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Jan. 22, 2024

Approved Minutes original pdf

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URBAN RENEWAL BOARD MEETING MEETING MINUTES MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2024 The URBAN RENEWAL BOARD convened on MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2024, at the Permitting and Development Center - 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Dr. in Austin, Texas. Chair Manuel Escobar called the Urban Renewal Board meeting to order at 6:05 p.m. Board Members/Commissioners in Attendance: Chair Manuel Escobar, Commissioners Kobla Tetey, Jacqueline Watson and Amit Motwani were present. Board Members/Commissioners in Attendance Remotely: Commissioner Danielle Skidmore attended remotely. Commissioner Hawkins logged into the meeting at 6:47pm, recused herself and left the dais due to a potential conflict of interest on items 5 and 6. Vice Chair Pierce joined the meeting at 7:05pm. Board Members Absent/off the dais at call to order: Commissioners Darrell Pierce and Tam Hawkins PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL No speakers signed up to speak. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approve the amended minutes of the URB’s regular meeting on December 18, 2023. On Commissioner Motwani’s motion, Commissioner Tetey’s second, the December 18, 2023, minutes were approved, on a 5-0-0 vote. Vice Chair Pierce and Commissioner Hawkins were off the dais. 1. 1 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS Discussion and possible action regarding the City Manager’s evaluation of the continued need for the URP and the URA, and the URB’s recommendation to Council (Chair Escobar) Mandy DeMayo gave the update and relayed that a memorandum is currently under review before going to Council. Discussion and possible action related to updates on future development of Blocks 16 & 18 from Austin Economic Development Corporation, including the Request for Proposals process focused on the evaluation criteria and program requirements related to Phase Two of the Request for Proposals (Anne Gatling Haynes and Jose Lopez, AEDC) Anne Gatling Haynes and Jose Lopez gave the update. On Commissioner Watson’s motion, Commissioner Motwani’s second, the URB voted to authorize Chair Escobar as the Designated Representative to authorize and approve the final form of the Phase Two Request for Proposals prior to its release. Commissioner Pierce was off the dais; Commissioner Hawkins recused herself and was off the dais. Discussion and possible action on amending the Memorandum of Understanding between the Urban Renewal Agency and Austin Economic Development Corporation to add the Project fee schedule as an exhibit in relation to the development of Blocks 16 & 18 (Anne Gatling Haynes and Jose Lopez, AEDC) Anne Gatling Haynes gave the update. Chair Escobar recessed the meeting …

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Dec. 18, 2023

URB-Agenda-2023-12-18 original pdf

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1. 2. REGULAR CALLED MEETING of the URBAN RENEWAL BOARD DECEMBER 18, 2023, 6:00 P.M. PERMITTING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER, ROOM 1406 6310 WILHELMINA DELCO DR. AUSTIN, TEXAS 78752 *NOTE: The Urban Renewal Board no longer meets at the Street-Jones Building. Some members of the Urban Renewal Board may be participating by videoconference and a quorum will be present at the location identified above. 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 Courtney Banker, (512) 974-3114 or courtney.banker@austintexas.gov. CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS/COMMISSIONERS: Manuel Escobar, Chair Darrell W, Pierce, Vice Chair Danielle Skidmore Amit Motwani Jacqueline Watson Kobla Tetey Tam Hawkins CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL AGENDA The first 10 speakers who registered to speak no later than noon the day before the meeting, if speaking virtually, will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approve the amended minutes of the URB’s regular called meeting on October 16, 2023. Approve the minutes of the URB’s regular called meeting on November 13, 2023. 1 of 2 DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS Discussion and possible action regarding the City Manager’s evaluation of the continued need for the URP and the URA, and the URB’s recommendation to Council (Chair Escobar) Discussion and possible action related to updates on future development of Blocks 16 & 18 from Austin Economic Development Corporation, including the Request for Proposals process, and anticipated process related to Phase Two of the Request for Proposals (Anne Gatling Haynes and Jose Lopez, AEDC) EXECUTIVE SESSION Discuss legal matters related to the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of an interest in Blocks 16 and 18 located on East 11th Street in Austin (Private consultation with legal counsel - Section 551.071 of the Texas Government Code) Discuss real estate matters related to the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of an interest in Blocks 16 and 18 located on East 11th Street in Austin (Real Property - Section 551.072 of the Texas Government Code) FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities …

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Dec. 18, 2023

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Item1_URB_DRAFT-Minutes_10.16.2023_Amended original pdf

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URBAN RENEWAL BOARD DRAFT MINUTES Monday, October 16, 2023 URBAN RENEWAL BOARD MEETING DRAFT MINUTES MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2023 The URBAN RENEWAL BOARD convened on MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2023, at the Permitting and Development Center - 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Dr. in Austin, Texas. Chair Manuel Escobar called the Urban Renewal Board meeting to order at 6:14 p.m. Board Members/Commissioners in Attendance: Chair Manuel Escobar, Commissioner Kobla Tetey, Commissioner Danielle Skidmore, Commissioner Amit Motwani, and Commissioner Jacqueline Watson were present. Board Members/Commissioners in Attendance Remotely: None. Board Members Absent/off the dais: Vice Chair Darrell Pierce and Commissioner Tam Hawkins were absent. Commissioner Amit Motwani joined the dais at 6:19 p.m. PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL None. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 1. Approve the minutes of the URB’s special called meeting on September 28, 2023. The minutes from the special called meeting of September 28, 2023, were approved on Commissioner Tetey’s motion, Commissioner Watson’s second, on a 4-0 vote. Vice Chair Pierce, Commissioner Motwani, and Commissioner Hawkins were absent. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 2. Discussion and possible action regarding the City Manager’s evaluation of the continued need for the URP and the URA, and the URA’s recommendation to Council (Chair Escobar). 1 URBAN RENEWAL BOARD DRAFT MINUTES Monday, October 16, 2023 Discussion led by Chair Escobar and requested staff follow up with the Assistant City Manager. Discussion and possible action related to updates on future development of Blocks 16 & 18 from Austin Economic Development Corporation, including the Request for Proposals process, and meetings of and updated approval of additional candidates for the Stakeholder Working Group (Jose Lopez, AEDC). Jose Lopez led the discussion. The motion to approve Paul Staples and Pam Owens to the Stakeholder Working Group was approved on Commissioner Watson’s motion, Commissioner Skidmore’s second, on a 5-0 vote. Vice Chair Pierce and Commissioner Hawkins were absent. Chair Escobar recessed the meeting at 6:26 p.m. without objection. EXECUTIVE SESSION Discuss legal matters related to the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of an interest in Blocks 16 and 18 located on East 11th Street in Austin (Private consultation with legal counsel - Section 551.071 of the Texas Government Code) Discuss real estate matters related to the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of an interest in Blocks 16 and 18 located on East 11th Street in Austin (Real Property - Section 551.072 of the Texas Government Code) Chair Escobar reconvened the Urban Renewal Board meeting …

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Dec. 18, 2023

Item2_URB_Draft_Minutes_11-13-2023 original pdf

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URBAN RENEWAL BOARD DRAFT MINUTES Monday, November 13, 2023 URBAN RENEWAL BOARD MEETING DRAFT MEETING MINUTES MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2023 The URBAN RENEWAL BOARD convened on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2023, at the Permitting and Development Center - 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Dr. in Austin, Texas. Chair Manuel Escobar called the Urban Renewal Board meeting to order at 6:08p.m. Board Members/Commissioners in Attendance: Chair Manuel Escobar, Commissioners Kobla Tetey, Danielle Skidmore, and Amit Motwani were present. Board Members/Commissioners in Attendance Remotely: None. Board Members Absent/off the dais: Vice Chair Darrell Pierce, Commissioner Tam Hawkins and Commissioner Watson were absent. PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL No speakers signed up to speak. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 1. 2. Approve the minutes of the URB’s special-called meeting on October 16, 2023. The minutes from the regular October 16, 2023, meeting were approved on Commissioner Motwani’s motion, Commissioner Skidmore’s second, on a 4-0 vote. Vice Chair Pierce and Commissioners Hawkins and Watson were absent. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS Discussion and possible action regarding the City Manager’s evaluation of the continued need for the URP and the URA, and the URA’s recommendation to Council (Chair Escobar) 1 URBAN RENEWAL BOARD DRAFT MINUTES Monday, November 13, 2023 Discussion was led by Chair Escobar. Mandy DeMayo provided an update in response to the Chair’s questions. Discussion and possible action related to updates on future development of Blocks 16 & 18 from Austin Economic Development Corporation, including the Request for Proposals process, and meetings of and updated approval of additional candidates for the Stakeholder Working Group (Jose Lopez and Anne Gatling Haynes, AEDC) Anne Gatling Haynes and Jose Lopez gave an update and responded to questions. Chair Escobar recessed the meeting at 6:14p.m. for an Executive Session regarding items 4 and 5. At 6:17pm, the Chair postponed the Executive Session and called a return to item 3. Item 3, continued. Commissioner Motwani moved to approve the appointment of Michael Rhone to the Stakeholder Working Group regarding future development of Blocks 16 and 18 on East 11th Street. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Tetey and passed by a unanimous vote of 4-0-0. 3. EXECUTIVE SESSION Chair Escobar recessed the meeting at 6:23pm for an Executive Session to discuss items 4 and 5. 4. Discuss legal matters related to the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of an interest in Blocks 16 and 18 located on East 11th Street in Austin (Private consultation with legal …

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Dec. 18, 2023

Item3_URP_Check-In_Ord_20220915-065_and_20220915-065 original pdf

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Urban Renewal Board Regular Mee�ng December 18, 2023 Backup for Item 3 Item 3: Update and discussion regarding the City Manager’s evaluation of the continued need for the URP and the URA, and the URB’s recommendation to Council (Chair Escobar) Part One A copy of the eleventh modifica�on to the East 11th and 12th Streets Urban Renewal Plan, adopted with Ordinance No. 20181213-101. The full ordinance and Plan are available here: htps://www.aus�ntexas.gov/page/urban-renewal-plan Addi�onal materials related to the ordinance and council ac�on are available here: htps://www.aus�ntexas.gov/department/city-council/2018/20181213-reg.htm#101 Part Two Excerpt from the twel�h modifica�on to the East 11th and 12th Streets Urban Renewal Plan, adopted with Ordinance No. 20220915-065. The full ordinance and Plan are available here: htps://services.aus�ntexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=394958 Addi�onal materials related to the ordinance and council ac�on are available here: htps://www.aus�ntexas.gov/department/city-council/2022/20220915-reg.htm#065 [Remainder of page inten�onally blank]  While there is no active development at this site, in public meetings the Gilfillan Group has represented to the URA that it is actively planning for the future development of this and other parcels it owns in and around the URP area.  1322-1336 East 12th Street – Through a competitive process, the Urban Renewal Agency sold the lots to the Butler Equity Holdings, Ltd. to develop a mixed-use development in July 2015. Ten percent of the residential units will be reserved to be sold to households at or below 80% of the median family income (MFI) for the Austin-Round Rock area.  The project is under construction with an estimated project completion time in Summer 2020. Façade Improvements  East 11th Street  East 12th Street Private Investment  1115 East 11th Street (Blue Dahlia restaurant)  901 East 12th Street (SNAP Management Group, Inc.)  1818 East 12th Street (Mission Possible)  1914 East 12th Street (Ideal Barber Shop and Galloway Sandwich Shop)  Several private developments on both East 11th and 12th Street have been completed, including a boutique hotel, restaurants, a grocery/café, bars and mixed-use developments. NOTE: It is important to acknowledge that the above accomplishments have been made in the URP area, but also to note the URP area has not yet fulfilled its potential as a mixed-use, urban community. East 11th Street has experienced improvements whereas, East 12th Street still has numerous vacant parcels and/or vacant buildings, and the East 11th and 12th Street corridors remain underutilized and somewhat inconsistent with the community vision. In December 2018, and in …

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Nov. 13, 2023

URB-Agenda-2023-11-13 original pdf

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1. REGULAR CALLED MEETING of the URBAN RENEWAL BOARD NOVEMBER 13, 2023, 6:00 P.M. PERMITTING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER, ROOM 1401/1402 6310 WILHELMINA DELCO DR. AUSTIN, TEXAS 78752 *NOTE: The Urban Renewal Board no longer meets at the Street-Jones Building. Some members of the Urban Renewal Board may be participating by videoconference and a quorum will be present at the location identified above. 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 Courtney Banker, (512) 974-3114 or courtney.banker@austintexas.gov. CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS/COMMISSIONERS: Manuel Escobar, Chair Darrell W, Pierce, Vice Chair Danielle Skidmore Amit Motwani Jacqueline Watson Kobla Tetey Tam Hawkins CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL AGENDA The first 10 speakers who registered to speak no later than noon the day before the meeting, if speaking virtually, will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approve the minutes of the URB’s regular called meeting on October 16, 2023. 1 of 2 DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS Discussion and possible action regarding the City Manager’s evaluation of the continued need for the URP and the URA, and the URA’s recommendation to Council (Chair Escobar) Discussion and possible action related to updates on future development of Blocks 16 & 18 from Austin Economic Development Corporation, including the Request for Proposals process, and meetings of and updated approval of additional candidates for the Stakeholder Working Group (Jose Lopez and Anne Gatling Haynes, AEDC) EXECUTIVE SESSION Discuss legal matters related to the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of an interest in Blocks 16 and 18 located on East 11th Street in Austin (Private consultation with legal counsel - Section 551.071 of the Texas Government Code) Discuss real estate matters related to the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of an interest in Blocks 16 and 18 located on East 11th Street in Austin (Real Property - Section 551.072 of the Texas Government Code) FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. …

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URB_Minutes_11_13_2023_Approved original pdf

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URBAN RENEWAL BOARD MINUTES Monday, November 13, 2023 URBAN RENEWAL BOARD MEETING MEETING MINUTES MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2023 The URBAN RENEWAL BOARD convened on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2023, at the Permitting and Development Center - 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Dr. in Austin, Texas. Chair Manuel Escobar called the Urban Renewal Board meeting to order at 6:08p.m. Board Members/Commissioners in Attendance: Chair Manuel Escobar, Commissioners Kobla Tetey, Danielle Skidmore, and Amit Motwani were present. Board Members/Commissioners in Attendance Remotely: None. Board Members Absent/off the dais: Vice Chair Darrell Pierce, Commissioner Tam Hawkins and Commissioner Watson were absent. PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL No speakers signed up to speak. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 1. 2. Approve the minutes of the URB’s special-called meeting on October 16, 2023. The minutes from the regular October 16, 2023, meeting were approved on Commissioner Motwani’s motion, Commissioner Skidmore’s second, on a 4-0 vote. Vice Chair Pierce and Commissioners Hawkins and Watson were absent. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS Discussion and possible action regarding the City Manager’s evaluation of the continued need for the URP and the URA, and the URA’s recommendation to Council (Chair Escobar) 1 3. URBAN RENEWAL BOARD MINUTES Monday, November 13, 2023 Discussion was led by Chair Escobar. Mandy DeMayo provided an update in response to the Chair’s questions. Discussion and possible action related to updates on future development of Blocks 16 & 18 from Austin Economic Development Corporation, including the Request for Proposals process, and meetings of and updated approval of additional candidates for the Stakeholder Working Group (Jose Lopez and Anne Gatling Haynes, AEDC) Anne Gatling Haynes and Jose Lopez gave an update and responded to questions. Chair Escobar recessed the meeting at 6:14p.m. for an Executive Session regarding items 4 and 5. At 6:17pm, the Chair postponed the Executive Session and called a return to item 3. Item 3, continued. Commissioner Motwani moved to approve the appointment of Michael Rhone to the Stakeholder Working Group regarding future development of Blocks 16 and 18 on East 11th Street. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Tetey and passed by a unanimous vote of 4-0-0. EXECUTIVE SESSION Chair Escobar recessed the meeting at 6:23pm for an Executive Session to discuss items 4 and 5. 4. Discuss legal matters related to the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of an interest in Blocks 16 and 18 located on East 11th Street in Austin (Private consultation with legal counsel - Section …

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Item1_URB_Draft_Minutes_10.16.2023 original pdf

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URBAN RENEWAL BOARD DRAFT MINUTES Monday, October 16, 2023 URBAN RENEWAL BOARD MEETING DRAFT MEETING MINUTES MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2023 The URBAN RENEWAL BOARD convened on MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2023, at the Permitting and Development Center - 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Dr. in Austin, Texas. Chair Manuel Escobar called the Urban Renewal Board meeting to order at 6:14 p.m. Board Members/Commissioners in Attendance: Chair Manuel Escobar, Commissioner Kobla Tetey, Commissioner Danielle Skidmore, Commissioner Amit Motwani, and Commissioner Jacqueline Watson were present. Board Members/Commissioners in Attendance Remotely: None. Board Members Absent/off the dais: Vice Chair Darrell Pierce and Commissioner Tam Hawkins were absent. Commissioner Amit Motwani joined the dais at 6:19 p.m. PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL None. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 1. 2. Approve the minutes of the URB’s special called meeting on September 28, 2023. The minutes from the special called meeting of September 28, 2023 were approved on Commissioner Tetey’s motion, Commissioner Watson’s second, on a 4-0 vote. Vice Chair Pierce, Commissioner Tetey, and Commissioner Hawkins were absent. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS Discussion and possible action regarding the City Manager’s evaluation of the continued need for the URP and the URA, and the URA’s recommendation to Council (Chair Escobar). 1 URBAN RENEWAL BOARD DRAFT MINUTES Monday, October 16, 2023 Discussion led by Chair Escobar and requested staff follow up with the Assistant City Manager. Discussion and possible action related to updates on future development of Blocks 16 & 18 from Austin Economic Development Corporation, including the Request for Proposals process, and meetings of and updated approval of additional candidates for the Stakeholder Working Group (Jose Lopez, AEDC). Jose Lopez led the discussion. The motion to approve Paul Staples and Pam Owens to the Stakeholder Working Group was approved on Commissioner Watson’s motion, Commissioner Skidmore’s second, on a 5-0 vote. Vice Chair Pierce and Commissioner Hawkins were absent. Chair Escobar recessed the meeting at 6:26 p.m. without objection. EXECUTIVE SESSION Discuss legal matters related to the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of an interest in Blocks 16 and 18 located on East 11th Street in Austin (Private consultation with legal counsel - Section 551.071 of the Texas Government Code) Discuss real estate matters related to the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of an interest in Blocks 16 and 18 located on East 11th Street in Austin (Real Property - Section 551.072 of the Texas Government Code) Chair Escobar reconvened the Urban Renewal Board …

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Item3_URB_SWG Update Slide original pdf

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Stakeholder Working Group 5th Meeting 11/9 East 11th Stakeholder Working Group Update Organization Representatives Name Type Renter Resident Owner Resident Property Owner Business Owner Business/ Renter Church Minister Owner Resident/Business Manager Neighborhood Association Institution Representative Andres Moguel Josh Knowles Miscellaneous Rentals Beth Puorro Black Lives Veggies Larry Franklin COMMUNITY VEGAN Marlon Riso Mount Zion Baptist Church / Baptist Ministers Union Darrel Horton KAZI Robertson Hill Neighborhood Association African American Cultural & Heritage Facility Marion Nickerson Paul Stables Florinda Bryant Historic Business Manager Victory Grill Glenn Williams Cultural/Arts/Music Organization Six Square Pam Owens Legacy Resident/Church Representative Ebenezer Baptist Church Michael Rhone

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Oct. 16, 2023

URB-Agenda-2023-10-16_Final original pdf

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1. REGULAR CALLED MEETING of the URBAN RENEWAL BOARD OCTOBER 16, 2023, 6:00 P.M. PERMITTING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER, ROOM 1401/1402 6310 WILHELMINA DELCO DR. AUSTIN, TEXAS 78752 *NOTE: The Urban Renewal Board no longer meets at the Street-Jones Building. Some members of the Urban Renewal Board may be participating by videoconference and a quorum will be present at the location identified above. 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 Courtney Banker, (512) 974-3114 or courtney.banker@austintexas.gov. CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS/COMMISSIONERS: Manuel Escobar, Chair Darrell W, Pierce, Vice Chair Danielle Skidmore Amit Motwani Jacqueline Watson Kobla Tetey Tam Hawkins CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL AGENDA The first 10 speakers who registered to speak no later than noon the day before the meeting, if speaking virtually, will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approve the minutes of the URB’s special called meeting on September 28, 2023. 1 of 2 DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS Discussion and possible action regarding the City Manager’s evaluation of the continued need for the URP and the URA, and the URA’s recommendation to Council (Chair Escobar) Discussion and possible action related to updates on future development of Blocks 16 & 18 from Austin Economic Development Corporation, including the Request for Proposals process, and meetings of and updated approval of additional candidates for the Stakeholder Working Group (Jose Lopez, AEDC) EXECUTIVE SESSION Discuss legal matters related to the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of an interest in Blocks 16 and 18 located on East 11th Street in Austin (Private consultation with legal counsel - Section 551.071 of the Texas Government Code) Discuss real estate matters related to the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of an interest in Blocks 16 and 18 located on East 11th Street in Austin (Real Property - Section 551.072 of the Texas Government Code) FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned …

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Oct. 16, 2023

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URBAN RENEWAL BOARD MINUTES Monday, October 16, 2023 URBAN RENEWAL BOARD MEETING MEETING MINUTES MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2023 The URBAN RENEWAL BOARD convened on MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2023, at the Permitting and Development Center - 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Dr. in Austin, Texas. Chair Manuel Escobar called the Urban Renewal Board meeting to order at 6:14 p.m. Board Members/Commissioners in Attendance: Chair Manuel Escobar, Commissioner Kobla Tetey, Commissioner Danielle Skidmore, Commissioner Amit Motwani, and Commissioner Jacqueline Watson were present. Board Members/Commissioners in Attendance Remotely: None. Board Members Absent/off the dais: Vice Chair Darrell Pierce and Commissioner Tam Hawkins were absent. Commissioner Amit Motwani joined the dais at 6:19 p.m. PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL None. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 1. 2. Approve the minutes of the URB’s special called meeting on September 28, 2023. The minutes from the special called meeting of September 28, 2023, were approved on Commissioner Tetey’s motion, Commissioner Watson’s second, on a 4-0 vote. Vice Chair Pierce, Commissioner Motwani, and Commissioner Hawkins were absent. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS Discussion and possible action regarding the City Manager’s evaluation of the continued need for the URP and the URA, and the URA’s recommendation to Council (Chair Escobar). 1 URBAN RENEWAL BOARD MINUTES Monday, October 16, 2023 Discussion led by Chair Escobar and requested staff follow up with the Assistant City Manager. Discussion and possible action related to updates on future development of Blocks 16 & 18 from Austin Economic Development Corporation, including the Request for Proposals process, and meetings of and updated approval of additional candidates for the Stakeholder Working Group (Jose Lopez, AEDC). Jose Lopez led the discussion. The motion to approve Paul Staples and Pam Owens to the Stakeholder Working Group was approved on Commissioner Watson’s motion, Commissioner Skidmore’s second, on a 5-0 vote. Vice Chair Pierce and Commissioner Hawkins were absent. Chair Escobar recessed the meeting at 6:26 p.m. without objection. EXECUTIVE SESSION Discuss legal matters related to the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of an interest in Blocks 16 and 18 located on East 11th Street in Austin (Private consultation with legal counsel - Section 551.071 of the Texas Government Code) Discuss real estate matters related to the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of an interest in Blocks 16 and 18 located on East 11th Street in Austin (Real Property - Section 551.072 of the Texas Government Code) Chair Escobar reconvened the Urban Renewal Board meeting at 6:43 …

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URBAN RENEWAL BOARD DRAFT MINUTES Monday, October 16, 2023 URBAN RENEWAL BOARD MEETING MEETING MINUTES MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2023 The URBAN RENEWAL BOARD convened on MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2023, at the Permitting and Development Center - 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Dr. in Austin, Texas. Chair Manuel Escobar called the Urban Renewal Board meeting to order at 6:14 p.m. Board Members/Commissioners in Attendance: Chair Manuel Escobar, Commissioner Kobla Tetey, Commissioner Danielle Skidmore, Commissioner Amit Motwani, and Commissioner Jacqueline Watson were present. Board Members/Commissioners in Attendance Remotely: None. Board Members Absent/off the dais: Vice Chair Darrell Pierce and Commissioner Tam Hawkins were absent. Commissioner Amit Motwani joined the dais at 6:19 p.m. PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL None. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 1. 2. Approve the minutes of the URB’s special called meeting on September 28, 2023. The minutes from the special called meeting of September 28, 2023, were approved on Commissioner Tetey’s motion, Commissioner Watson’s second, on a 4-0 vote. Vice Chair Pierce, Commissioner Tetey, and Commissioner Hawkins were absent. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS Discussion and possible action regarding the City Manager’s evaluation of the continued need for the URP and the URA, and the URA’s recommendation to Council (Chair Escobar). 1 URBAN RENEWAL BOARD DRAFT MINUTES Monday, October 16, 2023 Discussion led by Chair Escobar and requested staff follow up with the Assistant City Manager. Discussion and possible action related to updates on future development of Blocks 16 & 18 from Austin Economic Development Corporation, including the Request for Proposals process, and meetings of and updated approval of additional candidates for the Stakeholder Working Group (Jose Lopez, AEDC). Jose Lopez led the discussion. The motion to approve Paul Staples and Pam Owens to the Stakeholder Working Group was approved on Commissioner Watson’s motion, Commissioner Skidmore’s second, on a 5-0 vote. Vice Chair Pierce and Commissioner Hawkins were absent. Chair Escobar recessed the meeting at 6:26 p.m. without objection. EXECUTIVE SESSION Discuss legal matters related to the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of an interest in Blocks 16 and 18 located on East 11th Street in Austin (Private consultation with legal counsel - Section 551.071 of the Texas Government Code) Discuss real estate matters related to the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of an interest in Blocks 16 and 18 located on East 11th Street in Austin (Real Property - Section 551.072 of the Texas Government Code) Chair Escobar reconvened the Urban Renewal Board meeting …

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