Environmental Commission - May 15, 2024

Environmental Commission Regular Meeting of the Environmental Commission - Permitting And Development Center, Events Center, Room 1401, 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Drive Austin, Texas 78752

20240515-001 Draft Minutes from 5/1/24 meeting original pdf

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Regular Meeting of the Environmental Commission May 15, 2024 at 6:00 PM Permitting And Development Center, Events Center, Room 1405 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Drive Austin, Texas 78752 Some members of the Environmental Commission will 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 Elizabeth Funk, Watershed Protection Department, at (512) 568-2244, Elizabeth.Funk@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). Colin Nickells Jennifer Bristol, Secretary David Sullivan Richard Brimer Perry Bedford, Chair CURRENT COMMISSIONERS: Haris Qureshi Peter Einhorn Mariana Krueger Melinda Schiera Hanna Cofer, Vice Chair AGENDA CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first 10 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. 1 APPROVAL OF MINUTES 1. Approve the minutes of the Environmental Commission Regular Meeting on May 1, 2024. STAFF BRIEFINGS 2. Update on the 2023 State of the Environment Report and 2023 Watershed Protection Annual Report – Liz Johnston, Interim Environmental Officer, and Anupa Gharpurey, Assistant Director, Watershed Protection Department PUBLIC HEARINGS 3. 4. 5. Name: 3 Men Movers, SP-2023-0294C Applicant: Hollis Scheffler – Westwood Professional Services Location: 9989 E US 290 Hwy Service Road EB, Austin, TX 78744 Council District: District 5 Staff: Ryan Soutter, Environmental Review Specialist Senior, Development Services Department Applicant request: Request to vary from a) LDC 25-8-301 to allow driveway construction on slopes greater than 15%; b) LDC 25-8-302 to allow building and parking construction on slopes over 15%; c) LDC 25-8-341 to allow cut up to 12 feet; and d) LDC 25-8-342 to allow fill up to 15 feet. Staff recommendation: Staff recommends approval of the variances with conditions Name: Sunfield PUD Amendment #1; Case No. C814-2014-0083.01 Applicant: Katherine P. Loayza, Jackson Walker L.L.P. Location: 1901 Turnersville …

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20240515-002: 2023 State of the Environment Memo original pdf

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M E M O R A N D U M Mayor and Council Members Robert Goode, P.E., Assistant City Manager Jorge L. Morales, P.E., CFM, Director, Watershed Protection Department May 9, 2024 TO: THROUGH: FROM: DATE: SUBJECT: 2023 State of Our Environment Report The Watershed Protection Department (WPD) is sharing our 2023 State of Our Environment Report. This annual report has been the duty of the Environmental Officer to present to the City Manager and City Council since 1997, as per Austin City Code 25-1-45(C). Although the format of the State of Our Environment Report has evolved over time, it currently exists as a web-based report with information about the current condition of Austin’s natural resources and how they have changed over time. A Spanish version is also available online through the link below. Please view the report at: www.austintexas.gov/environment. This report has typically included the following metrics from across many departmental missions, including: • • Urban Forest; • Public Open Space; • Wildlands; • Climate Change; and • Air Quality. Lakes, Creeks, and Aquifers; WPD is appreciative of the staff in Parks and Recreation Department’s Park Planning Division, Development Services Department’s Community Tree Preservation Division, Austin Water’s Wildlands Division, and the Office of Sustainability for their assistance and continued collaboration to allow us to bring these important metrics together in one annual report. If you would like additional information or have feedback on the 2023 report, please contact Liz Johnston, Acting Environmental Officer, at (512) 974-2619 or Liz.Johnston@austintexas.gov. cc: T.C. Broadnax, City Manager Liz Johnston, Acting Environmental Officer, Watershed Protection Department Page 1 of 1

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20240515-003: 3 Men Movers Staff Presentation original pdf

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9989 E US 290 Hwy Service Road 3 Men Movers SP-2023-0294C Project Location Site Location Austin ETJ Austin City Limits Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone Edwards Aquifer Contributing Zone This product is for informational purposes and may not have been prepared for or be suitable for legal, engineering, or surveying purposes. It does not represent an on-the- ground survey and represents only the approximate relative location of property boundaries. This product has been produced by the Watershed Protection Department for the sole purpose of geographic reference. No warranty is made by the City of Austin regarding specific accuracy or completeness. Project Location Property Data • Austin Full Purpose Jurisdiction • Desired Development Zone • Gilleland Creek Watershed (Suburban Watershed) • Not located over Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone • No Critical Environmental Features, Wetlands, or Critical Water Quality Zones on site • 5.415 Acres • Council District 1 Variance Request § 25-8-341 - CUT REQUIREMENTS (A) Cuts on a tract of land may not exceed four feet of depth. - The variance request is to allow cut from 4 to 12 feet. § 25-8-342 - FILL REQUIREMENTS (A) Fill on a tract of land may not exceed four feet of depth. - The variance request is to allow fill from 4 to 15 feet. Variance Request • § 25-8-301 - CONSTRUCTION OF A ROADWAY OR DRIVEWAY • (A) A person may not construct a roadway or driveway on a slope with a gradient of more than 15 percent. • - The variance request is to allow roadway on a slope with a gradient of more than 15 percent. • § 25-8-302 - CONSTRUCTION OF A BUILDING OR PARKING AREA • (A) A person may not construct a building or parking structure on a slope with a gradient of more than 25 percent. • -The variance request is to allow building and parking area on slopes greater than 25 percent. Historical Site Usage • Circa 2008 the site was used as a spoils area for nearby road construction which created the increased elevation and steep slopes. Approx. 2003 Approx. 2008 Variance Findings • Variances for grading and construction on slopes have been granted • for projects with similar site constraints, specifically road development guidelines and topographic conditions created from historic use as a spoils site. The variance: • • • Is necessitated by topographic features, not design choice; Is the minimum deviation from …

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20240515-003: 3 Men Movers Variance Packet original pdf

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ITEM FOR ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION AGENDA May 15, 2024 3 MEN MOVERS SP-2023-0294C COMMISSION MEETING DATE: NAME & NUMBER OF PROJECT: NAME OF APPLICANT OR ORGANIZATION: HOLLIS SCHEFFLER – WESTWOOD PROFESSIONAL SERVICES LOCATION: 9989 E US 290 Hwy Service Road EB, Austin, TX 78744 COUNCIL DISTRICT: District #1 ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW STAFF: Ryan Soutter, Environmental Review Specialist Senior, Development Services Department, (512) 974-1665, ryan.soutter@austintexas.gov WATERSHED: Gilleland Creek Watershed, Suburban, Desired Development Zone REQUEST: Variance requests are as follows: 1. Request to vary from LDC 25-8-301 to allow driveway construction on slopes greater than 15%; 2. Request to vary from LDC 25-8-302 to allow building and parking construction on slopes over 15%; 3. Request to vary from LDC 25-8-341 to allow cut up to 12 feet; and 4. Request to vary from LDC 25-8-342 to allow fill up to 15 feet. Staff recommends these variances, having determined the findings of fact to have been met. • Terrace and vegetate steep slopes. • Provide enlarged parking lot islands (3) that are approximately 17 feet wide for improved tree growth. • Provide enhanced tree mitigation (5 additional trees). STAFF RECOMMENDATION: STAFF CONDITION: Development Services Department Staff Recommendations Concerning Required Findings Project Name: 3 Men Movers Ordinance Standard: 25-8-301 Construction of a Roadway of Driveway Variance Request: Driveway construction on slopes greater than 15% A. Land Use Commission variance determinations from Chapter 25-8-41 of the City Code: 1. The requirement will deprive the applicant of a privilege or the safety of property given to owners of other similarly situated property with approximately contemporaneous development; Yes Similarly situated properties with similar development type and subject to the same code requirements have received variances for grading in excess of four feet. These developments are all large developments located in the Desired Development Zone. Grading over four feet is necessary to create level finished-floor elevations and level loading docks and to maintain drives at minimal grades for maneuverability. Examples of similar projects include: Applied Materials Logistics Service Center, at 9614 US-290, Austin, TX 78724, (SP-2020-0321C), which was allowed cut to 12 feet for a 16-acre warehouse; Crossroads Logistics Center, at 8400 E Parmer Ln, Manor, TX 78653, (SP-2021-0015D), which was allowed cut to 14.3 feet and fill to 16.5 feet for three buildings totaling 11 acres of warehouse space; Park 183 Buildings 6 & 7, at 4800 Distribution Dr, Austin, TX 78744, (SP-2021-0072C), which was allowed fill to 17 …

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20240515-004: Sunfield PUD Amendment 1 Staff Report original pdf

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COMMISSION MEETING DATE: ITEM FOR ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION AGENDA May 15th, 2024 Case No. C814-2014-0083.01; Sunfield PUD Amendment #1 Katherine P. Loayza, Jackson Walker L.L.P. NAME & NUMBER OF PROJECT: NAME OF APPLICANT OR ORGANIZATION: LOCATION: COUNCIL DISTRICT: District 5 1901 Turnersville Road ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW STAFF: Leslie Lilly, Environmental Conservation Program Manager, Watershed Protection Department, Leslie.Lilly@austintexas.gov WATERSHED: REQUEST: STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Suburban Watershed, Onion Creek, Rinard Creek, Plum Creek, To amend a Planned Unit Development (PUD) Staff recommended with conditions STAFF CONDITION: 1. This project shall comply with current PUD requirements, except for the following exceptions: a. Section 25-8-341 modified to allow cut up to20 ft b. Section 25-8-342 modified to allow fill up to 20 ft c. Modification of protected CWQZs as shown in Exhibit F to Land Use Plan d. Modification industrial/warehouse us on approximately 91 acres. to permit a light 2. The project shall incorporate bird-friendly design criteria into the development including compliance with the following Austin Energy Green Building Star Rating System criteria for: a. ST7 Light Pollution Reduction; b. STEL5 Bird Collision Deterrence 3. Water quality treatment will adhere to current COA code requirements. Where feasible, the project shall be designed to direct stormwater to vegetated pervious areas before water enters the gray stormwater system, including but not limited to swales, filter strips, infiltration trenches and infiltration basins. 4. The project will require 10% more trees than minimally required by the current PUD ordinance and current code regulations. 5. The project will provide enhanced stabilization measures including terracing and retaining walls for areas exceeding 8 feet of cut or fill. 6. A minimum of 100 square feet of landscape islands for every 12 parking spaces will be provided. The landscape islands will be a minimum of 10 feet wide. 7. A minimum of two electric vehicle charging stations per multi- family apartment complex will be provided in parking lots adjacent to multi-family apartments. 2 ZONING CHANGE REVIEW SHEET DISTRICT: 5 CASE: C814-2014-0083.01 – Sunfield PUD Amendment, ZONING FROM / TO: PUD, to permit industrial uses, update provisions for water service, increase impervious cover, reconfigure the location and massing of affordable housing units within residential portions of the PUD, and request modifications to cut and fill requirements. ADDRESS: 1901 Turnersville Road, southwest corner of Turnersville Road and South Turnersville Road SITE AREA (Total): 482.5 acres (PUD); 91 acres (PUD amendment area) PROPERTY OWNER: Sunfield Investments LLC; Sunfield Development …

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20240515-004: Sunfield PUD Staff Presentation original pdf

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Sunfield PUD 1901 Turnersville Road C814-2014-0083.01 (PUD Amendment) Leslie Lilly Environmental Conservation Program Manager Watershed Protection C I T Y O F A U S T I N W A T E R S H E D P R O T E C T I O N D E P A R T M E N T Planned Unit Development Amendment A Planned Unit Development (PUD) is a type of site development and regulatory process established by city ordinance for a tract of land. The Sunfield PUD was approved by council in 2015, consisting of 482.5 acres. The applicant is requesting a PUD Amendment to: • permit industrial uses (increase in IC allowances) • update provisions for water service • • modify cut and fill requirements reconfiguration of affordable housing units C I T Y O F A U S T I N W A T E R S H E D P R O T E C T I O N D E P A R T M E N T C 8 1 4- 2 0 1 4- 0 0 8 3 . 0 1 C I T Y O F A U S T I N W A T E R S H E D P R O T E C T I O N D E P A R T M E N T Site Conditions • Located in Full Purpose Jurisdiction • Adjacent to Amazon • 482.5 acres • Suburban Watershed • Not in Edwards Aquifer Recharge or Contributing Zone • Plum Creek and Rinard Creek Watersheds • Wetland CEFs • Minor CWQZs • Floodplain C I T Y O F A U S T I N W A T E R S H E D P R O T E C T I O N D E P A R T M E N T C I T Y O F A U S T I N W A T E R S H E D P R O T E C T I O N D E P A R T M E N T 5 Land Use and Slopes C I T Y O F A U S T I N W A T E R S H E D P R O T E C T I O N D E P A R T M E N T Environmental Exhibit …

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20240515-005: January Drive Flood Reduction Variance Packet original pdf

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ITEM FOR ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION AGENDA May 15, 2024 January Drive Flood Risk Reduction Project – SP-2022-0531D Claudia Corsetti – Capital Delivery Service Department COMMISSION MEETING DATE: NAME & NUMBER OF PROJECT: NAME OF APPLICANT OR ORGANIZATION: LOCATION: 11605 – 11509 February Drive Austin, Texas 78753 COUNCIL DISTRICT: District 1 ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW STAFF: Eric Brown, PG – Hydrogeologist – Watershed Protection Department WATERSHED: Walnut Creek, Watershed Regulation Area - Suburban, DDZ REQUEST: To allow construction of drainage infrastructure within 50-feet of seep/spring Critical Environmental Feature (CEF) STAFF RECOMMENDATION: STAFF CONDITION: Recommended with Conditions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Repair rill erosion throughout the area, Place Grow Zone signs at 100 ft intervals, 30 ft from back of curb, Expand native planting and seeding throughout the Grow Zone area, and native seeding in the area between the Grow Zone and the curb (no plantings outside of the Grow Zone; sod area for stabilization can remain), Ensure that placement of topsoil, temporary irrigation and weed management are included with the restoration, Remove remaining driveway aprons and replace with curb and gutter. Staff Findings of Fact Watershed Protection Department Staff Recommendations Concerning Required Findings Project Name & Case Number: January Drive Flood Risk Reduction Project – SP-2022- 0531D Ordinance Standard: Watershed Protection Ordinance Variance Request: LDC 25-8-281(C)(2)(b) - To allow construction within 50 feet of a Rimrock and Seep Critical Environmental Features (CEF) . Include an explanation with each applicable finding of fact. A. Land Use Commission variance determinations from Chapter 25-8-41 of the City Code: 1. The requirement will deprive the applicant of a privilege available to owners of similarly situated property with approximately contemporaneous development subject to similar code requirements. Yes. Watershed Protection Department proposes a project to reduce the risk of flooding for the Four Season Subdivision Neighborhood. The new stormwater drainage system must be installed to direct stormwater flows away from existing properties and into the ROW. The development is necessary for the health and safety of the citizens of the City of Austin. The denial of the requested variance for the proposed project will preclude the construction of a stormwater facility necessary to relieve the neighborhood of flooding. The variance is being requested to allow for drainage improvements and continued maintenance and operation of the stormwater system. The variance: a) Is not necessitated by the scale, layout, construction method, or other design decision made by the applicant, unless the …

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20250515-005: January Drive Flood Reduction Project Staff Presentation original pdf

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WALNUT CREEK - JANUARY DRIVE FLOOD REDUCTION PROJECT SP-2022-0531D Eric Brown Hydrogeologic Reviewer Watershed Protection Department PROPERTY DATA • WALNUT CREEK WATERSHED • WATER SUPPLY URBAN CLASSIFICATION • CRITICAL ENVIRONMENTAL FEATURES ON SITE • COUNCIL DISTRICT 1 BACKGROUND • • HISTORIC FLOODING CONCERNS FOR FOUR SEASONS NEIGHBORHOOD UPSIZE OF STORMWATER INFRASTRUCTURE AND ABANDONMENT IN PLACE OF EXISTING INFRASTRUCTURE CODE REFERENCE •TITLE 25 – LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE, CHAPTER 25-8-281(C)(2)(B). VARIANCE REQUEST REQUEST TO VARY FROM LDC 25-8- 281(C)(2)(B) TO ALLOW CONSTRUCTION WITHIN 50-FOOT OF SEEP AND RIMROCK CRITICAL ENVIRONMENTAL FEATURE (CEF) SETBACKS. SEEP HORIZON SEEP HORIZON and RIMROCK EXISTING 24” OUTFALL. HEADWALL TO REMAIN 24” will remain in place 30” will be upsized to 48” VARIANCE RECOMMENDATION FINDING OF FACTS HAVE BEEN MET. STAFF RECOMMENDS THE APPROVAL OF THIS VARIANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS BELOW: • • • • • REPAIR RILL EROSION THROUGHOUT THE AREA, PLACE GROW ZONE SIGNS AT 100 FT INTERVALS, 30 FT FROM BACK OF CURB, EXPAND NATIVE PLANTING AND SEEDING THROUGHOUT THE GROW ZONE AREA, AND NATIVE SEEDING IN THE AREA BETWEEN THE GROW ZONE AND THE CURB (NO PLANTINGS OUTSIDE OF THE GROW ZONE; SOD AREA FOR STABILIZATION CAN REMAIN), ENSURE THAT PLACEMENT OF TOPSOIL, TEMPORARY IRRIGATION AND WEED MANAGEMENT ARE INCLUDED WITH THE RESTORATION, REMOVE REMAINING DRIVEWAY APRONS AND REPLACE WITH CURB AND GUTTER. RESTORATION PLAN QUESTIONS?

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Agenda original pdf

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Regular Meeting of the Environmental Commission May 15, 2024 at 6:00 PM Permitting And Development Center, Events Center, Room 1405 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Drive Austin, Texas 78752 Some members of the Environmental Commission will 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 Elizabeth Funk, Watershed Protection Department, at (512) 568-2244, Elizabeth.Funk@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). Colin Nickells Jennifer Bristol, Secretary David Sullivan Richard Brimer Perry Bedford, Chair CURRENT COMMISSIONERS: Haris Qureshi Peter Einhorn Mariana Krueger Melinda Schiera Hanna Cofer, Vice Chair AGENDA CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first 10 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. 1 APPROVAL OF MINUTES 1. Approve the minutes of the Environmental Commission Regular Meeting on May 1, 2024. STAFF BRIEFINGS 2. Update on the 2023 State of the Environment Report and 2023 Watershed Protection Annual Report – Liz Johnston, Interim Environmental Officer, and Anupa Gharpurey, Assistant Director, Watershed Protection Department PUBLIC HEARINGS 3. 4. 5. Name: 3 Men Movers, SP-2023-0294C Applicant: Hollis Scheffler – Westwood Professional Services Location: 9989 E US 290 Hwy Service Road EB, Austin, TX 78744 Council District: District 5 Staff: Ryan Soutter, Environmental Review Specialist Senior, Development Services Department Applicant request: Request to vary from a) LDC 25-8-301 to allow driveway construction on slopes greater than 15%; b) LDC 25-8-302 to allow building and parking construction on slopes over 15%; c) LDC 25-8-341 to allow cut up to 12 feet; and d) LDC 25-8-342 to allow fill up to 15 feet. Staff recommendation: Staff recommends approval of the variances with conditions Name: Sunfield PUD Amendment #1; Case No. C814-2014-0083.01 Applicant: Katherine P. Loayza, Jackson Walker L.L.P. Location: 1901 Turnersville …

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20240515-001: Draft Minutes from 5/1/24 meeting pdf original pdf

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2. in a REGULAR meeting on ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION REGULAR CALLED MEETING MINUTES WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2024 The ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION convened Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Drive in Austin, Texas. Vice Chair Bedford called the Environmental Commission Meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Commissioners in Attendance: Perry Bedford, Richard Brimer, Jennifer Bristol, Peter Einhorn, Haris Qureshi, and David Sullivan Commissioners in Attendance Remotely: Hanna Cofer, Mariana Krueger, Colin Nickells, Melinda Schiera Commissioners Absent: None PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL None APPROVAL OF MINUTES 1. Approve the minutes of the Environmental Commission Regular Meeting on March 20, 2024 and the Special Called Meeting on March 28, 2024. The minutes of the Environmental Commission Regular meeting on March 20, 2024 were approved on Commissioner Brimer’s motion, Commissioner Sullivan’s second on a 7-0 vote. Commissioners Krueger, Qureshi, and Schiera were off the dais. The minutes of the Environmental Commission Special Called meeting on March 28, 2024 were approved on Commissioner Brimer’s motion, Commissioner Sullivan’s second on a 6-0 vote. Commissioner’s Bristol and Nickells abstained. Commissioners Qureshi and Schiera were off the dais PUBLIC HEARINGS Name: Bridle Ridge at Wildhorse Ranch, C8-2023-0259 Applicant: Kimley Horn (Kevin Burks) Location: 10501 ½ Blue Bluff Rd, Austin, TX 78653 1 DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 3. Council District: District 1 Staff: Pamela Abee-Taulli, Environmental Program Coordinator, Development Services Department Applicant request: Request to vary from a) 25-8-341 to allow cut over four (4) feet, to 15 feet and b) 25-8-342 to allow fill over four (4) feet, to 15 feet. Staff recommendation: Staff recommends approval of the variances with conditions Speakers: Pamela Abee-Taulli Kevin Burks Liz Johnston A motion to close the public hearing was approved on Commissioner Bedford’s motion, Commissioner Krueger’s second on a 9-0 vote. Commissioner Cofer was off the dais. A motion to approve the requested variances with conditions was approved on Commissioner Bristol’s motion, Commissioner Bedford’s second on a 9-0 vote. Commissioner Cofer was off the dais. Approve a recommendation on an ordinance amending City Code Title 25 related to development regulations applicable to residential re-subdivisions and multi-family residential site development of five to sixteen units – Brent Lloyd, Development Officer, Development Services Department Speakers: Brent Lloyd Liz Johnston Matt Hollon Vice Chair Bedford called a recess at 8:07. Vice Chair Bedford reconvened the meeting at 8:15. Commissioner Bristol made a motion to recommend the Infill Plats & Site Plan Lite, Part 2 code …

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Recommendation 20240515-003: 3 Men Movers original pdf

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ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION 20240515-003 Date: May 15, 2024 Subject: 3 Men Movers Variances, SP-2023-0294C Motion by: Perry Bedford WHEREAS, the Environmental Commission recognizes the applicant is requesting: Second by: Haris Qureshi 1. Request to vary from LDC 25-8-301 to allow driveway construction on slopes greater than 2. Request to vary from LDC 25-8-302 to allow building and parking construction on slopes 15%; over 15%; 3. Request to vary from LDC 25-8-341 to allow cut up to 12 feet 4. Request to vary from LDC 25-8-342 to allow fill up to 15 feet. AND WHEREAS, the Environmental Commission recognizes the site is located in Gilleland Creek Watershed, Suburban Classification; and THEREFORE, the Environmental Commission recommends the variance request with the following conditions: Staff Conditions: 1. Terrace and vegetate steep slopes. 2. Provide enlarged parking lot islands (3) that are approximately 17 feet wide for improved tree growth. 3. Provide enhanced tree mitigation (5 additional trees). Environmental Commission Conditions: 1. Plant native plants and trees that are consistent with Blackland prairie species throughout the property, not just on terraces and slopes. 2. Retain as many existing native species trees as possible. 3. Have a tree maintenance plan to ensure that planted trees and vegetation can become established (minimum 5 year plan.) 4. Research the feasibility of adding solar power to the property where possible/practical. Vote: 8-0 For: Perry Bedford, Hanna Cofer, Peter Einhorn, Mariana Krueger, Colin Nickells, Haris Qureshi, Melinda Schiera, David Sullivan 1 of 2 Against: None Abstain: Richard Brimer Absent: Jennifer Bristol Attest: Perry Bedford, Environmental Commission Chair 2 of 2

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Recommendation 20240515-004: Sunfield PUD Amendment 1 original pdf

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ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION 20240515-004 Date: May 15, 2024 Subject: Sunfield PUD Amendment #1, C814-2014-0083.01 Motion by: Perry Bedford WHEREAS, the Environmental Commission recognizes the applicant is requesting to amend a PUD; AND WHEREAS, the Environmental Commission recognizes the site is located in Onion Creek, Rinard Creek and Plum Creek Watersheds, Suburban Classification; and THEREFORE, the Environmental Commission recommends the variance request with the following conditions: Staff Conditions: Second by: Mariana Krueger 1. This project shall comply with current PUD requirements, except for the following exceptions: a. Section 25-8-341 modified to allow cut up to20 ft b. Section 25-8-342 modified to allow fill up to 20 ft c. Modification of protected CWQZs as shown in Exhibit F d. Modification to Land Use Plan to permit a light industrial/warehouse use on approximately 91 acres. 2. The project shall incorporate bird-friendly design criteria into the development including compliance with the following Austin Energy Green Building Star Rating System criteria for: a. ST7 Light Pollution Reduction; b. STEL5 Bird Collision Deterrence 3. Water quality treatment will adhere to current COA code requirements. Where feasible, the project shall be designed to direct stormwater to vegetated pervious areas before water enters the gray stormwater system, including but not limited to swales, filter strips, infiltration trenches and infiltration basins. 4. The project will require 10% more trees than minimally required by the current PUD ordinance and current code regulations. 5. 5. The project will provide enhanced stabilization measures including terracing and retaining walls for areas exceeding 8 feet of cut or fill. 6. A minimum of 100 square feet of landscape islands for every 12 parking spaces will be provided. The landscape islands will be a minimum of 10 feet wide. 1 of 2 7. A minimum of two electric vehicle charging stations per multifamily apartment complex will be provided in parking lots adjacent to multi-family apartments. Environmental Commission Conditions: 1. Research the feasibility of adding solar power to the property where practical/possible. 2. Continue to work with Capital Metro about adding access to public transformation at the property as the project progresses. 3. 10 percent of all parking shall be pre-wired for electric vehicle capability. Vote: 8-1 For: Perry Bedford, Hanna Cofer, Peter Einhorn, Mariana Krueger, Colin Nickells, Haris Qureshi, Melinda Schiera, David Sullivan Against: Richard Brimer Abstain: None Absent: Jennifer Bristol Attest: Perry Bedford, Environmental Commission Chair 2 of 2

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Recommendation 20240515-005: January Drive Flood Reduction original pdf

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ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION 20240515-005 Date: May 15, 2024 Subject: January Drive Flood Risk Reduction Project, SP-2022-0531D Motion by: Perry Bedford WHEREAS, the Environmental Commission recognizes the applicant is requesting to allow construction of drainage infrastructure within 50-feet of seep/ spring Critical Env Feature (CEF); AND WHEREAS, the Environmental Commission recognizes the site is located in Walnut Creek, Suburban Development Zone; THEREFORE, the Environmental Commission recommends the variance request with the following conditions: Staff Conditions: Second by: Peter Einhorn 1. Repair erosion throughout area. 2. Place Grow Zone Signs at 100 ft intervals, 30 ft from curb. 3. Expand native planting and seeding throughout the Grow Zone and the curb (no plantings outside of the Grow Zone; sod area for stabilization can remain.) 4. Ensure that placement of topsoil, temp irrigation and weed management are included with the restoration. 5. Remove remaining driveway aprons and replace with curb and gutter. Vote: 9-0 For: Perry Bedford, Richard Brimer, Hanna Cofer, Peter Einhorn, Mariana Krueger, Colin Nickells, Haris Qureshi, Melinda Schiera, David Sullivan Against: None Abstain: None Absent: Jennifer Bristol Attest: Perry Bedford, Environmental Commission Chair 1 of 1

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