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June 27, 2022

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DESIGN COMMISSION Monday, June 27, 2022, 6:00 PM PERMITTING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER, ROOM 1406 6310 WILHEMINA DELCO, AUSTIN, TEXAS 78752 Some members of the Design Commission 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 by 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. To register, email: gunnar.garnos@austintexas.gov CURRENT MEMBERS: David Carroll (District 1) Jon Salinas (District 2) Samuel Franco (District 3) Melissa Henao-Robledo (District 5) Evan Taniguchi (Mayor) Josue Meiners, Vice-Chair (District 4) Jen Weaver, Chair (District 6) Jessica Rollason (District 7) Aan Coleman (District 8) Bart Whatley (District 9) Ben Luckens (District 10) AGENDA CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL 1. NEW BUSINESS (Discussion & Possible Action): a. Discussion and possible action to evaluate and make recommendations regarding whether the Parque Zaragoza Neighborhood Park Restroom Rehabilitation Project, located at 721 Pedernales Street, complies with the City Design and Sustainability Standards, for the City of Austin. Reynaldo Hernandez – Parks and Recreation Department b. Discussion and possible action to evaluate and make recommendations regarding whether the Country Club Creek Trail Project, located along Country Club Creek West from Wickersham Ln. to E Oltorf St., complies with the City Design and Sustainability Standards, for the City of Austin. Dylan Johnstone – Public Works 2. COMMISSION-SPECIFIC BUSINESS (Discussion and Possible Action): a. Approval of the May 23th meeting minutes b. Update from representative on the Downtown Commission regarding last meeting c. Update from representative on the Joint Sustainability committee regarding last meeting d. Update from representative on the South-Central Waterfront Advisory Board 3. ANNOUNCEMENTS: a. Chair Announcements; b. Items from Commission Members; c. Items from City Staff; 4. 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 before the meeting date. Please contact Gunnar Garnos in the Housing and Planning Department gunnar.garnos@austintexas.gov, for additional information. TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. Design Commission: Committees, Working Groups, Representatives and Liaisons 1. …

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1A - Parque Zaragoza original pdf

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City of Austin - Design Commission Project Review Application The Design Commission provides advisory recommendations to the City Council to assist in developing public policy and to promote excellence in the design and development of the urban environment. The Design Commission reviews three types of projects: 1. City projects (see page ii for process) The Commission reviews all municipal buildings and associated site plans to ensure they demonstrate compliance with city design and sustainability standards (Council Resolution No. 20071129-046), including those seeking Subchapter E Design Standards Alternative Equivalent Compliance (AEC) (Council Resolution No. 20100923-086). 2. Destiny Bonus projects (see page iv for process) The Commission reviews density bonus projects for substantial compliance with the Urban Design Guidelines for Austin in accordance with the Gatekeeper requirements of LDC 25-2-586 for the Downtown Density Bonus Program. 3. Advisory Recommendations for Private projects (see page ii for process) The Commission will consider Project Review Applications from private projects during its regularly scheduled monthly public meetings and may issue an advisory recommendation in the form of a Project Review Letter to the Applicant. This Project Review Application must be submitted before your project can be presented to the Design Commission for their review. Design Commission requests project be presented in their Conceptual/Schematic Design phase. This application primarily addresses inhabited buildings and structures and their effect on the public realm; please refer to Appendix A for infrastructure type projects. The Commission's review of projects is based on the planning/design principles in the Urban Design Guidelines for Austin. Ensure that all applicable principles are addressed in the application questions and in your presentation. https://www.austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Boards_and_Commissions/ Design_Commission_urban_design_guidelin es_for_austin.pdf The Design Commission supports the vision and principles of Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan, especially those that affect the urban environment and fabric. All projects should consider this vision and principles, many of which are similar to the Urban Design Guidelines. Refer to Appendix C for the most pertinent sections of Imagine Austin. The Design Commission expects the applicant’s design team to present their project with those most knowledgeable and encourages the inclusion of sub-consultants at the presentation, when deemed necessary. EXHIBITS TO PRESENT 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) Completed Project Review Application (p.1-6) Existing zoning classification, adjacent zoning & uses, future land use map classification, topography Vicinity plan, including public transportation and connectivity on-site and within quarter mile Site plan and landscape plan Ground level, basement …

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1B - Country Club Creek Trail - Deck 1 original pdf

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City of Austin - Design Commission Project Review Application The Design Commission provides advisory recommendations to the City Council to assist in developing public policy and to promote excellence in the design and development of the urban environment. The Design Commission reviews three types of projects: 1. City projects (see page ii for process) The Commission reviews all municipal buildings and associated site plans to ensure they demonstrate compliance with city design and sustainability standards (Council Resolution No. 20071129-046), including those seeking Subchapter E Design Standards Alternative Equivalent Compliance (AEC) (Council Resolution No. 20100923-086). 2. Destiny Bonus projects (see page iv for process) The Commission reviews density bonus projects for substantial compliance with the Urban Design Guidelines for Austin in accordance with the Gatekeeper requirements of LDC 25-2-586 for the Downtown Density Bonus Program. 3. Advisory Recommendations for Private projects (see page ii for process) The Commission will consider Project Review Applications from private projects during its regularly scheduled monthly public meetings and may issue an advisory recommendation in the form of a Project Review Letter to the Applicant. This Project Review Application must be submitted before your project can be presented to the Design Commission for their review. Design Commission requests project be presented in their Conceptual/Schematic Design phase. This application primarily addresses inhabited buildings and structures and their effect on the public realm; please refer to Appendix A for infrastructure type projects. The Commission's review of projects is based on the planning/design principles in the Urban Design Guidelines for Austin. Ensure that all applicable principles are addressed in the application questions and in your presentation. https://www.austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Boards_and_Commissions/ Design_Commission_urban_design_guidelin es_for_austin.pdf The Design Commission supports the vision and principles of Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan, especially those that affect the urban environment and fabric. All projects should consider this vision and principles, many of which are similar to the Urban Design Guidelines. Refer to Appendix C for the most pertinent sections of Imagine Austin. The Design Commission expects the applicant’s design team to present their project with those most knowledgeable and encourages the inclusion of sub-consultants at the presentation, when deemed necessary. EXHIBITS TO PRESENT 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) Completed Project Review Application (p.1-6) Existing zoning classification, adjacent zoning & uses, future land use map classification, topography Vicinity plan, including public transportation and connectivity on-site and within quarter mile Site plan and landscape plan Ground level, basement …

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1B - Country Club Creek Trail - Deck 2 original pdf

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Country Club Creek Trail Design Commission Meeting June 2022 1 Extra Materials 13 Aerial Plan 14 Zoning 15 Topography 16 Connectivity to Bike Network 17 Connectivity to Transit Network 18 Public Outreach Community Engagement: • 2 Public Meetings held in PER phase • 1 Public Meeting for 60% design status report – April 2019 • Landowner engagement • Urban Trails website http://austintexas.gov/CountryClubCreekTrail • Capital Project Explorer Updates • Mobility Annual Plan Boards and Commission Briefings: • April 21, 2015 – Bicycle Advisory Council • July 12, 2016 – Urban Transportation Commission Jan. 1, 2018 – Urban Transportation Commission • • Dec. 3, 2018 – Pedestrian Advisory Council • Dec.11, 2018 – Urban Transportation Commission • Dec. 18, 2018 – Bicycle Advisory Council • Feb. 28, 2019 – Mobility Committee • April 3, 2019 – Environmental Commission 19 S. PLEASANT VALLEY ROAD (120' ROW) S. PLEASANT VALLEY ROAD (120' ROW) E OH I I E OH C I C I W C C I C E OH E OH E OH E E OH 5 ' E OH E OH E OH SAW CUT EX. CG & SWK 10' ' 0 1 G PR. 6" SIDEWALK, SEE COA DETL 432S-1, SH. C501 E L E C . B O X 1 . 5 " P V C 1 . 5 " P V C 1 8 1 8 C PR. COMBINED SIDEWALK CURB RAMP WITH PAVERS WITHIN LIMITED ROW ONLY, SEE COA DETL SD432S-3G, SH. C502 E O H E C 6.5' T P 1 . 5 V P " PR. 6" SIDEWALK, SEE COA DETL 432S-1, SH. C501 C 8' E E O H E L E C . B O X 1 . 5 " P V C TYPE 1 SWLK CURB RAMP, SEE COA DETL SD432S-5, SH. C502 500 500 R15' ' 8 ' 5 SAW CUT EX. CG & SWK 5 0 2 5 0 2 5 0 2 502 501 500 499 4.7' 5' PR. RAISED SWLK SECTION SAW CUT EX. CG & SWK ' 6 R15' E OH ' 8 ' 5 C PR. TYPE 1A SWLK CURB RAMP W/LEFT FLARE, SEE DETL SD432S-5A, SH. C502 G PR. TYPE 1A SWLK CURB RAMP W/RIGHT FLARE, SEE DETL SD432S-5A, SH. C502 5' 13' 499 SAW CUT EX. CG 4 9 8 PR. 6" SIDEWALK, SEE COA DETL 432S-1, SH. C501 PR. 2' GRASS (SOD) BUFFER W …

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1B - Country Club Creek Trail - Deck 3 original pdf

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Draft 5-23-22 Minutes original pdf

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DESIGN COMMISSION Monday, May 23, 2022 6:00 PM PERMITTING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER, ROOM 1406 6310 WILHEMINA DELCO, AUSTIN, TX 78752 Meeting Minutes P A A P P P Call to order by: Chair Jen Weaver at 6:03 p.m. Member List David Carroll – Chair (District 1) Jessica Rollason – Vice-Chair (District 7) Jon Salinas (District 2) Samuel Franco (District 3) Josue Meiners (District 4) Evan Taniguchi (Mayor) “P” Denote Commission Members who were in present “A” Denote Commission Members who were absent P Jorge E. Rousselin, Executive Liaison P Gunnar Garnos, Staff Liaison PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: None 1. NEW BUSINESS (Discussion and Possible Action): CITY OF AUSTIN HOUSING AND PLANNING STAFF P Melissa Hanao-Robledo (District 5) P P A P Jen Weaver (District 6) Aan Coleman (District 8) Bart Whatley (District 9) Ben Luckens (District 10) a. Discussion and possible action relating to the Convention Center Expansion Plan, to be presented by Katy Zamesnik - Austin Convention Center Department. • • No action taken. Trisha Tatro and Katy Zamesnik presented and answered questions. b. Discussion and possible action relating to recommendations for the Downtown Density Bonus Program, to be presented Sam Tedford - Housing and Planning Department. • Sam Tedford presented and answered questions. Page 1 of 3 • No action taken. c. Discussion and possible action relating to recommendations for VMU2, to be presented Sam Tedford - Housing and Planning Department. • • No action taken. Sam Tedford presented and answered questions. 2. COMMISSION-SPECIFIC BUSINESS (Discussion and Possible Action): a. Approval of the April 25th meeting minutes • Commissioner Taniguchi made a motion to approve the April 25th meeting minutes. Commissioner Franco seconded. • The motion was approved [8 ayes, 0 nays, B. Whatley / J. Rollason / J. Salinas absent]. Working Groups. b. Discussion and possible action on membership updates to Design Commission • Commissioners discussed possible renaming of current working groups. • No action taken. c. Discussion and possible action on recent Council approval to update the Urban Design Guidelines. • Commissioner Carroll provided an update on the call for volunteers for the Urban Design Guidelines. • No action taken. d. Update from representative on the Downtown Commission regarding last meeting • Chair Weaver provided update regarding the May 18th meeting. e. Update from representative on the Joint Sustainability committee regarding last • Commissoner Carroll indicated that the committee did not meet due to lack of f. Update …

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5-23-22 Meeting Minutes approved 6-27-22 original pdf

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DESIGN COMMISSION Monday, May 23, 2022 6:00 PM PERMITTING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER, ROOM 1406 6310 WILHEMINA DELCO, AUSTIN, TX 78752 Meeting Minutes P A A P P P Call to order by: Chair Jen Weaver at 6:03 p.m. Member List David Carroll – Chair (District 1) Jessica Rollason – Vice-Chair (District 7) Jon Salinas (District 2) Samuel Franco (District 3) Josue Meiners (District 4) Evan Taniguchi (Mayor) “P” Denote Commission Members who were in present “A” Denote Commission Members who were absent P Jorge E. Rousselin, Executive Liaison P Gunnar Garnos, Staff Liaison PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: None 1. NEW BUSINESS (Discussion and Possible Action): CITY OF AUSTIN HOUSING AND PLANNING STAFF P Melissa Hanao-Robledo (District 5) P P A P Jen Weaver (District 6) Aan Coleman (District 8) Bart Whatley (District 9) Ben Luckens (District 10) a. Discussion and possible action relating to the Convention Center Expansion Plan, to be presented by Katy Zamesnik - Austin Convention Center Department. • • No action taken. Trisha Tatro and Katy Zamesnik presented and answered questions. b. Discussion and possible action relating to recommendations for the Downtown Density Bonus Program, to be presented Sam Tedford - Housing and Planning Department. • Sam Tedford presented and answered questions. Page 1 of 3 • No action taken. c. Discussion and possible action relating to recommendations for VMU2, to be presented Sam Tedford - Housing and Planning Department. • • No action taken. Sam Tedford presented and answered questions. 2. COMMISSION-SPECIFIC BUSINESS (Discussion and Possible Action): a. Approval of the April 25th meeting minutes • Commissioner Taniguchi made a motion to approve the April 25th meeting minutes. Commissioner Franco seconded. • The motion was approved [8 ayes, 0 nays, B. Whatley / J. Rollason / J. Salinas absent]. Working Groups. b. Discussion and possible action on membership updates to Design Commission • Commissioners discussed possible renaming of current working groups. • No action taken. c. Discussion and possible action on recent Council approval to update the Urban Design Guidelines. • Commissioner Carroll provided an update on the call for volunteers for the Urban Design Guidelines. • No action taken. d. Update from representative on the Downtown Commission regarding last meeting • Chair Weaver provided update regarding the May 18th meeting. e. Update from representative on the Joint Sustainability committee regarding last • Commissoner Carroll indicated that the committee did not meet due to lack of f. Update …

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Agenda original pdf

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DESIGN COMMISSION Monday, May 23, 2022, 6:00 PM PERMITTING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER, ROOM 1406 6310 WILHEMINA DELCO, AUSTIN, TEXAS 78752 Some members of the Design Commission 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 by 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. To register, email: gunnar.garnos@austintexas.gov CURRENT MEMBERS: David Carroll (District 1) Jon Salinas (District 2) Samuel Franco (District 3) Melissa Henao-Robledo (District 5) Evan Taniguchi (Mayor) Josue Meiners, Vice-Chair (District 4) Jen Weaver, Chair (District 6) Jessica Rollason (District 7) Aan Coleman (District 8) Bart Whatley (District 9) Ben Luckens (District 10) AGENDA CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL 1. NEW BUSINESS (Discussion & Possible Action): a. Discussion and possible action relating to the Convention Center Expansion Plan, to be presented by Katy Zamesnik - Austin Convention Center Department. b. Discussion and possible action relating to recommendations for the Downtown Density Bonus Program, to be presented Sam Tedford - Housing and Planning Department. c. Discussion and possible action relating to recommendations for VMU2, to be presented Sam Tedford - Housing and Planning Department. 2. COMMISSION-SPECIFIC BUSINESS (Discussion and Possible Action): a. Approval of the April 25th meeting minutes b. Discussion and possible action on membership updates to Design Commission Working Groups c. Discussion and possible action on recent Council approval to update the Urban Design Guidelines d. Update from representative on the Downtown Commission regarding last meeting e. Update from representative on the Joint Sustainability committee regarding last meeting f. Update from representative on the South-Central Waterfront Advisory Board 3. ANNOUNCEMENTS: a. Chair Announcements; b. Items from Commission Members; c. Items from City Staff; 4. 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 before the meeting date. Please contact Gunnar Garnos in the Housing and Planning Department gunnar.garnos@austintexas.gov, for additional information. TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. Design Commission: Committees, Working Groups, Representatives and Liaisons …

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1A - Convention Center Expansion Plan original pdf

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To: City of Austin Design Commission From: Katy Zamesnik Re: Convention Center Expansion Project Presentation materials will be provided to the Commission on the day of the meeting.

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1C - Briefing on VMU2 original pdf

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CO2-2021-006 Amending Title 25-2(E) 4.3 Vertical Mixed-Use Buildings May 26, 2022 Design Commission Overview  VMU Basics  VMU-Related Direction  Staff Recommendation  Additional Research  Next Steps 2 Vertical Mixed-Use (VMU) Basics VMU is a voluntarydensity bonus program designed to generate community benefits through the use of development incentives. Development Incentive Community Benefit  Adopted in 2010 – Included a one-time opt-in/opt-out process for neighborhood associations or neighborhood planning teams  Applicable along “core transit corridors” – Connects housing and services to transit – May also include other roadways based on original neighborhood opt-in process  Offers development incentives in exchange for community benefits – Improves flexibility for site development – Creates enhanced pedestrian environment – Regulates affordability – Support sustainable development patterns Site Development Flexibility Reduced Parking Requirement No FAR restrictions Additional Allowable Uses Regulated Affordability Heightened design standards Mix of land uses Active ground floor use 3 VMU Combining District Example Zoning String: CS-MU-V-CO-NP VMU-Zoned Sites Base Zones Description commercial services community commercial limited office Max Height 60ft 60ft 40ft Impervious Cover 95% 90% 70% % of Sites 67% 18% 5% neighborhood commercial general office neighborhood office 40ft 60ft 35ft 80% 80% 60% CS GR LO LR GO NO VMU-Zoned Properties with Other Combining Districts % of Sites NP: Neighborhood Plan MU: Mixed Use CO: Conditional Overlay NCCD: Neighborhood Conservation Combing District 5% 3% 1% 94% 53% 67% 5% 4 VMU Site Development Standards •Same as base zoning •Compatibility standards supersede •Same as base zoning •No minimum front or side setbacks •Compatibility standards supersede •Height and Impervious Cover still provide site controls Building Height Impervious Cover Reduced Setbacks No Floor to Area Ratio (FAR) limit •Up to a 60% reduction •Allows residential uses in the minimum number of required parking spaces Reduced Parking Requirement in commercial and office zones •Allows additional commercial uses in office zones Broader Range of Allowed Uses •Pedestrian-Oriented Commercial space requirement on first floor •Minimum of one floor of residential use required Mix of Uses Required 5 Vertical Mixed-Use Affordability Policy Rental Developments 40-year affordability period For-Sale Developments 99-year affordability period 10% set-aside affordable to households earning not more than 60% Median Family Income Or 80% Median Family Income (Varies by neighborhood) 10% set-aside affordable to households earning not more than 80% Median Family Income and 100% Median Family Income (5% at each level) 6 VMU-Related Direction Planning Commission • July 2021 …

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Draft 4-25-22 Minutes original pdf

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A P P P P P DESIGN COMMISSION Monday, April 25, 2022 6:00 PM PERMITTING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER, ROOM 1406 6310 WILHEMINA DELCO, AUSTIN, TX 78752 Meeting Minutes Call to order by: Vice Chair Jessica Rollason at 6:04 p.m. Member List David Carroll – Chair (District 1) Jessica Rollason – Vice-Chair (District 7) Jon Salinas (District 2) Samuel Franco (District 3) Josue Meiners (District 4) Evan Taniguchi (Mayor) A Melissa Hanao-Robledo (District 5) P A P P Jen Weaver (District 6) Aan Coleman (District 8) Bart Whatley (District 9) Ben Luckens (District 10) “P” Denote Commission Members who were in present “A” Denote Commission Members who were absent CITY OF AUSTIN HOUSING AND PLANNING STAFF P Jorge E. Rousselin, Executive Liaison P Gunnar Garnos, Staff Liaison PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: 1. NEW BUSINESS (Discussion and Possible Action): a. Discussion and possible action to evaluate and make recommendations regarding whether the Goodnight Ranch Fire/EMS, located 9400 Capitol View Dr., complies with the City Design and Sustainability Standards, for the City of Austin. Applicant(s): Burton Jones, Westley Burger • • • Cris Ruebush, Westley Burger – PGAL, Burton Jones – City of Austin Project Manager presented and answered questions. Commissioner Weaver made a motion to approve that the project complies with the City Design and Sustainability Standards for the city of Austin. Commissioner Salinas seconded. The motion was approved [7 ayes, 0 nays]. Page 1 of 4 b. Discussion and possible action to evaluate and make recommendations regarding whether the Dougherty Arts Center, located 200 S Lamar Blvd., complies with the City Design and Sustainability Standards, for the City of Austin. Applicant(s): Kevin Johnson • • • • • • • Kevin Johnson – City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department, presented and answered questions. Commissioner Meiners joined the meeting by video. Commissioner Rollason suggested potential pedestrian/cyclist enhancements. Commissioner Franco made a motion that the project does not comply with the City Design and Sustainability Standards for the city of Austin and made a recommendation that staff prepare a review of financing sources for the parking garage. Commissioner Weaver made a friendly amendment to potentially reduce the parking requirement to match the size of the building. Vice Chair Rollason made a substitute motion for a one-month postponement so that staff can gather information to answer financial questions relating to construction of the parking garage. Commissioner Weaver seconded. The motion was approved [7 ayes, 1 …

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1B - Briefing on Downtown Density Bonus Program original pdf

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Downtown Density Bonus Program May 23, 2022 Design Commission Content • Background • Progress to Date • Staff Recommendation • Next Steps Background In April 2021, Austin City Council adopted Resolution No. 20210422-039, asking staff to:  Move the voluntary Downtown Density Bonus Program fees from the LDC  Implement interim fees in-lieu of affordable housing based upon prior and into the fee schedule research  Explore changes to the current Floor to Area Ratio (FAR) policy Update the fees in-lieu of affordable housing 3 Progress to Date Research and analysis • Market Analysis and modeling • Development trends Commission briefings • Design Commission • Downtown Commission Stakeholder engagement • Downtown Austin Alliance • Real Estate Council of Austin 4 Objectives Maximize Community Benefit • Fees in lieu of affordable housing are specifically directed towards low barrier approaches to housing people who are chronically homeless Keep flexibility and resilience in program to account for fluctuations in market • Development conditions are rapidly evolving, but the future of demand for downtown office space is uncertain Monitor and Evaluate Outcomes • Reevaluate program outcomes regularly • Provide some predictability for projects to plan around Staff Recommendation 2014 Fee ($/SF Bonus Area) 2021 Interim Fees ($/SF Bonus Area) 2022 Proposed Fee ($/SF Bonus Area) Residential - CBD zoned properties $10 or $5 Residential - all other $5 or $3 Residential - Rainey Street district Commercial - CBD zoned Commercial - all other $5 $0 $0 $12 $10 $5 $18 $12 $12 $10 $5 $9 $6 6 Residential In Focus Staff recommend maintaining the interim residential fee in-lieu rates adopted in 2021 Residential Development FY23 Proposed Fee ($/SF Bonus Area)  Consistent Participation – 4 site plan applications have come through for projects that intend to use the Downtown Density Bonus Program since the interim fees were adopted  Development costs have risen since 2019 CBD zoned properties All Other Zones Rainey Street district $12 $10 $5  Housing values have risen since 2019 • Hard costs City fees Sales prices Rents • • • 7 Commercial In Focus Staff recommend lowing commercial fee in-lieu rates from the interim fees adopted in 2021 Commercial Development FY23 Proposed Fee ($/SF Bonus Area)  Substantial variation from prior policy – the high degree of variation from the $0 fee prior to $18 interim rates was drastic change  Stakeholder input – stakeholder input to date continuously …

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4-25-22 Meeting Minutes approved 5-23-22 original pdf

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A P P P P P DESIGN COMMISSION Monday, April 25, 2022 6:00 PM PERMITTING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER, ROOM 1406 6310 WILHEMINA DELCO, AUSTIN, TX 78752 Meeting Minutes Call to order by: Vice Chair Jessica Rollason at 6:04 p.m. Member List David Carroll – Chair (District 1) Jessica Rollason – Vice-Chair (District 7) Jon Salinas (District 2) Samuel Franco (District 3) Josue Meiners (District 4) Evan Taniguchi (Mayor) A Melissa Hanao-Robledo (District 5) P A P P Jen Weaver (District 6) Aan Coleman (District 8) Bart Whatley (District 9) Ben Luckens (District 10) “P” Denote Commission Members who were in present “A” Denote Commission Members who were absent CITY OF AUSTIN HOUSING AND PLANNING STAFF P Jorge E. Rousselin, Executive Liaison P Gunnar Garnos, Staff Liaison PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: 1. NEW BUSINESS (Discussion and Possible Action): a. Discussion and possible action to evaluate and make recommendations regarding whether the Goodnight Ranch Fire/EMS, located 9400 Capitol View Dr., complies with the City Design and Sustainability Standards, for the City of Austin. Applicant(s): Burton Jones, Westley Burger • • • Cris Ruebush, Westley Burger – PGAL, Burton Jones – City of Austin Project Manager presented and answered questions. Commissioner Weaver made a motion to approve that the project complies with the City Design and Sustainability Standards for the city of Austin. Commissioner Salinas seconded. The motion was approved [7 ayes, 0 nays]. Page 1 of 4 b. Discussion and possible action to evaluate and make recommendations regarding whether the Dougherty Arts Center, located 200 S Lamar Blvd., complies with the City Design and Sustainability Standards, for the City of Austin. Applicant(s): Kevin Johnson • • • • • • • Kevin Johnson – City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department, presented and answered questions. Commissioner Meiners joined the meeting by video. Commissioner Rollason suggested potential pedestrian/cyclist enhancements. Commissioner Franco made a motion that the project does not comply with the City Design and Sustainability Standards for the city of Austin and made a recommendation that staff prepare a review of financing sources for the parking garage. Commissioner Weaver made a friendly amendment to potentially reduce the parking requirement to match the size of the building. Vice Chair Rollason made a substitute motion for a one-month postponement so that staff can gather information to answer financial questions relating to construction of the parking garage. Commissioner Weaver seconded. The motion was approved [7 ayes, 1 …

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DESIGN COMMISSION Monday, April 25, 2022, 6:00 PM PERMITTING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER, ROOM 1406 6310 WILHEMINA DELCO, AUSTIN, TEXAS 78752 Some members of the Design Commission 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 by 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. To register email: gunnar.garnos@austintexas.gov CURRENT MEMBERS: David Carroll, Chair (District 1) Jon Salinas (District 2) Samuel Franco (District 3) Josue Meiners (District 4) Melissa Henao-Robledo (District 5) Evan Taniguchi (Mayor) Jen Weaver (District 6) Jessica Rollason Vice-Chair (District 7) Aan Coleman (District8) Bart Whatley (District9) Ben Luckens (District10) AGENDA CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL 1. NEW BUSINESS (Discussion & Possible Action): a. Discussion and possible action to evaluate and make recommendations regarding whether the Goodnight Ranch Fire/EMS, located 9400 Capitol View Dr., complies with the City Design and Sustainability Standards, for the City of Austin. Applicant(s): Burton Jones, Westley Burger b. Discussion and possible action to evaluate and make recommendations regarding whether the Dougherty Arts Center, located 200 S Lamar Blvd., complies with the City Design and Sustainability Standards, for the City of Austin. Applicant(s): Kevin Johnson c. Discussion and possible action to evaluate and make recommendations regarding whether the Canyon Creek APD Sub-Station, located 9804 N. FM 620, complies with the City Design and Sustainability Standards, for the City of Austin. Applicant(s): Burton Jones, Scott Smith d. Briefing and discussion relating to the Palm District Planning Initiative, to be presented by Mark Walters – City of Austin, Housing and Planning Department 2. COMMISSION-SPECIFIC BUSINESS (Discussion and Possible Action): a. Approval of the March 28th meeting minutes b. Officer Elections: Chair & Vice Chair c. Discussion and Possible Action on recent Council approval to update the Urban Design Guidelines d. Update from representative on the Downtown Commission regarding last meeting e. Update from representative on the Joint Sustainability committee regarding last meeting f. Update from representative on the South-Central Waterfront Advisory Board 3. ANNOUNCEMENTS: a. Chair Announcements; b. Items from Commission Members; c. Items from City Staff; 4. ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and …

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April 25, 2022

1A - Goodnight Ranch Fire/EMS original pdf

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1B - Dougherty Arts Center original pdf

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City of Austin - Design Commission Project Review Application The Design Commission provides advisory recommendations to the City Council to assist in developing public policy and to promote excellence in the design and development of the urban environment. The Design Commission reviews three types of projects: 1. City projects (see page ii for process) The Commission reviews all municipal buildings and associated site plans to ensure they demonstrate compliance with city design and sustainability standards (Council Resolution No. 20071129-046), including those seeking Subchapter E Design Standards Alternative Equivalent Compliance (AEC) (Council Resolution No. 20100923-086). 2. Destiny Bonus projects (see page iv for process) The Commission reviews density bonus projects for substantial compliance with the Urban Design Guidelines for Austin in accordance with the Gatekeeper requirements of LDC 25-2-586 for the Downtown Density Bonus Program. 3. Advisory Recommendations for Private projects (see page ii for process) The Commission will consider Project Review Applications from private projects during its regularly scheduled monthly public meetings and may issue an advisory recommendation in the form of a Project Review Letter to the Applicant. This Project Review Application must be submitted before your project can be presented to the Design Commission for their review. Design Commission requests project be presented in their Conceptual/Schematic Design phase. This application primarily addresses inhabited buildings and structures and their effect on the public realm; please refer to Appendix A for infrastructure type projects. The Commission's review of projects is based on the planning/design principles in the Urban Design Guidelines for Austin. Ensure that all applicable principles are addressed in the application questions and in your presentation. https://www.austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Boards_and_Commissions/ Design_Commission_urban_design_guidelin es_for_austin.pdf The Design Commission supports the vision and principles of Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan, especially those that affect the urban environment and fabric. All projects should consider this vision and principles, many of which are similar to the Urban Design Guidelines. Refer to Appendix C for the most pertinent sections of Imagine Austin. The Design Commission expects the applicant’s design team to present their project with those most knowledgeable and encourages the inclusion of sub-consultants at the presentation, when deemed necessary. EXHIBITS TO PRESENT 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) Completed Project Review Application (p.1-6) Existing zoning classification, adjacent zoning & uses, future land use map classification, topography Vicinity plan, including public transportation and connectivity on-site and within quarter mile Site plan and landscape plan Ground level, basement …

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1C - Canyon Creek APD Sub-Station original pdf

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1D - Briefing on Palm District Planning Initiative original pdf

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Palm District Planning Initiative Urban Design Commission April 25, 2022 Content Background Study Area What We Heard Draft Vision Framework Next Steps Background and Study Area Develop a shared vision for a complex, culturally rich, and rapidly transforming part of downtown Austin. 4 5 Resolution 20190523-029  Palm School Negotiations  Rainey Street District Fund  Fifth Street Mexican American Heritage Corridor  Convention Center Expansion  District Planning Process  Improved Connectivity 6 Project Team Project Leadership: • J. Rodney Gonzales, Assistant City Manager Executive Lead Core Project Team: • Mark Walters, Principal Planner • Jesse Gutierrez, Senior Planner • Susan Watkins, Senior Planner • Stevie Greathouse, Housing and Planning Project Lead • Jorge Rousselin, Housing and Planning Urban Design Lead Project Support: • HPD Urban Design Division • HPD Historic Preservation Office, Austin History Center • HPD Communications Team, Communications and Public Information Office • Martha Cotera (Information Systems DBA) Coordinating Departments: • Convention Center • Economic Development • Real Estate • Austin Transportation • Parks and Recreation • Watershed Protection • Office of Sustainability • Equity Office 7 Partners/Key Stakeholders • Downtown Austin Alliance • Waterloo Greenway • Travis County • Capital Metro • American Institute of Architects • UT School of Architecture • Texas Department of Transportation • Preservation Austin • Visit Austin • Our Austin Story • The Trail Foundation • Travis County Historical Commission • The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce • Housing Authority of the City of Austin • Capital City Innovation • Movability • East Sixth Street Public Improvement District • Project Connect Advisory Net • Hispanic Austin Leadership • Hispanic Advocates Business Leadership of Austin Association • ESB-MACC • Mexic-Arte • La Peña • The Red River Cultural District • La Raza Roundtable • The Rainey Neighbors Association • The East Cesar Chavez NPCT • The Rainey Business Coalition • The Town Lake Neighborhood Association • The Austin History Center Association • The Greater Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Commissions ….and more • The Downtown Austin Neighborhood • City of Austin Boards and 8 WE ARE HERE 9 Overview Video What We Heard Participants • Visits to SpeakUp Austin! Webpage: 3,600 • Survey Responses: 337 • Visioning Forum Attendees: 151 • Targeted East Austin Outreach: 75 + (Individuals and Organizations) • AIA Event Participants: 60+ • Interactive Map Responses: 23 12 Survey Demographics 13 Survey and Visioning Forums Survey Responses 15 Survey …

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