Small Area Planning Joint CommitteeOct. 19, 2022

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SMALL AREA PLANNING JOINT COMMITTEE APRIL 13, 2022 11:30 AM STREET-JONES BUILDING, ROOM 400A 1100 EAST 11TH STREET AUSTIN, TEXAS Some members of the committee may be participating by videoconference. 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, call or email the board liaison at 512-978-1725 or Members Absent Jennifer Mushtaler CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Members in Attendance Patrick Howard James Shieh, Chair Jeffrey Thompson Cesar Acosta David King, Vice-Chair Betsy Greenberg Staff in Attendance Mark Walters Susan Watkins Stevie Greathouse Greg Dutton Laura Keating Victor Cortes DRAFT MINUTES CALL TO ORDER: Chair Shieh called the meeting to order at 11:40 AM. PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first 3 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. No speakers signed up to speak. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a. Approval of minutes from the December 8, 2021, Small Area Planning Joint Committee meeting. King clarifies minutes: On Commissioner King’s motion, Commissioner Thompson’s second, the committee unanimously voted to approve the December 8, 2021, minutes as amended. b. Approval of minutes from the February 9, 2022, Small Area Planning Joint Committee meeting. On Commissioner King’s motion, Commissioner Thompson’s second, the committee unanimously voted to approve the February 9, 2022, minutes. 2. OLD BUSINESS a. None 3. NEW BUSINESS a. 90-92 Rainey Street - Reflectivity Variance in the Waterfront Overlay (SPC-2020- 0121C) - Discussion and possible action on a variance for reflectivity standards in the Rainey Street subdistrict of the Waterfront Overlay. • Amanda Swor (Drenner Group) presented on behalf of the applicant. • On Commissioner Acosta’s motion, Commissioner Greenberg’s second, the commission voted to close the public hearing. • The variance request was discussed. Commissioner King made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Greenburg, that the variance request be forwarded to the Planning Commission without a recommendation with information from staff regarding potential impacts on adjacent buildings, bird-friendly design, transmittance, reflectivity, LEED best practices and energy efficiency. 4. PUBLIC HEARINGS a. None 5. STAFF BRIEFINGS Stevie Greathouse presented. Waterfront Overlay. Greg Dutton presented. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS a. Housing and Planning Department Staff will brief the Committee on the status of the on- going Palm District Planning Initiative. b. Housing and Planning Department Staff will brief the Committee on the South Central • Chair Shieh requested information on best practices regarding properties and use of glass on new buildings, and the LEED approach, within the waterfront overlay. ADJOURNMENT Chair Shieh adjourned the meeting at 1:44 PM. The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days (48 hours) before the Housing and Planning Department, at for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. For more the Small Area Plan Joint Committee, please contact Susan Watkins at Please call Susan Watkins at the meeting date. information on