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Reading of the Agenda

Call to Order

Consent Agenda

Consent Items: 1, B2, C1, C3 - C7, C9, C10, D1, D2, D4

Postponed Items

Postponed: B4 & B5

Withdrawn Items

Withdrawn: A1 & B3

Citizen Communication

CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first three speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address items not posted on the agenda.

Item 3 A2

PUBLIC HEARINGS

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON APPLICATIONS FOR HISTORIC ZONING, DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON APPLICATIONS FOR HISTORIC DISTRICT ZONING, AND REQUESTS TO CONSIDER THE INITIATION OF A HISTORIC ZONING CASE

HDP-2019-0394 – Heflybower House - Discussion 704 W. 22nd Street Council District 9 Proposal: Demolish a ca. 1880 house. Applicant: Mike McHone City Staff: Steve Sadowsky, Historic Preservation Office, 974-6454 Staff Recommendation: Recommend historic zoning under the criteria for architecture and historical association.

Item 3 A3

HDP-2019-0401 – Rendon House - Discussion 1705 Haskell Street Council District 3 Applicant: Historic Landmark Commission City Staff: Steve Sadowsky, Historic Preservation Office, 974-6454 Staff Recommendation: Recommend historic zoning under the criteria for historical association and community value.

Item 3 A4

C14H-2019-0128 – Richard Overton House – Discussion 2011 Hamilton Avenue Council District 1 Applicant: Historic Landmark Commission upon request by Volma Overton, Jr. City Staff: Steve Sadowsky, Historic Preservation Office, 974-6454 Staff Recommendation: Recommend historic zoning under the criteria for architecture, historical associations, and community value.

Item 3 A5

C14H-1994-0019 – Steussy-Skinner House – Discussion 1705 Nueces Street Council District 9 Proposal: Remove historic zoning incorrectly applied to the 1705 Nueces Street Condominium lot. Applicant: City of Austin City Staff: Steve Sadowsky, Historic Preservation Office, 974-6454 Staff Recommendation: Recommend the removal of historic zoning from the 1705 Nueces Condominium lot.

Item 3 B1

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON APPLICATIONS FOR CERTIFICATES OF APPROPRIATENESS

C14H-2000-0002 – Discussion Royal Arch Masonic Lodge, 311 W. 7th Street Council District 9 Proposal: Construct a high-rise addition and restore the historic building. Applicant: Emily Little and Brett Rohde City Staff: Steve Sadowsky, Historic Preservation Office, 974-6454 Committee Recommendation: Lighten the appearance of the tower, provide a greater break between the existing building and the proposed tower, provide a detailed structural bracing plan for the protection of the historic building during construction, and provide sightlines from all angles to evaluate the impact of the tower proportionally on the historic landmark structure. Don’t make the tower too busy. Staff Recommendation: Approve as proposed.

Item 3 B3

C14H-1977-0034 - Discussion Ben Pillow House, 1403 W. 9th Street Council District 9 Proposal: Construct a new steel perimeter fence that will be covered with vines and install a new front porch light. Applicant: Victoria Haase, Thrower Design City Staff: Steve Sadowsky, Historic Preservation Office, 974-6454 Committee Recommendation: Not reviewed. Staff Recommendation: Approve the fence as proposed; deny the front porch light and recommend something more traditional in keeping with the historic character of the house.

Item 3 C2

NRD-2019-0053 – Offered for consent approval 904 Robertson Street – West Line National Register Historic District Council District 9 Proposal: Rebuild 2-story additions to a 2-story, ca. 1920 house moved onto the lot in 1954. Replace roof. Reconfigure and replace windows. Remove decorative elements. Applicant: Luci Gallahan City Staff: Kalan Contreras, Historic Preservation Office, 974-2727 Committee Recommendation: Retain original fenestration patterns and keep the original door and brackets as they are features which define the architectural character of the house; since teardrop siding was probably the original material on the house, use it uniformly on the house; use asphalt shingles rather than a metal roof. Staff Recommendation: Concur with the Committee’s recommendations, provide additional comments, if any, then release the permit.

Item 3 C8

NRD-2019-0061 – Discussion 1716 W. 34th Street – Old West Austin National Register Historic District Council District 9 Proposal: Demolish a contributing house built ca. 1941; construct a new house. Applicant: Trey Hailey City Staff: Cara Bertron, Historic Preservation Office, 974-1446 Committee Recommendation: Redesign the house to have a one-story street presence; reduce vertical emphasis. Staff Recommendation: Encourage rehabilitation and adaptive re-use of the existing building, including consideration of a demolition delay, as the building is contributing to the historic district; then encourage relocation over demolition. If the Commission votes to release the demolition permit, then staff recommends completion of a City of Austin Documentation Package. If the Commission votes to release the demolition permit, staff recommends commenting on and releasing the plans for new construction.

Item 3 D3

HDP-2019-0517 – Discussion 1911 Robbins Place Council District 9 Proposal: Demolish a ca. 1934 house. Applicant: Luis Carrillo City Staff: Steve Sadowsky, Historic Preservation Office, 974-6454 Staff Recommendation: Strongly encourage rehabilitation and adaptive re-use, including the use of a postponement to consider alternatives to demolition. If the Commission votes to release the permit, then staff recommends completion of a City of Austin Documentation Package prior to release of the permit.

Item 3 E1

DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON DEMOLITION BY NEGLECT CASES

DBN-2015-0001 – Sebron Sneed House, 1801 Nelms Drive – Offered for consent approval to maintain the case on the agenda No new updates.

Item 5

COMMISSION ITEMS

A. COMMITTEE REPORTS 1. Certificate of Appropriateness Review Committee 2. Operations Committee 3. Grants Committee 4. Preservation Plan Committee

B. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

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