Item 05: Change Designation for 1.139 Acres between Lindsey Street and North Street from “Existing Neighborhood” to “High Intensity”

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Consider approval of Ordinance 2024-15, on the second of two readings, approving an amendment to the preferred scenario map of the city’s Comprehensive Plan to change the designation for approximately 1.139 acres of land generally located southwest of the intersection between Lindsey Street and North Street from “Existing Neighborhood” to “High Intensity”; including procedural provisions; and declaring an effective date.
 

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Responses provided by Amanda Hernandez, Director of Planning & Development Services:
Please provide a map of the existing PSA from Moore St to Guadalupe St and from Hutchison to Woods St. This is a little wider than the maps in the packet. Maps Attached.

Please provide a map of the PSA for the same area in the new, not yet approved, Comp Plan. Is this area planned for Neighborhood Medium? If so, why does staff support the change to High Intensity for this item? The subject property is Neighborhood Medium. The broader area includes Neighborhood High & Mixed Use Low. Staff’s recommendation for approval was based on the criteria in the Development Code, which were included in the presentation. Of the 6 criteria, staff found the request consistent with 3, 1 neutral and 2 were not applicable.

For the new, not yet approved, Comp Plan, of the 6,000+ comments, how many comments were specific to this area and what were the comments? How many specifically noted IN THIS AREA, that more density would be desired? I'm looking at the west side differently from the east side of North St. The only comments which were given a spatial reference were the comments on the preferred scenario map. No change was made to the map, here is a list of comments related to this area:

  • This area bound by the university, Moore Street, and downtown should have more density than "neighborhood - medium"
  • This street {moore street} should be the limit of "downtown" and mixed use developments. The areas west of this should be recognized as neighborhoods, fit only for the occasional low-volume commercial use with daytime businesses only and no hotels.
There are a number of elements in the new, not yet approved, Comp Plan that would not support this change. Again, why does staff support the change to High Intensity for this item? Staff’s review is based on adopted documents – the 2013 comp plan and development code. Of the 6 criteria in the Development Code, staff found the request consistent with 3, 1 neutral and 2 were not applicable.

No longer on the Comp Plan. In my questions from last time, I'm not sure that the discussion regarding the historic nature of this area was fully covered. What is the current status of this area (west of North St) regarding the historic nature of the houses? These houses were identified as Medium and High priority in the Historic Resources Survey based on their age and architectural styles. This identification of priority property does not change the status of the homes – they can remain as is, be remodeled at any time without HPC approval, be relocated, etc. The change is the demolition delay ordinance now applies to them.

I believe that the Historic Resources survey identified everything from North Street to Scott Street for possible expansion of the Lindsey-Rogers Historic District. What is the status of that expansion? Yes, this area was identified for expansion, but the expansion process has not been pursued since adoption of the survey. Staff is currently kicking off the city-wide Historic Preservation Plan. Once this plan is adopted staff can work on implementation strategies which may include expansion of existing or creation of new historic districts.
 

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  • PSA-23-02 Preferred Scenario Current April 2024.pdf
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  • PSA-23-02 Preferred Scenario VisionSMTXApril 2024.pdf
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