Feb. 23 Infrastructure/Capital Planning, CodeNEXT Workshops

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Feb. 23 Infrastructure/Capital Planning, CodeNEXT Workshops

Post by Vanessa Sarria » Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:52 am

Here are proposed questions and speakers for the Monday Feb. 23 Policy Workshops:

Infrastructure and Capital Planning (9 to 11 am at City Council Chambers)

Recommendations from City staff:
1.Context - What is the City’s role in creating and maintaining Austin’s built environment? How does the City plan for and implement these efforts? What is Council’s role in the process?
Mike Trimble and Howard Lazarus

2. How does public capital investment respond to growth, development, and City priorities?
Terry Mitchell
Alfonso Hernandez
Stephen Oliver
STAFF RESOURCES: Paul DiGuiseppi, George Adams (PDR)

3. How do we balance strategic objectives with capital reinvestment in the context of affordability?
Dave Sullivan
Moses Garcia
Nelson Linder
STAFF RESOURCES: Kim Springer, Ed Van Eenoo (FSD)

4.How does infrastructure address citywide priorities while also supporting quality of life at the neighborhood scale?
Heather Way
Mona Gonzalez
Lisa Hinely


CodeNEXT (12:30 pm to 2:30 pm at City Council Chambers)

Recommendations from City staff:
1. Context – What is the Land Development Code and what does it do; what is the role of Council; what is the relation of CodeNEXT to Imagine Austin and the neighborhood plans; what items will be coming to Council in the near future.
• George Adams, Assistant Director, PDRD

2.How can CodeNEXT affect affordability in Austin?
•Francie Ferguson, Housing Works
•Brennan Griffin, AURA
•Patricia Seeger, Zoning and Platting Commission
•Ward Tisdale, RECA

3. How can important community values expressed in the existing Land Development Code be respected while simplifying and streamlining the code?
• Stephen Delgado, Engineer, Land Development Code Advisory Group
• Karen McGraw, Architect

4. How can CodeNEXT better implement the adopted neighborhood plans?
• David King, Austin Neighborhoods Council
• Dave Sullivan, Land Development Code Advisory Group
• James Nortey, Planning Commission
• Tom Nuckols, Austin Neighborhoods Council

5. How does the complexity of the current Land Development Code and review process affect the cost of development?
• Melissa Neslund, Bury Inc., Land Development Code Advisory Group
• Michael Hsu, Architect
• Tom Terkel, FourT Realty
• Chris Bradford, Attorney

Request from City Council:
Council Member Don Zimmerman has requested Stephen Delgado for the CodeNEXT panel.
Council Member Delia Garza has requested Jana McCann for CodeNEXT.

Other requests from community for CodeNEXT policy workshop:
ANC has recommended Jeff Jack or Joyce Basciano.
AURA has recommended Brennan Griffin.
Eleanor H. McKinney, Landscape Architect, Inc. has requested to participate.
Policy Initiative and Advancement Director
Office of the Mayor

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Re: Feb. 23 Infrastructure/Capital Planning, CodeNEXT Worksh

Post by Vanessa Sarria » Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:02 pm

Changes to Agendas

Infrastructure and Capital Planning Policy Workshop - Feb. 23, 9 am to 11 am at Austin City Hall Council Chambers
Context : What is the City’s role in creating and maintaining Austin’s built environment? How does the City plan for and implement these efforts? What is Council’s role in this process?
o Mike Trimble, Capital Planning Officer
o Howard Lazarus, Public Works Department Director

- How does the City use infrastructure investments to respond to growth, development, and City priorities?
o Dave Anderson, Former Chair of the Planning Commission and Member of the Bond Oversight Committee

- How do we balance the need for City financial investment in infrastructure with the need to maintain affordability?
o Dave Sullivan, Chair of CodeNEXT Citizen Advisory Group
o Nelson Linder, President of Austin Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

- How can the City address community-wide goals while protecting quality of life in neighborhoods?
o Mona Gonzalez, Executive Director of River City Youth Foundation, Dove Springs Neighborhood

- Other voices (3 minutes each) - will identify 5 that are available for Monday.
o Jeff Scott, Engineer
o Mary Gay Maxwell, Environmental Board
o Tom Hegemier, RPS Group
o Andy Johnston, HALFF
o Michael Barrett, University of Texas
o Linda Krueger Powers, Rundberg Neighborhood Area
o Brian Almon, Rundberg Neigborhood Area
o August Harris, Covenant Financial Solutions LLC, Seeds for Change Consulting LLC



CodeNEXT Policy Workshop - Feb. 23 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm Austin City Hall Council Chambers
Context – George Adams, Assistant Director, Planning and Development Review Department
CodeNext Consultants – Opticos Design
-What is the Land Development Code and what does it do? What is form-based code?
-What is the relation of CodeNEXT to Imagine Austin and the neighborhood plans?
-What is the role of Council and what items will be coming to Council in the near future?

- How can important community values expressed in the existing Land Development Code be respected while simplifying and streamlining the code?
o James Nortey, Member, Planning Commission
o Stephen Delgado, Owner, Texas Engineering Solutions
o Jim Duncan, Former City Planning Director

- How does the complexity of the current land development code and review process affect the cost of development?
o Kelly Weiss, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity
o Michael Hsu, Architect, Michael Hsu Office of Architecture

Other voices (3 minutes each):
o Eleanor McKinney, Landscape Architect, Inc.
o Melissa Neslund, RECA
o Joyce Basciano, Austin Neighborhoods Council
o Karen McGraw, Karen McGraw Architect
o Brennan Griffin, AURA
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