Item 26 Direction

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Greg Casar
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Item 26 Direction

Post by Greg Casar »

Colleagues,

After years of advocacy from the St. John community and many leaders across Austin, we voted last year to initiate the RFP process for the St. John Property (old Home Depot/Chrysler sites). I am glad to see Item 26 on next week’s agenda with Staff’s recommendation for this site.

While Greystar/Austin Housing Authority’s proposal is responsive to the community’s priorities (as required by the RFP) and can ensure the timely development of this project, we know there is room to improve the community benefits and the design of the project. The proposals to the City are only an initial bid, and final community benefits and designs would be part of a Master Developer Agreement. I plan to introduce the attached direction for Staff to attempt to secure further housing and affordable housing, community retail/services opportunities, accountability measures, and community involvement among other items.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 161745.pdf

I look forward to passing this item on Thursday next week with this direction, and I hope we can move it forward as part of our consent agenda. If you can, please do post any questions or thoughts you have here, since we have such a full agenda.

Greg
Gregorio "Greg" Casar
Council Member District 4
Kathie Tovo
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Re: Item 26 Direction

Post by Kathie Tovo »

Dear Colleagues,

Below is the motion sheet I will introduce for Item #26 as additional to the one CM Casar intends to bring forward. This direction will be circulated by the Agenda Office soon.

I appreciate the work of so many community members that have brought us to this exciting moment!

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 173439.pdf
Council District 9
Ashley Richardson
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Re: Item 26 Direction

Post by Ashley Richardson »

On behalf of CM Tovo, please find Version 2 of her motion sheet for Item #26 below. This will be circulated by the Agenda Office shortly. Thank you.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 104433.pdf
Senior Policy Advisor
Office of Kathie Tovo, Council Member District 9
Ashley Richardson
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Re: Item 26 Direction

Post by Ashley Richardson »

On behalf of CM Tovo, please find Version 3 of her motion sheet to Item #26 below. This will be circulated by the Agenda Office shortly. Thank you.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 113738.pdf
Senior Policy Advisor
Office of Kathie Tovo, Council Member District 9
Greg Casar
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Re: Item 26 Direction

Post by Greg Casar »

Colleagues,

Please see below my updated direction for this item.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 153120.pdf

Greg
Gregorio "Greg" Casar
Council Member District 4
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