 - New Creative Center - 4.15.24 Arts Commission #6 original pdf

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Implementing inclusive and equitable public development services as a non-profit partner to the City of Austin Arts Commission Austin Economic Development Corporation April 15, 2024 New Community Creativity Center at City of Austin Permitting and Development Center Thank You

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South Central Waterfront Advisory BoardApril 15, 2024

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South Central Waterfront Advisory BoardApril 15, 2024

Recommendation 20240415-003 Proposed South Central Waterfront Combining District and Density Bonus Program original pdf

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SOUTH CENTRAL WATERFRONT ADVISORY BOARD RECOMMENDATION APRIL 15, 2024 AGENDA ITEM #3 Date: April 15, 2024 Subject: Proposed South Central Waterfront Combining District and Density Bonus Program Motioned By: Chair Stephenson Seconded By: Board Member Sullivan Recommendation Number 20240415-003 Grant staff recommendation, as amended, to create a new combining district and density bonus program governing development in South Central Waterfront District. Amendments: 1. Pursue all available funding options and regulatory changes necessary to deliver the four key open spaces identified in the Vision Framework Plan. Rationale. Four key Open Space projects were identified in the Vision Framework Plan to act as City-led catalysts for South Central Waterfront development: Statesman Waterfront Park, Barton Springs Plaza Rain Gardens, Crockett Square/Cox Marketplace, and Bouldin Creek Trails. These large parks projects were integral to the 2018 SCW Regulating Plan Draft and have been heavily promoted to the public in every subsequent SCW publication. However, the Combining District program does not even mention the original parks vision, and is instead predicated on a Developer “Opt-In” and “Build your own Menu” approach to community benefits that only delivers site-specific pocket parks and fee-in-lieu parks dollars that can be spent anywhere. As such, it fails to address the creation of promised open spaces on a district-wide level. 2. Remove the mandatory adoption of bird friendly design criteria. Rationale. While well-intentioned, the adoption of bird-friendly design criteria should remain a credit option under AEGB, not a prerequisite. The credit is not yet properly calibrated for use on high-rise buildings of this scale, and as currently drafted imposes a multi-million dollar premium that will serve to decrease density and limit community benefit fee-in-lieu dollars for critical affordable housing, parks, and infrastructure improvement. By capping glazing reflectivity, more solar heat gain passes into the building, necessitating larger/upgraded mechanical systems that cost more to build and consume more electricity in perpetuity. The resulting dark glass also decreases visible light transmittance into the building, which conflicts with the AEGB Daylighting credit and with Subchapter E requirements for high-VLT glazing at the first and second floors of each project. 1 of 2 For: Chair Stephenson, Vice Chair Maxwell, Board Member Sullivan, Board Member Cohen, Board Member Puzycki, Board Member Woods Vote: 6-0 in favor Against: None Abstain: None Absent: Board Member Bazan, Board Member Ladner Attest:_________________________ Chair Jim Stephenson 2 of 2 Vote: For: Against: Abstain: Absent: Attest:_________________________ Chair Jim Stephenson 2 of …

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South Central Waterfront Advisory BoardApril 15, 2024

Recommendation 20240415-004 Proposed South Central Waterfront Combining District and Density Bonus Program original pdf

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SOUTH CENTRAL WATERFRONT ADVISORY BOARD RECOMMENDATION APRIL 15, 2024 AGENDA ITEM #4 Date: April 15, 2024 Subject: Proposed South Central Waterfront Combining District and Density Bonus Program Motioned By: Board Member Cohen Seconded By: Chair Stephenson Recommendation Number 20240415-004 The SCWAB recommends that City Council reject the Planning Commission's approved amendment on April 9th to use the Downtown Density Bonus Program as the regulatory framework for the South Central Waterfront District. Rationale. In this amendment, the Planning Commission seeks to replace the entire SCW Combining District and Density Bonus Program with the Downtown Density Bonus Program, exclusive of the more stringent Rainey District requirements. In doing so, the following salient features of the vision are lost: .1 Under this amendment, superior environmental requirements, including many site-specific constraints unique to the South Central WaterfrontDistrict, are at risk. Some examples of these crucial requirements include enhanced watershed protection in the Ladybird Lake and East Bouldin Creek critical water quality zones, on-site reclaimed water reuse, rain garden infrastructure, and integrated pest management. .2 All requirements for on-site benefits are removed and replaced with open-ended fee-in-lieu contributions that have no locational constraints and limited use constraints. These changes fundamentally end the capacity for any District-wide vision. .3 Site-specific massing constraints and height limits that provide a transition from CBD to lower density residential zones are lost. .4 Site-specific building footprint constraints designed to create a dense grid in the presence of multi- acre lots are lost, hurting walkability and pedestrian engagement across the entire District. . 1 of 2 .5 Transit-supportive requirements designed to enhance Project Connect's most important hub at the Waterfront Station are lost. .6 All requirements for on-site affordable housing would be eliminated and critical funding for District Parkland and Infrastructure improvement are lost. .7 The four large open spaces promised in the Vision Framework Plan would be impossible to achieve. In addition to the technical requirement changes that act to the detriment to the region and long-term vision, there is another problem: the loss of public trust. The choice to replace the work product of thousands of hours of staff and volunteer effort guided by a long public engagement process is disrespectful to the constituents the City Council is meant to represent. Many on the Council often talk about the importance of transparency and not simply bowing to developer interests. This amendment was justified as being preferred by the property …

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South Central Waterfront Advisory BoardApril 15, 2024

Recommendation 20240401-003 original pdf

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SOUTH CENTRAL WATERFRONT ADVISORY BOARD RECOMMENDATION APRIL 1, 2024 AGENDA ITEM #3 Subject: Proposed South Central Waterfront Combining District and Density Bonus Program Motioned By: Board Member Sullivan Seconded By: Board Member Puzycki Grant staff recommendation, as amended, to create a new combining district and density bonus program governing development in South Central Waterfront District. Date: April 1, 2024 Recommendation Amendments: 1. Refine above-ground structured parking criteria to align with the Urban Design Guidelines on parking facades and accommodate practical code/layout concerns. Revise Section 3.6.1.C.2 to read “Above-ground structured parking may be exposed to a street front provided that the structure’s façade shall be the same as, or of equal quality to, the material used for the street facing building façade. Revise Section 3.6.1.C.3 to read “All above-ground structured parking shall have flat parking decks wherever possible.” Rationale. These amendments seek to correct conflicts with Urban Design Guidelines/B.5 “Control On-Site Parking,” other COA regulating plans such as ERC Article 4/4/b/c. and IBC 2021 section 406.2.4. By adding “wherever possible” provides flexibility for efficient, code-compliant layouts. 2. Publicly visible oversight by the South Central Waterfront Advisory Board should be a program requirement. Rationale. A continued advisory role for the SCWAB was envisioned in the original Vision Framework Plan and 2018 Draft Regulating Plan Draft. The SCWAB provides critical continuity and communication amongst stakeholders and advocates for the District to ensure that the original vision is properly implemented. It also provides the only public transparency into the process, allowing citizens insight into upcoming SCW projects and giving them a platform for direct feedback as SCWAB recommendations are formed. 3. Amend the fee schedule and density bonuses to provide “stackable bonuses” or “value multipliers” to incentivize large, unique or desirable permanent community benefits. Rationale: Value multipliers for certain benefits will incentivize either uniquely large, uniquely useful, or uniquely desirable permanent community benefits as opposed to smaller, disjointed, lower-value benefits. 4. Pursue efforts that increase the number of affordable units within and near the South Central Waterfront District 1 of 2 Rationale: Tap available resources and tools to ensure affordable housing is created within the SCW District or adjacent to it. 5. Amend boundaries of the South Central Waterfront Housing Fee Spending Area to be within 15-minute walk of high frequency mass transit lines. Rationale: Housing Trust Funds collected from SCW developments should be used for creating affordable housing within the SCW District or …

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Austin Travis County Food Policy BoardApril 15, 2024

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Mayor's Committee for People with DisabilitiesApril 12, 2024

Agenda original pdf

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REGULAR CALLED MEETING of the MAYOR’S COMMITTEE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES Friday, April 12, 2024 at 5:30pm AUSTIN CITY HALL BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS ROOM #1101 301 WEST 2ND STREET AUSTIN, TEXAS Some members of the Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities may be participating by videoconference. The meeting may be viewed online at: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch- atxn-live Public comment will be allowed in-person or remotely via telephone. Speakers may only register to speak on an item once either in-person or remotely and will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. Registration no later than noon the day before the meeting is required for remote participation by telephone. To register to speak remotely, call or email Christi Vitela, 512-974-2792, christi.vitela@austintexas.gov. Jennifer Powell Lira Amari Ramírez Pete Salazar Elizabeth K Vassallo CURRENT COMMISSIONERS: Jonathan Franks, Chair Elisabeth Meyer, Vice Chair Lisa Chang Mickey Fetonte Adrianne Hogan CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL AGENDA The first ten speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 1. Approve the minutes of the Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities special called meeting on March 22, 2024. DISCUSSION ITEMS Presentation on the Equity-Based Preservation Plan by Cara Bertron, Program Manager II, Planning Department. Discussion regarding zoning changes that affect group homes. Review of the goals for the Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities. Discussion to determine working groups based on the goals of the Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities. Discussion of the feedback and results from the Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities Town Hall meetings. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS Conduct officer elections for the Chair and Vice Chair. Approve Jonathan Franks to represent the Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities at the April 2024 Community Advancement Network (CAN) Meeting. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days (48 hours) before the meeting date. Please call Christi Vitela at the City Clerk Department at 512-974-2792 or email christi.vitela@austintexas.gov for additional information. TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on the Mayor’s Committee …

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Mayor's Committee for People with DisabilitiesApril 12, 2024

Draft Meeting Minutes for March 22, 2024 original pdf

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MAYOR’S COMMITTEE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES SPECIAL CALLED MEETING MINUTES Friday, March 22, 2024 The Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities convened in a special called meeting on Friday, March 22, 2024, at City Hall, 301 W 2nd St Austin, Texas. Vice-Chair Meyer called the Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities Meeting to order at 5:33 p.m. Commissioners in Attendance: Elisabeth Meyer, Vice Chair Commissioners in Attendance Remotely: Lisa Chang Mickey Fetonte Jennifer Powell Lira Amari Ramírez Pete Salazar PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL No speakers. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 1. Approve the minutes of the Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities regular meeting on March 8, 2024. The minutes from the meeting of 03/08/2024 were approved on Commissioner Salazar’s motion, Commissioner Chang’s second on a 6-0 vote. Chair Franks, Commissioners Hogan and Vassallo were absent. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 2. Approve a Recommendation for the City of Austin to conduct a point in time count to determine the number of people living with disabilities in Austin. 1 to approve Recommendation 20240322-002 was approved on The motion Commissioner Powell’s motion and Commissioner Ramírez’s second on a 6-0 vote. Chair Franks, Commissioners Hogan and Vassallo were absent. 3. Approve a Recommendation to create an online community participation and information sharing site. The motion to approve Recommendation 20240322-003 was approved on Commissioner Salazar’s motion and Commissioner Powell’s second on a 6-0 vote. Chair Franks, Commissioners hogan and Vassallo were absent. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS Presentation on the Equity Based Preservation Plan. Presentation by Betsy Greenburg about zoning changes to group homes. Vice Chair Meyer adjourned the meeting at 5:49 p.m. without objection. 2

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Mayor's Committee for People with DisabilitiesApril 12, 2024

Item #2 Presentation Equity Based Preservation Plan - Planning Department original pdf

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MAYOR’S COMMITTEE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES APRIL 12, 2024 Austin History Center (C05767, PICA 24201, PICA 29995); Chen Chen Wu; City of Austin Plan Vision Historic preservation in Austin actively engages communities in protecting and sharing important places and stories. Preservation uses the past to create a shared sense of belonging and to shape an equitable, inclusive, sustainable, and economically vital future for all.​ Joe’s Bakery, anonymous, Amy Moreland/ Austin’s Atlas Community-Based Process 12 months 1,100 working group hours Input from 300+ people Icons from the Noun Project: Community by Gan Khoon Lay, focus group by mikicon, committee by Adrien Coquet Community-Based Process “Being part of the working group was a great experience mainly because the members had diverse backgrounds, but the same goal. It was a rare learning experience.” Michelle Benavides Ursula A. Carter Linda Y. Jackson Brenda Malik Emily Payne Gilbert Rivera 1 Brita Wallace* 1 Justin Bragiel 2 Mary Jo Galindo* Meghan King* Alyson McGee 1 Rocio Peña-Martinez* JuanRaymon Rubio 2 Bob Ward 1 Noel Bridges 1 Jerry Garcia 1 Jolene Kiolbassa 1 Debra Murphy 2 Misael Ramos* Maria Solis* 1 Caroline Wright 1 *Drafting Committee member 1 Phase 1 only 2 Phase 2 only Julia Brookins* Ben Goudy 2 Kevin Koch Robin Orlowski 2 Mary Reed* 1 Erin Waelder 1 Amalia Carmona 2 Hanna Huang* 1 Kelechi Madubuko Leslie Ornelas 1 Lori Renteria 1 Equity-Based Preservation Plan REVIEWING THE DRAFT Neal Douglass, Oct. 1949, ND-49-346-02, Austin History Center, Austin Public Library. Draft Plan Goals 1. Tell Austin’s full history 9. Proactively identify important places 2. Recognize cultural heritage 10. Follow good designation practices 3. Preserve archaeological resources 11. Support stewardship of community 4. Stabilize communities assets 5. Support environmental sustainability 12. Be strategic with review 6. Engage communities equitably 13. Protect historic resources 7. Support people doing the work 14. Implement the plan collaboratively 8. Engage new partners What We Preserve Parade and mural unveiling (The Austin Chronicle), San Antonio Office of Historic Preservation Think broadly. • Recognize Austin’s rich and complex history through active listening, inclusive research, and interpretation • Better recognize and protect legacy businesses, murals, and archaeological resources • Use preservation tools to support community stabilization and environmental sustainability Who Preserves Invite and support. • Help people access knowledge, resources, and decision-making power • Streamline and explain historic review and designation processes • Support craftspeople, commissioners, and staff • Engage new partners and …

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Mayor's Committee for People with DisabilitiesApril 12, 2024

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Planning CommissionApril 11, 2024

Citywide Compatibility.pdf original pdf

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ORDINANCE AMENDMENT REVIEW SHEET Amendment: C20-2023-019 Citywide Compatibility Description: Amend City Code Title 25 (Land Development) to revise height, building placement, and other related regulations that apply to property and are in addition to the base zoning regulations (also known as Compatibility Standards). Background: Initiated by Resolution No. 20230608-045. Compatibility is a regulation that restricts building height and regulates screening, building design, and noise levels based on a site’s proximity to a property with single-family zoning or a single-family use. Currently, compatibility generally applies to sites within 540 feet of a property zoned Urban Family Residence (SF-5) or more restrictive. Compatibility does not apply uniformly citywide. Different compatibility standards apply depending on a site’s location and use. Listed below are examples of where compatibility is treated differently throughout the city: • Citywide Compatibility Standards have two separate regulations for large and small sites. • The East Riverside Corridor Regulating Plan compatibility standards are less restrictive than the current citywide standards and are only triggered by single-family use. • The Lamar/Justin, MLK, and Plaza Saltillo Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Regulating Plans only apply compatibility to sites within 100 feet of the TOD boundary and within 25 feet of a triggering property. • Within the University Neighborhood Overlay (UNO), compatibility only applies within 75 feet of the UNO boundary. • Within the Educational Facility Development Standards, there are two separate compatibility height restrictions for AISD and non-AISD schools. • Neighborhood Conservation Combining Districts (NCCDs): o The E. 11th St. NCCD waives compatibility standards in lieu of its own specific compatibility standards. o The E. 12th St. NCCD waives compatibility standards within the district. o The Hyde Park NCCD deviates from the current compatibility standards by allowing parking in the rear yard. • Additional areas are exempt from compatibility, including properties zoned Central Business District (CBD), Downtown Mixed-Use (DMU), properties in the North Burnet Gateway (NBG) Regulating Plan, and developments utilizing the Affordability Unlocked density bonus program. 03/28/2024C20-2023-019 For more information about the various compatibility standards in the code, see Exhibit A, Current vs Proposed Compatibility. Compatibility Standards were codified with the adoption of the current Land Development Code in 1984. Their purpose, as stated in the 1984 code, is to “preserve and protect single-family residential neighborhoods” and “to maintain the privacy and to allow the outdoor enjoyment typically provided in single family districts and neighborhoods.” Before compatibility was created, there was an …

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Planning CommissionApril 11, 2024

Electric Vehicle Charging.pdf original pdf

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ORDINANCE AMENDMENT REVIEW SHEET Amendment: C20-2023-021 Electric Vehicle Charging Land Use Description: Amend City Code Title 25-2 (Zoning) to create a new land use for Electric Vehicle Charging. Background: Initiated by City Council Resolution No. 20230608-082. On June 8, 2023, City Council approved Resolution No. 20230608-082, initiating amendments to City Code Title 25 (Land Development) to create a new land use for “Electric Vehicle Parking.” The resolution directed staff to consider options that would prevent the use from becoming concentrated within activated or residential areas, allow the use through the conditional permit process, and limit the use to General Commercial Services CS or less restrictive zoning districts. Summary of Proposed Code Amendment: Amend City Code 25-2, Subchapter A, Article 4 (Commercial Uses Described) to add a new use of “electric vehicle charging” and to renumber the remaining uses accordingly: (26) Electric Vehicle Charging use is the use of a site for the charging of an electric vehicle (EV), including battery charging stations and rapid charging stations, each as defined by the United States Department of Energy. Amend City Code 25-2-491 (Permitted, Conditional, and Prohibited Uses) to add Electric Vehicle Charging to the use chart. Create a new section of Austin City Code (25-2-819 – Electric Vehicle Charging Use Regulations) to describe additional requirements applicable to the use, including: • Permitting the use in General Commercial Services (CS), Commercial Liquor Sales (CS- 1), Commercial Highway (CH), Industrial Park (IP), Major Industry (MI), Limited Industrial Services (LI), and Research and Development (R&D) zoning districts, with the following requirements: o The use is permitted on sites abutting suburban roadways, highways, hill country roadways, or internal circulation routes. o The use is permitted on sites abutting core-transit corridors, future core-transit corridors, and urban roadways if:  The nearest Electric Vehicle Charging use is at least 1,000 feet away; and  The site does not exceed 25,000 square feet in area. o The use is conditional on sites abutting core-transit corridors, future core-transit corridors, and urban roadways if:  The nearest Electric Vehicle Charging use is less than 1,000 feet away; or 1 03/28/2024C20-2023-021  The site exceeds 25,000 square feet in area. • Permitting the use on a site when the base zoning district is commercial or industrial and a service station use is an existing use or was a previous use for the site unless the use was already converted to a residential, …

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Planning CommissionApril 11, 2024

ETOD Overlay.pdf original pdf

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ORDINANCE AMENDMENT & REZONING REVIEW SHEET Amendment: C20-2023-004 ETOD Overlay (Phase 1 Austin Light Rail alignment and Priority Extensions) Description: Amend City Code Title 25 (Land Development) to create an Equitable Transit- Oriented Development (ETOD) Overlay combining district and an ETOD Density Bonus combining district (DBETOD), and to apply these combining districts to certain lots within a half-mile of the Phase 1 Austin Light Rail alignment and Priority Extensions. The ETOD Overlay combining district is proposed to prohibit or make conditional certain non-transit supportive uses. The ETOD Density Bonus combining district is proposed to create a density bonus program that allows residential uses, modifies development regulations to increase maximum height (up to 120 feet total), and modifies various site development standards including compatibility. DBETOD allows developments to participate in a density bonus program if they provide affordable rental or ownership housing or fees-in-lieu that meet certain requirements. Background: Initiated by Resolution No. 20230309-016 and Resolution No. 20240201-054 On March 9, 2023, City Council approved Resolution No. 20230309-016 accepting the Equitable Transit-Oriented Development Policy Plan and directing the City Manager regarding next steps for implementation. To provide further direction on one of those next steps, the creation and application of an ETOD Overlay, Council approved Resolution No. 20240201-054. The ETOD Overlay is one of the transit-supportive code amendments staff is prioritizing in Spring 2024 to help ensure adopted regulations intended to benefit the Project Connect Phase 1 Austin Light Rail project can be considered as part of the preliminary ratings package for federal funding that will be submitted in Summer 2024. Summary of Proposed Code Amendment: The proposed code amendment will create two new combining districts: 1. ETOD Overlay combining district (ETOD) will prohibit or make conditional those land uses that are not transit-supportive, and 2. ETOD Density Bonus combining district (DBETOD) will create a density bonus program that: • Allows residential uses, • Modifies development regulations to increase maximum height (up to 120 feet total), and • Modifies various site development standards. The two new combining districts will be applied to certain lots through a rezoning within a half-mile of the Phase 1 Austin Light Rail alignment and Priority Extensions as shown on Figure 1. 03/28/2024C20-2023-004 Figure 1: Parcels Proposed for Rezoning into the ETOD and DBETOD Combining Districts 03/28/2024C20-2023-004 ETOD Overlay Combining District (ETOD) – Proposed Uses to Prohibit or Make Conditional The following lists delineate land uses that …

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Planning CommissionApril 11, 2024

HOME Phase 2.pdf original pdf

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ORDINANCE AMENDMENT REVIEW SHEET Amendment: C20-2023-024 HOME Phase 2 Description: Amend City Code Title 25 (Land Development) to revise regulations that apply to lots with one housing unit, including reducing the minimum lot size and regulations that apply to flag lots. Background: Initiated by Resolution No. 20230720-126. On July 20, 2023, City Council adopted Resolution No. 20230720-126, tasking staff with the development of amendments to the Land Development Code (LDC) with specific housing related objectives in mind. These objectives included reducing the minimum lot size for properties zoned single-family, permitting up to three housing units on such properties, and establishing a new Three-Unit Residential Land Use designation. Additionally, the changes aimed to introduce flexibility in housing configurations for properties zoned SF-1, SF-2, SF- 3, and SF-4A/B. This flexibility would encompass various housing types such as rowhouses, townhomes, duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, garden homes, and cottage courts. On December 7, 2023, City Council approved Ordinance No. 20231207-001 adopting code amendments that allow up to three housing units, including tiny homes, on a Single-Family (SF) zoned property, revising the regulations that apply to a property with two housing units, and removing restrictions on the number of unrelated adults living in a housing unit. Summary of Proposed Code Amendment: The proposed code amendments will reduce the minimum lot size and revise site development regulations for small lots to facilitate the development of one-unit homes with unit sizes and densities similar to those allowed under HOME Phase 1. The proposed changes: • Lower the minimum lot size for one unit from 5,750 sq ft to 2,000 sq ft • Adjust development standards for lots under 5,750 sq ft (i.e., small lots) • Reduce the minimum lot width • • Allow for a variety of detached and attached housing types • Remove Residential Design and Compatibility (i.e., McMansion or Subchapter F) Include design standards for driveways, front yards, and garage placement standards for small lots Increase impervious cover from 40% to 45% in SF-1 for small lots • • Adjust flag lot regulations to facilitate easier subdivision and to ensure sites do not exceed 45% impervious cover The following is not changed under this proposal: 03/28/2024C20-2023-024 • Minimum lot size of 5,750 sq ft for two-unit and three-unit uses • Regulations for one unit on lots that are 5,750 sq ft or greater in lot size • 45% impervious cover maximum for SF-2 and SF-3 • …

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Planning CommissionApril 11, 2024

Agenda original pdf

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Joint City Council and Planning Commission Meeting Thursday, April 11, 2024 The City Council Special Called Meeting will convene at 9:00 AM on Thursday, April 11, 2024 at Austin City Hall 301 W. Second Street, Austin, TX and some members of City Council or Planning Commission may be attending via videoconference For meeting information, contact the City Clerk, (512) 974-2210 Public comment will be allowed in-person or remotely by telephone. Speakers may only register to speak on an item once either in-person or remotely. For full instructions on participation in person or by telephone, please visit the Council Meeting Information Center: http://austintexas.gov/department/city-council/council/council_meeting_info_center.htm The City Council may go into a closed session as permitted by the Texas Open Meetings Act, (Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code) regarding any item on this agenda. 9:00 AM – City Council Convenes 9:00 AM – Planning Commission Convenes Public Hearings and Possible Actions 1. Conduct a public hearing to receive public comment on proposed amendments to City Code Title 25 (Land Development) that would revise regulations that apply to lots with one housing unit; create regulations that allow properties to be used for charging electric vehicles; create regulations, including a density bonus program that modifies height and compatibility in exchange for community benefits, for properties that are located within a half mile of the planned Phase 1 Light Rail and Priority Extensions (also known as the Equitable Transit-Oriented Development (ETOD) overlay); revise regulations that apply to flag lots and small lots; and revise height, building placement, and other related regulations that apply to property and are in addition to the base zoning regulations (also known as Compatibility Standards). Adjourn The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. For assistance, please call 512-974-2210 or TTY users route through 711. A person may request a Spanish language interpreter be made available by contacting the Office of the City Clerk not later than twenty-four hours before the scheduled time of the item on which the person wishes to speak. Please call (512) 974-2210 in advance or inform the City Clerk’s staff present at the council meeting. Cualquier persona puede solicitar servicios de intérprete en español comunicándose con la oficina del Secretario/a Municipal a no más tardar de veinte y cuatro horas antes de la hora determinada para el asunto …

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Planning CommissionApril 11, 2024

Compatibility Standards JPH V1.pdf original pdf

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WORKING DRAFT – SUBJECT TO CHANGE JOINT PUBLIC HEARING – VERSION 1 MARCH 29, 2024 ORDINANCE NO. AN ORDINANCE REPEALING AND REPLACING ARTICLE 10, SUBCHAPTER C OF CITY CODE CHAPTER 25-2 RELATING TO COMPATIBILITY STANDARDS; AND AMENDING SECTION 25-2-1176 RELATING TO DOCKS, MARINAS, AND OTHER LAKEFRONT USES. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN: PART 1. Article 10 (Compatibility Standards), Subchapter C of City Code Chapter 25-2 is repealed and replaced to read: ARTICLE 10. COMPATIBILITY STANDARDS. Division 1. General Provisions. § 25-2-1051 APPLICABILITY. Except as provided in Section 25-2-1052 (Exceptions) or another specific provision of this title, this article applies to a site that is: (1) zoned multi-family residence moderate-high density (MF-4) or less restrictive; and (2) located within 75 feet of a triggering property. § 25-2-1052 EXCEPTIONS. This article does not apply to: (1) (2) a structural alteration that does not increase the square footage, area, or height of a building; a site zoned Central Business District (CBD) or Downtown Mixed-Use (DMU); or (3) a site that is used for: (a) duplex use; (b) single-family attached residential use; 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Page 1 of 6 COA Law Department 3/29/2024 11:20 AM Compatibility Standards 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 WORKING DRAFT – SUBJECT TO CHANGE JOINT PUBLIC HEARING – VERSION 1 MARCH 29, 2024 (c) single-family residential use; (d) two-unit residential use; (e) three-unit residential; (f) adult-care services use (limited or general); or (g) childcare services use (limited or general). § 25-2-1053 TRIGGERING PROPERTY. A triggering property is a site: (1) with at least one dwelling unit but less than four dwelling units; and (2) zoned Urban Family Residence (SF-5) or more restrictive. § 25-2-1054 SITE-SPECIFIC AMENDMENTS. (A) Except as provided in Subsection (B), council may grant site-specific amendments to height limits established in Section 25-2-1061 (Compatibility Height Limits) if council determines that an amendment is appropriate and will not harm the surrounding area. (B) A site is not eligible for a site-specific amendment if the site is: (1) zoned: (a) special purpose base zoning district; (b) density bonus (DB) combining district; or (2) subject to the university neighborhood overlay (UNO). (C) An …

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Electric Vehicle Charging JPH V1.pdf original pdf

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 WORKING DRAFT – SUBJECT TO CHANGE JOINT PUBLIC HEARING -VERSION 1 MARCH 29, 2024 ORDINANCE NO. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CITY CODE CHAPTER 25-2 TO ESTABLISH A NEW USE AND SITE DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN: PART 1. Subsection (B) of City Code Section 25-2-4 (Commercial Uses Described) is amended to add a new use of “Electric Vehicle Charging” and to renumber the remaining uses accordingly: (25) ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING use is the use of a site for the charging of an electric vehicle, including battery charging stations and rapid charging stations, each as defined by the United States Department of Energy. PART 2. City Code Chapter 25-2, Subchapter C, Article 4, Division 2 (Commercial Uses) is amended to add a new Section 25-2-819 to read: § 25-2-819 ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING USE. (A) This section applies to an electric vehicle charging use as a principal use. (B) This section does not apply to an electric vehicle charging use as an accessory use. (C) This section governs over a conflicting provision of this title or other ordinance unless the conflicting provision is more restrictive. (D) In this section: (1) a roadway description has the meaning assigned in Article 5 (Definitions) of Subchapter E; and (2) distance is measured from lot line to lot line. (E) Electric vehicle charging stations must be located at ground level or above. (F) Electric vehicle charging use is a permitted use on a site with a commercial or industrial base zoning district and: (1) an existing service station use; or (2) a discontinued service station use, if a subsequent use on the site did not include a restaurant (general) use, a restaurant (limited) use, or a residential use. Page 1 of 3 COA Law Department 3/29/2024 11:28 AM Electric Vehicle Charging WORKING DRAFT – SUBJECT TO CHANGE JOINT PUBLIC HEARING -VERSION 1 MARCH 29, 2024 (G) Subject to the requirements of Subsections (H), (I), and (J), electric vehicle charging use is a permitted or conditional use on a site zoned: (1) General Commercial Services (CS); (2) Commercial Liquor Sales (CS-1); (3) Commercial Highway (CH); (4) Industrial Park (IP); (5) Major Industry (MI); (6) Limited Industrial …

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