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Call to Order

CALL TO ORDER

Item 3

EDUCATION a. Update from Shoal Creek Conservancy—Ivey Kaiser, Executive Director, Shoal Creek Conservancy (10 minutes)

Item 4

APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND ACTION a. Approve the minutes of the regular Environmental Commission meeting of September 18, 2019 (5 minutes)

Item 5

ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER’S UPDATE ON PAST COMMISSION ACTIONS AND REPORT ON ITEMS OF INTEREST a. Refresher on Parliamentary Procedures

Item 8A

PUBLIC HEARINGS AND POSSIBLE ACTION Name: Pioneer Crossing Planned Unit Development (PUD) Amendment #14, C814-96-003.14 Applicant: LJA Engineering, T. Walter Hoysa, P.E. Location: 3124 East Parmer Lane (District 1) Staff: Atha Phillips, Environmental Officer’s Office Watershed: Harris Branch Watershed, Suburban Watershed Classification, Desired Development Zone Request: The applicant is requesting a 14th amendment to the Pioneer Crossing PUD to reallocate mixed use density residential (MDR) units in this portion of the PUD, to slightly increase the total amount of commercial area in exchange for a decrease in the total residential area, to request an increase in height on parcel RA-7 up to 75 feet or six stories) and to request and increase in height on parcel RA-8 and parcel RA-9 to a maximum of 60 feet or four stories. Staff Recommendation: Staff recommended with conditions. (30 minutes)

Item 8B

Consider proposed annexation of approximately 4.42 acres into Travis County Water Control and Improvement District No. 10 C12-M-2019-0002—Atha Phillips, Environmental Officer’s Office and Virginia Collier, Planning and Zoning Department (30 minutes)

Item 8C

Name: Austin Green Improvement District No. 1, C12M-2018-0005 Applicant: Steven Spears, GroundWork Location: 11600-12337 Harold Green Road (2-mile ETJ) Staff: Atha Phillips, Environmental Officer’s Office and Virginia Collier, Planning and Zoning Department Watershed: Elm Creek, Colorado River Basin Request: Reconsider a petition requesting City consent to the creation of the Austin Green Improvement District No. 1 and make a recommendation to Council on the petition. Staff Recommendation: Staff recommends City Council approve a Consent Agreement and a Strategic Partnership Agreement for the Austin Green Improvement District No. 1. Note: The Austin Green Planned Unit Development application (C814-2018-0154) may be discussed but no action will be taken. (30 minutes)

Item 9

COMMITTEE REPORTS a. Urban Growth Policy and Water Quality Protection Committee – Pam Thompson, Kevin Ramberg, Mary Ann Neely, Curtis Smith, and Perry Bedford b. Urban Forestry Committee – Peggy Maceo, Pam Thompson, Linda Guerrero, and Mary Ann Neely c. Report on the Joint Sustainability Committee – Katie Coyne d. Report on the Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan Citizen’s Advisory Committee – Mary Ann Neely e. Report on the Joint Committee of the Environmental Commission and Parks and Recreation Board – Mary Ann Neely, Peggy Maceo, Linda Guerrero, and Pam Thompson f. Report on the South Central Waterfront Advisory Board – Linda Guerrero g. Other reports from Commissioners

Items 10 & 11

10. NEW BUSINESS – Future agenda items a. None

11. ADJOURNMENT
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