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Aug. 16, 2021

Item_1a_2021-08-02_URB_DRAFT-Minutes original pdf

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URBAN RENEWAL BOARD MONDAY, AUGUST 2, 2021, 5:30-9:30 pm VIA VIDEOCONFERENCING Nathaniel Bradford Jacqueline Watson Kobla Tetey CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Manuel Escobar, Chair Darrell W. Pierce, Vice Chair Danielle Skidmore Amit Motwani Members in Attendance Manuel Escobar, Chair Derrell Pierce, Vice Chair Amit Motwani Kobla Tetey Nathaniel Bradford Member Absent Jacqueline Watson Danielle Skidmore PURPOSE: The Board of Commissioners primary responsibility the implementation and compliance of approved Urban Renewal Plans that are adopted by the Austin City Council. An Urban Renewal Plan's primary purpose is to eliminate slum and blighting influence within a designated area of the city. Staff in Attendance Erica Leak Mandy DeMayo Travis Perlman David Colligan Matthew Kwatinetz Laura Keating Megan Santee, URB legal counsel Lisa Rodriguez to oversee is DRAFT MINUTES CALL TO ORDER Chair Escobar called the meeting to order at 5:39pm with 5 members present. CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: GENERAL Speakers who register to speak no later than noon the day before the meeting will be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding agenda items and items not posted on the agenda. No speakers registered to speak. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a. Approval of the July 19, 2021, Meeting Minutes. On Commissioner Tetey’s motion, Commissioner Motwani’s second, the URB’s July 19, 2021, minutes were approved unanimously. 2. OLD BUSINESS a. Presentation, discussion, and possible action from the Austin Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) and City staff regarding an approach to the property disposition of Urban Renewal Agency owned property (1100 E 11th St and 920 E 11th St). Matthew Kwatinetz (AEDC consultant) presented and responded to questions. Mandy DeMayo (Housing & Community Development Officer) also responded to questions. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS ADJOURNMENT Chair Escobar adjourned the meeting at 7:17 pm without objection. 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 meeting date. Please call Laura Keating at Housing and Planning Department, at (512-974-3458 or laura.keating@austintexas.gov), for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on the Urban Renewal Board, please contact Laura Keating at (512-974-3458 or laura.keating@austintexas.gov).

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Aug. 16, 2021

Item_2a_Draft_URB_Response_PCAction original pdf

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DRAFT To: City Council of Austin From: Urban Renewal Board Date: August 16, 2021 Subject: Response to Planning Commission’s action on the Urban Renewal Plan and Neighborhood Conservation Combining Districts The Urban Renewal Board (URB) engaged in a multiyear effort to update the Urban Renewal Plan (URP) and the East 11th and 12th Street Neighborhood Conservation Combining Districts (NCCDs). The goal of this effort was to update the zoning regulations to support the URP and to provide consistency and clarity regarding entitlements. The Board’s recommendations were formed with the assistance of consultants, staff, and community input. The following response to Planning Commission’s (PC) amendments to the URP and NCCDs is to provide more background on the URB’s recommendations. The URB crafted and recommended the following vision statement for the URP: Champion sustainable revitalization reflecting diversity, achieving equity, and preserving East Austin’s cultural history. While the URB agrees with PC that development should be community informed, compatible, and mixed use and previously considered the inclusion of this language in the vision statement, the URB does not believe this language should be the vision statement. This will be supported by establishing strategic goals or other elements of the URP. On 11th Street, Council Resolution 20200423-039 directed modifications to the NCCD to both put in place the zoning to support the URP to maximize the value of the Urban Renewal Agency’s properties while continuing to promote the vision set but the community and succinctly and clearly communicate property owners’ entitlements. The URB considered and accepted the recommendation from staff and consultants that site development standards such as height, setbacks and impervious cover will effectively control the size of development and floor-to-area ratio (FAR) standards are not needed. On 12th Street, Council Resolution 20210127-054 directed modifications to the NCCD to both update the zoning regulations to ensure consistency with anticipated modifications to the URP and include any additional amendments necessary to succinctly and clearly communicate property owners’ entitlements. The URB does not believe a reduction to currently existing height and FAR entitlements recommended by PC aligns with this direction. The URB refined the list of allowed land uses in the URP and NCCDs to support and active street and uses that serve the community. With respect to hotel-motel uses on 11th Street, the URB accepted the recommendation from staff and consultants that the corridor has developed sufficiently to permit hotel- motel use generally, which …

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Aug. 16, 2021

Item_2b_AEDC_Urban_Renewal_Board_Update_2021-08-16 original pdf

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Urban Renewal Board Austin Economic Development Corporation August 16, 2021 AEDC Board Created by Nominating Bodies (“Nominators”) Austin EDC AEDC | 2 Timeline – 18 months from approval of MOU Market Research Aug-Sept 2021 MOU with AEDC/URB and ILA update Sept/Oct 2021 Pre-Release Outreach Sept/Oct 2021 RFP Release Oct 2021 Responses Due Jan/Feb 2022 Selection & COA Approval Jan/Feb 2023 Austin EDC Cultural Trust | 3 RFP Release Timeline Pre-Issuance City of Austin/AEDC/URB Memo of Understanding (MOU) Contract for Services of AEDC approved by COA Host public information session and conduct outreach Pre-release approval terms agreed (URB, Council, HPD/AHFC) Publish notice of RFP Issue RFP Post Issuance Pre-Response Meeting Receive & Post Responses to Q&A Responses Due – Negotiate at least 2 respondents to fully negotiated documents (everything except signature) Blind Briefing Approvals (URB, COA) Selection and Council Approval Austin EDC As early as August – day-for-day schedule delay until approved Decide what success looks like prior to release Anticipating approximately 12 weeks for responses, 6 months negotiation AEDC | 4 RFP Approvals Matrix Consulted (C), Approval (A), Public Vote (V) Pre-Issuance URB City Staff City Council AEDC AEDC & URB Memo of Understanding (MOU) Contract for Services of AEDC approved by COA (ILA) & Council authorization of URB role Host public information session and conduct outreach Pre-release approval terms agreed (URB, Council, HPD/AHFC) Post Issuance Publish notice of RFP Issue RFP Pre-Response Meeting Receive & Post Responses to Q&A Blind Briefing Approvals (URB, COA) Selection and Council Approval Austin EDC Responses Due – Negotiate at least 2 respondents to fully negotiated documents V C A C A C C C A V C C C C A C C C A V V A V V V V A A A V AEDC | 5 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Highlights URB and AEDC • AEDC Role • Government and Community Relations (including community outreach) • Technical Assistance for respondents • Draft and issue RFP • Transaction negotiations • Long term asset management (parcels remain owned by City in ground lease to respondents) • Approvals Process • See previous slide • AEDC Compensation • One time transaction fee paid by developer • Annual asset management fee paid out of rent from ground lease • Funding • Cultural Trust, URB Budget, Housing Trust Fund • Ability to act as developer & asset manager Austin EDC Next Steps| 6 Next Steps with …

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Aug. 16, 2021

20210816-2a: Response to Planning Commission Action original pdf

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URBAN RENEWAL BOARD RECOMMENDATION 20210816-2a Seconded By: Tetey Date: August 16, 2021 Subject: Response to Planning Commission Action Motioned By: Motwani Recommendation Response to Planning Commission’s recommendations on the proposed modifications to the East 11th and 12th Street Urban Renewal Plan and Neighborhood Conservation Combining Districts. Description of Recommendation to Council See attached Vote For: Escobar, Pierce, Motwani, Tetey, Watson, Bradford Against: None Abstain: None Absent: Skidmore Attest: Laura Keating 1 of 1 To: City Council of Austin From: Urban Renewal Board Date: August 16, 2021 Subject: Response to Planning Commission’s action on the Urban Renewal Plan and Neighborhood Conservation Combining Districts The Urban Renewal Board (URB) engaged in a multiyear effort to update the Urban Renewal Plan (URP) and the East 11th and 12th Street Neighborhood Conservation Combining Districts (NCCDs). The goal of this effort was to update the zoning regulations to support the URP and to provide consistency and clarity regarding entitlements. The Board’s recommendations were formed with the assistance of consultants, staff, and community input. The following response to the Planning Commission’s (PC) amendments to the URP and NCCDs is to provide more background on the URB’s recommendations. • The URB does not support the amended vision statement proposed by PC. The URB crafted and recommended the following vision statement for the URP: Champion sustainable revitalization reflecting diversity, achieving equity, and preserving East Austin’s cultural history. While the URB agrees with PC that development should be community informed, compatible, and mixed use and previously considered the inclusion of this language in the vision statement, the URB does not believe this language should be in the vision statement. These elements either are currently addressed directly in the URP and NCCDs or will be included in the strategic plan to be developed by the URB that will drive its future efforts. • The URB does not support FAR limits for Subdistrict 1, 2, and 3 in the East 11th Street NCCD. On 11th Street, Council Resolution 20200423-039 directed modifications to the NCCD to both put in place the zoning to support the URP to maximize the value of the Urban Renewal Agency’s properties while continuing to promote the vision set by the community and succinctly and clearly communicate property owners’ entitlements. The URB considered and accepted the recommendation from staff and consultants that site development standards such as height, setbacks and impervious cover will effectively control the size of …

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Aug. 16, 2021

2021-08-16_URB_Appr_Minutes original pdf

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URBAN RENEWAL BOARD MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2021, 5:30-9:30 pm VIA VIDEOCONFERENCING Nathaniel Bradford Jacqueline Watson Kobla Tetey CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Manuel Escobar, Chair Darrell W. Pierce, Vice Chair Danielle Skidmore Amit Motwani Members in Attendance Manuel Escobar Darrell W. Pierce, Vice Chair Amit Motwani Kobla Tetey Jacqueline Watson Nathaniel Bradford Members Absent Danielle Skidmore the PURPOSE: The Board of Commissioners primary responsibility implementation and compliance of approved Urban Renewal Plans that are adopted by the Austin City Council. An Urban Renewal Plan's primary purpose is to eliminate slum and blighting influence within a designated area of the city. Staff in Attendance Mandy DeMayo Travis Perlman Nefertitti Jackmon Matthew Kwatinetz Laura Keating Lisa Rodriguez Megan Santee, URB legal counsel to oversee is Approved Minutes CALL TO ORDER Chair Escobar called the meeting to order at 5:37pm with 5 members present. Commissioner Bradford joined the meeting at 5:42pm. CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: GENERAL Speakers who register to speak no later than noon the day before the meeting will be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding agenda items and items not posted on the agenda. Tracy Witte, Patrick Houck, Susan Oringer, Nate Jones, and Zenobia C. Joseph and Thomas VanDyke addressed the URB. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a. Approval of the August 2, 2021, Special Called Meeting Minutes. On Commissioner Tetey’s motion, Commissioner Motwani’s second, the August 2, 2021, meeting minutes were approved unanimously. 2. OLD BUSINESS a. Presentation, discussion, and possible action in response to Planning Commission’s recommendations on the proposed modifications to the East 11th and 12th Street Urban Renewal Plan and Neighborhood Conservation Combining Districts. Discussion was held. On Commissioner Motwani’s motion, Commissioner Tetey’s second, a motion to approve the draft Response to Planning Commission’s action on the Urban Renewal Plan and Neighborhood Conservation Combining Districts was approved unanimously. b. Presentation, discussion, and possible action from the Austin Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) and City staff regarding an approach to the property disposition of Urban Renewal Agency owned property (1100 E 11th St and 920 E 11th St). Matthew Kwatinetz gave the presentation. Following discussion, no action was taken. The URB requested that a draft Memo of Understanding be brought forward at the next meeting. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS ADJOURNMENT Chair Escobar adjourned the meeting at 7:48pm without objection. The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will …

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Aug. 2, 2021

2021-08-02_URB_Agenda original pdf

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Versión en español a continuación. Urban Renewal Board Meeting August 2, 2021, 5:30 – 9:30 pm Urban Renewal Board to be held August 2, 2021 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance (August 1, 2021 by noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the August 2, 2021 Urban Renewal Board Meeting, members of the public must: •Call or email the board liaison at 512-974-3458 or laura.keating@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 laura.keating@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 Urban Renewal Board FECHA de la reunion (2 Agosto, 2021, 5:30 – 9:30 pm) 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 (1 Agosto, 2021 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: junta en 512-974-3458 or • Llame o envíe un correo electrónico al enlace de laura.keating@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 …

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Aug. 2, 2021

Item1_2021-07-19_URB_Draft_Minutes original pdf

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URBAN RENEWAL BOARD MONDAY, JULY 19, 2021, 5:30-9:30 pm VIA VIDEOCONFERENCING Nathaniel Bradford Jacqueline Watson Kobla Tetey CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Manuel Escobar, Chair Darrell W. Pierce, Vice Chair Danielle Skidmore Amit Motwani Members in Attendance Manuel Escobar, Chair Darrell Pierce, Vice Chair Amit Motwani Danielle Skidmore Kobla Tetey Members Absent Nathaniel Bradford Jacqueline Watson PURPOSE: The Board of Commissioners primary responsibility the implementation and compliance of approved Urban Renewal Plans that are adopted by the Austin City Council. An Urban Renewal Plan's primary purpose is to eliminate slum and blighting influence within a designated area of the city. Staff in Attendance Erica Leak Laura Keating Travis Perlman Mandy DeMayo David Colligan Lana Denkeler Megan Santee, URB legal counsel to oversee is DRAFT MINUTES CALL TO ORDER Chair Escobar called the meeting to order at 5:38pm with 5 members present. Commissioners Bradford and Watson were absent. CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: GENERAL Speakers who register to speak no later than noon the day before the meeting will be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding agenda items and items not posted on the agenda. Lee Sherman, Patrick Houck, Clifton VanDyke, Tracy Witte, Susan Oringer and Nate Jones addressed the board. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a. Approval of the June 21, 2021, Meeting Minutes. On Commissioner Motwani’s motion, Commissioner Tetey’s second, the URB’s June 21, 2021, minutes were unanimously approved. 2. NEW BUSINESS a. Presentation from Waterloo Greenway Conservancy and discussion regarding history of the organization and recent work. Melissa Ayala gave the presentation; she was joined by John Rigdon, Erica Saenz and Lana Denkeler. b. Presentation from Reverend Freddie Dixon and discussion regarding original proposal by the East 11th Street Village Association for the Neighborhood Conservation Combining District, lessons learned, and implications for future inclusion. Reverend Freddie Dixon gave the presentation. c. Presentation from Greg Smith with Austin Revitalization Authority and discussion regarding history of the organization and recent work. Greg Smith gave the presentation. d. Presentation, discussion, and possible action in response to Planning Commission’s recommendations on the proposed modifications to the East 11th and 12th Street Urban Renewal Plan and Neighborhood Conservation Combining Districts. Chair Escobar presented. Discussion occurred, but no action was taken. e. Discussion and possible action on the Urban Renewal Board’s Annual Internal Review Report. On Commissioner Skidmore’s motion, Commissioner Motwani’s second, the Urban Renewal Board’s Annual Internal Review Report was unanimously approved. 3. OLD BUSINESS a. …

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Aug. 2, 2021

Item2a_AEDC Urban Renewal Board Update 2021-07-19 original pdf

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Urban Renewal Board Austin Economic Development Corporation July 19, 2021 Blocks 16 & 18 HR&A Advisors, Inc. PANYNJ Advertising | 2 Multiple Paths to Success • AEDC represents a series of new tools that now can be used by AHFC as well as URB. Public Real Estate Developer Public & Private Funding Cultural Trust Funding & Expertise Development Expertise Long term inclusive asset management • • • • • • Mixed Use and Mixed Income expertise • Option 1: AHFC led procurement with AEDC support. • Option 2: AEDC led procurement with AHFC support. Critical differences: • • • Timeline Budget BATNA-based negotiation • Structure recommended (applies to both options) Extensive outreach Pre-Development Agreement with “teeth” • • • Ongoing restrictions through title or ground lease AUSTIN EDC Austin EDC Next Steps | 3 Timeline – 18 months from approval of MOU Market Research July-Aug 2021 MOU with COA, AEDC, URB Aug/Sept 2021 Pre-Release Outreach Sept 2021 RFP Release Sept/Oct 2021 Responses Due Jan/Feb 2022 Selection & COA Approval Jan/Feb 2023 Austin EDC Cultural Trust | 4 RFP Release Timeline Pre-Issuance City of Austin/AEDC/URB Memo of Understanding (MOU) Contract for Services of AEDC approved by COA Host public information session and conduct outreach Pre-release approval terms agreed (URB, Council, HPD/AHFC) Publish notice of RFP Issue RFP Post Issuance Pre-Response Meeting Receive & Post Responses to Q&A Responses Due – Negotiate at least 2 respondents to fully negotiated documents (everything except signature) Blind Briefing Approvals (URB, COA) Selection and Council Approval Austin EDC As early as August – day-for-day schedule delay until approved Decide what success looks like prior to release Anticipating approximately 12 weeks for responses, 6 months negotiation AEDC | 5 Critical Differences: COA vs. AEDC led process • Timeline: 26 months (COA) versus 18 months (AEDC) • In-house outreach • Aggressive solicitation timeframe • Pre-approvals • Pre-Approval Agreements with COA, URB • BATNA-based Negotiations • Negotiate full set of documents with 2-3 respondents prior to selection so all conditions are met • Ability to act as developer & asset manager • Can simultaneously advance actual project • Can serve as tenant of last resort for cultural trust, reducing risk Austin EDC Next Steps| 6 Next Steps with AEDC • Confirm AEDC Role and Budget • AEDC to utilize existing COA budget • AEDC to receive contract from COA to lead outreach process • All pre-development expenses to be …

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Item 2a_AEDC Urban Renewal Board Update 2021-07-30 original pdf

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Urban Renewal Board Austin Economic Development Corporation August 2, 2021 Blocks 16 & 18 HR&A Advisors, Inc. PANYNJ Advertising | 2 Multiple Paths to Success • AEDC represents a series of new tools that now can be used by AHFC as well as URB. Public Real Estate Developer Public & Private Funding Cultural Trust Funding & Expertise Development Expertise Long term inclusive asset management • • • • • • Mixed Use and Mixed Income expertise • Option 1: AHFC led procurement with AEDC support. • Option 2: AEDC led procurement with AHFC support. Critical differences: • • • Timeline Budget BATNA-based negotiation • Structure recommended (applies to both options) Extensive outreach Pre-Development Agreement with “teeth” • • • Ongoing restrictions through title or ground lease AUSTIN EDC Austin EDC Next Steps | 3 Timeline – 18 months from approval of MOU Market Research Aug-Sept 2021 MOU with COA, AEDC, URB Sept/Oct 2021 Pre-Release Outreach Sept/Oct 2021 RFP Release Oct 2021 Responses Due Jan/Feb 2022 Selection & COA Approval Jan/Feb 2023 Austin EDC Cultural Trust | 4 RFP Release Timeline Pre-Issuance City of Austin/AEDC/URB Memo of Understanding (MOU) Contract for Services of AEDC approved by COA Host public information session and conduct outreach Pre-release approval terms agreed (URB, Council, HPD/AHFC) Publish notice of RFP Issue RFP Post Issuance Pre-Response Meeting Receive & Post Responses to Q&A Responses Due – Negotiate at least 2 respondents to fully negotiated documents (everything except signature) Blind Briefing Approvals (URB, COA) Selection and Council Approval Austin EDC As early as August – day-for-day schedule delay until approved Decide what success looks like prior to release Anticipating approximately 12 weeks for responses, 6 months negotiation AEDC | 5 Critical Differences: COA vs. AEDC led process • Timeline: 26 months (COA) versus 18 months (AEDC) In-house outreach • • Aggressive solicitation timeframe • Pre-approvals • Pre-Approval Agreements with COA, URB • BATNA-based Negotiations • Negotiate full set of documents with 2-3 respondents prior to selection so all conditions are met • Ability to act as developer & asset manager • Can simultaneously advance actual project • Can serve as tenant of last resort for cultural trust, reducing risk Austin EDC Next Steps| 6 Next Steps with AEDC • Confirm AEDC Role and Budget • AEDC to utilize existing COA budget • AEDC to receive contract from COA to lead outreach process • All pre-development expenses to be …

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2021-08-02_URB_Approved-Minutes original pdf

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URBAN RENEWAL BOARD MONDAY, AUGUST 2, 2021, 5:30-9:30 pm VIA VIDEOCONFERENCING Nathaniel Bradford Jacqueline Watson Kobla Tetey CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Manuel Escobar, Chair Darrell W. Pierce, Vice Chair Danielle Skidmore Amit Motwani Members in Attendance Manuel Escobar, Chair Darrell Pierce, Vice Chair Amit Motwani Kobla Tetey Nathaniel Bradford Members Absent Jacqueline Watson Danielle Skidmore PURPOSE: The Board of Commissioners primary responsibility the implementation and compliance of approved Urban Renewal Plans that are adopted by the Austin City Council. An Urban Renewal Plan's primary purpose is to eliminate slum and blighting influence within a designated area of the city. Staff in Attendance Erica Leak Mandy DeMayo Travis Perlman David Colligan Matthew Kwatinetz Laura Keating Megan Santee, URB legal counsel Lisa Rodriguez to oversee is MINUTES CALL TO ORDER Chair Escobar called the meeting to order at 5:39pm with 5 members present. CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: GENERAL Speakers who register to speak no later than noon the day before the meeting will be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding agenda items and items not posted on the agenda. No speakers registered to speak. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a. Approval of the July 19, 2021, Meeting Minutes. On Commissioner Tetey’s motion, Commissioner Motwani’s second, the URB’s July 19, 2021, minutes were approved unanimously. 2. OLD BUSINESS a. Presentation, discussion, and possible action from the Austin Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) and City staff regarding an approach to the property disposition of Urban Renewal Agency owned property (1100 E 11th St and 920 E 11th St). Matthew Kwatinetz (AEDC consultant) presented and responded to questions. Mandy DeMayo (Housing & Community Development Officer) also responded to questions. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS ADJOURNMENT Chair Escobar adjourned the meeting at 7:17 pm without objection. 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 meeting date. Please call Laura Keating at Housing and Planning Department, at (512-974-3458 or laura.keating@austintexas.gov), for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on the Urban Renewal Board, please contact Laura Keating at (512-974-3458 or laura.keating@austintexas.gov).

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2021-07-19_URB_Agenda original pdf

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Versión en español a continuación. Urban Renewal Board Meeting July 19, 2021, 5:30 – 9:30 pm Urban Renewal Board to be held July 19, 2021 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance (July 18, 2021 by noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the July 19, 2021 Urban Renewal Board Meeting, members of the public must: •Call or email the board liaison at 512-974-3458 or laura.keating@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 laura.keating@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 Urban Renewal Board FECHA de la reunion (19 Julio, 2021, 5:30 – 9:30 pm) 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 (18 Julio, 2021 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: junta en 512-974-3458 or • Llame o envíe un correo electrónico al enlace de laura.keating@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 …

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July 19, 2021

Item1a_2021-06-21_URB_Draft-Minutes original pdf

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URBAN RENEWAL BOARD MONDAY, June 21, 2021, 5:30-9:30 pm VIA VIDEOCONFERENCING DRAFT MINUTES CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Manuel Escobar, Chair Darrell W. Pierce, Vice Chair Danielle Skidmore Amit Motwani Members in Attendance Manuel Escobar, Chair Darrell W. Pierce, Vice Chair Danielle Skidmore Amit Motwani Nathaniel Bradford Jacqueline Watson Kobla Tetey Members Absent Nathaniel Bradford Jacqueline Watson Kobla Tetey Staff in Attendance Erica Leak Mandy DeMayo Laura Keating Lisa Rodriguez Megan Santee, URB legal counsel is to oversee PURPOSE: The Board of Commissioners primary responsibility the implementation and compliance of approved Urban Renewal Plans that are adopted by the Austin City Council. An Urban Renewal Plan's primary purpose is to eliminate slum and blighting influence within a designated area of the city. CALL TO ORDER Chair Escobar called the meeting to order at 5:36pm with 4 members present. Commissioners Bradford, Watson and Tetey were absent. CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: GENERAL Speakers who register to speak no later than noon the day before the meeting will be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding agenda items and items not posted on the agenda. Zenobia C. Joseph, David King and Nailah I. Akinyémi-Sankofa addressed the board. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a. Approval of the May 17, 2021, Meeting Minutes. On Commissioner Skidmore’s motion, Commissioner Motwani’s second, the URB’s May 17, 2021, minutes were unanimously approved with the addition that legal counsel, Charles Zech attended the meeting. 2. NEW BUSINESS a. Presentation from the Austin Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) regarding best practices and an approach to the property disposition of Urban Renewal Agency owned property (1100 E 11th St and 920 E 11th St). Matthew Kwatinetz presented. 3. OLD BUSINESS a. Consideration and possible action regarding request from Capitol View Arts/Rolling Rooster for a license agreement to use Urban Renewal Agency owned property at 1100 E 11th Street. Laura Keating and Clifford Gillard addressed the URB and responded to questions. b. Presentation, discussion, and possible action regarding next steps for property disposition of Urban Renewal Agency owned property (1100 E 11th St and 920 E 11th St). Mandy DeMayo presented. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS • Approval of a license agreement for Capitol View Arts/Rolling Rooster ADJOURNMENT Chair Escobar adjourned the meeting at 7:47pm without objection. 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 …

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Item2e_Draft_URB__Annual_Internal_Review_2020-21 original pdf

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DRAFT Annual Internal Review This report covers the time period of 7/1/2020 to 6/30/2021 __________________Urban Renewal Board__________________ The Board/Commission mission statement (per the City Code) is: The Board of Commissioners of the Urban Renewal Agency primary responsibility is to oversee the implementation and compliance of approved Urban Renewal Plans that are adopted by the Austin City Council. An Urban Renewal Plan's primary purpose is to eliminate slum and blighting influence within a designated area of the city. 1. Describe the board’s actions supporting their mission during the previous calendar year. Address all elements of the board’s mission statement as provided in the relevant sections of the City Code. • Conducted election of URB Chair and Vice Chair to serve 2020-2021 term of office. • Participated in a facilitated discussion, crafted, and approved a new vision statement for the Urban Renewal Plan. • Developed and approved recommended modifications to the East 11th and 12th Street Urban Renewal Plan. • Developed and approved recommended modifications to the East 11th Neighborhood Conservation Combining District (NCCD). • Developed and approved recommended modifications to the East 12th Neighborhood Conservation Combining District (NCCD). • Approve request to the renew the agreement between the Urban Renewal Agency and the City of Austin concerning the implementation of the Urban Renewal Plan for an additional year. • Created a working group to further examine next steps and criteria for the disposition of the URA owned property. • Reviewed and considered process for property disposition of Urban Renewal Agency owned property. Annual Review and Work Plan 2021 Page 2 • Considered license agreement with Capitol View Arts/Rolling Rooster for the use of Urban Renewal Agency owned property at 1100 E 11th Street (expected to be approved July 2021). • Solicitated and considered input from the public on all activities. 2. Determine if the board’s actions throughout the year comply with the mission statement. All URB actions throughout the year complied with their mission statement. 3. List the board’s goals and objectives for the new calendar year. • Approve license agreement with Capitol View Arts/Rolling Rooster for the use of Urban Renewal Agency owned property at 1100 E 11th Street. • Develop and recommend a request for proposal (RFP) to redevelop properties currently owned by the Urban Renewal Agency. • Recommend to City Council one or more proposals received in response to the RFP. • Solicitate and consider input from the …

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Item3a_CVA_License_Agreement original pdf

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2. 3. 4. LICENSING AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE URBAN RENEWAL AGENCY of the CITY OF AUSTIN TO Capital View Arts This Licensing Agreement (“Agreement”) is made and entered into between the Urban Renewal Agency of the City of Austin (“Agency”), with offices located at 1000 East 11th Street, Ste 200, Austin, Travis County, Texas 78702, and Capital View Arts with offices located at ________________ (“Licensee”) (collectively referred to herein as “Parties” and individually as a “Party”). IN CONSIDERATION OF the duties, obligations and covenants of the Parties, and other good and valuable consideration, Agency and Licensee agree as follows: 1. PREMISES: Subject to the terms of this Agreement, Agency grants to Licensee a revocable license (“License”)to use certain real property more particularly described in Exhibit "A" (the “Premises”) for the Uses described in 3.below. Licensee has inspected the Premises and accepts the same AS IS, WITH ALL FAULTS, IN ITS THEN EXISTING CONDITION AND STATE. THE AGENCY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, CONCERNING THE CONDITION OF THE PREMISES, OR FITNESS FOR USE FOR LICENSEE’S PURPOSES. TERM: The Agreement commences upon _____________ at 12:01am and ends on ________________ at 11:59pm (the “Term”) LICENSEE UNDERTANDS AND AGREES THAT AGENCY MAY ON ANY DATE AND AT ANY TIME TERMINATE THIS LICENESS AGREEMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS HEREIN. USE: The Uses authorized by this license are limited to only those Uses which are in accordance with the zoning, permitted uses identified in the East 11th and 12th Streets Urban Renewal Plan, as amended and the East 11th Street Neighborhood Conservation Combining District, as amended. When these two plans overlap, the more restrictive permitted use applies. LICENSEE UNDERSTANDS AND AGREES THAT AGENCY MAY ON ANY DATE AND AT ANY TIME REVOKE ANY LICENSE GRANTED UNDER THIS AGREEMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS HEREIN. FEES: Licensee shall pay an Annual Fee of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS AND NO CENTS ($100.00) on the first day of the Term. If any form of taxes or fees are assessed or charged to the Agency as a result of this Agreement, Licensee shall pay said amounts, including the Annual Fee, to Agency, within five (5) business days of a written demand by Agency. Failure of Licensee to pay the Annual Fee or any other amount due within the specified time herein shall result in an automatic revocation of the License and termination of the Agreement. License Agreement URA – …

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Item2a_2021.07.19 Urban Renewal_WG Presentation original pdf

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Waterloo Park Overview Sponsoring Departments: Community Leadership PARD & Watershed Protection • Operations & Maintenance • • • • Programming & Art Environmental Stewardship Design Excellence • • • • • Code Compliance Public Health, Safety & Welfare Environmental Stewardship Subject Matter Expertise Council approved project and partnership Mission Waterloo Greenway Conservancy creates and maintains an extraordinary urban park system and a restored Waller Creek, in partnership with the City of Austin, for the benefit of all. The Conservancy renews the natural environment, promotes play, health and wellness, economic vitality and mobility, and engages the community through outreach, education, cultural events, and the arts. ECOLOGY MOBILITY PARKS N 2 N D S T 3 R D S T 4 T H S T 5 T H S T 6 T H S T 7 T H S T 8 T H S T 9 T H S T 1 0 T H S T 1 1 T H S T 1 2 T H S T 1 3 T H S T 1 4 T H S T 1 5 T H S T Pontoon Bridge Austin Convention Center La d y Bir d La k e C E S A R C H A V E Z S T Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center Creek Delta D A V S S T I D R I S K I L L S T RAINEY ST Palm School Palm Park SAN JACINTO BLVD TRINITY ST NECHES ST RED RIVER ST SABINE ST Red River Cultural District The Refuge IH-35 Waterloo Park Dell Seton Medical Center Dell Medical School at the University of Texas Central Health Brackenridge Redevelopment Site Frank C. Erwin, Jr. Special Events Center Symphony Square Capture the Opportunity of the Tunnel SECONDARY INLET FACILITY TUNNEL OUTLET L a d y B i r d L a k e SECONDARY INLET FACILITY PIPED WATERSHED 28’ DIAMETER UNDERGROUND BYPASS TUNNEL PRIMARY INLET FACILITY WALLER CREEK LAKE WATER FED WALLER CREEK STORMWATER FED Park History Since the 1970s, Waterloo Park has been home to many authentically Austin experiences such as Spamarama, Pachanga, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Mess with Texas and the Ice Cream Festival. Its reopening illustrates a homecoming of sorts, as the newly revitalized Waterloo Park honors its neighborhood history and builds upon a legacy of offering a home to a variety of multicultural community events. and festivals …

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Item3b_URB_HPD_RFP_Timeline original pdf

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Public Engagement & Finalization of RFP Negotiation & Agreement Execution Solicitation & Proposal Selection months 1 2 3 4 Aug‐21 Sep‐21 Oct‐21 Nov‐21 Public Engagement Procurement Public Engagement Planning 5 Dec‐21 6 Jan‐22 8 7 9 Feb‐22 Mar‐22 Apr‐22 May‐22 Jun‐22 Public Engagment & Finalization of RFP 11 10 13 12 14 Jul‐22 Aug‐22 Sep‐22 Oct‐22 Nov‐22 Staff Evaluation Solicitation 15 16 17 Dec‐22 18 Jan‐23 Board Discussion & Recommendation 20 19 Feb‐23 Mar‐23 City Council Selection 21 22 23 24 Apr‐23 May‐23 Jun‐23 Jul‐23 Negotiation 25 Aug‐23 26 Sep‐23 City Council Authorization Execution

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2021-07-19_URB_Approved_Minutes original pdf

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URBAN RENEWAL BOARD MONDAY, JULY 19, 2021, 5:30-9:30 pm VIA VIDEOCONFERENCING Nathaniel Bradford Jacqueline Watson Kobla Tetey CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Manuel Escobar, Chair Darrell W. Pierce, Vice Chair Danielle Skidmore Amit Motwani Members in Attendance Manuel Escobar, Chair Darrell Pierce, Vice Chair Amit Motwani Danielle Skidmore Kobla Tetey Members Absent Nathaniel Bradford Jacqueline Watson PURPOSE: The Board of Commissioners primary responsibility the implementation and compliance of approved Urban Renewal Plans that are adopted by the Austin City Council. An Urban Renewal Plan's primary purpose is to eliminate slum and blighting influence within a designated area of the city. Staff in Attendance Erica Leak Laura Keating Travis Perlman Mandy DeMayo David Colligan Lana Denkeler Megan Santee, URB legal counsel Lisa Rodriguez to oversee is MINUTES CALL TO ORDER Chair Escobar called the meeting to order at 5:38pm with 5 members present. Commissioners Bradford and Watson were absent. CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: GENERAL Speakers who register to speak no later than noon the day before the meeting will be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding agenda items and items not posted on the agenda. Lee Sherman, Patrick Houck, Clifton VanDyke, Tracy Witte, Susan Oringer and Nate Jones addressed the board. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a. Approval of the June 21, 2021, Meeting Minutes. On Commissioner Motwani’s motion, Commissioner Tetey’s second, the URB’s June 21, 2021, minutes were unanimously approved. 2. NEW BUSINESS a. Presentation from Waterloo Greenway Conservancy and discussion regarding history of the organization and recent work. Melissa Ayala gave the presentation; she was joined by John Rigdon, Erica Saenz and Lana Denkeler. b. Presentation from Reverend Freddie Dixon and discussion regarding original proposal by the East 11th Street Village Association for the Neighborhood Conservation Combining District, lessons learned, and implications for future inclusion. Reverend Freddie Dixon gave the presentation. c. Presentation from Greg Smith with Austin Revitalization Authority and discussion regarding history of the organization and recent work. Greg Smith gave the presentation. d. Presentation, discussion, and possible action in response to Planning Commission’s recommendations on the proposed modifications to the East 11th and 12th Street Urban Renewal Plan and Neighborhood Conservation Combining Districts. Chair Escobar presented. Discussion occurred, but no action was taken. e. Discussion and possible action on the Urban Renewal Board’s Annual Internal Review Report. On Commissioner Skidmore’s motion, Commissioner Motwani’s second, the Urban Renewal Board’s Annual Internal Review Report was unanimously approved. 3. OLD BUSINESS …

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