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Dec. 16, 2020

December_16_2020_Downtown_Commission_Meeting_Agenda original pdf

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Versión en español a continuación. Downtown Commission Meeting December 16, 2020 Downtown Commission to be held December 16, 2020 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance (December 15, 2020 by noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the December 16, 2020, Downtown Commission Meeting, members of the public must: •Call or email the board liaison at Mona Sanchez (512) 974-7864 / mona.sanchez@austintexas.gov no later than noon, (the day before the meeting). The following information is required: speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, email address and telephone number (must be the same number that will be used to call into the meeting). •Once a request to speak has been made to the board liaison, the information to call on the day of the scheduled meeting will be provided either by email or phone call. •Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start time in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. •Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. •Handouts or other information may be emailed to mona.sanchez@austintexas.gov by noon the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. •If the meeting is broadcast live, it may be viewed here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live Reunión del DOWNTOWN COMMISSION FECHA de la reunion (December 16, 2020) La junta se llevará con modificaciones de distanciamiento social Se permitirán comentarios públicos por teléfono; no se permitirá ninguna entrada en persona. Todos los oradores deben registrarse con anticipación (December 15, 2020 antes del mediodía). Todos los comentarios públicos se producirán al comienzo de la reunión. Para hablar de forma remota en la reunión, los miembros del público deben: • Llame o envíe un correo electrónico al enlace de la junta en Mona Sanchez (512)974-7864 / mona.sanchez@austintexas.gov a más tardar al mediodía (el día antes de la reunión). Se requiere la siguiente información: nombre del orador, número (s) de artículo sobre el que desean hablar, si están a favor / en contra / neutral, dirección de correo electrónico (opcional) y un número de teléfono (debe ser el número que se utilizará para llamar ). • Una vez que …

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Dec. 16, 2020

COA Relief Recovery Program original pdf

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UPDATE: DOWNTOWN COMMISSION December 16, 2020 Completed Relief & Recovery Programs SAVES Austin Live Music Venue Preservation Fund Live Music Fund Event Program Economic Development Department Completed Relief & Recovery Programs ➢ Federal CARES Funding – Live Music and Performance Venues C I T Y O F A U S T I N E C O N O M I C D E V E L O P M E N T 00/00/00 2 CARES Funded Total Awards for Live Music & Performance Venues772,728.14$ 401,979.14$ Total Awards for Live Music Production135,757.65$ 75,757.65$ Total Awards for Live Music Studios73,356.70$ 7,039.70$ Total Awards for Entertainment or Nightlife Venues36,543.00$ 1,543.00$ Total Awarded to Music or Music Businesses & Venues981,842.49$ 484,776.49$ Completed Relief & Recovery Programs ➢ Small Business Grants C I T Y O F A U S T I N E C O N O M I C D E V E L O P M E N T 00/00/00 3 AwardBusiness NameBusiness DBAIndustry $ 40,000.00 Cheer Up Charlies LLCCheer Up CharliesLive Performance/Music Venues $ 25,258.24 Donnar Inc.Donn's DepotLive Performance/Music Venues $ 1,543.00 11E5 LLCFair MarketEntertainment or Nightlife Venues $ 40,000.00 Hooms Inc. FriendsLive Performance/Music Venues $ 33,193.00 Hotel Big Chief LLCHotel VegasLive Performance/Music Venues $ 29.94 Kick Butt CoffeeKick Butt Coffee Music & BoozeLive Performance/Music Venues $ 40,000.00 Tubbs One-2-One LPOne-2-One BarLive Performance/Music Venues $ 11,170.25 Santa Cruz Collective LLCSanta Cruz TheaterLive Performance/Music Venues $ 40,000.00 El Leons East LLCStay GoldLive Performance/Music Venues $ 2,167.00 13th Floor Management/ Moloko barThe 13th FloorLive Performance/Music Venues $ 40,000.00 Belmont Interests, LLCThe BelmontLive Performance/Music Venues $ 34,919.86 Continental South Congress CorpThe Continental ClubLive Performance/Music Venues $ 40,000.00 The Lost Well, LLCThe Lost WellLive Performance/Music Venues $ 15,240.85 BlancoNegro LLCThe North DoorLive Performance/Music Venues $ 40,000.00 The White Horse Honky Tonk LLCThe White HorseLive Performance/Music Venues $ 16,153.38 Boss Radio Music ServicesBoss Radio Music ServicesLive Performance/Music Venues (Production) $ 9,043.58 Event Production Services LLCEPSLive Performance/Music Venues (Production) $ 10,560.69 Moontower Entertainment LLCMoontower EntertainmentLive Performance/Music Venues (Production) $ 40,000.00 Werd Media Labs, LLCThe Werd CompanyLive Performance/Music Venues (Production) $ 3,057.77 Ohm Recording FacilityChico JonesLive Performance/Music Venues (Studio) $ 2,046.84 Same Sky Productions, Inc.Same Sky ProductionsLive Performance/Music Venues (Studio) $ 1,935.09 King Electric RecordingKing Electric RecordingLive Performance/Music Venues (Studio) $401,979.14 Total Awards for Live Music & Performance Venues $ 75,757.65 Total Awards for Live Music Production $ 7,039.70 Total Awards for Live Music Studios $ 1,543.00 Total …

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Dec. 16, 2020

Historic Design Standards original pdf

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DOWNTOWN COMMISSION BRIEFING DECEMBER 16, 2020 Historic preservation is a tool to steward change. Historic preservation is a tool to steward change. Design standards provide a clear, objective way to evaluate proposed changes. WHY HISTORIC DESIGN STANDARDS? 1. 2. Increase equity by reducing resources required for the historic district application. Increase predictability for property owners in potential districts. 3. Take a common-sense approach to design standards by recognizing underlying principles. WHY HISTORIC DESIGN STANDARDS? 4. Provide clearer standards for historic landmark owners and National Register district property owners. 5. Provide an educational tool for all historic property owners. 6. Provide consistent standards for project review by commissioners and staff. 7. Follow good practices in preservation. SECRETARY’S STANDARDS FOR REHABILITATION 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. A property will be used as it was historically or be given a new use that requires minimal change to its distinctive materials, features, spaces, and spatial relationships. The historic character of a property will be retained and preserved. The removal of distinctive materials or alteration of features, spaces, and spatial relationships that characterize a property will be avoided. Each property will be recognized as a physical record of its time, place, and use. Changes that create a false sense of historical development, such as adding conjectural features or elements from other historic properties, will not be undertaken. Changes to a property that have acquired historic significance in their own right will be retained and preserved. Distinctive materials, features, finishes, and construction techniques or examples of craftsmanship that characterize a property will be preserved. Deteriorated historic features will be repaired rather than replaced. Where the severity of deterioration requires replacement of a distinctive feature, the new feature will match the old in design, color, texture, and, where possible, materials. Replacement of missing features will be substantiated by documentary and physical evidence. Chemical or physical treatments, if appropriate, will be undertaken using the gentlest means possible. Treatments that cause damage to historic materials will not be used. Archeological resources will be protected and preserved in place. If such resources must be disturbed, mitigation measures will be undertaken. New additions, exterior alterations, or related new construction will not destroy historic materials, features, and spatial relationships that characterize the property. The new work will be differentiated from the old and will be compatible with the historic materials, features, size, scale and proportion, and massing …

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Dec. 16, 2020

Right of Way Aerial Vacation original pdf

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Downtown Commission Briefing December 16, 2020 Alley (Aerial) Right-of-Way Vacations Applications: F# 10285-2006, 10286-2006, 10287-2006 60 East Avenue 61 Rainey Street 69 Rainey Street EXHIBIT "___" PAGE 3 OF 4 SKETCH TO ACCOMPANY LEGAL DESCRIPTION DRISKILL'S AND RAINEY'S SUBDIVISION LOT 18, BLOCK 1 OF PART OF OUTLOTS 72 & 73, DIVISION E, AUSTIN TEXAS VOL. 1, PG. 22, P.R.T.C.T. N O I T A T N E M U N O ) E D I 2, P.R.T.C.T. T W D M E E G. 2 N 0 F U O L. 1, P Y ( Y F E D B L O L D V A N A 2 E C N E D I V S E A C L Y, L 2 8 4 1 2 0 3 1 0 O.P.R.T.C.T. T R E P O R T P S D N M I K T.# 2 1 0 0 S, et al. G. 0 A 2, P R D.R.T.C.T. E R T N E 1 O O C M U I L L O U V J 5 0 3 LEGEND OF ABBREVIATIONS P.R.T.C.T. O.P.R.T.C.T. D.R.T.C.T. POB/POC AC./S.F. INST.# Plat Records of Travis County, Texas Official Public Records of Travis County, Texas Deed Records of Travis County, Texas Point of Beginning/Point of Commencing Acres/Square feet Instrument Number MNS MONUMENTS / BEARING BASIS Mag nail & washer stamped "JPH Land Surveying" set Found monuments are as noted The bearings shown hereon are Texas State Plane Grid bearings (Texas Central Zone, NAD83). 5/8" REBAR T, L C L MNS L3 1/2" REBAR DRISKILL'S AND RAINEY'S SUBDIVISION LOT 1, BLOCK 1 OF PART OF OUTLOTS 72 & 73 DIVISION E, AUSTIN TEXAS VOL. 1, PG. 22, P.R.T.C.T. (ORIGINAL) RIVER STREET PER VOL. 1, PG. 22, P.R.T.C.T. (REFERENCED AS BEING RELOCATED BY VOL. 86, PG. 52, D.R.T.C.T.) 9 0 9 4 3 1 0 1 0 O.P.R.T.C.T. E E R T Y S T.# 2 E N I A 9 R S N I 6 1/2" REBAR C L T, L 9 6 7 9 6 1 1 1 0 O.P.R.T.C.T. E E R T Y S T.# 2 E N I A 1 R S N I 6 2 L 4 L RIVER STREET PARTNERS, LLC A TEXAS LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY INST.# 2020009096, & INST.# 2020009097, O.P.R.T.C.T. ALLEY (20' FEET WIDE) EVIDENCED BY FOUND MONUMENTATION AND VOL. 1, PG. 22, …

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Dec. 16, 2020

Right of Way Vacation 2 original pdf

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River Street Residences Partial Alley Vacation Downtown Commission December 16, 2020 1 2 Property Facts Address: 61-69 Rainey Street, 60 East Avenue Lot Size: 0.541 acres / 23,579 square feet Entitled FAR: 8:1* Proposed FAR: 21.43:1 Entitled Height: unlimited Proposed Height: 569 feet / 48 floors *8:1 FAR achievable with compliance with Waterfront Overlay Rainey Street subdistrict affordable housing provision requirements. Project Facts 505,409 total square feet Residential: 406,815 square feet / 409 units Retail: 1,500 square feet 4 Community Benefits 1. On-site Affordable Housing: a. 7,593.37 square feet (Rainey District Requirement) b. 7,586.2 square feet (on-site provision above 15:1) 15,179.57 square feet (Total)* 2. Fee-In-Lieu a. $825,265.00 (8:1 to 15:1 FAR) b. $379,310.00 (15:1 to 21.43:1 FAR) $1,204,575.00 fee-in-lieu (Total)* *Figures subject to confirmation from NHCD 5 6 7 8 Summary of Improvements 1. Alley to be widened from 16.5 feet to 26 feet 2. Public sidewalk easements granted on both sides 3. Alley to be paved 4. Overhead utilities will be buried The above improvements allow for a safer and more functional alley 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

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Oct. 21, 2020

10_21_2020_Downtown_Commission_Meeting_Agenda original pdf

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DOWNTOWN COMMISSION October 21, 2020 Downtown Commission to be held October 21, 2020 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance (October 20, 12:00 p.m.). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the Downtown Commission Meeting, residents must: •Call or email the board liaison at Mona Sanchez at mona.sanchez@austintexas.gov no later than noon, (the day before the meeting). The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, and a telephone number or email address. •Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, residents will receive either an email or phone call providing the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting. •Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. •Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. •Handouts or other information may be emailed Mona Sanchez by Noon the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. •If this meeting is broadcast live, residents may watch the meeting here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch- atxn-live Reunión del Downtown Commission FECHA de la reunion October 21, 2020 La junta se llevará con modificaciones de distanciamiento social Se permitirán comentarios públicos por teléfono; no se permitirá ninguna entrada en persona. Todos los oradores deben registrarse con anticipación (October 20, 2020 antes del mediodía). Todos los comentarios públicos se producirán al comienzo de la reunión. Para hablar de forma remota en la reunión, los residentes deben: • Llame o envíe un correo electrónico al enlace de junta en Mona Sanchez at mona.sanchez@austintexas.gov or 512-974-7864 a más tardar al mediodía (el día antes de la reunión). La información requerida es el nombre del orador, los números de artículo sobre los que desean hablar, si están a favor / en contra / neutrales, y un número de teléfono o dirección de correo electrónico. • Una vez que se haya llamado o enviado por correo electrónico una solicitud para hablar al enlace de la junta, los residentes recibirán un correo electrónico o una llamada telefónica con el número de teléfono para …

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Oct. 21, 2020

Video October 21 2020 Downtown Commission Meeting original link

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Oct. 21, 2020

Item #3 Presentation: State of the Downtown (backup) original pdf

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DOWNTOWN AUSTIN UPDATE PHOTO: MICHAEL KNOX COVID-19 Crisis Management Framework Downtown Alliance Response to COVID-19 Downtownaustin.com/covid-19 Downtown Alliance Response to COVID-19 Clean & Safe • Downtown Ambassadors: Activation • Republic Square: • Performed enhanced cleaning to • Partnered to produce PARKSPACE, a reduce infection spread • Staffed handwashing stations • Distributed water during summer • Assisted with welfare checks • Protest preparation and clean-up, graffiti and debris removal • Working with law enforcement and homelessness outreach teams on public safety issues social distance art installation, • Conducted Cinco de Mayo and Austin’s Birthday Bash online • Supported Salt & Time Café Opening • Hosting Fall Fitness Series of Classes • Partnered with Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In Theater to produce parking garage roof-top drive-in movies • Preparing for Holiday Market and Shop- the-Block Downtown Alliance Response to COVID-19 Research • Conducted Downtown Austin Retail and Small Business Survey • Created Economic Recovery Index: economic indicators to track recovery • Conducted downtown office market survey • Hosted conversations with guest researchers from other downtowns and city centers • Tracking a series of measures including first floor retail operating status, mobility trends, public safety, and downtown development Outreach and Communications • Created a frequently updated COVID-19 section on website • Restructured annual Future of Downtown event to a video format which aired on KXAN and KVUE • Conducted a 6-week “Come Back Downtown” marketing campaign with giveaways supporting downtown small businesses • Promoted "City of Us" wear a mask campaign Downtown Alliance Response to COVID-19 Advocacy • Federal Save our Stages Act’s support for live music venues Participating in Local Efforts • Opening Central Texas Task Force led by Mayor Adler and Judge Eckhardt • Advancement of the Music Venue • City Economic Department’s Recovery Efforts: Cross-Sector Focus Group • AARO’s Regional Resilience Effort • Collaborating with other non-profits Preservation Fund • Downtown public health and safety concerns • Near-term Recommendations and Priorities for City's COVID-19 Spending Framework for CARES Act, FEMA and city funding sources • Safe opening best practices, expanding businesses outdoors (Shop the Block Program) Downtown Alliance Response to COVID-19 Unique Challenges for Downtowns and Urban Centers • Downtown is a major tourism destination. Its businesses rely much more heavily on tourism than businesses in other parts of the city. • Downtown is the region’s largest employment center. Its businesses are also very reliant on the employees that spend …

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Oct. 21, 2020

Item #4 Presentation: Congress Avenue Interim Improvements original pdf

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Downtown Commission Congress Avenue Interim Safety and Mobility Improvements OCTOBER 21, 2020 NOTE: This presentation is not discussing election-related matters. This presentation gives information about currently funded work on Congress Avenue between 11th Street and Riverside Drive. 1 A Vision for Congress Avenue 2 Current Council Direction • Recognizes that street space is needed to maintain social distancing under COVID-19 risk-based guidelines • Calls for temporary improvements to open street space, as well as options for retaining safety benefits once social distancing is no longer needed • Recognizes that interim improvements align and build towards the long-term strategy for re- balancing mobility and connectivity options along the avenue 3 Temporary Pilot Installation • Established on June 30, 2020 • Separates people on scooters and bicycles from motor vehicles using tall cones • Well-used by people on scooters, bicycles • Decreases conflicts on sidewalks between people walking, dining, shopping, bicycling and riding scooters • Requires daily maintenance • Does not offer optimal aesthetic option nor does it address all safety concerns, within available resources 4 Safety Analysis • Multiple crash types found throughout corridor • Top crash intersections citywide, including: • Cesar Chavez Street • Riverside Drive • 4th Street • 2 of the worst 5 downtown signalized intersections for pedestrians • Cesar Chavez Street • 6th Street Comprehensive costs and crashes – Downtown Austin (5-year period 2014-18) Source: Vision Zero High Injury Roadways Comprehensive Crash Cost Analysis using Texas Department of Transportation Crash Record Information System and National Safety Council cost scale methodology. Legend Top 100 crash location Top 200 crash location Top 300 crash location 5 Safety Analysis • $190 million in comprehensive crash costs over the last 5 years (2014-2018) • Account for losses from: • Wages • Productivity • Medical expenses • Motor vehicle damage • Employers’ uninsured costs • As well as quality of life losses – or what we are willing to pay to reduce the risk to our own health and safety The intersection of Cesar Chavez Street and Congress Avenue carries $30 million in comprehensive crash costs alone. Source: Vision Zero High Injury Roadways Comprehensive Crash Cost Analysis using Texas Department of Transportation Crash Record Information System and National Safety Council cost scale methodology. 6 UDI Mobility Analysis • Current 6 lane configuration is not optimal for anyone • Pre-existing [pre-COVID] congestion driven by traffic bottleneck at Cesar Chavez Street and Riverside Drive …

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Oct. 21, 2020

Downtown_Commission_Approved_2021_Meeting_Schedule original pdf

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Date January 20 February 17 April 21 May 19 June 16 July 21 August 18 September 15 October 20 November 17 December 15 *Location subject to change ** Time subject to change DOWNTOWN COMMISSION MEETING SCHEDULE 2021 Day: Location: 3rd Wednesday of Each month City Hall, Room 1101 (Boards & Commission Room) 5: 30 PM Time: 2021 Meeting Calendar March 17 *St. Patrick’s Day City Hall, Room 1101 5:30 PM Location * Time ** City Hall, Room 1101 5:30 PM City Hall, Room 1101 5:30 PM City Hall, Room 1101 5:30 PM City Hall, Room 1101 5:30 PM City Hall, Room 1101 5:30 PM City Hall, Room 1101 5:30 PM City Hall, Room 1101 5:30 PM City Hall, Room 1101 5:30 PM City Hall, Room 1101 5:30 PM City Hall, Room 1101 5:30 PM City Hall, Room 1101 5:30 PM

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Oct. 21, 2020

Downtown_Commission_Recommendation_20201021-4 original pdf

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DOWNTOWN COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION 20201021-04 October 21, 2020 Congress Avenue Interim Safety and Mobility Improvements Commissioner Joel Sher Seconded By: Commissioner Megan Meisenbach Date: Subject: Motioned By: Recommendation Congress Avenue traffic capacity be monitored and if the improvement as installed reduces traffic capacity from pre-COVID levels that the improvements be expeditiously modified to prior post-COVID traffic capacity levels. Vote For: Chair August Harris, Vice Chair Jennifer Bristol, Commissioner Chris Kanipe, Commissioner Christopher Lehman, Commissioner Megan Meisenbach, Commissioner Jim Schissler, Commissioner Joel Sher 7-4 Meghan Skornia, Commissioner Sam Sargent Against: Commissioner David Gomez, Commissioner Andrew Harrison, Commissioner Abstain: None Attest: Christine Maguire Christine Maguire, Commission Executive Liaison, Economic Development Department 1 of 1

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Oct. 21, 2020

20201021-4: Congress Avenue Interim Safety and Mobility Improvements original pdf

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DOWNTOWN COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION 20201021-04 October 21, 2020 Congress Avenue Interim Safety and Mobility Improvements Commissioner Joel Sher Seconded By: Commissioner Megan Meisenbach Date: Subject: Motioned By: Recommendation Congress Avenue traffic capacity be monitored and if the improvement as installed reduces traffic capacity from pre-COVID levels that the improvements be expeditiously modified to prior post-COVID traffic capacity levels. Vote For: Chair August Harris, Vice Chair Jennifer Bristol, Commissioner Chris Kanipe, Commissioner Christopher Lehman, Commissioner Megan Meisenbach, Commissioner Jim Schissler, Commissioner Joel Sher 7-4 Meghan Skornia, Commissioner Sam Sargent Against: Commissioner David Gomez, Commissioner Andrew Harrison, Commissioner Abstain: None Attest: Christine Maguire Christine Maguire, Commission Executive Liaison, Economic Development Department 1 of 1

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Sept. 16, 2020

Agenda original pdf

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DOWNTOWN COMMISSION September 16, 2020 Downtown Commission to be held September 16, 2020 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance (September 15, 12:00 p.m.). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the Downtown Commission Meeting, residents must: •Call or email the board liaison at Mona Sanchez at mona.sanchez@austintexas.gov no later than noon, (the day before the meeting). The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, and a telephone number or email address. •Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, residents will receive either an email or phone call providing the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting. •Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. •Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. •Handouts or other information may be emailed Mona Sanchez by Noon the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. •If this meeting is broadcast live, residents may watch the meeting here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch- atxn-live Reunión del Downtown Commission FECHA de la reunion September 16, 2020 La junta se llevará con modificaciones de distanciamiento social Se permitirán comentarios públicos por teléfono; no se permitirá ninguna entrada en persona. Todos los oradores deben registrarse con anticipación (September 15, 2020 antes del mediodía). Todos los comentarios públicos se producirán al comienzo de la reunión. Para hablar de forma remota en la reunión, los residentes deben: • Llame o envíe un correo electrónico al enlace de junta en Mona Sanchez at mona.sanchez@austintexas.gov or 512-974-7864 a más tardar al mediodía (el día antes de la reunión). La información requerida es el nombre del orador, los números de artículo sobre los que desean hablar, si están a favor / en contra / neutrales, y un número de teléfono o dirección de correo electrónico. la • Una vez que se haya llamado o enviado por correo electrónico una solicitud para hablar al enlace de la junta, los residentes recibirán un correo electrónico o una llamada telefónica con el número de teléfono …

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Sept. 16, 2020

20200916-02: Public Safety Commission Representative original pdf

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DOWNTOWN COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION 20200916-02 Date: Subject: September 16, 2020 Public Safety Commission Downtown Commission Representative Motioned By: Chair August Harris Seconded By: Commissioner Megan Meisenbach Recommendation Vice Chair Jennifer Bristol moved to amend Downtown Commission changing Article 3, Section A of the Downtown Commission Bylaws and Downtown Commission Recommendation 202007 17-04 to include a member of the Public Safety Commission to the Downtown Comm i ssi on. Chair August Harris, Vice Chair Jennifer Bristol, Commissioner Meghan Skornia, Commissioner David Gomez, Commissioner Andrew Harrison, Commissioner Chris Kanipe, Commissioner Christopher Lehman, Commissioner Megan Meisenbach, Commissioner Jim Schissler, Commissioner Sam Sargent and Commissioner Joel Sher. Vote 11-0 for: Against: None Abstain: None Absent: None Attest: Mona Sanchez, Commission Liaison, Economic Development Department 1 of 1

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July 17, 2020

Agenda original pdf

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DOWNTOWN COMMISSION July 17, 2020 Downtown Commission to be held June 17, 2020 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance (June 16, 12:00 p.m.). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the Downtown Commission Meeting, residents must: •Call or email the board liaison at Mona Sanchez at mona.sanchez@austintexas.gov no later than noon, (the day before the meeting). The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, and a telephone number or email address. •Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, residents will receive either an email or phone call providing the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting. •Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. •Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. •Handouts or other information may be emailed Mona Sanchez by Noon the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. •If this meeting is broadcast live, residents may watch the meeting here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch- atxn-live DOWNTOWN COMMISSION JULY 17, 2020, 10:00-11:30 A.M. VIA VIDEOCONFERENCING CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: August Harris, Chair Meghan Skornia, Commissioner Chris Kanipe, Commissioner Christopher Lehman, Commissioner Jim Schissler, Commissioner Joel Sher, Commissioner Ben Heimsath, Commissioner Felipe Garza, Commissioner CALL TO ORDER 1. Citizen Communications Jennifer Bristol, Vice Chair Sam Sargent, Commissioner David Gomez, Commissioner Andrew Harrison, Commissioner Megan Meisenbach, Commissioner Melissa Henao-Robledo, Commissioner Cynthia Weatherby, Commissioner Kimberly Taylor, Commissioner AGENDA  Each speaker will be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items they have signed up to speak on in advance. 2. Approval of Minutes of the June 17, 2020 Meeting Minutes  Discussion and Possible Action (5 minutes) 3. Annual Internal Review Report  Discussion and Possible Action (10 minutes) 4. Public Safety Commission Downtown Commission Representation  Discussion and Possible Action (10 minutes) 5. Working Groups A. Safety and Policing Working Group  Discussion and Possible Action (5 minutes) B. Austin Core Transportation Plan (ACTP) Working Group  Discussion and Possible Action (5 minutes) 6. Items from …

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July 17, 2020

20200717-04: request the Audit & Finance Committee approve changing the Downtown Commission Bylaws regarding member substitution. original pdf

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DOWNTOWN COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION 20200717-04 July 17, 2020 Public Safety Commission Downtown Commission Representation Chair August Harris Seconded By: Commissioner Megan Meisenbach Date: Subject: Motioned By: Recommendation Chair August Harris moved to request that the Audit and Finance Committee approve changing Article 3, Section Ab of the Downtown Commission Bylaws to substitute a member of the Public Safety Commission for a member of the Music Commission. Vote For: Chair August Harris, Commissioner Andrew Harrison, Commissioner Christopher 6-0 Lehman, Commissioner Megan Meisenbach, Commissioner Joel Sher, Commissioner Jim Schissler Against: None Abstain: None Absent: Vice Chair Jennifer Bristol, Commissioner David Gomez, Commissioner Chris Kanipe, Commissioner Sam Sargent, Commissioner Meghan Skornia Attest: Mona Sanchez Mona Sanchez, Commission Liaison, Economic Development Department 1 of 1

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July 17, 2020

Approved Minutes original pdf

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DOWNTOWN COMMISSION MINUTES REGULAR MEETING WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2020 The Downtown Commission convened in a meeting on Wednesday, July 17, 2020 via videoconferencing. Downtown Commissioners in Attendance: Chair August Harris, Commissioner Christopher Lehman, Commissioner Andrew Harrison, Commissioner Megan Meisenbach, Commissioner Jim Schissler, Commissioner Joel Sher, Commissioner Meghan Skornia, Commissioner Melissa Henao-Robledo, Commissioner Cynthia Weatherby and Commissioner Kim Taylor Downtown Commissioners Not in Attendance: Vice Chair Jennifer Bristol, Commissioner David Gomez, Commissioner Chris Kanipe, Commissioner Sam Sargent City Staff in Attendance: Christine Maguire and Mona Sanchez, Economic Development Department 1. CALL TO ORDER The meeting was called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m. 2. CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: GENERAL No citizens were signed up to speak. 3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF THE JULY 17, 2020 MEETING MINUTES Commissioner Megan Meisenbach motioned to approve the July 17, 2020 meeting minutes with Commissioner Schissler’s second on a vote of 9-0 with Commissioner’s Sargent and Gomez off dais. 4. PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION DOWNTOWN COMMISSION REPRESENTATIVE Chair August Harris motioned to request that the Audit and Finance Committee approve changing Article 3, Section Ab of the Downtown Commission Bylaws to substitute a member of the Public Safety Commission for a member of the Music Commission with Commission Megan Meisenbach second on a vote of 6-0. 5. WORKING GROUPS B. Austin Core Transportation Plan (ACTP) Working Group No progress to report. 6. ITEMS FROM OTHER COMMISSIONERS - 1 - 7. No items from Commissioners. STAFF UPDATES There were no updates from staff. 8. POTENTIAL FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS o Impact of Past Housing Bonds: Affordable Units o Wayfinding Initiative Update o Small Cell Initiative / Downtown Installation o Shoal Creek Restoration o Palm School Future Recommendations o South Central Waterfront o Rezoning and Redevelopment of the Townlake YMCA o Overview of historic resources o Rainey Street Coalition and Proposed Future Development o Red Line Parkway and Potential Biking Pathway o Micro Mobility Ordinance o Pecan Streets Merchant Association and Activity on East Sixth Street o Downtown Resiliency o Congress Avenue Healthy Streets Initiative ADJOURNMENT The meeting adjourned at 10:48 a.m. 10. The minutes were approved on this the 16th day of September 2020 on Commissioner Meisenbach’s motion and Commissioner Schissler’s second on a vote of 9-0 with Commissioner Sargent and Commissioner Gomez off dais. - 2 -

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Downtown Commission Agenda June 17, 2020 original pdf

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DOWNTOWN COMMISSION June 17, 2020 Downtown Commission to be held June 17, 2020 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance (June 16, 12:00 p.m.). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the Downtown Commission Meeting, residents must: •Call or email the board liaison at Mona Sanchez at mona.sanchez@austintexas.gov no later than noon, (the day before the meeting). The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, and a telephone number or email address. •Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, residents will receive either an email or phone call providing the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting. •Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. •Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. •Handouts or other information may be emailed Mona Sanchez by Noon the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. •If this meeting is broadcast live, residents may watch the meeting here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch- atxn-live DOWNTOWN COMMISSION JUNE 17, 2020, 10:00-11:30 A.M. VIA VIDEOCONFERENCING CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Joel Sher, Chair Meghan Skornia, Commissioner Chris Kanipe, Commissioner Christopher Lehman, Commissioner Jim Schissler, Commissioner August Harris, Commissioner Ben Heimsath, Commissioner Felipe Garza, Commissioner CALL TO ORDER 1. Citizen Communications Jennifer Bristol, Vice Chair Sam Sargent, Commissioner David Gomez, Commissioner Andrew Harrison, Commissioner Megan Meisenbach, Commissioner Melissa Henao-Robledo, Commissioner Cynthia Weatherby, Commissioner AGENDA  Each speaker will be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items they have signed up to speak on in advance. 2. Approval of Minutes of the February 19, 2020 Meeting Minutes  Discussion and Possible Action (5 minutes) 3. Project Connect  Presentation by David Couch, Capital Metro (10 minutes)  Discussion and Possible Action (10 minutes) 4. APD Downtown Activity  Presentation by Commander Ryan Adam, Austin Police Department (10 minutes)  Discussion and Possible Action (10 minutes) 5. Working Groups B. Austin Core Transportation Plan (ACTP) Working Group  Discussion and Possible Action (5 minutes) 6. Items from other …

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Agenda_Item_3_Project_Connect original pdf

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LAKELINE LAKELINE LAKELINE HOWARD HOWARD Howard Ln 325 Walnut Creek Metro Park PARMER TECH TECH TECH RIDGE RIDGE RIDGE Stoney Creek Park RECOMMENDED SYSTEM PLAN ACC Northridge BROADMOOR/DOMAIN BROADMOOR/DOMAIN BRAKER LN BRAKER SOUTHEND RUTLAND CROSSROADS KRAMER MCKALLA MCKALLA M e t r i c B l A A C C C C H H I I G G H H L L A A N N D D T T O O T T E E C C H H R R I I D D G G E E RUNDBERG 325 Rundberg Ln NORTH LAMAR NORTH LAMAR NORTH LAMAR TRANSIT CENTER TRANSIT CENTER TRANSIT CENTER 325 10 N L a m a r B l St Johns Ave 300 FOUR POINTS OHLEN B u r n e NORTHCROSS t R d R R E E D D L L I I N N E E Emma Long Metro Park LOOP 360 CRESTVIEW CRESTVIEW CRESTVIEW A A B B M M N N U U E E D D R R N N N N O O C C E E A A H H T T K K A A C C T T H H O O A A I I L L L L NORTH LOOP TEXAS HEALTH COMMISSION ALLANDALE KOENIG KOENIG LOOP 360 E x p o s i t i o n B l 335 Seton Hospital L a m a r B l UT/WEST MALL UT/WEST MALL Enfield Rd RED BUD RED BUD CAPITOL WEST CAPITOL WEST GOVERNMENT GOVERNMENT GOVERNMENT CENTER CENTER CENTER 5TH/6TH & W LYNN 5TH/6TH & LAMAR CROSSTOWN CROSSTOWN EXPOSITION Lake Austin Zilker Park S L a m a r B l Long Center LAMAR SQUARE B a G r e r t o e n n C r e b e lt e k BRODIE OAKS OLTORF WEST MENCHACA S La m ar Bl P a n t h e r T rl CLARKSON HANCOCK 38½ St LAFAYETTE HIGHLAND HIGHLAND HIGHLAND HIGHLAND TRIANGLE TRIANGLE TRIANGLE TRIANGLE 7 HYDE HYDE PARK PARK HEMPHILL HEMPHILL PARK PARK ST. DAVID’S 20 University of Texas UT EAST S a n J a c i n t o B l MEDICAL MEDICAL SCHOOL SCHOOL 10 7 CAPITOL CAPITOL EAST EAST DOWNTOWN AREA Dell Seton Hospital TRINITY TRINITY Huston-Tillotson University REPUBLIC REPUBLIC REPUBLIC REPUBLIC SQUARE SQUARE SQUARE SQUARE DOWNTOWN DOWNTOWN DOWNTOWN DOWNTOWN DOWNTOWN STATION STATION STATION …

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June 17, 2020

20200617-04 (Part 1): APD Downtown Activity Recommendation - Part 1 original pdf

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DOWNTOWN COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION 20200617-04 (Part 1) June 17, 2020 Date: Subject: Motioned By: Recommendation That the Austin Police Department (APD) provide a monthly Safety and Policing Report at every Downtown Commission meeting on the following items: Commissioner Meghan Skornia APD Downtown Activity Seconded By: Commissioner August Harris  Downtown use of force incidents by race  Downtown officer-involved shootings by race  Downtown loitering citations by race Vote For: Vice Chair Jennifer Bristol, Commissioner Meghan Skornia, Commissioner Sam Sargent, 7-0 Commissioner Chris Kanipe, Commissioner David Gomez, Commissioner Christopher Lehman, Commissioner Megan Meisenbach Against: None Abstain: None Absent: Chair Joel Sher, Commissioner Andrew Harrison and Commissioner Jim Schissler Attest: Mona Sanchez Mona Sanchez, Commission Liaison, Economic Development Department 1 of 1

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