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I'D LIKE TO GO AHEAD AND CALL IT THE ALLEN CITY COUNCIL MEETING TO ORDER AND ANNOUNCE THAT WE DO HAVE A QUORUM PRESENT.

[1. Call to Order and Announce a Quorum is Present.]

IF EVERYONE WOULD PLEASE RISE AND JOIN US IN THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE REPUBLIC, WHICH STANDS ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

PLEASE BE SEATED.

[3.1 Presentation of Proclamations by the Office of the Mayor.]

THE FIRST THING THAT WE'RE GOING TO DO IS TO DO A PROCLAMATION ANNOUNCING THAT JULY IS PARKS AND RECREATION MONTH.

SO I WOULD LIKE TO GO AHEAD AND INVITE KATE MEACHAM, OUR DIRECTOR OF PARKS AND RECREATION.

AND IF THERE ARE ANY OTHER MEMBERS OF THE PARKS RECREATION TEAM, PLEASE COME FORWARD AT THIS TIME.

I KNOW THERE ARE SEVERAL PEOPLE HERE.

A FEW. WITH THAT, WE'LL GO AHEAD AND DO THE PROCLAMATION.

WHEREAS THE CITY OF ALAN PARKS PROGRAMS AND FACILITIES ARE VITALLY IMPORTANT TO ESTABLISHING AND MAINTAINING THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN OUR COMMUNITY, ENSURING THE HEALTH OF ALL CITIZENS, AND CONTRIBUTING TO THE ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL WELL-BEING OF OUR COMMUNITY AND REGION.

AND. WHEREAS, PARKS, PLAYGROUNDS, NATURE TRAILS, OPEN SPACES, RECREATIONAL CENTERS, HISTORIC SITES, AN ARENA AND GOLF COURSE MAKE OUR CITY AN ATTRACTIVE AND DESIRABLE PLACE TO LIVE, WORK, PLAY AND VISIT.

AND. WHEREAS, OUR PARKS AND NATURAL RECREATION AREAS ENSURE THE ECOLOGICAL BEAUTY OF OUR COMMUNITY AND PROVIDE A PLACE FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS TO CONNECT WITH NATURE AND RECREATE OUTDOORS.

AND. WHEREAS, THE CITY OF ALLEN RECOGNIZES THE BENEFITS DERIVED FROM PARKS AND RECREATION RESOURCES.

NOW, THEREFORE, I KENNETH FULK, MAYOR OF CITY OF ALLEN, COLLIN COUNTY, TEXAS, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM JULY 2022 AS PARKS AND RECREATION MONTH IN CITY OF ALLEN. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MAYOR. WHAT WE HAVE IN FRONT OF YOU TODAY IS PART OF OUR PARKS LEADERSHIP TEAM.

SO AS OUR ASSISTANT DIRECTORS, AS WELL AS SOME OF OUR DIVISION MANAGERS WHO REALLY HELP MAKE OUR PARK SYSTEM WHAT IT IS TODAY.

SO WE'RE SO THANKFUL TO BE ABLE TO SERVICE ALL OF THE RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES HERE IN ALLEN WITH ALL OF OUR PARKS, TRAILS, FACILITIES. THESE GUYS PUT IN A LOT OF WORK TO BE ABLE TO MAKE OUR PARK SYSTEM LOOK SO BEAUTIFUL.

SO WE REALLY APPRECIATE EVERYBODY AND THE RECOGNITION TONIGHT.

SO THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

I KNOW THIS IS JUST A SMALL REPRESENTATION OF YOUR GROUP BECAUSE I KNOW YOU HAVE MANY, MANY PEOPLE IN YOUR DEPARTMENT, BUT I SINCERELY WANT TO EXTEND MY GRATITUDE TO YOU FOR ALL THE GREAT THINGS THAT YOU DO FOR OUR COMMUNITY TO HELP IT MAKE A GREAT PLACE FOR US ALL TO DO THE THINGS THAT WE JUST TALKED ABOUT IN THE PROCLAMATION.

SO THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH.

YES. AND WE HAVE SOME PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD MEMBERS AS WELL.

THANK YOU.

CONGRATULATIONS. THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH.

SO MUCH. LET'S SEE.

[3.2 Presentation of a Check by the Radha Krishna Temple of Allen to Jeff Timbs, Library Director, donating $10,000 to the Allen Library Endowment Fund.]

NEXT WE HAVE A PRESENTATION BY THE RADHA KRISHNA HINDU TEMPLE WHO IS GOING TO MAKE A PRESENTATION TO OUR LIBRARY DIRECTOR, JEFF TIMBS.

IT'S A DONATION THAT THEY'RE GOING TO MAKE TO THE ALLEN LIBRARY ENDOWMENT FUND, AND IT'S A DONATION IN THE AMOUNT OF $10,000, AND IT'S GOING TO GO TOWARDS THE LIBRARY EXPANSION.

SO IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO COME FORWARD, IF THERE'S ANYBODY ELSE FROM THE TEMPLE THAT WOULD LIKE TO COME UP WITH YOU, THEY'RE WELCOME TO COME UP AS WELL.

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SO MY NAME IS SHREYA AND I'M FROM RATHER RADHA KRISHNA TEMPLE.

REALLY FEEL SO GRATEFUL AND HONORED THAT WE HAVE OUR TEMPLE IN ALLEN.

IT HAS TRULY BECOME THE HOME SECOND HOME FOR SO MANY CITIZENS.

SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE BENEFITED AND TEMPLE ALSO LOVES BEING IN ALLEN ESPECIALLY.

I WOULD LIKE TO CALL OUT THE SUPPORT FROM ALL THE DEPARTMENTS WHERE THERE IS A POLICE DEPARTMENT.

WHEN WE DO SO MANY EVENTS AFTER EVENTS OR FIRE DEPARTMENT OR CITY DEPARTMENT.

EVERYONE IS SO HELPFUL, SUPPORTIVE IN GUIDING US AND ALSO MAKING IT A SAFE PLACE FOR ALL THE FAMILIES AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO COME TO OUR TEMPLE. SO THIS IS JUST A SMALL THANK YOU.

AND THE FUNDS ARE FOR ALLEN LIBRARY EXPANSION.

WE JUST LOVE ALLEN LIBRARY.

WE LOVE ALLEN SCHOOLS AND JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU TO EVERYTHING.

WELL, ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF ALLEN, THE ALLEN PUBLIC LIBRARY AND THE ALLEN LIBRARY ENDOWMENT FUND, I WANT TO THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THIS GENEROUS CONTRIBUTION.

THANK YOU.

GREAT. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU. BEFORE YOU GO BACK TO YOUR SEATS, I JUST WANT TO TELL EVERYBODY ABOUT ALL THE AMAZING THINGS THAT GO ON AT THE RADHA KRISHNA TEMPLE.

THEY'VE INVITED ME SEVERAL TIMES.

I'VE BEEN THERE, HAD GREAT FUN, HAVE LEARNED SO MUCH MORE ABOUT THEIR CULTURE AND THE PEOPLE THAT ATTEND ALL THE FESTIVITIES THERE.

IT'S A HAPPENING PLACE, I'LL TELL YOU THAT.

IF YOU EVER GET AN OPPORTUNITY TO STOP BY OR GO TO ONE OF THEIR EVENTS, THEY RECENTLY HAD THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF YOGA, AND IT WAS A GREAT TIME TO BE THERE.

THEY HAVE MUSICAL PRESENTATIONS, OBVIOUSLY THEY DO YOGA, BUT IT'S JUST SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT.

THEY EVEN TALKED A LITTLE BIT ABOUT MIND MANAGEMENT THAT SWAMI JI, THE SWAMI ANANDA, WHO IS THEIR SPIRITUAL LEADER, VISITS PERIODICALLY.

HE LIVES IN INDIA, BUT HE COMES OVER OVER TO THE US QUITE A BIT.

ONE THING IS, IS THAT THE TEMPLE HAS ALSO MADE A SIMILAR DONATION DIRECTLY TO THE ALLEN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT AND THEY HAVE INDICATED A DESIRE TO TRY TO DO THIS ON AN ANNUAL BASIS FOR SOME TIME TO COME.

SO WE ARE VERY APPRECIATIVE OF THE TEMPLE AND WHAT ALL THEY DO IN OUR COMMUNITY.

SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

NEXT, IT'S REBECCA VICE TIME.

[3.3 Recognize Assistant City Manager Rebecca Vice as the 2022 Recipient of the Linda Keithley Award for Women in Public Management.]

THERE'S AN ORGANIZATION THAT HELPS SERVICE ALL THE MUNICIPALITIES IN NORTH TEXAS.

IT'S CALLED THE NORTH TEXAS COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENT.

AND WHAT IT DOES IS IT ORCHESTRATES AND MANAGES A LOT OF DIFFERENT PROGRAMS THAT SUPPORT MUNICIPALITIES AND A LOT OF DIFFERENT WAYS.

THEY ALSO HAVE AWARDS THAT THEY PRESENT TO PEOPLE THAT EXCEL AT THE THINGS THAT THEY ARE DOING AND ARE BASICALLY GREAT REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT THEY'RE INVOLVED WITH.

SO REBECCA WAS ONE OF THE LUCKY RECIPIENTS OF THE LINDA KEITHLEY WOMEN IN PUBLIC MANAGEMENT AWARD, AND SHE ACTUALLY COMPETED AGAINST, I BELIEVE THERE WERE EIGHT OTHER PEOPLE THAT WERE NOMINATED.

AND NORMALLY THE PEOPLE THAT ARE NOMINATED ARE THE BEST OF THE BEST IN THEIR ORGANIZATIONS.

AND SO REBECCA WAS VERY FORTUNATE TO WIN THAT.

SO THIS IS ALL THE COUNTIES AND ALL OF NORTH TEXAS SUBMIT NAMES.

SHE'S THE WINNER.

AND JUST TO TELL YOU A LITTLE BIT ABOUT SOME OF THE THINGS THAT SHE DOES FOR THE CITY OF ALLEN, SHE HELPS WITH OUR STRATEGIC PLANNING INITIATIVES WHERE WE TRY TO HELP SET THAT VISION, SET DIRECTION, MAKE GOALS, HELP DEFINE RESOURCES AND WHAT ALL IS NEEDED TO TRY TO MAKE SURE WE ACHIEVE THE VISION THAT WE SET.

SHE ALSO HELPS AND WORKS WITH OUR LEGISLATORS AT THE STATE LEVEL IN REGARDS TO WHAT OUR LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES ARE, THINGS THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE DONE IN THE LEGISLATURE TO MAKE OUR GOVERNMENT BETTER AND HOPEFULLY PREVENT THINGS FROM GETTING PASSED THAT MAKE LIFE MORE DIFFICULT FOR US AS WELL.

BUT SHE'S ALSO HELPED WITH A COUPLE OF MAYOR AD HOC COMMITTEE, SUCH AS THE ALLEN HERITAGE VILLAGE AND THEN ALSO THE DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION AD HOC STEERING COMMITTEE. SHE JUST DONE SO MUCH.

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SHE'S ALSO BEEN VERY INVOLVED SINCE SHE CAME TO THE CITY OF ALLEN ABOUT NINE YEARS AGO AND WORKING WITH THE CITY PRIDE AWARD, WHICH IS THE AWARD THAT RECOGNIZES THE EMPLOYEES WITHIN THE CITY FOR DOING THE GREAT THINGS THAT HELP CONTINUE TO MAKE OUR CITY AS GREAT AS IT IS.

AND THERE'S PROBABLY A WHOLE LOT MORE THAN THAT.

I KNOW SHE'S BEEN INVOLVED IN A LOT OF DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS RELATED TO CITY MANAGEMENT AT THE AT THE STATE LEVEL.

SHE'S ALSO EX-OFFICIO MEMBER OF THE ALLEN FAIRVIEW CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.

AND I COULD GO ON AND ON AND ON, BUT I'M GOING TO STOP THERE AND PRESENT TO HER THE OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE THAT SHE GETS TO REPRESENT THE FACT THAT SHE DID RECEIVE THIS AWARD. AND SO WE'RE GOING TO GIVE THAT TO YOU HERE TODAY.

WELL, I WILL JUST BE VERY BRIEF, BECAUSE WHEN YOU CHOOSE A CAREER IN PUBLIC SERVICE AND NOT AS AN ELECTED OFFICIAL, YOU LIKE TO STAY BEHIND THE SCENES AND LAY LOW.

SO I'M DEFINITELY NOT IN MY COMFORT ZONE, BUT I DIDN'T WANT TO MISS THE OPPORTUNITY TO JUST THANK THE MAYOR AND THE COUNCIL AND THE STAFF WHO SUBMITTED THE NOMINATION.

IT MEANS A LOT TO ME.

OBVIOUSLY, I WORK IN ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING COMMUNITIES IN THE STATE, AND I, I REALLY DO APPRECIATE THIS COMMUNITY AND HAVE LOVED EVERY MINUTE WORKING HERE.

AND ALSO THE STAFF I WORK WITH INSPIRE ME EVERY DAY.

AND THIS IS JUST A FANTASTIC PROFESSION.

SO I'M JUST HONORED TO REPRESENT OUR COMMUNITY IN THE REGIONAL WAY.

SO THANK YOU.

THANK YOU. IF WE COULD HAVE ERIC AND THE REST OF THE COUNCIL COME DOWN, WE'D LIKE TO TAKE A GROUP PICTURE.

AND IF I DIDN'T SAY SO, THIS IS A BIG DEAL.

OKAY. THIS IS THE BIG DEAL FOR THAT SPOTLIGHT I WAS TRYING TO AVOID.

WE'RE GOING TO TURN THE LIGHTS UP.

RIGHT IN FRONT. AND OF COURSE, I'M FIVE, TEN AND MORE HIGH HEELS.

I'M SORRY. OKAY.

OKAY. I WANT TO SAY CONGRATULATIONS. I WANT TO THANK YOU GUYS.

YEAH.

[3.4 Presentation of the Parks and Recreation Board Annual Report by Vice-Chair John Holley.]

NEXT, I'D LIKE TO GO AHEAD AND INTRODUCE JOHN HOLLEY, OUR VICE CHAIR OF THE ALLEN PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD, WHO'S GOING TO GO AHEAD AND MAKE THE ANNUAL REPORT TO THE COUNCIL. GOOD EVENING, JOHN.

GOOD EVENING. THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO BE HERE TONIGHT TO PRESENT TO YOU ALL MAYOR FULK CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, MY NAME IS JOHN HOLLEY.

I'M THE VICE CHAIR OF OUR PARKS AND REC BOARD FOR THE CITY OF ALLEN.

FIRST, I WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE A COUPLE OF OUR NEW MEMBERS WHO ARE HERE WITH US TONIGHT VERY QUICKLY.

FIRST, WE HAVE NAT DREYER PLACE 4 NAT.

AS WELL AS PHILIP BREWER PLACE 5.

THE APPOINTMENTS MADE THIS YEAR, BOARD LIAISONS TO THE SENIOR ADVISOR COMMITTEE.

EACH MONTH WE ALSO APPOINT TO REPRESENTATIVES TO THE SENIOR ADVISORY SELECTION PANEL, AND ONE OF OUR LAST SELECTION JOBS IS TO SELECT AN ARTIST SELECTION PANEL REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE STEVEN G TERRELL TRAIL ENHANCEMENT PROJECT.

AND I'M GLAD TO SAY THAT I WAS CHOSEN TO DO THAT.

SO I'M EXCITED ABOUT THAT APPOINTMENT.

ACTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS.

WE RECOMMENDED THIS YEAR THAT THE CITY COUNCIL ADOPT THE PARKS RECREATION AND OPEN SPACE MASTER PLAN FOR 2021 THROUGH 2031.

WE ALSO RECOMMENDED THAT THE CITY COUNCIL ADOPT A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE PARKS AND RECREATION FEES, AND WE APPROVED STANDARDS OF CARE

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FOR OUR SUMMER CAMPS.

SOME DEVELOPMENT REVIEW HIGHLIGHTS.

WE'VE GOT SOME WONDERFUL THINGS GOING ON HERE IN THE CITY OF ALLEN, IN THE PARKS DEPARTMENT, AND WE HAVE HERE OUR MOLSEN FARM MASTER PLAN, WHICH I'M VERY EXCITED ABOUT.

WE ALSO HAVE OUR ROLLING HILLS PARK, THE DOG PARK, WHICH IS VERY, VERY POPULAR, AS WELL AS OUR HERITAGE VILLAGE IMPROVEMENTS. AND I DON'T KNOW IF YOU GUYS HAVE SEEN, BUT WE'VE GOT A BARN GOING UP OVER THERE.

SLOWLY BUT SURELY. BUT WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO THE COMPLETION OF THAT.

OPERATION REVIEW HIGHLIGHTS, TOURS AND OPERATIONS.

WE TOURED THE CREDIT UNION OF TEXAS EVENT CENTER, AS WELL AS THE DON RODENBAUGH NATATORIUM AND MOLSEN FARM THIS YEAR.

AND LET ME JUST TAKE A SECOND TO SAY WHAT A PLEASURE THAT IS TO BE ABLE TO HAVE THE HANDS ON EXPERIENCE OF BEING ABLE TO GO OUT TO THESE PLACES AS WE'RE DISCUSSING ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THESE SITES, TO BE ON SITE AND TO BE ABLE TO SEE EXACTLY WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT AND WHAT DECISIONS THAT WE'RE GOING TO MAKE FOR THE FUTURE THERE.

SO THAT'S BEEN AWESOME.

WE'RE ALSO LOOKING AT THE INCLUSION ASSESSMENT OVERVIEW AS WELL AS OUR 22 BUDGET AND SEVERAL NUMEROUS OF OUR COMMUNITY EVENTS AS WELL.

VERY EXCITING. WE HAVE THE STEPHEN G.

TERRELL RECREATION CENTER CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS UPDATES WILL RECEIVE THOSE AND SO FAR SO GOOD.

WE'RE GOING TO KEEP OUR FINGERS CROSSED THAT EVERYTHING CONTINUES TO PROGRESS.

ALSO, WE HAVE A RECREATION CENTER FEES REVIEW AS WELL AS WE HAD A FACILITY TOUR IN CONJUNCTION WITH OUR CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS AND OUR CDC.

RECREATION AND AWARDS.

I'M SORRY. RECOGNITION AND AWARD.

EXCUSE ME. TRAPS STATE AWARDS, PROMOTIONAL AND MARKETING EXCELLENCE FOR THE DISCOVER LIFE IN ALLEN MAGAZINE.

WE ALSO HAVE THE AWARD OF JERRY D GARRETT MEMORIAL YOUNG PROFESSIONAL AWARD, WHO TORI THIBODEAUX RECEIVED THAT AWARD IN OUR DEPARTMENT, AS WELL AS THE MICHAEL ANN LORD SERVANT LEADERSHIP AWARD.

AND TERRY, EXCUSE ME, TORI WON THAT ONE AS WELL.

SO WE ARE VERY, VERY PROUD OF HER AND THE SUCCESS THAT SHE'S HAD WITH THOSE, AS WELL AS THE DFW DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION FOR ACKNOWLEDGING THE EXCELLENCE IN OUR MENTORING PROGRAMS. NOW, AS WE LOOK AHEAD, WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE WITH THOSE ON SITE MEETINGS.

I THINK THOSE ARE VERY FRUITFUL WITH THE IN-DEPTH PROJECT TOURS.

WE'RE ALSO GOING TO BE LOOKING AT ORDINANCE AD HOC, DEVELOPING AN AD ORDINANCE AD HOC COMMITTEE AS WELL, AND TO CONTINUE TO LOOK AT THE WORK AT THE STEVEN G.

TERRELL RECREATION CENTER OPERATIONS MODEL REVIEWS TO GO OVER THAT AS WELL.

NOW, OF COURSE, AS WE JUST LEARNED, JULY'S PARKS AND RECREATION MONTH.

SO PLEASE SAY TAKE A MOMENT THIS MONTH AND GO OUT AND ENJOY OUR PARKS.

PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU STAY COOL WHILE YOU'RE OUT.

BECAUSE, AGAIN, THE WEATHER IS PRETTY TRICKY OUT THERE.

BUT WE HAVE SO MANY WONDERFUL THINGS GOING ON IN OUR PARKS AND SO MANY WONDERFUL PROGRAMS NOT ONLY FOR ADULTS, BUT FOR OUR KIDS AS WELL.

SO PLEASE TAKE TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET OUT.

ALL RIGHT. IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS NOW, OF COURSE, I MIGHT NOT HAVE ANY DETAILED ANSWERS FOR YOU, BUT I DO HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE AROUND HERE THAT WILL BE ABLE TO HELP ME OUT. DO YOU GUYS HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? QUESTIONS, COUNCIL? IF NOT, APPRECIATE IT VERY MUCH.

GREAT PRESENTATION AND GOOD TO SEE YOU ALL DOING THE GREAT JOB THAT YOU DO.

THANK YOU, SIR. APPRECIATE YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. NOW WE HAVE A PRESENTATION ON THE PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE BEING MADE

[3.5 Presentation of the Public Art Committee Annual Report by Chair Jane Bennett.]

BY THE CHAIR OF THAT COMMITTEE.

WHO IS JANE BENNETT? SHE WAS. THERE SHE IS.

I WAS GOING TO SAY I SAW HER EARLIER.

I SHE SHE'S HERE.

GOOD EVENING, MAYOR, ERIC, ALL THE COUNCIL MEMBERS.

IT'S REALLY GOOD TO BE HERE.

WE JUST LOVE WHAT WE DO ON THIS COMMITTEE AND IT'S ALWAYS FUN TO COME AND SHARE OUR SUCCESSES WITH YOU.

THIS IS I'M JANE BENNETT.

I'M THE CURRENT CHAIR OF THE COMMITTEE.

SHELLY, ARE YOU GOING TO FORWARD IT OR AM I GOING TO FORWARD THIS? OKAY. GREAT.

OKAY. ALLEN'S PUBLIC ART PROGRAM GOALS ARE TO EMBODY AND REFLECT THE INTELLECTUAL AND CREATIVE GOALS OF OUR COMMUNITY.

IT ENHANCES OUR COMMUNITY'S ESTHETICS, FOSTERS A COMMUNITY SPIRIT, BUILDS CHARACTER AND IDENTITY FOR OUR CITY AND ITS SPECIAL PLACES, AND IT MEMORIALIZES

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INDIVIDUALS AND EVENTS SIGNIFICANT TO OUR COMMUNITY'S HISTORY.

THE FUNDING COMES FROM THE GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS.

WE GET 2% OF ALL GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS.

AND ALLEN CURRENTLY HAS OVER 20 PIECES OF PUBLIC ART THROUGHOUT THE CITY, WHICH IS JUST WONDERFUL.

SO I LOVE THIS QUOTE.

ARTS AND CULTURE ARE WHAT MAKE A CITY FALL IN LOVE WITH ITSELF.

I HOPE ALL OF YOU HAVE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET OUT THERE AND SEE THE ART.

I HAVE TO SAY THERE'S I HAVE SOME FAVORITES.

FORD POOL IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES.

THOSE SWIMMERS AS YOU GO IN IS IS JUST AND THE TWO NEWEST ONES, WHICH I'M GOING TO TALK ABOUT, ARE REALLY EXCITING TO ME.

WE WELCOMED THREE NEW MEMBERS TO OUR COMMITTEE THIS YEAR, DOUG GALETTI IN PLACE, THREE, SANDRA MIDKIFF IN PLACE FIVE, AND STEPHANIE WARD IN PLACE SEVEN.

SO HERE ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS YEAR.

ALL IN WAS PLACED IN THE DON RODENBAUGH NATATORIUM.

IT HAS MOVING WHITE AND COLORED LIGHT AND IT'S A LIGHT BASED WATER VISUALIZATION, HOW'S THAT? BY STRATEGICALLY PLACED CAMERAS, IT ACTUALLY ELECTRONICALLY RESPONDS TO PEOPLE.

SO THE MORE PEOPLE IN THE NATATORIUM, THE BUSIER THIS GETS AND IT'S SUPPOSED TO LOOK LIKE WATER REFLECTED ON THE LIGHT, REFLECTED ON THE OCEAN.

AND IT REALLY DOES.

IT WAS SO EXCITING TO SEE THIS COME TOGETHER.

WE HAD TO WAIT AN EXTRA YEAR BECAUSE OF COVID TO DEDICATE PERPETUAL FLUX.

BUT WE WERE SO EXCITED TO FINALLY GET THERE AND SEE THAT IN PLACE.

AS YOU RECALL, FLUX MEANS ACTION OR THE PROCESS OF MOVING AND THIS IS IN PERPETUAL MOTION.

IT CAN AGAIN GO UP, DOWN, DIFFERENT PARTS MOVE AND THE STAFF CAN CHANGE COLORS DEPENDING ON WHAT SPORTS EVENTS ARE THERE OR WHAT SEASON IT IS.

SO IT'S A VERY EXCITING ADDITION AND I THINK THE STAFF APPRECIATES IT CAN BE LOWERED FOR CLEANING.

OH, WE GOT TO DEDICATE ALL IN.

BESIDES JUST WORKING ON IT, WE ACTUALLY GOT TO DO THE DEDICATION.

THE ARTIST BROUGHT HIS WHOLE FAMILY AND IT WAS REALLY FUN TO SPEND TIME WITH THEM.

SO WE ALSO ARE INVOLVED IN THE STEVEN G.

TERRELL TRAIL ENHANCEMENT PROJECT.

WE HAVE COMPLETED OUR CALL TO ARTISTS AND THE SELECTION PANEL APPOINTMENT, SO THAT'S VERY EXCITING.

WE LOVE THAT COMMUNITY MEMBERS ACTUALLY HELP EVALUATE THE ARTISTS.

IT'S A LONGER PROCESS THAN YOU REALIZE.

AS YOU'LL SEE IN THE NEXT PICTURE, WE SHOW ALL THE STEPS THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO DO, AND SO IT TAKES PROBABLY A YEAR AND A HALF OR MORE FROM CONCEPTION TO COMPLETION.

IT IS NOT A FAST PROJECT, BUT IT TAKES THAT LONG TO GO THROUGH TO CALL TO THE ARTISTS, TO GET RESPONSES, TO HAVE THIS CITIZEN COMMITTEE AND THEN PEOPLE WHO ARE INVOLVED IN THE LOCATION WHERE IT IS, EVERYBODY ON THEIR VOTING TO EVALUATE.

AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT HELPS US GET THE RESULTS WE GET IS ALL THAT INVOLVEMENT.

SO THIS YEAR WE'RE GOING TO UPDATE THE MAP ART MOBILE GUIDE.

IF YOU HAVEN'T GONE ON THE CITY WEBSITE AND LOOKED, YOU CAN LOCATE ALL THE ART THROUGHOUT ALLEN AND TAKE YOUR OWN TOUR AND SEE ALL THE WONDERFUL THINGS THAT ARE THERE.

SO WE'LL BE ADDING IN PERPETUAL FLUX AND ALL IN THE STEPHEN G TERRELL TRAIL ENHANCEMENT PROJECT.

AS WE SAID, WE HAVE DONE THE FIRST TWO STEPS AND THEN WE HOPE TO INSTALL IT IN EARLY 2023.

THAT'S ALWAYS EXCITING.

AND UPDATE THE PUBLIC ART MASTER PLAN WITH A MAINTENANCE COMPONENT.

I CAN'T BELIEVE IT, BUT WE'VE BEEN DOING THIS OVER 15 YEARS NOW.

AND AND JUST LIKE OUR HOMES, SOME OF THE ART IS STARTING TO NEED A LITTLE HELP.

SO WE JUST NEED TO ADD A LITTLE BIT TO THAT.

HERE ARE SOME IDEAS FOR FUTURE ONES.

TRUTHFULLY, IF ANYBODY IN THE CITY HAS ANY IDEAS OR SUGGESTIONS, THEY CAN ALWAYS GO ONLINE AND MAKE THOSE.

BUT HERE ARE SOME OF THE PROJECTS THAT WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT.

WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THE DOG PARK ART IN THE ROUNDABOUTS.

WE HAVE QUITE A FEW IN THE CITY NOW.

THE EXPANSION OF THE LIBRARY IS ANOTHER EXCITING LOCATION MOLSON FARM AND ANYTHING.

WE HAVE A LIST IN THE PUBLIC ART MASTER PLAN THAT WE CAN LOOK TO, BUT THE FOUR ABOVE ARE THE ONES THAT HAVE SO FAR REALLY BEEN IDENTIFIED.

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AND HERE IS A LIST OF OUR CURRENT COMMITTEE.

I DON'T THINK ANYONE'S HERE TONIGHT TO RECOGNIZE.

DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? YOUR QUESTIONS, COUNCIL.

I DO HAVE ONE THING, THOUGH.

I WOULD LIKE TO THANK DAVE CORNETT FOR BEING OUR COUNCIL REP ON THE PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE.

WE DIDN'T GET YOUR NAME UP THERE, DAVE.

SORRY. THAT'S OKAY.

I WAS GOING TO SAY, YOU KNOW, JUST HAVING SERVED ON THE PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE PRIOR TO COUNCILMAN CORNETT AND YOU TALKED ABOUT THIS ABOUT THE PROCESS.

YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT LIKE YOU GO TO A STORE AND BUY A PIECE OF ART AND SOMEBODY GOES AND PUTS IT IN THE GROUND OR SOMETHING.

AND THAT PROCESS AND YOU ALL EDUCATED ME A LOT.

I HAVE TO ADMIT, THERE'S VERY LITTLE I KNEW ABOUT ART.

BUT THE PROCESS.

RIGHT, RIGHT. DAVE, IS HOW YOU GET FROM THE IDEA TO ACTUALLY HAVING THE ALL IN INSTALLED.

I MEAN, THAT WAS THAT'S A LONG PROCESS, PICKING THE ARTISTS AND SUCH.

SO THERE'S MUCH TO IT.

AND I APPRECIATE THE HARD WORK YOU ALL DO TO GET IT DONE.

IT'S INCREDIBLE.

THANK YOU. I JUST WANT TO SAY, YOU KNOW, I ECHO THAT.

AND I REMEMBER RIGHT WHEN ABOUT A YEAR AGO, MY FIRST MEETING WITH YOU GUYS WAS LIKE, I DON'T KNOW WHY I'M HERE.

I'M NOT AN ART PERSON, BUT, YOU KNOW, I'VE GOT A GREATER APPRECIATION OF WHAT YOU AND YOUR COMMITTEE DO FROM THIS PAST YEAR.

AND I KNOW NOT EVERYBODY'S ON LINE WITH IT AND THEY DON'T HAVE TO BE.

THAT'S FINE. BUT I DO APPRECIATE YOU GUYS AND IT'S JUST, IT'S GREAT.

THE PROCESS IS VERY INTEL DEEP AND A LOT OF WORK.

AND THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

LIKEWISE, JANE. I'D LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU TO YOURSELF, BUT ALSO TO THE REST OF THE COMMITTEE AND ANYBODY THAT'S BEEN INVOLVED WITH THESE ART PROJECTS.

I KNOW THE LAST TWO, THE PERPETUAL FLUX AND ALL IN.

I WAS ABLE TO GO OVER THERE AT THE DEDICATION AND ACTUALLY AT THE ALL END, AS YOU SAID, THE ARTIST WAS THERE.

I ACTUALLY GO TO THE NATATORIUM ALL THE TIME, SO I ACTUALLY CAUGHT THE ARTIST THERE WHILE HE WAS THERE BY HIMSELF, KIND OF TRYING TO PROGRAM EVERYTHING.

AND SO I ACTUALLY HAD KIND OF A PERSONAL INTERVIEW WITH HIM.

HE HAD NO IDEA WHO I WAS, BUT I ASKED HIM ALL THESE QUESTIONS LIKE, WHO ARE YOU? BUT IT WAS VERY COOL.

AND ONE THING ABOUT THE DEDICATION IS IF YOU ATTENDED, YOU GOT A SECTION OF THAT TUBE, AND IF YOU LIKE, TAKE YOUR CELL PHONE AND DO THE FLASHLIGHT ON YOUR CELL PHONE AND PUSH IT UNDERNEATH THE TUBE.

IT KIND OF LIGHTS UP IN A REALLY INTERESTING WAY.

SO YOU KIND OF SIMULATING WHAT IT DOES UP THERE WHEN IT'S ON THE WALL.

I HAVE NOT. BUT LIKE YOU SAID IT.

YEAH. DID YOU TRY IT.

BUT BUT THE OTHER THING IS WHAT'S INTERESTING IS I BELIEVE ON THE ALL END THEY HAVE LIKE EIGHT DIFFERENT PROGRAMS. SO IT'S NOT JUST THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

SO THEY DO REPROGRAM THAT.

AND I THINK THEY HAVE LIKE MOTION SENSORS UP IN THE CEILING.

THAT'S CAMERAS, CAMERAS IN ABOUT SIX DIFFERENT PLACES, I THINK.

SO THE MORE PEOPLE IN THERE, THE BUSIER IT GETS.

BUT VERY, VERY COOL THINGS THAT YOU ALL ARE DOING.

AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO A FEW MORE COOL THINGS IN THE FUTURE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU. GOODNIGHT.

[4. Citizens' Comments.]

NEXT ON OUR AGENDA, WE HAVE CITIZENS COMMENTS.

SO ANYONE WISHING TO COME FORWARD AND SPEAK TO US ABOUT ANYTHING THAT'S NOT ON THE AGENDA ARE ALREADY SCHEDULED FOR A PUBLIC HEARING.

YOU CAN PLEASE COME FORWARD AT THIS TIME.

YOU WOULD NEED TO STATE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD.

AND THERE IS A THREE MINUTE TIME LIMIT AND I DO HAVE SOME CARDS OF INDIVIDUALS THAT WANTED TO EXPRESS THEIR POSITION BUT NOT NECESSARILY WANT TO SPEAK.

SO I HAVE PHILLIP BREUER FROM 879.

WHAT'S YOUR STREET NAME? STAR CREEK OK.

COULDN'T READ YOUR HANDWRITING. SORRY ABOUT THAT.

STAR CREEK PARKWAY, ALLEN, TEXAS.

AND HE DID NOT WISH TO SPEAK ON AGENDA ITEM 5.2, WHICH I BELIEVE WAS THE COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT BOARD CREATION ENGAGEMENT. I'M SORRY.

AND SO HE WENT TO RECORD HIS SUPPORT FOR THAT.

AND THEN I HAVE JUDY CODY FROM 710 CROSSING LANE, AND SHE DID WANT TO SPEAK IN FAVOR OF THIS ITEM.

SO I JUST HEARD THAT I DIDN'T WANT IT.

OKAY. ALL RIGHT.

OKAY. ALL RIGHT.

THANKS. THEN I HAVE A SIMILAR ONE FROM SCOTT CODY.

AND DO YOU WANT TO SPEAK OR DO YOU WANT TO JUST EXPRESS SUPPORT? I'LL SPEAK.

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HELLO, COUNCIL.

LIVED IN THE CITY FOR A LONG TIME.

I'VE WATCHED A LOT OF THINGS HAPPEN IN THE CITY, A LOT OF GREAT THINGS.

I'VE BEEN ALWAYS VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE PARKS AND THE OUTREACH EFFORTS OF THE CITY.

I'VE WATCHED IT MATURED QUITE A BIT.

MY WIFE AND I, WHEN WE FIRST MOVED HERE, THE DIVERSITY OF THE CITY WAS NOT QUITE WHAT IT IS NOW.

THERE'S A STORY THAT WE TELL WHERE WE WENT TO THE GROCERY STORE AT THE THE WINN-DIXIE AND WE ASKED FOR A BAGEL AND THEY SAID, WHAT'S A BAGEL? THAT'S HOW FAR WE'VE COME HERE IN THE CITY.

THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE HERE IN THE CITY.

AND I JUST I REALLY HOPE THAT YOU GUYS CAN FIND IT IN YOUR HEARTS TO VOTE AND IMPROVE THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT BOARD, BECAUSE THIS CITY HAS GROWN UP AND WE'VE GOT TO ADDRESS EVERYBODY IN THE CITY.

THERE'S SILOS HERE AND THERE WHERE THINGS ARE DOING GREAT THAT IT NEEDS TO BE CENTRALIZED.

WE NEED TO HAVE PLACES THAT ARE RECOGNIZING EVERYBODY, A PLACE TO GO.

SO IF SOMEONE WANTS TO HAVE A A THING FOR HANUKKAH, THEN YOU KNOW WHERE TO GO.

IF YOU WANT TO HAVE SOMETHING FOR HOLY, YOU HAVE A PLACE, A COMMITTEE TO GO TO TO GET A SET UP FOR A CELEBRATION OF THAT.

IF YOU WANT TO HAVE SOMEONE TALK ABOUT, WELL, EID, WHERE DO YOU GO TO HAVE SOME KIND OF CITY ORGANIZED THING FOR EID? WE DON'T HAVE THAT RIGHT NOW.

IT'S VERY DISJOINTED.

SO I SINCERELY HOPE THAT YOU GUYS ALL APPROVE THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT BOARD.

THAT'S IT. SO THANK YOU, SCOTT.

THANK YOU. NEXT.

NEXT I HAVE CAROL HOLMAN 902 ASHLEY LANE ALLEN, TEXAS.

HI, MAYOR. CITY MANAGER, CITY COUNCIL, CITY SECRETARY AND LEGAL COUNSEL.

I AND MANY OF THE RESIDENTS DO NOT SEE OURSELVES CURRENTLY REPRESENTED ON THIS CITY COUNCIL.

I STAND HERE TO SUPPORT A DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION, REPRESENTATION AND THOUGHT LEADERSHIP FOR THE CITY OF ALLEN.

THERE ARE PEOPLE WITHOUT FOOD, WITHOUT JOBS, AND PEOPLE FACING RACIAL INJUSTICE.

AND WHY DON'T YOU DO SOMETHING ABOUT THAT AND REPRESENT THEM? AS A CITY OF ALLEN RESIDENT, I CARE ABOUT CITY REPRESENTATION BY ETHICAL AND DIVERSE PEOPLE WHO BRING DIVERSITY, THOUGHT AND ACTION LEADERSHIP FOR ALL WOMEN, MEN AND CHILDREN IN ALLEN AND MAKING EVERYONE'S LIFE BETTER.

WE NEED A NEW CITY LEADERSHIP TEAM.

VOTE FOR DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION.

VOTE FOR CONSENT AGENDA.

AGENDA ITEM 5.2 FOR PERMANENT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ADVISORY BOARD.

SEE WHAT THEY CAN DO TO PLACE ALLEN ON THE MAP FOR GOOD.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, CAROL.

NEXT I HAVE JOHN GANE 1962 ABBOT LANE ALLEN.

ALL RIGHT. GOOD EVENING, MAYOR FULK, CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS, CITY MANAGER ELLWANGER AND CITY SECRETARY GEORGE.

AS MAYOR FULK SAID, MY NAME IS JOHN GANE.

MY ADDRESS IS 962 ABBOTT LANE IN ALLEN, TEXAS.

AND SO THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK BRIEFLY THIS EVENING, AS I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE MY SUPPORT FOR THE ORDINANCE THAT IS UP FOR ADOPTION THIS EVENING TO ESTABLISH THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ADVISORY BOARD FOR THE CITY OF ALLEN 245 DAYS AGO.

ON NOVEMBER 9TH, I STOOD UP HERE AND WAS HUMBLED AND HONORED TO REPRESENT AND SPEAK ON BEHALF OF THE ALLEN DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION AD HOC COMMITTEE TO SHARE KEY HIGHLIGHTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE WORK WE PERFORMED AS 11 CITIZENS OF ALLEN WITH ONE OF THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS TO ESTABLISH THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ADVISORY BOARD.

I WANT TO THANK MY FELLOW COMMITTEE MEMBERS AGAIN BY NAME AS WE ALL STARTED, MOSTLY AS STRANGERS WITH A WIDE RANGE OF DIVERSE BELIEFS AND PERSPECTIVES, BUT WITH A COMMON LOVE FOR THIS GREAT CITY OF ALLEN.

AND AT THE END OF OUR TIME AS A COMMITTEE, WE GREATLY RESPECTED EACH OTHER AND OUR DIFFERENCES AND LEARNED THAT OUR DIFFERENCES ACTUALLY MADE US STRONGER AS A GROUP.

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OUR DIFFERENCES MADE US STRONGER, ESPECIALLY WHEN SHARED WITH INTEGRITY AND RESPECT.

SO OUR COMMITTEE CONSISTED OF MYSELF AS CHAIR ROBERT BOONE AS OUR VICE CHAIR, DR.

ELIZABETH ANN BARGINS, SHI BREEDING, NASIMA CHAUDRY, ANITA MORAN, HEMANT PATEL, VICTORIA SUBLETTE, MAHMOUD AMER, RODRIGO VIZCAINO AND VERONICA YOST.

AND LAST BUT NOT CERTAINLY LEAST.

SPECIAL THANKS TO REBECCA VICE, OUR ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER, FOR HER HELPFUL AND INSIGHTFUL GUIDANCE, AND CONGRATULATIONS TO HER FOR HER WELL-DESERVED RECOGNITION FOR HER HARD WORK AND COMMITMENT TO ALLEN.

DURING MY PRESENTATION IN NOVEMBER, I TALKED ABOUT THE GREAT STORY OF ALLEN PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE AND HOW IT HAS EVOLVED AND WILL CONTINUE TO EVOLVE OVER TIME.

SO I'M EXCITED THIS EVENING TO SEE THE POTENTIAL BEGINNING OF A NEW, EXCITING AND INSPIRING CHAPTER IN ALLEN WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ADVISORY BOARD, A CHAPTER THAT WILL REQUIRE CONTINUED VISION, COURAGE, INTENTIONALITY AND PURPOSEFUL ACTIONS BY CITY LEADERSHIP AND OUR RESIDENTS TO ENSURE ALLEN WILL CONTINUE TO BE THRIVING AND AN INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY AND A CHAPTER WHERE WE ALL CONTINUE TO LOVE ALLEN.

BECAUSE IT IS A COMMUNITY WHERE RESPECT AND OPENNESS TO ALL EXISTS AND EVERYONE FEELS WELCOME, INCLUDED AND THEY BELONG.

THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP AND FOR YOUR TIME THIS EVENING.

THANK YOU, JOHN. I HAVE TWO OTHER CARDS.

I HAVE A JEREMY JONES 2150 SOUTH CENTRAL EXPRESSWAY, SUITE 360 MCKINNEY.

GOOD EVENING. THANKS FOR SOME TIME THIS EVENING.

MY NAME IS JEREMY JONES.

I LIVED IN FAIRVIEW IN THE ALLEN AREA FOR MUCH OF MY LIFE.

WENT TO CURTIS MIDDLE SCHOOL NOW IN HIGH SCHOOL AND LOVE ALLEN.

WE OWN APPROXIMATELY 24 ACRES IN THIS DOWNTOWN ALLEN AREA.

IT'S MOSTLY NEAR COTTONWOOD CREEK AND THEN ABUTS UP TO MAIN STREET.

IT'S SPECIFICALLY OWNED BY TWO LEGAL ENTITIES.

JPJ CALDER FUND 8 AND JPJ CALDER FUND 4.

WE HAVE EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE ACQUIRING AND DEVELOPING AND MANAGING MULTIFAMILY COMMUNITIES AND ARE CURRENTLY DOING SO IN VARIOUS CITIES, BUT SPECIFICALLY IN DOWNTOWN MCKINNEY AND ALSO IN PROSPER.

THE PURPOSE OF MY COMMENTS TONIGHT IS TO FIRST AND FOREMOST APPRECIATE AND THINK ALL THE TIME AND EFFORT THAT WENT INTO THE DOWNTOWN ALLEN REVITALIZATION PLAN AS IT WAS A LONG PROCESS AND A GOOD ONE.

THE SECOND ONE WAS TO PUBLICLY EXPRESS A FEW CONCERNS THAT WE HAVE ABOUT THAT PLAN THAT WILL BE PRESENTED THIS EVENING.

OUR OBJECTIVE IS TO KICK START THE DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION USING OUR LAND AND DEVELOPING IT.

SO WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT THAT.

AND THAT IS OUR OBJECTIVE AS THE REPORT STATES IS STATES.

WE NEED RESIDENTIAL HOUSING DOWNTOWN.

WE CERTAINLY AGREE.

HOWEVER, 30, 32 APARTMENT UNITS PER ACRE IS NOT URBAN CORE DENSITY.

IT'S JUST NOT IT'S SUBURBAN DENSITY.

URBAN CORE DENSITY IS 50, 60, 70, 80 APARTMENTS PER ACRE USE IN CERTAIN SPECIFIC AREAS OF THE DOWNTOWN CORE. THE THE STANTEC PLAN REFERENCES SIX OR SEVEN OTHER DOWNTOWN AREAS, INCLUDING ADDISON CIRCLE, LEWISVILLE.

DOWNTOWN MCKINNEY, ROCKWALL.

DENTON. EACH OF THESE CITIES HAS DENSITIES OF 70, 80, 90 UNITS PER ACRE, SPECIFICALLY ADDISON CIRCLE THE LAST FIVE OR SIX OR SEVEN YEARS. ALL OF THEM ARE 80 TO 100 UNITS PER ACRE.

WE'RE NOT LOOKING TO DO 80 TO 100 UNITS PER ACRE.

HOWEVER, WE ARE LOOKING TO DO MORE THAN 32 UNITS PER ACRE AS STIPULATED, CONSIDERING OUR LAND IS NOT ADJACENT TO ANY SINGLE FAMILY HOUSING.

WE FEEL THAT OUR LAND IS PERFECT FOR MORE DENSE MULTIFAMILY HOUSING WITH SPECIFIC USE.

SO I JUST WANTED TO PUBLICLY, FIRST OF ALL, THANK THE COMMITTEE.

AND SECONDARILY MENTIONED, WE'LL BE FILING A ZONING CASE AND REQUEST AND PLEA THAT YOU BE OPEN TO MORE DENSE MULTIFAMILY HOUSING, SPECIFICALLY ON OUR TRACT AS WE TRY TO KICK START THE DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION.

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WE KNOW WE ALL NEED HOUSING DOWN THERE.

WE NEED MORE RESIDENTS DOWN THERE TO SUPPORT THE RETAIL AND NONRESIDENTIAL USES THAT ARE REQUESTED.

SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

THANK YOU, JEREMY. NEXT, I HAVE KEN BAYLOR 204. ALLEN WOOD DRIVE.

ALLEN. YEAH.

KEN. YEAH.

OH, A LITTLE BIT HARD HEARING.

YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO POINT AT ME.

YOU FORGOT TO POINT AT ME.

MY NAME IS KEN BAYLOR.

I WAS BORN 89 YEARS AGO TODAY, RIGHT HERE IN ALLEN.

TODAY'S MY BIRTHDAY.

I HAVE ENJOYED ALL MY TIME HERE. SINCE IT'S MY BIRTHDAY.

I'LL TELL YOU I SMOKE.

I DRANK.

AND I'VE MADE OBSCENE PROPOSALS TO TATTOOED WOMEN.

BUT MY LORD LOVES ME ANYWAY.

OH, WHAT I WOULD LIKE FOR YOU TODAY, WHY I'M HERE TODAY IS WE'RE SPENDING A LOT OF MONEY DOWN ON ALLEN'S LIBRARY.

I WOULD LIKE FOR THE COUNCIL TO CONSIDER NAMING THE COURTYARD THE RUTH PRINGLE MEMORIAL COURTYARD.

SHE WAS ALLEN'S FIRST LIBRARIAN.

SHE VOLUNTEERED HER.

RUTH PRINGLE, ALONG WITH VOLUNTEERS LIKE [INAUDIBLE] AND RAN THE FIRST LIBRARY, AND THEY WERE LIKE GYPSIES.

FIRST LIBRARY, OPENING THE WOODMAN OF THE WORLD HALL UPSTAIRS.

OKAY. THE NEXT PLACE IT OPENED WAS OVER IN WHAT WE CALL THE BLUE HOUSE.

IT WAS THEN MOVED AROUND, BUT RUTH PRINGLE STUCK WITH IT.

AND WE'RE NOW BENEFITING FROM ONE OF THE BEST LIBRARIES, I THINK IN THE COUNTRY.

SO I WOULD LIKE FOR YOU IN YOUR DELIBERATIONS, ALL OF YOU, WHICH I WANT TO, I KNOW MOST OF YOU PERSONALLY.

I CONSIDER YOU MY FRIENDS, AND I'M ASKING MY FRIENDS AND THE REST OF YOU WHO AREN'T TO CONSIDER NAMING THE COURTYARD AT THE ALLEN LIBRARY, THE RUTH PRINGLE MEMORIAL COURTYARD.

THANK YOU FOR LISTENING TO ME, AND I APPRECIATE YOUR SERVICE TO THE CITY.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KEN.

MAYOR. CAN WE GO ON AHEAD AND PUT THAT ON A SCHEDULE FOR A DISCUSSION? WE COULD PUT THAT ON A FUTURE AGENDA FOR DISCUSSION.

YES. THANK YOU. I DO NOT HAVE ANY OTHER CARDS.

SO IF THERE'S ANYONE ELSE WISHING TO SPEAK ON ANY ITEM THAT'S NOT ON THE AGENDA OR NOT SCHEDULED FOR A PUBLIC HEARING OR ANYTHING ELSE THAT'S ON YOUR MIND, NOW WOULD BE THE TIME TO DO THAT.

IF YOU'RE HERE AND YOU WANT TO SPEAK ABOUT THE DOWNTOWN STEERING COMMITTEE REPORT, I WILL ACTUALLY ALLOW THOSE PEOPLE TO SPEAK AT THE TIME THAT AGENDA ITEM COMES UP.

SO YOU COULD SPEAK THEN.

SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO SPEAK NOW IF THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE HERE FOR.

AND I'M SORRY I DIDN'T CATCH YOU, JEREMY, AS FAR AS BEING SOMEBODY IS GOING TO SPEAK ON THAT TOPIC, BUT I APPRECIATE YOU TALKING ABOUT THAT.

IS THERE ANYONE ELSE WISHING TO SPEAK TO THE COUNCIL AT THIS TIME? IF NOT, THEN WE WILL GO AHEAD AND MOVE ON TO THE NEXT ITEM, WHICH IS THE CONSENT AGENDA.

[5. Consent Agenda.]

AND SO THE CONSENT AGENDA IS INTENDED TO BE ABOUT ITEMS THAT ARE ROUTINE AND NON-CONTROVERSIAL.

AND SO WE HAVE QUITE A FEW ITEMS ON THERE.

AND AT THIS TIME I WOULD GO AHEAD AND ASK THAT THE CITY SECRETARY, SHELLY GEORGE, READ THESE ITEMS INTO THE RECORD.

FOLLOWING IS A SUMMARY OF THE CONSENT AGENDA.

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PLEASE REFER TO THE POSTED AGENDA FOR FULL DETAILS.

AGENDA ITEM 5.1 APPROVED MINUTES OF THE JUNE 14TH COUNCIL MEETING.

AGENDA ITEM 5.2 ADOPT ORDINANCE NUMBER 3925-7-22.

ESTABLISHING A COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ADVISORY BOARD.

AGENDA ITEM 5.3 ADOPTS RESOLUTION NUMBER AT 3926-7-22 OR ESTABLISHING AN ANNUAL PERMIT FEE ASSOCIATED WITH THE REGISTRATION OF SHORT TERM RENTAL PROPERTIES.

AGENDA ITEM 5.4 ADOPT RESOLUTION NUMBER 3927-7-22 APPROVING THE PARKS, RECREATION AND OPEN SPACE MASTER PLAN 2021 TO 2031.

AGENDA ITEM 5.5 RATIFY A CONTRACT WITH BOYD OPERATING COMPANY FOR THE EMERGENCY REPLACEMENT OF LIGHTING CONTROL PANELS AT THE ALLEN MUNICIPAL SERVICE CENTER, THE ALLEN PUBLIC LIBRARY FIRE STATION NUMBER FIVE, ALLEN SENIOR RECREATION CENTER AND THE DON RODENBAUGH NATATORIUM FOR $373,208. AGENDA ITEM 5.6 AUTHORIZE A CONTRACT WITH AV WATER TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE PURCHASE AND DELIVERY OF WATER METERS $400,000 ASSOCIATED WITH THE ADVANCED METER INFRASTRUCTURE.

AN INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT.

AGENDA ITEM 5.7 AWARD BID AND AUTHORIZE AN AGREEMENT WITH THE GLASS.

DOCTOR NORTH TEXAS FOR THE INSTALLATION OF REPLACEMENT WINDOWS AT FIRE STATION NUMBER THREE AND FOUR FOR $138,726. AGENDA ITEM 5.8 AUTHORIZE A CONTRACT AMENDMENT WITH HALF ASSOCIATES FOR THIRD PARTY PLAN REVIEW SERVICES IN THE AMOUNT OF $35,250, NOT TO EXCEED $110,250.

AGENDA ITEM 5.9 AUTHORIZE AN AGREEMENT WITH WE FUND FOR SHADE INSTALLATIONS AT ALLEN STATION PARK, SPECTATOR SEATING, ORCHARDS PARK AND SPIRIT PARK FOR $311,696.

AGENDA ITEM 5.10 AUTHORIZE AN AGREEMENT WITH MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS TO LEASE BODY WORN CAMERAS, ALL ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT, SOFTWARE LICENSES AND SERVICES FOR A TOTAL AMOUNT OF $596,888.

THANK YOU, SHELLY. AT THIS TIME, I WOULD ASK IF THERE ARE ANY COUNCIL MEMBERS THAT WOULD LIKE TO REMOVE ANY ITEM FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA.

MAYOR, I WOULD LIKE TO PULL ITEMS NUMBER 5.2, 5.4, 5.8 AND 5.9.

IS THERE ANYONE ELSE WISHING TO REMOVE ANY ITEM FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA? IF NOT, THEN I WOULD ENTERTAIN A MOTION TO APPROVE CONSENT.

AGENDA ITEMS 5.1.

5.3. 5.5.

5.6, 5.7 AND 5.10.

MAYOR I'D LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE 5.1.

5.3, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7 AND 5.10 AS READ.

SECOND.

A MOTION AND A SECOND. DOES EVERYONE UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY'RE VOTING ON? IF SO, PLEASE CAST YOUR BALLOT NOW.

ALL OF THOSE ITEMS PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

SO NOW WE'LL GO BACK TO THE ITEMS THAT WERE REMOVED.

[5.2 Adopt an Ordinance establishing a Community Engagement Advisory Board.]

SO WE'LL GO BACK TO ITEM 5.2, WHICH IS TO ADOPT AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ADVISORY BOARD.

WAS THERE A QUESTION OR COMMENT THAT YOU HAD ON THAT ITEM? I'M GOING TO MAKE A COUPLE OF COMMENTS.

DO NOT FIRST, I MEAN NO DISRESPECT TO ANY CITY STAFF THAT WORKED HARD ON THIS.

HOWEVER, I'M GOING TO GO ON RECORD THAT I THINK THE CREATION OF THIS BOARD IS TO SATISFY AN EMOTIONAL WANT, SERVING NO LEGITIMATE PURPOSE OTHER THAN TO MAKE CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS FEEL GOOD, AND TO PROVIDE EXTRA PADDING ON THE COMMUNITY SERVICE SECTION OF RESUMES.

THERE IS NO LOGISTICAL NEED FOR THIS BOARD.

I'D ALSO LIKE TO POINT OUT THAT IF WE USE OR ALLOW THIS BOARD, ONCE WE CREATE IT, IF WE CREATE IT TO USE CITY FACILITIES, THEN TAXPAYERS ARE GOING TO INCUR ADDITIONAL COSTS FOR UTILITIES, POTENTIAL OVERTIME FOR EMPLOYEES.

AND EVEN IF WE PUT THE WORK OF STAYING AROUND FOR BOARD MEETINGS AND CLOSING UP AFTERWARDS ON A SALARIED EMPLOYEE, WE'RE NOW DEPRIVING THAT EMPLOYEE OF OTHERWISE PERSONAL OR FAMILY TIME.

ANY OTHER COMMENTS? THAT'S IT.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER COMMENTS FROM ANY OTHER COUNCIL MEMBERS ON THIS ITEM? I JUST WANT TO SAY I DON'T REJECT OR I'M NOT NECESSARILY AGAINST THIS BOARD.

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AS WRITTEN, I JUST WANT TO SAY, YOU KNOW, FOR THE PAST YEAR, I HAVE TRIED TO DO SOMETHING SIMILAR AND IT'S FALLEN ON DEAF EARS.

AND I KNOW WITH THE DOWNTOWN STEERING COMMITTEE, A COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ADVISORY BOARD WAS RECOMMENDED TO FOR FESTIVALS AND ACTIVITIES DOWN IN THE CBD. AND I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT WE APPOINT PEOPLE FROM DOWNTOWN STEERING COMMITTEE FOR THIS BECAUSE THEY'VE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH THE CITIZENS FOR THE PAST YEAR AND BEEN VERY ENGAGED.

AND I DO KNOW THERE'S PEOPLE ON THAT COMMITTEE THAT WISH TO CONTINUE SERVING, SO I'M NOT NECESSARILY AGAINST IT.

I DO THINK THAT WE SHOULD REDUCE IT DOWN TO FIVE INSTEAD OF SEVEN.

I THINK SEVEN IS JUST A LITTLE BIG.

I THINK IT SHOULD READ THAT THEY REPORT TO THE CITY COUNCIL, NOT CITY STAFF.

AND THAT WAS A BEAT ABOUT THE MY ONLY CHANGES I'D MAKE TO THIS.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ON THIS ITEM? IF NOT, I WOULD JUST MAKE A COUPLE OF COMMENTS IS THAT WHEN WE TALKED ABOUT FORMING THIS BOARD, ONE OF THE THINGS WE TALKED ABOUT WAS TRYING TO MAKE IT SIMILAR TO THE OTHER BOARDS. ALL OTHER BOARDS THAT WE HAVE WITHIN THE CITY HAVE SEVEN MEMBERS ON THEM, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ONE, WHICH IS DICTATED BY THE STATE.

AND I WOULD ALSO SUGGEST THAT THIS PARTICULAR ADVISORY BOARD HAS MUCH MORE TO DO WITH CITY OF ALLEN THAN JUST THE DOWNTOWN AREA, JUST IN REGARDS TO THE PEOPLE THAT WOULD BE ASSIGNED TO IT. BUT WE ALSO HAVE A NOMINATING COMMITTEE THAT WILL DETERMINE THE MEMBERSHIP OF THIS COMMITTEE WHEN THE TIME COMES.

SO WITH THAT, YOU KNOW, THIS I THINK THIS BOARD IS TASKED WITH A PRETTY INCREDIBLE AND DIFFICULT JOB, A JOB THAT THEY'RE GOING TO BE SORTING THROUGH OVER TIME.

AND QUITE FRANKLY, I RESPECTFULLY DISAGREE.

I THINK THAT WHAT THAT CAME FROM, THIS AD HOC COMMITTEE, WE LEARNED A LOT.

THEY LEARNED A LOT. AND I CERTAINLY LEARNED A LOT.

THERE'S A LOT OUT THERE OF PARTNERING WITH OUR CHAMBER, WITH OUR SCHOOL.

I GOT PLENTY OF EMAILS OF PEOPLE SAYING WE NEED TO HAVE A FALL FEST.

WELL WELL, IF THIS GROUP WOULD WOULD GO A LONG WAYS IN PUTTING SOMETHING LIKE THAT TOGETHER.

AND IT'S PARTNERING WITH CIVIC GROUPS.

IT'S PARTNERING WITH HOUSES OF WORSHIP AND DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS.

AND AS I THINK MR. CODY TALKED, IS BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER AND RESPECTING ONE ANOTHER.

I THINK WE ARE AN INCLUSIVE CITY.

I THINK THERE'S ALWAYS ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT IN THE CITY, AND THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE TASKED TO DO.

I CAN'T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT HOW PLEASED I AM WITH THE WORK THEY DID.

I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.

I THINK THERE NEEDS TO BE SEVEN BECAUSE I THINK THAT WHAT WE'RE ASKING THEM TO DO AND WE CAN SORT THAT OUT AND EVEN SAYS IN THE ORDINANCE THAT WILL FILL IT OUT.

YOU KNOW, WE'LL SEE HOW THE YEARS GO AND WE'LL LOOK TO THEM TO ADVISE US AS TO WHAT THEIR PRIORITIES ARE.

JUST LIKE EVERY BOARD, THEY SET THEIR BYLAWS, THEY SET THEIR MISSION.

THEY'VE GOT TO DO ALL THAT.

AND THEN THEY'RE NOT JUST REPORTING TO STAFF UNLESS I MISREAD THE ORDINANCE.

THEY WERE REPORTING THE CITY COUNCIL.

SO I'M VERY PLEASED.

I'M EXCITED ABOUT WHAT THIS ADVISORY BOARD IS GOING TO BRING TO THE CITY.

AND I THINK WE'RE ALL GOING TO BE APPRECIATIVE OF THE WORK THEY DO.

SO YEAH.

ON MAYOR, I WAS JUST GOING TO SAY I APPRECIATED THE PROCESS.

IT WAS AT THE WORKSHOP TO WHERE THIS IS ONE OF THE TOPICS THAT WE ACTUALLY WERE ABLE TO WE HAD AN EXTENDED CONVERSATION AND IT WASN'T UP HERE ON THE DAIS.

IT WAS A REAL WORLD TYPE OF CONVERSATION AND THERE ARE SOME MINOR ADJUSTMENTS MADE OVERALL.

BUT THIS IS TALK ABOUT THESE, YOU KNOW, I KEEP I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULD KEEP ENVISIONING LIKE A WORLD WIDE TYPE OF EATING FESTIVITY, CUISINE, RIGHT TYPE OF EVENT.

AND THAT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN UNLESS SOMETHING LIKE THIS IS CREATED AND PUTS IT TOGETHER.

SO THIS IS WHAT OUR COMMUNITY WANTS.

THANK YOU, DAREN. BEN.

YES. SO MR. SHAFER RAISES SOME GOOD POINTS.

I THINK THAT THE HEADER FOR CONSENSUS AGENDA CALLS IT ROUTINE COUNCIL BUSINESS.

I THINK THIS IS ANYTHING BUT ROUTINE.

I THINK THIS HAS BEEN A LONG TIME COMING.

I CONSIDER IT A AN INTENTIONAL MOVE OF MR. SHAFER WOULD SERVE ON THIS ADVISORY BOARD BECAUSE I THINK HE HAS SOME POSSIBLY GOOD IDEAS ABOUT HOW IT SHOULD BE ESTABLISHED, HOW IT SHOULD BE RUN, WHO SHOULD BE ON IT, HOW IT SHOULD BE FUNDED.

SO I THINK THAT WOULD BE SOMETHING THAT YOU HAVE SOME IDEAS, LET'S HAVE IT.

BUT I THINK IT'S ANYTHING BUT ROUTINE.

I THINK BEING A NEW COUNCIL MEMBER, I'VE RECEIVED DOZENS OF EMAILS, LOTS OF CALLS, AND THIS IS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT VERY STRONGLY AND I THINK THAT IT WOULD BE A

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GOOD ADDITION. TO THE THE LIFEBLOOD OF THE CITY.

SO GOOD PERSPECTIVES.

SO THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU, CARL.

YEAH, I WOULD ECHO SOME OF THE SENTIMENTS OF COUNCILMAN SCHULMEISTER AND TRAHAN IS I'VE BEEN IN FAVOR OF THIS EVER SINCE IT GOT STARTED.

AND LIKE WE HEARD EARLIER THIS EVENING WHEN THE PRESENTATION WAS DONE, IS THERE WAS A BOARD PUT TOGETHER OR DISCOVERY BOARD PUT TOGETHER A PEOPLE THROUGHOUT OUR COMMUNITY THAT HAD DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS, DIFFERENT CULTURES.

AND WHAT YOU HEARD IS THE LONGER THEY WERE TOGETHER, THE CLOSER THEY GOT AND THEY RESPECTED EACH OTHER.

AND WHAT THEY PRODUCED IN A REPORT WAS INCREDIBLE.

AND EVEN THOUGH ALLEN DOES A LOT OF GREAT THINGS AND WE'RE ALL PROUD OF, LIKE YOU HEARD BEFORE, IS WE CAN ALWAYS DO SOMETHING A LITTLE BIT BETTER.

AND SO WITH THAT, I FULLY SUPPORT MOVING FORWARD WITH THIS.

THANK YOU. ANY OTHERS? IF NOT, I WOULD ENTERTAIN A MOTION AND A SECOND TO APPROVE THIS ITEM.

MAYOR, I MAKE A MOTION TO ADOPT ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ADVISORY BOARD.

IT'S AN AGENDA ITEM 5.2.

ORDINANCE NUMBER 3925-7-22.

THANK YOU, SIR. SECOND, WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND, DOES EVERYONE UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY'RE VOTING ON? IF SO, PLEASE CAST YOUR BALLOT.

THIS ITEM PASSES 6 TO 1.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THAT, COUNCIL.

[5.4 Adopt a Resolution approving the Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Master Plan 2021- 2031.]

WE WILL MOVE ON TO ITEM 5.4 ON THE CONTENT AGENDA ITEM, WHICH IS TO ADOPT A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PARKS AND RECREATION AND OPEN SPACE MASTER PLAN FROM 2021 TO 2031.

WAS THERE ANYTHING THAT YOU NEEDED ON THIS? I WANT TO MAKE A FEW MORE COMMENTS ON HERE.

IT'S NOT SO MUCH THAT I OPPOSE THIS PLAN IS SEE THE NEED TO MAKE IT VERY CLEAR WHERE I STAND.

IN THE PAST, IT HAS BEEN DECLARED THAT IF COUNCIL APPROVES A PLAN.

CASE IN POINT, THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM AT BUDGET LAST YEAR OR PREVIOUS COUNCIL APPROVES A PLAN.

THEN THE CURRENT COUNCIL IS ESSENTIALLY OBLIGATED TO SUPPORT EVERY STEP IN THAT PLAN.

CASE IN POINT $4 MILLION ON ROUNDABOUTS.

MY SUPPORT FOR THIS MASTER PLAN, IF I END UP VOTING FOR IT, WILL BE TO APPROVE IT AS A TENTATIVE ROADMAP ONLY.

IT WILL BE IN NO WAY INDICATIVE OF HOW I WILL VOTE ON INDIVIDUAL ITEMS WITH THE PLAN, AND IN NO WAY WILL MY SUPPORT FOR THOSE INDIVIDUAL ITEMS BE OBLIGATORY.

IN FACT, DUE TO THE ECONOMIC CLIMATE, I'VE ALREADY MADE IT CLEAR IN MEETINGS WITH STAFF THAT I'M, WHILE I'M LIKELY TO BE OUTVOTED, I DO NOT SEE MYSELF SUPPORTING ANY ITEM ON THIS PLAN FOR THE NEXT YEAR, AND DEFINITELY NOT ANYTHING THAT SPENDS A SINGLE PENNY FROM THE GENERAL FUND.

THE ONLY REASON I'M REALLY LEANING TOWARDS LENDING MY SUPPORT TO THIS PLAN RIGHT NOW IS I DON'T WANT TO COST THE TAXPAYERS UPWARDS OF $100,000 IN ADDITIONAL EXPENDITURES TO WRITE UP A NEW PLAN OR THE POTENTIAL MILLIONS IN GRANTS THAT WE WOULD NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR IF WE DID NOT GO ON AHEAD AND PASS THIS PLAN. BUT I WILL REPEAT, IN NO WAY DO I CONSIDER A VOTE IN FAVOR OF THIS OBLIGATORY TO SUPPORT ANY ITEM INDIVIDUALLY ON IT.

ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU, DAVE.

ANY OTHERS? YEAH. MAYOR, I DO HAVE SOME FAIRLY SERIOUS CONCERNS REGARDING THE TEN YEAR MASTER PLAN.

AND MY CONCERNS ARE NOT LIMITED TO CERTAIN INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS NECESSARILY, BUT MORE SO SURROUNDS THE CONCERNS AROUND THE PROCESS ITSELF OF DEVELOPING AND CREATING THE MASTER PLAN.

SO THE PRECEDENT THAT HAS BEEN SET BY CERTAIN COUNCIL MEMBERS OF THIS ELECTED BODY GO BACK TO OCTOBER 26, 2021 COUNCIL MEETING WHEN THE ROUNDABOUT THAT SHAFER TALKED ABOUT WAS DISCUSSED AND VOTED ON.

AND THE MESSAGE FROM THEN COUNCIL MEMBER SCHULMEISTER NOW MAYOR PRO TEM WAS VERY CLEAR AND THAT MESSAGE WAS THAT THESE INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS THAT ARE ALL PART OF A STRATEGIC PLAN PLANNING PROCESS THAT WE DO AS COUNCIL MEMBERS WHEN WE CREATE THE DOCUMENT AT THAT TIME.

CHRIS, HOLD UP THE, THE, THE CIP, THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT STRATEGIC PLAN.

SO TONIGHT WE HOLD UP THE PARKS AND REC TEN YEAR MASTER PLAN.

AND MY PROBLEM OR MY CONCERN IS THAT THIS BODY OR THAT COUNCIL MEMBER MEIS WAS INTRODUCED TO THIS PLAN WEDNESDAY EVENING.

SO I WAS ABLE TO MEET WITH CADE ON THURSDAY AND I GUESS FROM THURSDAY TO FRIDAY, RIGHT WHEN IT WAS FINALIZED AND PUT UP TO THE TO THE PUBLIC ABOUT A

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24 HOUR PERIOD, THAT WAS MY OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW IT AND TO VOICE ANY CONCERNS AND TO GIVE ANY INPUT.

SO WE'RE PUTTING A POSITION AS COUNCIL MEMBERS THAT THAT THE ONUS OR THE DEEP DIVE CRITICAL REVIEW OF THESE PROJECTS IS TO BE TAKEN ON THE FRONT END DURING THE CREATION AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF THESE LONG TERM MASTER PLANS.

AND I'M OKAY WITH THAT.

MY PROBLEM IS THAT THIS BODY HAS NEVER SAT AROUND THE TABLE AND DISCUSSED THESE PROJECTS.

SO WE'VE NEVER WE'VE NEVER SAT AROUND THE TABLE AND TALKED ABOUT THE EXPENSE OR THE COST OF THE FUTURE PROJECTS.

SO FROM MY PERSPECTIVE, THE ELECTED BODY HAS NOT HAD A SAY IN THE CREATION OF THIS DOCUMENT.

AND THEN ON THE BACK END, WHEN THE INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS ARE BROUGHT BEFORE COUNCIL, THE MASTER PLAN ITSELF, SOMETIMES IT'S LEVERAGED, IT'S WHAT IT FEELS LIKE, IT FEELS LIKE IT'S LEVERAGED. AND SOME WILL EVEN SAY THAT THAT MASTER PLANS ARE KIND OF WEAPONIZED WHEN WE'RE WHEN WE'RE TOLD THAT THE INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS ARE. WELL, WE'VE ALREADY DISCUSSED THEM ON THE FRONT END.

RIGHT. SO SO THERE'S AN ANTICIPATION OF APPROVING THEM ON THE BACK END.

SO I GUESS WHEN IT COMES TO THE CREATION OF THIS DOCUMENT, I DON'T BELIEVE THAT THE ELECTED BODY HAS BEEN INVOLVED ENOUGH.

AND I THINK IT'S EASY TO ARGUE THAT THIS BODY HAS NOT BEEN INVOLVED IN THE CREATION OF THIS PERIOD.

SO SOME CAN MAKE THAT ARGUMENT.

I THINK IT'S AN EASY ARGUMENT, AND I THINK WE ALL DO AGREE THAT THE MASTER PLAN, IT'S SUCH A VITAL TOOL AND IT DOES PROVIDE OUR STAFF VERY MUCH REQUIRED DIRECTION.

AND I HOPE EVERYONE CAN AGREE THAT IT WARRANTS A DEDICATED, PARTIAL OR A FULL DAY OF WORKSHOP FOR PROPER COUNCIL INPUT AND DISCUSSION BEFORE WE APPROVE THIS.

AND WITH THAT, I'M GOING TO MAKE A MOTION THAT WE TABLE THIS ITEM THAT WE TABLE ITEM 5.4.

EXCUSE ME. YEAH.

THAT WE TABLE ITEM 5.4 UNTIL WE HAVE A DEDICATED WORKSHOP AND THEN WE WOULD BRING IT BACK TO COUNCIL, THE FIRST AVAILABLE COUNCIL MEETING AFTER THAT WORKSHOP.

THERE'S A MOTION, ON THE FLOOR. SO I'LL MAKE A SECOND ON THAT MOTION.

ABSOLUTELY. OKAY, GUYS, MAKE A COMMENT OR DO YOU WANT TO WAIT? YOU CAN MAKE A COMMENT ABOUT THE MOTION.

ABOUT THE MOTION. I WAS GOING TO ECHO SHAFER AND MEIS HAVE JUST SAID, I GOT THIS.

THURSDAY, I HAD PLANS TO GO OUT OF TOWN THIS WEEKEND.

I CANCELED THOSE PLANS INSTEAD, DUG INTO THIS.

AND I STILL DON'T FEEL LIKE I KNOW IT WELL ENOUGH TO VOTE FOR IT.

AND PLUS, THE FACT THAT I KNOW THERE'S A COUPLE OF PARTICULAR ITEMS IN HERE THAT IN THE FUTURE I'M NOT GOING TO WANT TO SUPPORT THE HIGH END PART OF IT.

AND I DON'T WANT TO BE BULLIED INTO HAVING TO VOTE FOR IT BECAUSE I VOTED FOR THE MASTER PLAN.

I'M NOT GOING TO. SO I WOULD RATHER WE TABLE THIS AND WAIT A LITTLE BIT MORE OF A DIVE INTO THIS SO WE CAN HAVE A BIT MORE SAY.

THANK YOU, I GUESS.

I AGREE.

I THINK THAT'S FAIR. I THINK WE SHOULD TABLE IT AS WELL.

I KNOW THAT WE HAVE SOME TIME LIMITATIONS, BUT I DO, I THINK WE SHOULD HAVE A WORKSHOP AND GO THROUGH THIS IN DETAIL.

BUT LET ME JUST GO BACK TO BECAUSE EVERYBODY LIKES TO GO BACK TO THE ROUNDABOUT.

I MEAN, I KNOW THERE'S SOME OF YOU JUST LIKE TO GO BACK, BUT I'LL TELL YOU WHAT, HERE'S THE DEAL.

SOMEDAY YOU'RE NOT GOING TO BE HERE, AND NEITHER AM I.

AND WE'RE GOING TO APPROVE THIS PLAN.

AND SOMEBODY IS GOING TO SAY, JUST LIKE YOU ALL DID WITH THE ROUNDABOUT.

WELL, I DIDN'T APPROVE IT.

WELL, IT'S BECAUSE WHEN WE APPROVE IT, WE SAY TO EVERYBODY, THIS WAS A PART OF THE VISION, THE LONG TERM STRATEGIC PLAN OF THE CITY.

THIS WAS PART OF A FUNDING MECHANISM.

HOW WE DECIDE HOW IS MONEY GOING TO BE SPENT AND HOW ARE WE GOING TO FUND PROJECTS GOING FORWARD.

THAT'S WHAT THIS IS DOING.

BUT I AGREE WITH YOU, DAREN.

I THINK WE NEED TO GET DIG INTO THESE NUMBERS AND FIND OUT AND I TALKED TO KATE ABOUT THIS.

LET'S LOOK AT THE TEN YEAR PLAN AND FIND OUT WHERE WE, ARE WE GOING TO THE CDC DOESN'T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO FUND ALL THIS STUFF, RIGHT? I MEAN, WHERE'S THE MONEY COMING FROM? BUT AT THE SAME TIME, SOMEDAY I'M NOT GOING TO BE HERE AND NEITHER ARE YOU.

BUT WE'RE JUST LIKE THE CAPITAL PLAN THAT WE APPROVED WITH THE ROUNDABOUT THAT WAS PART OF A COUNCIL THAT STUDIED IT, REVIEWED IT, ANALYZED IT, AND MADE A DECISION. SO AND TO THAT POINT, THAT'S WHY IT'S IMPORTANT.

IT'S EVEN MORE IMPORTANT.

AND I UNDERSTAND THE PHILOSOPHY AND WHAT AND YOU'RE RIGHT, THAT'S WHAT THE FUTURE COUNCILS WILL LOOK AT.

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YOU'RE EXACTLY RIGHT. AND THAT'S WHY IT'S THAT MUCH MORE IMPORTANT IN MY MIND TO DO THIS NOW.

OKAY. THEN CAN WE BRING KATE MEACHAM TO THE FRONT AND ASK IF THERE ARE ANY TIMELINES, DEADLINES, THINGS THAT WILL IMPACT IF WE DO TABLE? YOU DON'T HAVE TO RECALL OFF THE TOP OF YOUR HEAD, BUT JUST GIVE US A SENSE OF WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT IF WE DO TABLE.

SURE. I MEAN, OBVIOUSLY AT THE ROLE OF THE COUNCIL, WE CAN TABLE IT AND COME BACK AT A LATER DATE.

WE ARE RESTRICTED WITH SOME GRANT FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES THAT COULD ARISE IF WE DON'T HAVE AN UPDATED MASTER PLAN HERE IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS FOR SURE, BECAUSE WE ARE GETTING TO THE END OF OUR CURRENT MASTER PLAN.

WE DO HAVE TO LOOK TO TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE AND SOME OTHER FUNDING MECHANISMS WHERE THEY APPROVE OUR MASTER PLAN AFTER COUNCIL APPROVES IT.

IN ORDER FOR US TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR A NUMBER OF GRANTS AS WELL AS OUR NATIONAL ACCREDITATION THAT WE'LL BE SUBMITTING NEXT YEAR.

OKAY. IF WE TABLE THIS.

WHEN DO YOU NEED AN APPROVAL? BY. WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO GET AN APPROVAL BY? I WOULD NEED TO LOOK AT OUR GRANT SCHEDULE AND ESTIMATE EARLY FALL AT THE LATEST.

WE WOULD NEED IT HERE IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS.

CAN WE GET THIS ON A WORKSHOP BETWEEN NOW AND THEN? I'M SURE WE CAN GET ON A WORKSHOP.

HONESTLY, I WOULDN'T BE OPPOSED TO A DEDICATED NIGHT.

JUST DISCUSS THIS AND THIS.

ONLY WE CAN.

I MEAN, WE'VE MISSED A COUPLE OF COUNCIL MEETINGS.

WE CAN MAKE UP. WE CAN GO ON AND DO ANOTHER ONE.

I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH THAT MYSELF.

SO, KATE, JUST REFRESH MY MEMORY, BUT DID WE NOT TALK ABOUT THIS AT ONE OF OUR WORKSHOPS WHERE WE JUST KIND OF WE DIDN'T GO INTO DEEP DIVE AND REVIEW EVERYTHING, BUT WE TALKED ABOUT THIS WAS PRESENTED BACK IN MARCH ORIGINALLY WHEN WE DID TABLE IT.

SO WE WENT THROUGH THE PROCESS OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT.

IT STARTED ACTUALLY BACK IN 2018 OR EARLY 2019 WITH ALL THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SIDE WORKING WITH THE PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD.

AND THEN OBVIOUSLY WE HAD TO HIT PAUSE AS WE HIT COVID.

AND SO IN LATE LAST YEAR, EARLY THIS YEAR, WE BEGAN A ROADSHOW TO REEDUCATE THE PUBLIC ON ALL THE INPUT THAT THEY HAD. AND WE WENT AROUND TO ALL THE DIFFERENT THE BOARDS AND DIFFERENT COMMITTEES TO PROVIDE INPUT BACK TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD, WHO ULTIMATELY HOLDS THIS DOCUMENT FOR US. AND THEN WE BROUGHT IT FORWARD IN MARCH.

SINCE THEN, WE'VE DONE SOME UPDATES WITH THE TEN YEAR INVESTMENT PLAN AND ALSO OUR ACCREDITATION STANDARDS HAVE ADJUSTED AND WE WERE ABLE TO UPDATE THAT AND BRING IT BACK TONIGHT. THANKS.

SO I WANT TO JUST BRING A LITTLE BIT OF CLARITY TO THE DISCUSSION.

AND THAT IS IS THAT WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT THIS MASTER PLAN BEFORE.

IT'S THE DOCUMENTATION HAS BEEN MADE AVAILABLE TO US.

WE DIDN'T NECESSARILY DEDICATE A SPECIFIC TIME TO SIT DOWN AND DO A DEEP DIVE INTO IT.

BUT ONE THING THAT I WOULD SAY THAT'S DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS MASTER PLAN AS OPPOSED TO PROJECTS THAT ARE IN THE CIP, THIS MASTER PLAN, NOT THINGS THAT ARE TEN YEARS OUT, ARE IN THIS YEAR'S BUDGET.

SO YOU'RE NOT COMMITTING TO APPROVING SOMETHING TEN YEARS DOWN THE ROAD BECAUSE YOU APPROVE THIS MASTER PLAN.

WHEREAS THE EXAMPLE USED ABOUT THE ROUNDABOUT THAT WAS TIED TO THE CIP, WHICH WAS A PART OF THE BUDGET WORKSHOP SESSION THAT WE HAD WHEN WE REVIEWED THOSE ALL THE PROJECTS, THE DOCUMENT.

NOW DID WE GO AND WE DID DO A CITY COUNCIL WORKSHOP AS PART OF THE ROADSHOW PROCESS LEADING UP TO THAT MARCH AGENDA ITEM.

WE DID DO A ROAD SHOW TYPE OF UPDATE AT A WORKSHOP WITH COUNCIL PRIOR TO THAT IN LATE FEBRUARY.

EARLY MARCH. SO, THE POINT THAT I WAS TRYING TO MAKE IS THAT IF WE GO TO BUDGET WORKSHOP AND WE REVIEW PROJECTS AND WE APPROVE THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM OR PLAN, AND THEN THAT PROJECT COMES UP ON AN AGENDA LATER, WE ALREADY FUNDED THAT PROJECT.

SO WHEN YOU'RE VOTING ON IT, THE FUNDS ARE THERE.

YOU'RE JUST DECIDING ON WHETHER YOU WANT TO GO AHEAD AND AWARD THAT PROJECT OR NOT.

OR IN THIS CASE, AS PART OF THIS MASTER PLAN, WE'RE NOT APPROVING ANY SPECIFIC PLAN OTHER THAN WE ARE APPROVING THE PLAN IN REGARDS TO THOSE ARE OUR OVERARCHING GOALS.

THOSE ARE THINGS THAT WE WANT TO DO, AND WE'LL WORK TO TRY TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN.

BUT THOSE ITEMS WOULD COME UP DURING OUR BUDGET WORKSHOP.

JUST LIKE COUNCILMEMBER SHAFER MENTIONED, IT SIMPLY IS A ROAD MAP FOR US.

AND AS THEY TEAR OUT, WE WOULD THEN ON AN ANNUAL BASIS, WE HAVE THE ROADMAP FOR THE TEN YEARS.

WE WOULD THEN, ON AN ANNUAL BASIS WORK WITH THE DIFFERENT FUNDING SOURCES THAT WE HAVE TO DEVELOP A MORE SOLIDIFIED PLAN THAT WOULD THEN GO THROUGH THE BUDGET PROCESS, COME TO YOU AS PART OF THE CIP AND THEN GET THE THE INITIAL APPROVAL TO THEN MOVE FORWARD FROM THE FUNDING MECHANISMS THROUGHOUT THE TIME AS WE WORK THROUGH THE DIFFERENT DOCUMENTS.

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YEAH, BUT I GUESS TO YOUR POINT, MARY, AND GOING BACK AND AND DOING THIS DEEPER DIVE, WHEN WE DO THE CIP PLAN IT, IT GETS UPDATED AS MASTER PLANNING AND UPDATES.

IT'S A FIVE YEAR PLAN SO A LOT OF THESE PROJECTS ARE GOING TO BE ROLLED IN TO OUR BUDGET SEASON FOUR.

AND I THINK I THINK I THINK IT'S DESERVING OF OF PRIOR TO US SEEING THE CIP PLANNED BUDGET RETREAT TO GET INTO THESE NUMBERS AND UNDERSTAND HOW THEY'RE GOING TO BE LAYERED INTO THE INTO THAT PLAN.

AND SO I THINK TABLING IT AND TRYING TO GET IT IN BEFORE BEFORE BUDGET RETREAT IS A GOOD IDEA.

BUT IT'S ALSO FAIR TO SAY THIS IS BROKEN DOWN THREE TIERS AND IT'S CLEARLY SAYS THEY'RE ANTICIPATED.

ABSOLUTELY TIERS.

SO OVER TIME, THESE PROJECTS MAY SWITCH BETWEEN IT WILL CHANGE YOUR DROP OFF.

ABSOLUTELY. AS WE SAID, THE BEST ROADMAP THAT WE KNOW BASED ON THE FEEDBACK WE RECEIVED.

BUT ANNUALLY, THAT'S WHY WE DEVELOP THE TEN YEAR INVESTMENT PLAN AS A COMPLEMENT TO THE MASTER PLAN.

SO THAT WAY WE'RE ABLE TO UPDATE THAT TEN YEAR INVESTMENT PLAN ON AN ANNUAL BASIS AND NOT TO HAVE TO BRING THE MASTER PLAN BACK YEAR OVER YEAR TO HAVE TO HAVE AMENDMENTS DONE TO IT. SO IT WILL ABSOLUTELY CHANGE YEAR OVER YEAR AS COUNCIL AS OUR DIFFERENT FUNDING SOURCES GIVE US WHAT THEIR PRIORITIES ARE.

WE'RE ABLE TO PUSH AND PULL, BUT UNDERSTAND WHAT THE ROADMAP IS AND WHAT WE'RE PULLING FROM.

FANTASTIC. THANK YOU. I WILL POINT OUT THE EXPLANATION THAT THIS WAS A ROADMAP WAS GIVEN TO ME AFTER I MENTIONED SOME DISCREPANCIES THAT I SAW BETWEEN THIS PLAN AND THE LAST.

IF MEMORY SERVES ME CORRECT, I'M GOING STRICTLY BY MEMORY HERE.

THE PLAN THAT WE LOOKED AT IN MARCH HAD A TOTAL OF UPWARDS 118 MILLION OR SOMEWHERE IN THAT BALLPARK.

AND RIGHT NOW IT'S DOWN TO ABOUT 42 MILLION.

MOST OF THAT IS SIMPLY BECAUSE THOSE ITEMS, THE PRICING FOR THOSE ITEMS WERE EITHER DELETED OR REPLACED WITH TBD FOR TO BE DETERMINED.

I'M IN FAVOR ACTUALLY OF TABLING THIS MATTER SIMPLY BECAUSE I WANT TO GET INTO THAT.

AND ARE WE GOING TO END UP WITH A MASTER PLAN THAT HAS THESE FIGURES THROWN BACK INTO IT AND SO ON AND SO FORTH? BUT AT THE SAME TIME, I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WHENEVER WE MEET AND COME TO A CONSENSUS AND PUT THIS BACK ON THE AGENDA FOR A VOTE, WE CAN DO SO BEFORE WE LOSE ACCREDITATION, BEFORE WE HAVE TO SPEND ANOTHER $100,000 FOR A NEW PLAN, AND BEFORE WE LOSE POTENTIALLY MILLIONS IN POSSIBLE GRANTS. FOLLOW UP QUESTION COUNCIL MEMBER SHAFER IS THIS WAS PRESENTED AT THE PARKS BOARD MEETING A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO.

IT WAS CORRECT AND TERESA DID A GREAT JOB OF EXPLAINING WHY THOSE NUMBERS ARE NOW ZERO IN IN THE TIER THREE.

CAN YOU COMMENT? ABSOLUTELY.

SO THE WAY WE HAVE IT BUILT OUT IS WE DEFINITELY HAVE A NUMBER FOR EVERY PROJECT JUST TO HELP US WITH THE ROADMAP.

BUT ALL THE PROJECTS WERE ESTIMATED IN TODAY'S DOLLARS.

WE THEN ADDED A 20% CONTINGENCY AND THEN DUE TO THE CURRENT ENVIRONMENT, WE ADDED A 10% ESCALATOR FOR NEXT YEAR AND 5% EVERY YEAR THEREAFTER. SO A NUMBER OF THE PROJECTS THAT ARE THE TIER THREE PROJECTS, THEY'RE SO FAR OUT, IT HAS A 40% ESCALATOR POTENTIALLY ON IT.

AND WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THE MARKET'S GOING TO DO BETWEEN NOW AND THEN.

SO WE PULLED BACK.

THE LIFE OF THIS DOCUMENT REALLY IS WELL, IT'S A TEN YEAR WE DO A FIVE YEAR UPDATE.

SO WE FOCUSED IN ON JUST THOSE FIVE YEARS ON WHAT WE FEEL THOSE NUMBERS POTENTIALLY COULD BE.

BUT EVERYTHING WILL GO THROUGH A VERY RIGOROUS PROCESS TO SOLIDIFY.

BUT WE JUST WANT TO HAVE A BALLPARK FIGURE OF WHAT THEY COULD BE.

BUT ANYTHING THAT INVOLVES FOR THE TBDS THAT WERE ADDED, THOSE WERE ADDED SPECIFICALLY TO PROJECTS WHERE MASTER PLANS ARE INVOLVED BECAUSE WE DON'T WANT TO OVER ANTICIPATE WHAT THE COMMUNITY IS GOING TO TELL US FOR A MASTER PLAN FOR PARK IS A GREAT EXAMPLE.

WE'RE CURRENTLY FUNDED TO DO A MASTER PLAN FOR FORD PARK.

WE PREVIOUSLY HAD A PLACEHOLDER OF A NUMBER JUST TO GIVE STAFF A BETTER IDEA OF HOW TO BE ABLE TO LOOK AT OUR DIFFERENT FUNDING SOURCES.

BUT WE REALLY NEED TO WAIT UNTIL THAT MASTER PLAN IS COMPLETED, THEN GET THE ESTIMATED NUMBER TO PLUG IT BACK IN.

SO THERE'S THE TWO NEEDS COME INTO EFFECT IS IF A MASTER PLAN OR ANOTHER PREVIOUS DOCUMENT WHILE A SIMPLE PARK RENOVATION THAT WE WOULD HAVE COMING UP.

COTTONWOOD WOULD BE A GREAT EXAMPLE WHERE IT'S SIMPLY A RENOVATION.

SMALL UPDATE TO THINGS.

WE KNOW WHAT THAT SCOPE OF WORK IS.

WE CAN BETTER ESTIMATE WHAT THOSE DOLLARS ARE.

THANK YOU. AND REALLY, I THINK THIS KIND OF MAKES THE POINT THAT WE COULD SIT HERE AND DISCUSS THIS FOR THE NEXT FOUR OR FIVE, 6 HOURS.

EXACTLY. AND WE SHOULD JUST NOT TONIGHT.

CARL, WERE YOU STILL A BIT I THINK BEING PART OF THE PLANNING ZONING COMMISSION FOR SOME TIME, CHRIS FLANAGAN HAS PRESENTED THE CFP PLAN AT MEETINGS AD NAUSEAM.

I'M IN FAVOR OF A WORKSHOP.

I AM IN FAVOR ALSO OF ONE OF THE VERY FIRST AGENDA ITEMS TO BE INCLUDED IN THE WORKSHOP IS FOR COUNCIL MEMBERS WITH QUESTIONS OF STAFF ON

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SPECIFIC ITEMS WITHIN THE MASS.

YOUR PLAN BE PRESENTED SO THAT WE CAN HAVE A LIVELY DISCUSSION, A SPIRITED DISCUSSION, BUT ALSO HAVE SOME FORETHOUGHT SO THAT THE TIME CAN BE USED WISELY AND NOT SIMPLY REHASH THE ENTIRE MASTER PLAN.

CERTAINLY, I DON'T FEEL THE NEED TO RATIFY ANY DECISIONS THAT WERE MADE BY PREVIOUS COUNCILS AND I HAVE REVIEWED THE MASTER PLAN, BUT IT IS A COMBINATION OF THE CFP WHICH HAS BEEN AVAILABLE FOR SOME TIME, SO IN FAVOR OF WORKSHOP.

BUT ONE OF THE FIRST AGENDA ITEMS IS TO SPECIFY WHAT QUESTIONS THERE ARE ON THE MASTER PLAN SO THAT WE CAN USE THE TIME WISELY AND NOT JUST REHASH THE ENTIRE THING.

SO THAT'S IT.

THANK YOU. I WANTED TO ASK THE ATTORNEY IN REGARDS TO TABLING THIS ITEM, DO WE NEED A TABLE IT TO A DATE SPECIFIC.

IT'S SPECIFIC ENOUGH AS IT'S WORDED.

IT'S WORDED THAT IT'LL BE TABLED UNTIL YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH A WORKSHOP AND THEN IT'LL BE PUT ON THE NEXT REGULARLY SCHEDULED AGENDA.

REGULAR MEETING FURTHER.

OKAY. THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT.

SENSING THAT WE'RE DONE WITH DISCUSSION, I WOULD GO AHEAD AND ASK THAT WE TAKE A VOTE.

SO AS SOON AS WE'RE READY, PLEASE CAST YOUR BALLOT.

AND IT'S JUST A TABLE. THIS IS TO TABLE IT.

ITEM PASSAGE UNANIMOUSLY THAT ONE IS TABLED.

[5.8 Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Contract Amendment with Halff Associates, Inc. for Third Party Plan Review Services in the Amount of $35,250 Not to Exceed a Contract Amount of $110,250.]

WE WILL NOW GO AHEAD AND MOVE ON TO ITEM 5.8 TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT AMENDMENT.

IS THAT THE ONE YOU PULLED? OKAY. ALL RIGHT.

SO WHAT ARE YOUR QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ON THAT ONE? I WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS CONTRACT AND THE CHANGE THE AMENDMENT.

ALL RIGHT. SO THAT WOULD BE KATE AND BRIAN.

YES, SIR. IF I CAN JUST GET MORE INFORMATION AS TO THE BACKGROUND ON THIS AMENDMENT.

THIS IS THE THIRD PARTY PLAN REVIEW HAS YOU AND BRIAN LISTED.

ABSOLUTELY, AND SO WE HAVE USED HALF ASSOCIATES FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS.

THEY DO ALL OF OUR THIRD PARTY REVIEW.

SO WITH ALL OF THE ACTIVITY ALONG THE 121 CORRIDOR, WE'VE HAD A LARGE INCREASE THIS YEAR.

OUR PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT TEAM IS VERY SMALL TEAM WHO TAKES CARE OF ALL OF OUR INTERNAL PARK PROJECTS TO BE ABLE TO MOVE THEM ALONG WITH THE DEMAND OF HAVING TO DO ALL OF THE REVIEW FROM A PARK DEDICATION, TREE MITIGATION, AND A LOT OF IT IS VERY CUT AND DRY.

AS FAR AS BEING ABLE TO REFLECT BACK TO OUR ORDINATES.

WE UTILIZE HALF ASSOCIATES TO BE PART OF THAT TECHNICAL REVIEW COMMITTEE TO GO THROUGH THAT ON OUR BEHALF.

IT IS MANAGED BY OUR TEAM, AND SO WE'RE HAND IN HAND WITH THEM, WITH OUR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT, BUT WE HAVE SIMPLY SPENT ALL OF THAT WAS ALLOCATED THAT WE ANTICIPATED FOR THIS YEAR WITH ALL OF THE 121 CORRIDOR ACTION THAT'S BEEN HAPPENING THIS YEAR.

WE'RE ANTICIPATED TO RUN OUT HERE IN THE NEXT MONTH.

SO TO BE ABLE TO GET TO THE END OF THE FISCAL YEAR, WE'RE ASKING TO AMEND IT, WHICH THEN GOES ABOVE THE 100,000.

PREVIOUSLY IT WASN'T ABOVE 100,000.

SO THIS IS A CONTINUAL PROJECT, NOT A SPECIFIC PROJECT, WHERE THEY JUST COULDN'T GET IT DONE WITHIN BUDGET.

NO, NO. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY CONTINUAL.

THANK YOU. I THINK IT'S GOOD TO KNOW THAT THE CDC IS FUNDING THIS, DAVE, AND BEING ON THE BOARD OF THE CDC AND MR. BARRY, OUR CHAIR IS HERE IN THE AUDIENCE.

I MEAN, WE CERTAINLY SPOKE OF THIS AT LENGTH.

WOULD YOU AGREE, TOMMY? AND SO WE WE DO VET IT AND PROCESS IT, AND KATE IS REALLY GOOD ABOUT HELPING US UNDERSTAND THE NEEDS THERE, AND SO AS A BOARD, WE APPROVED IT AND THOUGHT IT WAS THE APPROPRIATE THING TO DO.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THIS ITEM? IT WOULD TAKE AWAY FROM BEING ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD.

OUR INTERNAL PROJECTS THAT WE HAVE, WE HAVE UPWARDS OVER 20 PROJECTS CURRENTLY ACTIVE, AND SO WE WOULD HAVE TO SHIFT IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO KEEP THE DEVELOPERS ON TRACK AND ON TIME AND BE ABLE TO CONTRIBUTE FROM A PARKS ASPECT.

WHAT WE NEED ON THAT THIRD PARTY PUBLIC SIDE WITH THE DEVELOPER.

THANK YOU. ANY OTHER DISCUSSION? I WILL JUST MAKE ONE COMMENT TO CHRIS' COMMENT ABOUT THE CDC APPROVING IT AND I UNDERSTAND AND RESPECT THAT AMOUNT, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, THIS BODY, YOU KNOW, THE PHRASE THE BUCK STOPS HERE, IT STOPS WITH THIS BODY, AND WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE WE REVIEW IT.

YOU KNOW, YOU GOT SOME PRETTY SHARP PEOPLE ON THAT BOARD THAT REALLY WORK HARD TO UNDERSTAND IT AS WELL.

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AND I JUST WANTED YOU TO BE AWARE OF THAT.

ABSOLUTELY. ABSOLUTELY.

SO WITH THAT I WOULD ENTERTAIN A MOTION IN A SECOND ON THIS ITEM.

MAYOR I'LL MAKE THE MOTION TO APPROVE AGENDA ITEM 5.98.

I'LL SECOND IT.

MOTION AND SECOND. DOES EVERYONE UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY'RE VOTING ON? IF SO, PLEASE CAST YOUR BALLOT NOW.

THIS ITEM PASSES UNANIMOUSLY, WE WILL GO ON TO ITEM 5.9, WHICH IS TO TALK ABOUT SHADE INSTALLATIONS AT VARIOUS PARKS.

ON THIS ONE, I HAVE SOME MISGIVINGS ABOUT APPROVING IT RIGHT NOW DURING THE CURRENT ECONOMIC CLIMATE.

[5.9 Authorize the City Manager to execute an agreement with WeBuildFun, Inc., for shade installations at Allen Station Park Spectator Seating, Orchards Park, and Spirit Park for $311,696.]

I THINK THAT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE CAN WAIT ON AND TAXPAYERS OF ALLEN WOULD BE BETTER SERVED IF WE HOLD OFF.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR DISCUSSION? I'LL MAKE A COMMENT.

I CAN'T REMEMBER.

THESE EXACT ONES WERE PUT ON HOLD AT THE BEGINNING OF COVID, CORRECT? NO, IT WASN'T THESE ONES.

IT WAS A DIFFERENT SET. IT WAS A DIFFERENT SET THAT WE ENDED UP PROCEEDING WITH AT A LATER DATE.

WE CAME BACK A FEW MONTHS LATER AND COUNCIL APPROVED AND WE PROCEEDED AND WE'VE HAD A FEW SINCE THAT TIME.

I'VE SLEPT SINCE THEN, BUT I KNEW WE'D FACE SOMETHING SIMILAR TO THIS IN THE PAST, AND YOU KNOW, BEFORE WHEN COUNCIL WAS BEFORE OUR TIME, COUNCIL DECIDED NOT TO GO FORWARD.

THE SHADE SAILS AND I AGREED WITH THAT DECISION AT THAT TIME BECAUSE IT WAS DURING COVID, PEOPLE WERE NOT GOING TO PARKS.

AND ALTHOUGH I DO AGREE WITH MR. SCHAFER ON THIS, YOU KNOW, IS THIS THE TIME? BUT I ALSO IT'S NOT GOING TO BE CHEAPER; IF WE WAIT.

IT COULD POSSIBLY BE A LOT MORE AND PEOPLE WILL BE GOING PARKS.

SO I UNDERSTAND WHAT MR. SCHAFER IS SAYING, BUT I WANT TO SAY I'M GOING TO SUPPORT THIS.

I WILL VOTE YES ON THIS.

KATE, JUST OUT OF CURIOSITY, THE FUNDING FOR THIS IS SALES TAX.

CORRECT. SO NONE OF THE FUNDING FOR THIS.

THERE'S A SMALL $17,000, I BELIEVE THAT'S FROM PARK DEVELOPMENT FEES FROM OUR DEVELOPER FUND, BUT THE REST OF IT IS THROUGH THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION. CORRECT, BUT $0 FROM THE GENERAL FUND.

ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU.

DAREN YEAH, I WAS ABOUT 106 DEGREES OUT TODAY, SO IF NOW'S NOT THE TIME, I DON'T KNOW WHEN.

[LAUGHTER] DAREN SAID WHAT I WAS THINKING.

ANY OTHER COMMENTS? IF NOT, I WOULD ENTERTAIN A MOTION FOR THIS ITEM.

I'LL MAKE THE MOTION TO APPROVE 5.9 SECOND.

WE HAVE A MOTION AND SECOND. DOES EVERYONE UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY'RE VOTING ON? IF SO, PLEASE CAST YOUR BALLOT NOW.

THIS ITEM PASSES 6 TO 1.

SO THAT IS GOOD, AND NOW WE ARE DONE WITH THE CONSENT AGENDA.

ISN'T THAT GREAT. ALL RIGHT.

SO LET'S GO AHEAD AND MOVE ON TO ITEM 6.1, WHICH IS TO CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING AND ADOPT A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE 2022-23 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN FOR THE

[6.1 Conduct a Public Hearing and adopt a Resolution approving the 2022-2023 Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.]

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM.

AND WE HAVE AARON JONES, OUR PLANNING MANAGER, MAKING THE PRESENTATION.

GOOD EVENING, AARON.

GOOD EVENING. THAT WAS QUITE THE BUILD UP.

THANK YOU, MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS.

I AM HERE. THIS IS OUR ANNUAL ACTION PLAN THAT I PRESENT TO YOU ONCE A YEAR.

SO AS A REMINDER, THIS ACTION PLAN ALWAYS ROLLS UP INTO OUR FIVE YEAR CONSOLIDATED PLAN.

WE'RE IN OUR THIRD YEAR.

THAT IS SHOCKING, BUT WE'RE IN OUR THIRD YEAR OF OUR CONSOLIDATED PLAN, AND THE THREE MAIN OBJECTIVES IS TO PRESERVE AND EXPAND THE SUPPLY OF DECENT, SAFE AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING THROUGH THE REHABILITATION OF EXISTING RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY TO PROVIDE EDUCATION TO LOW AND MODERATE INCOME PERSONS ABOUT AFFORDABLE HOUSING, HOME OWNERSHIP, LENDING FOR HOUSING PRACTICES AND LEAD BASED PAINT HAZARDS, AND THEN TO ENCOURAGE THE EXPANSION AND ACCESSIBILITY OF HUMAN SERVICES FOR LOW TO MODERATE INCOME PERSONS AND ALLEN.

SO JUST BRIEF REVIEW FOR OUR NEW COUNCILMEMBER AND FOR OUR VIEWING PUBLIC AT HOME.

THESE ARE FEDERAL FUNDS THAT ARE AWARDED BY HUD.

THESE ARE NOT GENERAL DOLLAR FUNDS.

THEY'RE HIGHLY REGULATED.

SO THERE'S AN EXTENSIVE APPLICATION PROCESS BOTH FOR A PUBLIC SERVICE AGENCIES AND ALSO FOR OUR REHAB APPLICANTS.

ANYTHING OVER $10,000 RECEIVES A FIVE YEAR DEED OF TRUST THAT IS FILED ON THE PROPERTY OWNER.

IF AN OWNER MOVES WITHIN THAT FIVE YEARS, THEN WE CAN REQUIRE THAT THEY PAY BACK A PRORATED AMOUNT OF THAT FORGIVABLE LOAN AND WE AUDIT OUR PUBLIC SERVICE AGENCIES ON A YEARLY BASIS AND THEN HUD AUDITS US EVERY FEW YEARS AS WELL.

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SO JUST FOR COMPARISON SAKE, YOU CAN SEE THE LAST THREE YEARS OF FUNDING THIS YEAR WE ARE SEEING ABOUT A 7.7% DECREASE.

SO HUD AUTHORIZED US $402,462.

THIS TYPICALLY COMES ABOUT BECAUSE MORE ENTITLEMENT COMMUNITIES COME ON BOARD AND SO EVERYBODY'S AMOUNT REDUCES.

YOU CAN SEE IN PREVIOUS YEARS WE'VE SEEN SOME INCREASES.

SO THIS TENDS TO EBB AND FLOW.

SO WHAT STAFF IS PROPOSING THIS YEAR IS THAT OF THAT $402,462, WE PUT $337,092.70 INTO HOME REPAIR, $60,369.30 INTO PUBLIC SERVICE, AND THEN 5000 INTO ADMINISTRATION.

SO PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION HUD CAPS THAT.

SO PUBLIC SERVICE YOU CANNOT ALLOCATE MORE THAN 15%.

SO WHAT YOU SEE HERE IS THE MAXIMUM THAT WE CAN ALLOCATE, AND THEN IN ADMINISTRATION YOU CAN ACTUALLY GO UP TO 20%.

WE KIND OF PRIDE OURSELVES IN KEEPING THIS AS LOW AS POSSIBLE.

WE PUT THIS IN HERE FOR MAILINGS AND TRAININGS AND ADVERTISING, BUT WE LIKE TO KEEP IT WHERE WE'RE PUTTING THE MAJORITY OF THE MONEY, WHERE WE CAN SERVE THE PUBLIC THE BEST, AND WE BELIEVE THAT'S IN OUR HOME REPAIR PROGRAM.

SO OUR FIRST PROGRAM IS HOME REPAIR WITH THE $337,093, WE ANTICIPATE BEING ABLE TO DO ABOUT EIGHT FULL REHABS AND FIVE URGENT REPAIRS.

THAT IS OUR BEST GUESSTIMATE.

THAT EBBS AND FLOWS DEPENDING ON THE TYPES OF APPLICATIONS WE RECEIVE.

WE ARE ROLLING OVER 172,000 FROM THIS PAST YEAR.

THAT IS NOT BECAUSE OF LACK OF PROJECTS.

AS YOU CAN SEE, WE HAVE 11 CURRENTLY ON OUR WAITLIST THAT HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH CONSTRUCTION PRICES AND TIMING OF CONSTRUCTION.

SO PROJECTS THAT WERE TAKING 3 TO 6 MONTHS, WE ARE NOW SEEING TAKE 9 TO 12 MONTHS SO THAT MONEY IS SPOKEN FOR AND WILL BE SPENT.

IT JUST WILL NOT BE SPENT BY THE END OF THIS FISCAL YEAR.

HUD, ALSO IN OUR ACTION PLAN, ALWAYS ASKS US TO TALK ABOUT LEVERAGING OPPORTUNITIES.

I THINK THIS IS SOMETHING THAT AS A DEPARTMENT WE'VE DONE VERY WELL IN THE LAST FEW YEARS.

OUR TWO MAIN LEVERAGING OPPORTUNITIES WITH REHAB ARE LIVE LOVE ALLEN VOLUNTEER GROUPS AND THEN OUR PROPERTY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM.

SO LIVE LOVE ALLEN.

WITHIN THE LAST YEAR'S PROGRAM WE HAD 12 TOTAL PROJECTS, 66 VOLUNTEERS, ABOUT 297 HOURS WERE SERVED, AND WHAT WE SEE THERE IS LIKE PICTURED REMOVING THIS, THIS LARGE TREE THAT IS SOMETHING THAT NEEDED TO BE REMOVED IN ORDER TO DO A FOUNDATION PROJECT.

IF WE HAD HAD TO PUT THAT INTO OUR PROJECT COSTS, IT WOULD HAVE SPENT A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF OUR CDBG FUNDS THAT WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO BE SPENT ON THE HOUSE.

SO THROUGH THESE VOLUNTEERS, WE'RE REALLY ABLE TO LEVERAGE THOSE FUNDS FURTHER.

THE SAME WITH THE PROPERTY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM.

THERE ARE CERTAIN THINGS LIKE FENCES OR EXTERIOR IMPROVEMENTS THAT ARE MORE DIFFICULT TO USE HUD FUNDS FOR, BUT WE'RE ABLE TO PARTNER WITH THE CDBG FUNDS TO HAVE KIND OF A BIGGER BANG FOR OUR BUCK.

EVER WORK WITH CHANGE THE WORLD AND KIND OF LEVERAGING THOSE TYPES OF PARTNERSHIPS? WE DO. THAT'S IN TWO SLIDES.

I WILL TALK ABOUT THAT IN JUST A MINUTE.

PUBLIC SERVICE FUNDING.

SO. TYPICALLY WE RECOMMEND THAT THE FULL AMOUNT OF PUBLIC SERVICE FUNDING, WHICH IN THIS CASE THIS YEAR IS 60,369, WILL GO TO ALL COMMUNITY OUTREACH, FORMERLY KNOWN AS COMMUNITY OUTREACH.

THIS IS FOR ONE TIME WRITTEN UTILITY ASSISTANCE.

ONE THING THAT HUD REQUIRES US TO LOOK AT IS HOW WE ARE PREVENTING HOMELESSNESS, AND THIS IS A MAIN WAY THAT WE DO THIS TO KEEP PEOPLE IN THEIR HOMES , AND AGAIN, I WILL MENTION THAT EVEN THOUGH ALL COMMUNITY OUTREACH DOES SERVICE, SEVERAL SURROUNDING CITIES ARE, FUNDING ONLY GOES TO ALLEN RESIDENTS.

SO THOSE LEVERAGING OPPORTUNITIES WITH PUBLIC SERVICE FUNDING, WE ARE ABLE THROUGH GENERAL FUND SUPPORT, TO SUPPORT ABOUT 3 TO 5 PUBLIC SERVICE AGENCIES A YEAR, ONE OF WHICH IS CHANGE THE WORLD, AND WE, THE CITY, HAD PARTNERED WITH THEM FOR YEARS PRIOR TO THEM BECOMING ONE OF OUR GRANT RECIPIENTS, BUT THROUGH BEING ABLE TO FUND THESE ORGANIZATIONS, WE'RE ABLE TO DO WORK IN THE COMMUNITY THAT WE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO DO OTHERWISE.

THINGS LIKE MEALS ON WHEELS AND THE FAMILY PLACE REALLY HELP US MEET.

SERVING THE UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS AND PREVENTING HOMELESSNESS.

CHANGE THE WORLD THROUGH THEIR FUNDING IS ABLE TO GO IN, AND IF WE HAVE A HOMEOWNER THAT DOESN'T MEET THE REQUIREMENTS FOR HUD BUT IS IN DESPERATE NEED OF A REPAIR, A VERY GOOD EXAMPLE OF THAT IS WE HAD A WOMAN WHO HAD A VERY OLD SWIMMING POOL IN HER BACKYARD.

SHE USED IT FOR HER EXERCISE AND HER DECKING WAS COMING UP IN A WAY THAT WAS JUST IT WAS DANGEROUS.

IT WAS A TRIP HAZARD, BUT WE COULD NOT USE HUD FUNDS FOR THAT CHANGE.

THE WORLD CAME IN AND WAS ABLE TO ADDRESS THAT, AND WE DID IT IN CONJUNCTION WITH OUR CDBG PROJECT.

SO WE WERE ABLE TO LEVERAGE THOSE FUNDS, AND THEN LASTLY IS OUR ADMINISTRATIVE FUNDING.

WE ARE PROPOSING TO ALLOCATE 5000.

THIS GOES TO OUR PUBLIC HEARING NOTICES TRAINING.

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WE TYPICALLY SEND OUT ANYWHERE BETWEEN 2000 TO 4000 POSTCARDS A YEAR ADVERTISING THE PROGRAM THAT'S TARGETED.

SO WE'RE WE'RE LOOKING AT HOMES IN OUR TARGETED AREAS BASED ON DEMOGRAPHICS, AND THAT IS HOW WE TYPICALLY GENERATE OUR WAITLIST. I WANTED TO TAKE A MOMENT TO BRAG ON OUR STAFF.

SO STEPHANIE BROWN'S BEEN WITH THE CITY OF ALLEN FOR THE PAST SIX YEARS AND BEEN WORKING IN OUR REHAB PROGRAM FOR THE LAST FOUR, AND SHE DID SUCH A GOOD JOB THAT SHE WAS PROMOTED TO MULTIFAMILY COORDINATOR.

I THINK ONE OF THE BIGGEST CLAIMS TO FAME THAT STEPHANIE HAS LEFT ON THIS PROGRAM IS THE LEVERAGING OPPORTUNITY.

SHE'S REALLY COME IN AND WORKED HARD TO HAVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH OUR LEVEL OF VOLUNTEERS AND HAS HAS JUST BEEN ABLE TO GET THEM TO DO THINGS THAT I COULDN'T DO ON MY OWN.

SO SHE'S DONE A GREAT JOB IN BRINGING THAT TOGETHER, AND THEN RECENTLY IN JUNE, PRISCILA MARTINEZ JOINED OUR TEAM TO TAKE STEPHANIE'S PLACE AS OUR CDBG PLANNER.

BOTH OF THEM CAME TO US FROM CODE COMPLIANCE, AND WE SEE THAT AS A REALLY GREAT PAIRING HERE AT THE CITY.

THEY KNOW THE NEIGHBORHOODS THEY'RE GREAT WITH, WORKING WITH THE CITIZENS, AND SO THIS HAS BEEN A REALLY GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO EXPAND OUR DEPARTMENT.

SO NEXT STEPS, THE 30 DAY COMMENT PERIOD FOR THIS ACTION PLAN STARTED ON JUNE 9TH TONIGHT WILL CONCLUDE THAT WITH OUR SECOND PUBLIC HEARING, WE HELD THE FIRST ON JULY 5TH.

TO DATE, THERE HAVE NOT BEEN ANY FORMAL COMMENTS PROVIDED.

WE WILL SUBMIT THIS PLAN TO HUD BY THE DEADLINE ON AUGUST 16TH.

THE NEW PROGRAM YEAR WILL BEGIN AUGUST 1ST, AND THEN I'LL BE BACK BEFORE YOU IN NOVEMBER TO PRESENT THE CAPER, AND THAT'S WHEN I REALLY GET TO SPEND MORE TIME BRAGGING ABOUT OUR PROJECTS. SO I'D BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS, AND I'LL REMIND THAT THIS IS A PUBLIC HEARING COUNCIL.

DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS BEFORE THE PUBLIC HEARING? ALL RIGHT. WELL, THANK YOU, ERIN.

LET'S GO AHEAD AND OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING AND ASK ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK FOR OR AGAINST THESE ITEMS TO PLEASE COME FORWARD AND STATE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD.

GO AHEAD AND CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AND TURN THE MATTER BACK OVER TO THE COUNCIL.

LET ME ASK SHELLEY GEORGE FOR THE RESOLUTION NUMBER, BY THE WAY.

RESOLUTION NUMBER 3927-7-22R.

IF THERE'S NO DISCUSSION, I'D ENTERTAIN A MOTION IN SECOND FOR THIS ITEM.

MAYOR, I MAKE A MOTION TO RECOMMEND OR TO PASS ITEM NUMBER 6.1.

SECOND. MOTION AND A SECOND, DOES EVERYONE UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY'RE VOTING ON? IF SO, PLEASE CAST YOUR BALLOT NOW.

PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THAT.

NEXT IS ITEM NUMBER 6.2 TO CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING AND ADOPT AN ORDINANCE UPDATING THE CITY'S LAND USE ASSUMPTIONS, CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN AND IMPACT FEES.

[6.2 Conduct a Public Hearing and adopt an Ordinance updating the City’s Land Use Assumptions, Capital Improvement Plan, and Impact Fees.]

WE HAVE JOSEPH COTTON, THE ASSISTANT ENGINEERING DIRECTOR.

GOOD EVENING, JOSEPH. GOOD EVENING, MAYOR.

COUNCIL MEMBERS.

THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME SOME TIME THIS EVENING.

THIS IS THE IMPACT UPDATE.

WE'RE GOING TO COVER THIS AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

I KNOW WE STILL HAVE A LOT OF GROUND TO COVER YET TONIGHT.

I'M GOING TO FOCUS ON A LITTLE BIT OF THE STATUTE THAT REQUIRES US TO MAKE THIS ACTION, A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY ON THE PROCESS COMPARISON, A LITTLE BIT OF HOW WE CURRENTLY STACK UP AND WILL STACK UP AGAINST OTHER CITIES IN THE RECOMMENDATIONS THAT ARE BEING MADE AND THEN WHAT THE ULTIMATE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE.

SO LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE 395 REQUIRES THAT WE ACT ON THIS ITEM ON A AT LEAST A FIVE YEAR BASIS.

SO THE LAST TIME THIS WAS ACTED ON WAS IN 2017 WHEN WE MADE SOME INCREASES.

PRIOR TO THAT, WE HAD NOT SEEN INCREASES SINCE 2002.

THERE WAS ACTION IN 2007 AND IN 2012, BUT AT THAT TIME, THE FEES WERE NOT INCREASED FROM THE 2002 NUMBERS.

WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF A PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD.

BACK ON JUNE 2ND.

THIS WAS PUT OUT FOR PUBLIC COMMENT.

IT WAS ALSO PUT OUT AT THE RECEPTION DESK AND AT THE RECEPTION DESK HERE AT CITY HALL AND AT THE PUBLIC LIBRARY.

AT THIS TIME, WE HAVE NOT GOTTEN ANY PUBLIC COMMENTS FROM THE COMMUNITY REGARDING THIS.

AS I MENTIONED BEFORE, THESE HAD NOT BEEN CHANGED SINCE 2002, BASICALLY A 15 YEAR FROM 2017

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TO 2002, BUT IN 2014, WE WENT THROUGH A PROCESS THAT WE UPDATED OUR COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND IT WAS REVISED.

THAT WAS THE REASONING LARGE PORTION OF THE REASONING.

WHY IN 2017, WHEN WE NEEDED TO ADDRESS THIS AGAIN, WE WENT THROUGH AND MADE AN UPDATE.

AGAIN, WE'RE ACTING ON IT AGAIN FIVE YEARS HERE IN 2022.

THIS IS DONE BY A THIRD PARTY.

WE HIRE THIS CONSULTING FIRM THAT WE'VE USED BACK IN 1999, 2000, AND AGAIN IN 2017.

THEY WORK FOR A NUMBER OF MUNICIPAL CLIENTS THROUGHOUT THE CITY, THROUGHOUT THE METROPLEX, AND DO THIS SORT OF WORK.

WHEN YOU'RE LOOKING AT AN IMPACT FEE STUDY, THERE'S MAINLY THREE MAJOR COMPONENTS.

THAT IS THE CIP PLAN, WHAT NEEDS TO BE BUILT, WHAT HAS BEEN BUILT, BOTH LAND USES AND POPULATION.

LAST MAJOR UPDATE WAS IN 2014.

AS WE KNOW, POPULATION HAS BEEN GROWING IN AND AROUND OUR COMMUNITY FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS NOW, AND THEN ONE OF THE MAIN COMPONENTS IS THE FEES THAT ARE DETERMINED CODE 395 REQUIRES THAT WE CAN ONLY DO 50% IS THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT THAT WE CAN DO.

SO EVEN IF WE SEE THAT THE FEES CALCULATED COULD BE HIGHER, WE STILL HAVE TO GO WITH A 50%, AND WE LOOK AT BOTH.

WE CALCULATE THEM SEPARATELY, BOTH FROM A WATER AND SEWER PERSPECTIVE BASED OFF OF WATER AND SEWER CIP PROJECTS AND FROM TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS.

AS I STATED BEFORE, OUR MAX FEE, IT'S THE SUM OF ALL THE LOCAL PROJECTS, REGIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS DIVIDED BY THE GROWTH AND SERVICE UNITS.

HOW MANY MORE METERS DO YOU ANTICIPATE THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS? HOW MANY MORE HOUSES DO WE ANTICIPATE WE'RE GOING TO HAVE IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS? SO THAT IS WHERE IT COMES IN, AND THAT GIVES US OUR MAX ALLOWABLE MAX FEE, AND THEN OUR ALLOWABLE FEE IS 50% OF THAT MAX FEE.

SO THIS IS A MAP.

THE RED ONES WERE NEW PROJECTS THAT WERE ADDED TO THIS CIP PLAN FROM A WATER AND SEWER PERSPECTIVE.

MAINLY WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT HERE IS ALONG RIDGEVIEW DRIVE.

WE'RE ADDING SOME ADDITIONAL WATER INFRASTRUCTURE AND THEN WE'RE ADDING SOME ADDITIONAL SEWER INFRASTRUCTURE THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN BUILT, BUT ONE OF THE PROCESSES THAT IS ALLOWED IS YOU CAN DO A LOOK BACK AND INCLUDE SOME PROJECTS THAT MAYBE WEREN'T IN YOUR LAST FIVE YEAR UPDATE, BUT YOU CAN LEVERAGE INTO YOUR NEW PLAN BECAUSE THEY ARE FOR NEW CAPACITY PURPOSES, AND THEN THE BLACK IDENTIFIED PROJECTS OR PROJECTS THAT WERE PART OF THE LAST UPDATE AND ARE STILL IN THE PLAN YET TO BE IMPLEMENTED THROUGHOUT THE CITY.

THIS IS A LAND USE PLAN.

THERE HAVEN'T BEEN ANY MAJOR CHANGES.

THERE HAVE BEEN SOME MAJOR ZONING AREAS THAT HAVE CHANGED, BUT THERE HASN'T BEEN A COMPREHENSIVE UPDATE TO THE LAND USE PLAN SINCE 2014.

SO THAT IS THE SAME ONE THAT WE'RE STILL USING TO DO THIS.

2022 UPDATE.

AS IT RELATES TO OUR WATER AND SEWER IMPACT FEES.

CURRENTLY WE HAVE ADOPTED FOR A 5/8 INCH METER.

WE'RE LOOKING AT ABOUT $2,800 FROM A WATER FEE AND 1600 DOLLARS WHICH WAS ADOPTED BACK IN 2017.

50% OF THAT MAX FEE IS THAT IS ALLOWABLE WOULD TAKE THAT 2800 TO 3100, AND THAT'S 1600 TO 1900 FOR EVERY WATER AND SEWER OR FOR EVERY FIVE INCH METER AS IT RELATES TO WATER AND SEWER IMPACT FEES.

MAJOR INFLUENCES ON THESE FACTORS IS POPULATION GROWTH.

WE'VE SEEN ABOUT A 21% INCREASE SINCE 2017 TO 2022 WHEN THIS PLAN WAS DONE, AND THEN ALSO ONE OF THE THINGS THAT'S ALSO DRIVING THIS INCREASE IS WE'VE SEEN ABOUT A 30 TO 40% INCREASE IN CONSTRUCTION COSTS JUST IN ABOUT THE LAST SIX MONTHS.

SO WE DID HAVE OUR BOTH FROM A WATER AND SEWER PERSPECTIVE.

WE HAD OUR CONSULTANTS LOOK AT NOT ONLY CURRENT COST FOR THESE, BUT ALSO APPLY AN ESCALATOR FOR COMING YEARS AND WHEN THESE PROJECTS WOULD BE IMPLEMENTED. ONE SUCH PROJECT RELATED TO TRANSPORTATION IMPACT FEES IS GOING TO BE THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PROPOSED ROADWAY RIDGEVIEW DRIVE COULDN'T QUITE GET MY PICTURE CORRECT TO THE WAY I LIKED IT, BUT US 75 IS TO THE EAST.

CHELSEA BOULEVARD IS ON THE WEST, AND THIS ALSO SHOWS ANOTHER PROJECT AS WELL, THE FUTURE EXPANSION OF CHELSEA BOULEVARD.

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AS YOU CAN SEE, WE'RE MISSING THE NORTHBOUND LANES.

I'M SURE YOU HAVE ALL DRIVEN THROUGH THERE AND WE'RE MISSING AT LEAST ONE OF THE SOUTHBOUND LANES AS WELL.

THAT IS ALL PART OF THIS PLAN.

HERE'S A MAP IDENTIFYING THE ROADWAY PROJECTS.

SOME OF THEM ARE OLDER ROADWAY PROJECTS THAT STILL APPEAR ON HERE.

MOST OF THEM ARE STILL IN THE PLAN RIDGEVIEW DRIVE, THOSE SORTS OF THINGS.

CHELSEA BOULEVARD, AS I JUST DISCUSSED.

AS IT RELATES TO OUR ROADWAY IMPACT FEES FROM 2002 TO 2017, EACH ZONE OF THE CITY, THE CITY IS BROKEN UP INTO THREE ZONES, AND THE REASON IT'S BROKEN UP INTO THREE ZONES IS BECAUSE 395 REQUIRES THAT YOU CAN ONLY HAVE ABOUT A SIX MILE RADIUS AS IT RELATES TO ANY PARTICULAR ROADWAY IMPACT PROJECT.

SO EVERYTHING TO THE EAST OF US 75 IS ZONE THREE, EVERYTHING ON THE WEST SIDE OF US 75 BUT SOUTH OF STACY ROAD IS ZONE TWO AND EVERYTHING THAT IS WEST OF 75, AND I HAVE A MAP HERE IN A SECOND AND NORTH OF STACY ROAD IS ZONE ONE.

SO WHEN YOU LOOK AT A ROADWAY IMPACT FEE, YOU ALSO LOOK AT AN EQUIVALENT SERVICE UNIT.

A HOUSE GENERATES CERTAIN NUMBER OF EQUIVALENT SERVICE UNITS BASED UPON INDUSTRY STANDARDS.

DRIVE THRU RESTAURANT, ALL THOSE SORTS OF THINGS.

SO YOU BREAK THIS DOWN INTO YOUR EQUIVALENT SERVICE UNITS AND THEN THAT ALLOWS YOU TO EXTRAPOLATE OUT WHAT YOUR MAX ALLOWABLE IS.

SO IN LOOKING AT THIS, BACK IN 2017, WE ADOPTED A RATE OF IN ZONE ONE OF 450 ZONE TWO WAS 259, AND ZONE THREE WAS 202.

THOSE ARE SEEING AN INCREASE TO FIVE OR A PROPOSED INCREASE TO 563.50, 312 AND 284.

THE REASON ALL THREE OF THE ZONES ARE DIFFERENT IS BECAUSE THERE'S A DIFFERENT NUMBER OF ROADWAY PROJECTS IN EACH OF THOSE ZONES YET TO BE COMPLETED.

THERE'S MORE ZONE ONE FOR INSTANCE, YOU HAVE ALL OF RIDGEVIEW DRIVE BETWEEN CHELSEA AND US 75 AND EVERYTHING ON CHELSEA, NORTH OF RIDGEVIE IN ZONE THREE.

ONE OF THE MAJOR INCREASES WE STILL HAVE IS ADDING THE FIFTH AND SIX LANES TO EXCHANGE PARKWAY OUT TOWARDS THE EAST SIDE OF TOWN.

SO THAT'S HOW ZONE THREE END ZONE ONE NUMBERS ARE SO DRASTICALLY DIFFERENT IS THE NUMBER OF PROJECTS YET TO BE COMPLETED IN THOSE ZONES.

SO THERE PROBABLY IS A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF THAT GOES INTO THAT CONSTRUCTION COST, BUT THIS IS JUST REALLY NEW CAPACITY ROADWAYS.

WE DO ACCOUNT FOR THAT.

SOME IN THE OR OUR CONSULTANTS ACCOUNT FOR THAT, SOME IN THE CONSTRUCTION COST THAT MAYBE YOU ALREADY HAVE A LARGE TRANSMISSION LINE, THE WATER DISTRICT ALREADY HAS IN THE GROUND.

SO YOU MAY HAVE TO CONTEND WITH THAT, BUT THIS IS MORE JUST FROM A CAPACITY SORT OF STANDPOINT.

AS IT REALLY RELATES OUR EXISTING ROADWAY FEES.

THIS IS LOOKING AT AN AVERAGE.

SO YOU WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO TAKE THIS PARTICULAR FEE AND GO, OKAY, THIS APPLIES TO ZONE ONE OR ZONE THREE AND DO THIS MATH, BUT THE WAY THIS WORKS IS WE TAKE AN AVERAGE AND LOOK AT SORT OF A CASE STUDY OF IF WE WERE TO LOOK AT PUTTING IN A SINGLE FAMILY HOME TODAY, IT'D BE ABOUT 911 ON AVERAGE BETWEEN THE THREE ZONES THAT WOULD BE GOING UP TO 1100 ALL THE WAY UP TO BIG BOX GROCER.

ON AVERAGE, IT WOULD BE 234, FOR A 50,000 SQUARE FOOT GROCERY STORE GOING UP TO 328.

AS WE COMPARE TO OTHER CITIES.

THIS IS IN REGARDS TO TRANSPORTATION FEES, SINGLE FAMILY, RESIDENTIAL.

WE ARE OUR EXISTING IS SECOND FROM THE BOTTOM AND OUR PROPOSED WOULD STILL KEEP US SECOND FROM THE BOTTOM.

THESE NEXT FEW SLIDES.

WE'RE NOT NECESSARILY THIS LOW.

WE'RE STILL SORT OF DOWN NEAR THE LOWER END OF THESE, BUT ONE OF THE THINGS WE HAVE TO LOOK AT AS WELL IS THE MOST WE CAN DO IS 50%.

SO THIS WOULD BE BRINGING US UP TO THE MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE EVEN BY THE PROCESS.

SO IT'S NOT LIKE WE CAN SAY, OH, WE WANT TO BE MORE LIKE SOUTH LAKE OR FAIRVIEW OR MCKINNEY.

IT ALL IS BASED UPON THE PROJECTS WE HAVE LEFT, THE CONSTRUCTION COSTS AND THOSE SORTS OF THINGS.

SO EVEN DOING THE MAX WE'RE STILL NEAR LOWEST EVEN DOING 50% OF THE END OF THE COMPARATIVE CITIES.

YES, SIR. SO FOR SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL, AS IT RELATES TO A 3000 SQUARE FOOT FAST FOOD RESTAURANT, WE'RE STILL

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FOURTH FROM THE BOTTOM AS IT RELATES TO A MEDICAL OFFICE BUILDING.

WE GO FROM THIRD LOWEST TO FOURTH LOWEST, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, ALL OF THESE CITIES AS WELL ARE ALSO REQUIRED ON A FIVE YEAR ANNUAL OR A FIVE YEAR BASIS TO ALSO DO THE SAME UPDATE SO MCKINNEY NEXT YEAR MAY BE THEIR FIVE YEAR PROCESS.

SO THE YEAR AFTER, SO WE MAY SEE THEM SURPASS US.

YES, SIR. KIND OF PUT IT IN LAYMAN'S TERMS AND I APPRECIATE THE HOW YOU DEFINE THE CALCULATION, BUT JUST JUST FOR THE SAKE OF KEEPING IT EASY WITH THIS GRAPH, WHY IS PROSPER 209,000 AND WE'RE 91 . SO THERE'S A NUMBER OF PROCESSES THAT GO INTO THAT SO PROSPER IT IS WHATEVER THEY HAVE IN THEIR CIP PLAN, WHAT THEY'VE IDENTIFIED AS ADDITIONAL CAPACITY IMPROVEMENTS AS IT RELATES TO THEIR ROADWAY.

SO PROSPER IS A VERY SIMILAR SIZED COMMUNITY, BUT NOT AS DEVELOPED.

SO IF WE WERE DOING THIS PLAN A FEW YEARS AGO WITH THE COST OF CONSTRUCTION AND WE STILL HAD EXCHANGE TO DO AND STACY TO DO IN DIFFERENT PARTS, THEN WE WOULD PROBABLY SEE OURSELVES AROUND THESE SAME NUMBERS TO SAY THEN THAT IF WE WOULD HAVE DONE THIS, NOT WAITED FIVE YEARS AND DONE THIS ON AN ANNUALIZED BASIS, THAT WITH THE 50% CAP WE WOULD HAVE, WE WOULD HAVE JUMPED UP HIGHER IF WE WERE TO ADJUST BECAUSE THE 50% CAP IS AFTER FIVE YEARS ISN'T AS GREAT AS I MEAN, IF YOU YOU KNOW, YOU WERE DOING IT ON AN ANNUALIZED BASIS.

SO COMMISSIONER [INAUDIBLE] AND I HAD A DISCUSSION ABOUT THIS ABOUT THAT SAME QUESTION AS WE WERE GOING THROUGH THE PROCESS.

SO WITH WHAT WE HAD SEEN IN CONSTRUCTION COSTS IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS, THEY HAD INCREASED, BUT THEY WERE MORE CLOSER TO A THREE, 4%.

I MEAN, UP UNTIL ABOUT SIX MONTHS AGO, WE THOUGHT WE WERE PRETTY GOOD AT ESTIMATING WHAT THE COST OF CONCRETE WAS GOING TO BE, WHAT THE COST OF STEEL WAS GOING TO BE.

IN THE LAST SIX MONTHS, WE HAVE SEEN A DRASTIC CHANGE.

SO IF WE CONTINUE TO SEE THAT, THEN YES, I THINK THERE MAY BE SOME VALUE TO DOING THIS MORE ON AN ANNUAL BASIS VERSUS DOING IT EVERY FIVE YEARS, BUT I WOULD SAY I DON'T THINK WE'VE HEARD OURSELVES REALLY FROM THAT PERSPECTIVE BECAUSE AS YOU SEE, AT LEAST FROM THE WATER MAP, WE ONLY ADDED THREE NEW PROJECTS.

YEAH, SO THESE NUMBERS ARE GOING TO, YOU KNOW, AS YOU RELATE IT TO PROSPER, I MEAN, THEY GOT A LOT, MUCH MORE DEVELOPER LAND.

WE DON'T I MEAN WE'RE PRETTY CLOSE TO.

SO WITH THAT IN MIND, WE CAN NEVER I MEAN, IT'S NOT LIKELY THESE NUMBERS ARE GOING TO CHANGE AND EVENTUALLY WE'RE GOING TO SEE A TIPPING POINT WHERE WE WILL BEGIN TO SEE THESE NUMBERS GO DOWN BECAUSE THE NUMBER OF PROJECTS WE HAVE YET TO BUILD WILL DECREASE.

SO THE OVERALL TOTAL OUTLAY WILL BECOME LESS AND THEN WILL BECOME STILL THAT 50% OF MAX.

SO WE WILL SEE AN INCREASE OVER TIME, BUT THEN EVENTUALLY WE WILL.

WE BECAUSE IMPACT FEE MONEY CAN'T BE USED FOR MAINTENANCE PURPOSES, IT'S ALL NEW CAPACITY AS IT STANDS.

YES, SIR. I'VE GOT ONE MORE COMPARISON CHART FOR GROCERY STORE WHERE YOU WOULD STILL BE FOURTH AS IT STANDS RIGHT NOW, AND THAT MAY VERY WELL EXPLAIN.

AS I WAS TALKING ABOUT FROM A MCKINNEY PERSPECTIVE, THEY STILL HAVE PARTS OF THEIR CITY THAT ARE GROWING, BUT THEY ALSO HAVE PARTS OF THEIR CITY, LARGE PORTIONS OF THEIR CITY THAT AREN'T NEW CAPACITY.

SO THAT'S MAYBE A REASON WHY THEY'RE BEHIND US.

SO IT'S SORT OF THERE'S A NUMBER OF REASONS THAT GO INTO WHY OUR RATE IS ONE AND HECK WHY FLOWER MOUND'S RATE IS $2 MILLION.

I WOULD BE INTERESTED TO SEE THEIR CALCULATION AS TO WHAT ALL IS IN THEIR CIP PLAN AND WHAT'S ALL IN THEIR POPULATION ESTIMATES AND GROWTH AND ALL THOSE SORTS OF THINGS AS TO HOW THEY GET THAT NUMBER.

DO WHAT? HONESTLY, WE WERE JUST WORKING WITH OUR CONSULTANTS AND THIS WAS SOMETHING THAT THEY WERE READILY AVAILABLE TO GET THESE NUMBERS FOR.

I IT'S SOMETHING THAT I CAN DEFINITELY GET FOR YOU IF YOU'RE INTERESTED.

YES, SIR. SO THE RECOMMENDATION IS TO GO WITH THE MAX ALLOWABLE, WHICH FOR WATER AND SEWER AND FOR EQUIVALENT SERVICE UNITS IN ZONE ONE, TWO AND THREE WOULD BE AS SHOWN ON THE SLIDE.

WE DID RECEIVE P&Z WRITTEN COMMENTS ON JULY 5TH.

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THEY ARE THE SO PART OF 395, THEY ALSO REQUIRE THAT THERE BE SORT OF A REVIEW COMMITTEE, STEERING COMMITTEE, AS IT WERE.

THEY DID REVIEW THIS REPORT.

THEY WERE PROVIDED WITH A COPY AND WE DID RECEIVE COMMENTS FROM THEM.

WE DID NOT HOLD A WORKSHOP OR I DID NOT HOLD A WORKSHOP WITH THEM, BUT I TALKED TO A NUMBER OF THEM INDIVIDUALLY AND ADDRESS MOST OF THEIR CONCERNS, BUT THEIR COMMENTS WERE PROVIDED IN YOUR PACKET TONIGHT.

THE NEXT STEPS ARE TO HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING TONIGHT.

SO THE NEXT STEP IN THIS WOULD BE A PUBLIC HEARING AND THEN TO ADOPT THE ORDINANCE.

YOU DO HAVE 30 DAYS FROM THE TIME OF THE HEARING TO ADOPT OR TO DO SOMETHING REGARDING THE ORDINANCE.

OUR RECOMMENDATION IS TO ADOPT THE ORDINANCE IMPLEMENTING THE NEW IMPACT FEES AT THE MAXIMUM RATE ALLOWABLE.

COUNCIL, ANY OTHER QUESTIONS BEFORE THE PUBLIC HEARING? I JUST WANT TO CLARIFY.

YOU SAID THESE FEES ARE FOR NEW.

THEY COULD NOT BE FOR REVITALIZATION.

OR IF WE WENT IN AND LEVELED SOMETHING AND STARTED OVER COULD WE USE THEM THERE OR NOT.

SO IF IT IS ADDING CAPACITY, SO IF WE ARE BUILDING A PARALLEL LINE TO AN EXISTING LINE.

IF WE MAKE THE DECISION THAT THE TEN INCH IS NO LONGER LARGE ENOUGH, WE NEED TO GO TO A 24 THEN YES.

IF WE'RE ABANDONING A LINE AND BUILDING NEW CAPACITY.

YES, THESE CAN BE DONE FOR THAT, BUT IF WE HAVE A CHRONIC 12 INCH WATERLINE, THAT IS A MAINTENANCE ISSUE, WE CANNOT USE THOSE FUNDS TO GO IN AND DO THE SPOT REPAIRS.

WE CAN GO IN AND REPLACE THE LINE, AS IT WERE, FOR CAPACITY REASONS, THE MONARCH CITIES OF THE WORLD OR THOSE SORTS OF THINGS AS THEY COME IN AND DEVELOP.

THAT IS A LOT OF WHAT DRIVES AND CHANGES THESE THINGS OVER TIME.

I JUST WANTED TO POINT OUT.

THANK YOU. YES, SIR.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? IF NOT, THANK YOU.

WE'LL DO THE PUBLIC HEARING.

GO AHEAD AND CALL THE PUBLIC HEARING OPEN AND ASK ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK FOR OR AGAINST THIS REQUEST.

PLEASE COME FORWARD AND STATE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD.

GO AHEAD AND CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AND TURN THE MATTER BACK OVER TO THE COUNCIL, AND I'LL ASK THE CITY SECRETARY FOR AN ORDINANCE NUMBER.

ORDINANCE NUMBER 3928-7-22.

MAYOR, I MAKE A MOTION TO ADOPT ORDINANCE NUMBER 3928-7-22 UPDATING THE CITY'S LAND USE ASSUMPTIONS, CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLANS AND IMPACT FEES.

SECOND.

MOTION AND SECOND, DOES EVERYONE UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY'RE VOTING ON? IF SO, PLEASE CAST YOUR BALLOT NOW.

THIS ITEM PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT.

WE WILL NOW GO AHEAD AND MOVE ON TO THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA, WHICH IS 6.3.

THE PRESENTATION OF THE FINAL REPORT FROM THE DOWNTOWN STEERING COMMITTEE.

THE STEERING COMMITTEE CHAIR, TOMMY BERRY, WILL BE MAKING THAT PRESENTATION.

[6.3 Presentation of the final report from the Downtown Steering Committee.]

BEFORE HE DOES THAT, IF THERE'S ANYBODY THAT WANTED TO SPEAK DURING CITIZENS COMMENTS THAT WANTED TO SPEAK ABOUT THIS SUBJECT, IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY SPOKEN, YOU'RE WELCOME TO DO SO AT THIS TIME.

IS THERE ANYBODY RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU WANT TO SAY ANYTHING.

I DON'T SEE ANY HANDS. SO, TOMMY, I THINK YOU'RE FREE TO START, AND THANK YOU FOR BEING SO PATIENT TO MAKE YOUR PRESENTATION.

MR. MAYOR, MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL.

MADAM SECRETARY.

MR. CITY MANAGER.

IT IS, AS ALWAYS, A PLEASURE AND AN HONOR TO BE BEFORE YOU.

SPEAKING AND SHARING PERSPECTIVES FROM THE COMMUNITY, AND I'M HERE TONIGHT TO GIVE OUR FINAL REPORT FROM THE DOWNTOWN STEERING COMMITTEE.

12 MONTHS AGO, THE CITY COUNCIL MADE AN OUTSTANDING DECISION AND YOU ALL EMPOWERED THE COMMUNITY TO DREAM, DARE TO DREAM, AND TO DEVELOP A VISION BY THE COMMUNITY AND FOR THE COMMUNITY, AND ONE OF THE THINGS WE CAME TO APPRECIATE OVER THE LAST 12 MONTHS IS HOW UNIQUE THIS APPROACH HAS BEEN, AND I'LL TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THAT.

I WANT TO DO A QUICK RUN THROUGH.

I'M VERY SENSITIVE TO THE FACT THAT WE'RE LATE IN THE EVENING.

I'M GOING TO TRY TO SPEAK FAST.

SO FEEL FREE TO TELL ME TO STOP CLARIFYING SOMETHING, BUT REAL QUICK, JUST SOME QUICK HIGHLIGHTS OF WHERE WE CAME FROM ON THIS JOURNEY.

WE STARTED THE JOURNEY AGAIN IN JULY THROUGH NOVEMBER AND PHASE ONE.

IN THAT PHASE, WE HAD 12 OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO SERVED ON THE COMMUNITY, WHO DID OUTSTANDING RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS AND ONE OF THE THINGS WE AT THE VERY FIRST MEETING, TWO THINGS OCCURRED, AND I WANT TO ASSURE ALL OF YOU TWO THINGS OCCURRED.

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NUMBER ONE, EACH MEMBER OF THE COMMUNITY CHECKED THEIR IDEAS AT THE DOOR.

WE WERE VERY CLEAR.

WE WERE VERY EXPLICIT. THIS WAS NOT ABOUT THEM.

THIS WAS NOT ABOUT THEIR IDEAS.

THE SECOND THING THAT OCCURRED AT THAT MEETING WHEN WE FIRST MET IS WE ESTABLISHED THREE CORE VALUES COMMUNITY FOCUS, SELFLESS STEWARDSHIP AND TRANSPARENCY, AND I'M HERE TO TELL YOU, FOR THE LAST 12 MONTHS, THESE 12 INDIVIDUALS HAVE BEEN VERY VIGILANT ABOUT SERVING AT THAT CAPACITY.

VERY QUICKLY IN THE RESEARCH THAT THEY DID, WE CONDUCTED AN ANALYSIS.

WE IDENTIFY THE LAND OWNERS, OVER 100 DIFFERENT OWNERS IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA.

WE ALSO AND PART OF THAT ANALYSIS IS TO IDENTIFY WHO SOME OF THE PRIMARY LAND OWNERS ARE AS FAR AS THE LARGER THOSE WHO OWN LARGER PIECES.

WE HEARD FROM ONE OF THOSE LAND OWNERS TONIGHT.

WE'LL TALK ABOUT THAT PROPERTY A LITTLE BIT LATER.

WE ALSO HAD SOME INDIVIDUALS IDENTIFY AND CATALOG A LOT OF THE PROGRAMING THAT OCCURS DOWNTOWN, AND I KNOW EARLIER THIS EVENING WE TALKED ABOUT PROGRAMING AND HOW VITAL THAT IS EVEN FOR THE DOWNTOWN AREA RIGHT NOW.

WE IDENTIFIED DOZENS OF CURRENT PROGRAMING THAT OCCURS.

WE HAD A TEAM THAT BENCHMARKED OUR CITY AGAINST 18 DIFFERENT CITIES ACROSS THE STATE, MOST OF THEM HERE IN THE METROPLEX, BUT ALSO WE LOOKED OUTSIDE OF THE METROPLEX TO SEE ARE THERE OTHER CITIES.

THAT TEAM WENT AND DEVELOPED 20 SPECIFIC METRICS AND COMPARED OURSELVES EACH CITY TO THOSE 20 METRICS AND WENT ON ROAD TRIPS AND TOOK PHOTOGRAPHS.

SO THAT WAY WE HAVE A GOOD IDEA AND THAT'LL REALLY HELP US LATER ON FOR IMPLEMENTATION, ESPECIALLY FOR URBAN DESIGN.

WE ALSO HAD INDIVIDUALS LOOK FOR FUNDING, INCLUDING GRANTS, THE TIFF, CDC, EDC AND OTHER FUNDING MECHANISMS THAT ARE AVAILABLE, AND ONE OF THE OTHER HIGHLIGHTS WE HAD WAS HAD INDIVIDUALS WORK TO DEVELOP A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS TO BRING A CONSULTANT ON BOARD.

IN NOVEMBER, WE BROUGHT A WONDERFUL PARTNER ON BOARD STANTEC TO PARTNER WITH US AND THE CITY AND THE [INAUDIBLE], AND WE BEGAN WHAT WE CALL THE VISIONING PHASE, AND THAT PROGRAM RAN FROM BASICALLY NOVEMBER THROUGH JUNE.

THERE WAS BASICALLY FOUR DIFFERENT AREAS, AND WE'LL RUN THROUGH THOSE AGAIN VERY QUICKLY.

ONE OF THE THINGS WE DID WAS WHAT WE CALL POP UP EVENTS.

THESE WERE THINGS WHERE WE JUST SET UP TENTS AND WE ENGAGED WITH THE COMMUNITY, HAD CONVERSATIONS WITH THEM, LISTENED TO THEM, COLLECTED THEIR IDEAS.

YOU SAW US AT ALLEN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GAME, ROLLING HILLS COMMUNITY PARK, THE HOLLY JOLLY.

I THINK ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS FOR ME DEFINITELY WAS GOING AND HAVING LUNCH WITH A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND WE ENGAGED OVER 300 STUDENTS TO COLLECT THEIR IDEAS.

WE HAD WORKSHOPS, WE HAD SEVEN IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS.

AT EACH OF THESE WORKSHOPS, WE HAD DIFFERENT EXERCISES.

I BELIEVE A NUMBER OF YOU PARTICIPATED IN THOSE EXERCISES, GAVE A CHANCE FOR THE COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO IDENTIFY WHAT THEY LIKE, WHAT THE ASSETS ARE DOWN THERE, WHAT THE WHAT THE CHALLENGES ARE, WHAT THE OPPORTUNITIES ARE.

WE ALSO HAD INDIVIDUAL WORKSHOPS FOR THE PROPERTY OWNERS, THE DOWNTOWN PROPERTY OWNERS.

WE ALSO HAD WORKSHOPS WITH CIVIC GROUPS INCLUDING VFW, ROTARY, KIWANIS AND THE HERITAGE GUILD, AND WE WERE VERY FORTUNATE TO RECEIVE THEIR INVITATIONS AND THANKFUL THAT THEY REACHED OUT TO US AND THEN SENSITIVE TO THE FACT OF THE ENVIRONMENT WE WERE AT THE TIME, WE ALSO HAD TWO VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS.

WE HAD A VERY EXTENSIVE PUBLIC COMMUNICATION.

ONE OF THE THINGS IN THE EARLY EFFORTS I PROMISED YOU DURING A WORKSHOP EARLY ON, AND I BELIEVE COUNCILMEMBER MIKE'S WAS A REFERENCE TO A QUESTION YOU ASKED, IT WAS A PLEDGE TO YOU WE WERE GOING DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO MAKE SURE EVERYBODY HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT, AND WE REACHED OUT THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA, THROUGH ACTUAL MEDIA, INCLUDING DALLAS MORNING NEWS, USING UTILITY BILL ENCLOSURES.

ACTV HAD AN ESTABLISHED WEBSITE VERY EARLY AND QUICKLY ESTABLISHED A BRAND SO THAT WE PEOPLE KNEW WHAT WAS ASSOCIATED WITH THE DOWNTOWN EFFORT AND EVERYTHING, INCLUDING OUR HOLLY JOLLY PARADE.

OUR ROTARY PARADE FLOAT HAD QR CODES, AS YOU CAN SEE WHEN PEOPLE WALKING.

SO THAT WAY PEOPLE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO IMMEDIATELY SCAN AND ENGAGE AND GIVE COMMUNITY INPUT.

THEY DIDN'T HAVE TO GO SEARCHING FOR HOW TO GIVE INPUT.

AS WE COLLECTED THE RESULTS ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE, I KNOW YOU'VE HAD A CHANCE TO SEE THIS.

THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF THE SIX BLUE BOXES WERE BASICALLY THE RESULTS OF THE ONLINE SURVEY.

YOU CAN CLEARLY SEE THAT PEOPLE HAVE REALLY GO DOWN THERE A LOT FOR THE LIBRARY.

THINGS THAT THEY LOVE ABOUT DOWNTOWN IS THAT QUAINTNESS, THE HISTORIC, THE HERITAGE WE HAVE DOWN THERE.

WE TALK AGAIN ABOUT THE LIBRARY.

PEOPLE, THOUGH, ARE HUNGRY, LITERALLY AND FIGURATIVELY, FOR RETAIL, FOR BARS, BREWERY RESTAURANTS, PARKS, EVENTS, GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS, AND WE SAW THAT CONSTANTLY AND HEARD THAT OVER AND OVER AGAIN ABOUT THE ARTS, ABOUT THE PRESERVING HISTORIC CHARACTER.

ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE, THERE ARE BASICALLY THE RESULTS OF OUR COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS, AND AGAIN, THE TOP FIVE PRIORITIES WE HEARD WAS PEOPLE WANT IT TO BE WALK FRIENDLY, PEDESTRIAN FRIENDLY, THEY WANTED ENTERTAINMENT.

THEY WANTED SOME PLACE TO GO IN THE EVENINGS, ON THE WEEKENDS.

AGAIN, HISTORIC CHARACTER POPPED UP AND WAS A CONSTANT THEME.

LOCAL BUSINESSES, ESPECIALLY SMALL BUSINESSES, PEOPLE WERE REALLY INTERESTED IN HELPING THE SMALL BUSINESSES AND ALAS, BY NO MEANS IS ENCOURAGED MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT.

THERE WAS A CONSISTENT RECOGNITION, I'LL SAY, THAT, THAT THERE WAS DEFINITELY A DIVERSITY OF OPINION ON HOUSING, BUT THERE WAS I WILL SAY WE DID HEAR

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HOUSING, INCLUDING FROM THE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, AND I WAS VERY MEMORABLE.

I HAD A HIGH SCHOOL SOPHOMORE, I HAD A CONVERSATION WITH AND ASKED HIM WHAT HE WANTED DOWNTOWN, AND ONE OF THE THINGS HE SAID WAS HOUSING, AND I ASKED HIM, WHY WAS THAT? HE SAID HIS PARENTS WERE LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO LIVE, NEW PLACE.

SO FOR A 15 YEAR OLD, I THOUGHT THAT WAS A PRETTY POWERFUL STATEMENT.

WE HAD OVER 120 COMMUNITY MEMBERS ENGAGE ONLINE WITH IDEA BOARDS, AND THIS WAS AN OUTSTANDING METHODOLOGY THAT STANTEC MADE AVAILABLE TO US.

PEOPLE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO POST IDEAS ON HERE WEBSITES, PHOTOGRAPHS, IDEAS, AND ALSO GAVE A CHANCE FOR THE COMMUNITY TO ENGAGE THUMBS UP, THUMBS DOWN, JUST TO GIVE PEOPLE AN IDEA TO SOCIALIZE HOW WAS THIS RESOUNDING WITH THEM AND OVERALL, WE SAW THAT PEOPLE WERE REALLY WERE COOPERATING, AND I DO WANT TO GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO THE ALLEN COMMUNITY FOR ALL OF THE DIFFERENT WAYS THEY ENGAGE.

THEY WERE OUTSTANDING.

WE'RE VERY BLESSED AND FORTUNATE TO HAVE AN OUTSTANDING NEIGHBORS WHO REALLY WERE YOU COULD TELL IN THIS APPROACH, REALLY TRYING TO MAKE THIS A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE, AND LAST BUT BY NO MEANS LEASE ON THIS THROUGH MARCH.

THIS WAS THE RESULTS OF THE HIGH SCHOOL ENGAGEMENT.

SOME THINGS HERE THAT STOOD OUT TO ME IS THINGS THAT THE TEENS WANTED THAT FRANKLY, OUR ADULTS WANT.

THEY WANT RESTAURANTS, THEY WANT SHOPS, THEY WANT COFFEE SHOPS.

A COUPLE OF THINGS THAT STOOD OUT WAS THEY WANT ARCADES.

AND I THOUGHT, YOU KNOW, DAVE AND BUSTERS DOES PRETTY GOOD.

SO MY GUESS IS ADULTS PROBABLY ALSO WOULD BE PRETTY HAPPY IF WE HAD AN ARCADE DOWN THERE.

THEY WERE VERY HIGH ON REC RECREATIONAL EVENTS.

THERE WAS DEFINITELY A CALL FOR US TO LOOK AT THAT AREA WHERE THE STATE IS LOOKING AT VOLLEYBALL, BASKETBALL, THAT'S DEFINITELY AN AREA THEY IDENTIFIED FOR THINGS THEY WOULD LIKE TO SEE.

I THINK ULTIMATELY, I THINK ONE OF THE MOST UNIQUE IDEAS I HAVE AND I THINK I SHARE THIS WITH YOU BEFORE, IS ONE OF THE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WANTS A SPACE ELEVATOR.

I AM HERE TO REPORT. WE ARE NOT PROPOSING OR RECOMMENDING A SPACE ELEVATOR, BUT THAT IS HOW WE HAD A LOT OF REALLY GREAT IDEAS FROM OUR TEENS.

IN MARCH, WE CAME TOGETHER FOR A TWO AND A HALF DAY WEEKEND WITH STANTEC AND A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT EXERCISES, INCLUDING HAVING A CHANCE TO PUT SOME LEGOS ON MAPS.

ALSO LOOKING AT SPECIFIC DIFFERENT FACADES, WHAT THEY LIKE, WHAT COMMUNITY MEMBERS LIKE CERTAIN FACADES BUT NOT OTHERS.

DO THEY LIKE CERTAIN ROOFLINES BUT NOT OTHERS, AND THIS REALLY GAVE PEOPLE A CHANCE TO SHOW ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I REALLY LIKED ABOUT THIS EXERCISE.

IT SHOWS THERE IS NOT A MONOPOLY ON IDEAS.

THERE WAS NO SINGLE THING THAT CONSISTENTLY EVERYONE AS FAR AS EVERYONE SAID, THIS IS THE SAME MAP, AND SO I THINK THAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT, IS ON ONE HAND, YOU'RE NOT GOING TO HEAR EVERYBODY SAY THAT THIS HAS TO BE HERE.

NOW, THERE WERE SOME THINGS THAT WERE VERY CONSISTENT, LIKE THE PARKS AS FAR AS A CENTRAL PLAZA, BUT I WILL SAY, AS FAR AS HOUSING, AGAIN, WE HEARD DIVERSITY, I THINK DURING A WORKSHOP. WE HEARD A FAIR COMMENT, A FAIR OBSERVATION MADE ABOUT THE [INAUDIBLE] OF THE EXERCISE, AND I THINK THAT WAS DEFINITELY A FAIR COMMENT THAT WAS MADE , AND I WOULD SAY IF WE WERE LOOKING AT IT FROM THIS EXERCISE, A TAKE OUT AS AN ANALYST SPEAKING THE DENSITY OF HOUSING FROM THAT EXERCISE, THAT'S A FAIR QUESTION THERE, BUT I WOULD SAY IS WHAT WE DID GET OUT OF THIS IS THERE'S DEFINITELY AREAS IN DOWNTOWN WHERE WE SAW THE COMMUNITY WAS LESS RESISTANT OR MORE OPENING TO HOUSING THAN OTHER AREAS, AND SO FROM AN ANALYTIC PERSPECTIVE, THAT DATA IS STILL VERY VALID, IF YOU WILL, THROUGH THAT EXERCISE.

COMING OUT OF THAT THREE DAY WEEKEND WE DEVELOPED STANTEC WORKED WITH US AND DEVELOPED A THREE DIFFERENT SCENARIOS, AND THE THING THAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS IS A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT THINGS. ONE IS WE WENT BACK TO THE COMMUNITY ON THIS AGAIN.

IT WAS A CONTINUOUS PROCESS ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY, BUT THE THING THAT I REALLY LIKED ABOUT THE METHODOLOGY WE APPLIED HERE, WE DID NOT ASK THEM TO PICK SCENARIO ONE VERSUS TWO VERSUS THREE.

WE ASKED THE COMMUNITY TO TELL US WHAT IS IT YOU LIKE? OR LOOK AT THIS PART ABOUT SCENARIO ONE DO YOU LIKE? THIS PART OR NOT THIS PART, YOU LIKE IT OR NOT.

AND THAT GAVE US A CHANCE TO REALLY LOOK AT IT FROM A MULTI-DIMENSIONAL PERSPECTIVE AND SEE WHAT WAS RESONATING WITH THE COMMUNITY, WHAT WASN'T RESONATING.

WE WERE ALSO ABLE TO TELL AT WHAT POINT WE MAYBE HIT A THRESHOLD THAT WAS UNACCEPTABLE.

SO FOR EXAMPLE, WE GENERALLY RECEIVED POSITIVE FEEDBACK ON A TWO STORY AND WHAT WE CALL THE CORE AREA.

SO YOU THINK ABOUT MAIN STREET GENERALLY, THE COMMUNITY GAVE AN OVERALL POSITIVE FEEDBACK, BUT IT QUICKLY THAT AMOUNT OF POSITIVE FEEDBACK WENT DOWN.

WE WENT TO THREE STORY AND IT WENT VERY SOUTH.

WE WENT TO FOUR STORY IN THAT QUARTER, BUT IN OTHER AREAS THERE WAS MORE ACCEPTANCE TOO.

SO AGAIN, IT WAS A REALLY GREAT TOOL AND A METHODOLOGY FOR US TO DO GREAT ANALYSIS.

THAT BRINGS US HERE TONIGHT TO PRESENT TO YOU THE PLAN BASED ON ALL OF THAT FEEDBACK, BASED ON ALL OF THAT ENGAGEMENT, AND I'M GOING TO WALK THROUGH IT AGAIN, THE VISION HERE, I DON'T WANT TO READ IT BECAUSE I'M VERY SENSITIVE TO TIME, BUT THERE IS CONSISTENT RECOGNITION THAT THE DOWNTOWN ALLEN IS THE HEART OF THE CITY IS THE HISTORY. GO BACK ALMOST 150 YEARS WHEN HOUSTON, TEXAS REALLY LAID DOWN THOSE THOSE RAIL LINES THROUGH THE DOWNTOWN AND JUST EAST OF THIS PROPERTY HERE.

WE KNOW, OBVIOUSLY, ABOUT THE DAM JUST NORTH OF THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT.

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IT IS SOMETHING WE'RE VERY PROUD OF, BUT IT'S ALSO AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO GATHER AS A COMMUNITY AND TO CELEBRATE MUCH LESS SHOP.

WE DEVELOPED FIVE GOALS BASED ON THAT VISION.

I'M NOT GOING TO WALK THROUGH THOSE, BUT THEY'RE IN THE FINAL REPORT AND YOU CAN READ THROUGH THOSE THERE.

WHAT CAME OUT OF THAT, IF YOU WILL, IS THIS LAND USE FRAMEWORK, AND BEFORE, WHEN YOU'VE LOOKED AT THE CBD, THE CENTRAL WAS KNOWN AS CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT, YOU JUST SAW ONE BLOB, AND A MOMENT AGO YOU SAW THE 2014 DOCUMENT, AND IT WAS BASICALLY ANYTHING GOES IN ANY ONE AREA, AND ONE OF THE THINGS WE TRY TO DO IS GET A BETTER SENSE OF WHAT WORKS BEST IN SOME AREAS, MAY NOT WORK BETTER IN OTHER AREAS, AND SO I'M GOING TO DO IS WALK THROUGH AGAIN AS QUICKLY AS I CAN HERE FROM WEST TO EAST AND HELP YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT WE'RE PROPOSING FROM A LAND USE PURPOSE AND KIND OF WHAT WAS SOME OF THE BACKGROUND IN THAT STARTING ON WHAT WE'VE DUBBED THE WEST DOWNTOWN, THIS IS BASICALLY ANNA STREET ALL THE WAY TO 75.

THE [INAUDIBLE] NEIGHBORHOOD WENT THROUGH FIVE TO THE NORTH DOWN TO MAIN STREET.

THIS MAJORITY OF THIS PROPERTY, AS YOU KNOW, IS OWNED BY A COMPANY KNOWN AS MCTT LLC, COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS WOLVERINE PROPERTY.

THEY HAVE BOTH THE RIGHT.

EVERYBODY IN THIS CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT DOES HAVE THE RIGHT TO DEVELOP HOUSING IN THIS AREA, AND THEY HAVE INTENTIONS OF EXPRESSING INTENTIONS OF DOING IT, BUT IN WORKING WITH THAT EXPRESS INTENTIONS, WE TRY TO IDENTIFY AS OUR WAY WE CAN WORK WITH ALSO WITH THE COMMUNITY CONCERNS ARE ESPECIALLY SINCE WE HAVE THE ADJACENT CENTRAL SINGLE STORY NEIGHBORHOOD JUST TO NORTH HERE, AND SO ONE OF THE THINGS YOU SEE HERE THAT WE'RE REALLY KIND OF HOPING THAT WOLVERINE WILL PARTNER WITH THE COMMUNITY ON IN THIS EFFORT IS IS CREATE A GREEN SPACE RIGHT OFF OF THAT NEIGHBORHOOD.

SO THAT WAY THERE IS SOME BUFFER THERE, A GREEN BUFFER AREA.

WE WOULD ALSO ENCOURAGE A SETBACK AND WE WOULD ENCOURAGE A STEP UP, IF YOU WILL.

SO SOME OF THOSE AREAS YOU SEE THERE ARE LIKE LITTLE TOWNHOMES.

SO TWO STORY TOWNHOMES BEFORE THEY GO TO THE FOUR STORIES THAT THEY'RE ABLE TO IN THE CURRENT LAND.

A COUPLE OF THINGS I'LL POINT OUT REAL QUICK.

ON MAIN STREET, THERE ARE SOME PRIVATELY OWNED PROPERTIES ON THE MAIN STREET AND THOSE ARE AT LEAST TWO IMPORTANT BUILDINGS THERE, AND THOSE ARE TWO HISTORICAL BUILDINGS THAT RESIDE OVER WITHIN ALLEN DOWNTOWN, OVER 100 YEARS OLD.

SO WE WANT TO BE COGNIZANT OF THOSE PROPERTIES, THINGS WE THOUGHT THAT MIGHT HELP WOLVERINE IS THE DIVERSITY OF OPPORTUNITIES HERE, AND SO WE IDENTIFY AN OFFICE SPACE ON THE NORTHERN PART THERE.

AGAIN, AN OPPORTUNITY THIS WAS ORIGINALLY, AS YOU KNOW, ZONED FOR OFFICE, THIS AREA.

SO THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR LOOKING AT OFFICE SPACE AND INNOVATION SPACE THERE, AND THEN ON THE SOUTH PART IS A HOTEL WHICH AGAIN GIVES THEM AN OPPORTUNITY TO DIVERSIFY THEIR INVESTMENT, AND ALSO, WE KNOW THAT HOTELS HAVE A LOT OF INTEREST ON THE FRONTAGE ROADS AND PROBABLY A LOT MORE INTEREST THAN HAVING A HOUSING RIGHT THERE ON THE FRONTAGE ROAD.

SO THAT'S WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT.

WE RECOGNIZE THAT THERE IS A HESITANCY OF PLACING HOUSING IN WEST DOWNTOWN, BUT WE ALSO RECOGNIZE THAT THERE ARE RIGHTS THAT THE CURRENT OWNER HAS, AND SO WE'RE HOPING THAT THE OWNER WILL WORK WITH THE COMMUNITY ON THAT PARTNERSHIP MOVING EAST, THE OLD POST OFFICE AREA AND THE PARCEL SOUTH OF IT.

ONE OF THE THINGS WE HEARD IS REALLY A HIGH REQUEST FOR KIND OF A CULTURAL ARTS COMMUNITY ARTS AREA, AND THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION OWNS THE POST OFFICE, SO THAT WAS IDENTIFIED AS A POTENTIAL KEY AREA TO INCORPORATE ART.

HOWEVER, WE RECOGNIZE AND RESPECT THAT THE EDC MAY HAVE SOME BUSINESS INCENTIVES TO DO SOME PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT THERE ALSO.

SO ONE OF THE HOPES WOULD BE, IS IN TALKING WITH DAN BOWMAN, THE DIRECTOR THERE, IS THAT WE CAN POTENTIALLY LOOK AT KIND OF A PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP HERE.

CAN WE WORK WITH A COMPANY WHO WANTS TO INVEST IN THAT OLD POST OFFICE, BUT ALSO MAYBE CREATE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR A GALLERY OR SOMETHING FOR THOSE WHO ARE LOOKING FOR AGAIN, IF YOU GO BACK AND LOOK AT THE RESULTS FROM PHASE TWO, ARTS WAS DEFINITELY SOMETHING WE HEARD OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS KEPT SAYING, AH, IT'S OVER AND OVER AGAIN, A MAKERSPACE FOR THE COMMUNITY.

SO WE HOPE THAT THE POST OFFICE ON THE SOUTHERN PROPERTY HERE WE SEE A MIXED USE AGAIN RETAIL WITH OFFICE SPACE OR LIVING ABOVE.

THE NEXT IS A REALLY EXCITING PART IS THE COMMUNITY PLAZA.

THIS IS THE BASICALLY IT'S ABOUT THREE ACRES SOUTH OF MAIN STREET BETWEEN MAIN AND MCDERMOTT.

THERE ARE SEVERAL PROPERTIES CURRENTLY MADE THERE.

IT IS THE ENTIRE BLOCK THERE IS OWNED BY THE CITY OF ALLEN AND ONE PARCEL IS ALSO OWNED BY EXCUSE ME, THREE PARCELS ARE OWNED BY THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION. EDC HAS HAD INTEREST AS YOU KNOW, THERE IS A DEED RESTRICTION WITH THE FIRE STATION.

SO THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WOULD HAVE TO BE WORKED THROUGH, BUT THERE'S ALSO POTENTIAL TO LEVERAGE THE OLD BAYS THERE, AGAIN, KEEPING THE HISTORIC ASPECT, AND YOU SEE A VISION HERE THAT EDC HAD PREVIOUSLY DEVELOPED OF USING THOSE OLD FIRE STATION BAYS, WORKING WITH THE COMPANY AND THEN TAKING THE BROADER AREA AND LOOKING AT DOING SOME KIND OF PROGRAMING FOR THE COMMUNITY ON THIS PLAZA, AND THIS IS ANOTHER ADDITION ONE OF THE DSC MEMBERS SHOWED, AGAIN, SHOWING THAT THE TALENT THAT WE HAD ON THE COMMITTEE AND THIS

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BASICALLY IS, AGAIN, AN IDEA DOUG GALLAGHER DEVELOPED THE ENGINE HOUSE.

AND THE IDEA HERE IS, IS YOU HAVE BASICALLY TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF THE OLD TRAIN SETTING THAT WE HAVE, AND YOU HAVE KIND OF LIKE A ROUNDTABLE SETTING, AND DURING THE DAY WE CAN HAVE MARKET A FARMER'S MARKET EVENING, DO CONCERTS, AND WE CAN USE A CIVIC AND CULTURAL BUILDING THAT SURROUNDS IT, AND WE HAVE KIND OF THE OLD WATER FIRE TOWER THAT WE CAN MAKE PRACTICAL, INCLUDING WATER STORAGE OR USE IT FOR OTHER STORAGES.

MOVING EAST INTO THE DOWNTOWN CORE AREA.

AGAIN, THIS IS BASICALLY EAST OF ALLEN DRIVE MAIN STREET FOUR BLOCKS.

BASICALLY THE IDEA OF THE COMMUNITY GENERALLY THERE WAS A CONSENSUS AROUND WAS INFILLING SOME OF THE OLD DEVELOPMENT THERE, BUT AGAIN THERE WAS A VERY HIGH EMPHASIS ON TWO STORY MAX HERE POSSIBLE.

THEY WANT TO KEEP THE HISTORIC AREA HERE LOOKING AS HISTORIC AS POSSIBLE.

SO YOU SEE SOME OF THAT HERE WITH THE RETAIL ON THE BOTTOM OFFICE.

ONE OF THE RENDITIONS WE SHOWED A LANDMARK THAT A LOT OF YOU KNOW, IF NOT ALL OF YOU KNOW, IS [INAUDIBLE], AND WE SHOWED CONCEPTUALLY WHERE YOU CAN ADD A STORY THAT COULD BE AN OFFICE SPACE OR A LIVING SPACE ABOVE THERE, AND GENERALLY, AGAIN, PEOPLE WERE FINE TURNING THAT ONE STORY INTO A TWO STORY THAT STREET.

BUT THAT WAS BASICALLY WHAT THE COMMUNITY WANTED.

NEXT, WE MOVE INTO WHAT WE DUB THE EAST DOWNTOWN AND THERE'S REALLY TWO SIGNIFICANT PARCELS IN WHAT WE'RE CALLING EAST DOWNTOWN, THE CALDER PROPERTY AND THE OWNER WHO'S HERE TONIGHT, AND I APPRECIATE ON BEHALF OF THE COMMITTEE, SIR, THANK YOU FOR YOUR POSITIVE REMARKS ABOUT THE COMMITTEE, AND THEN WE'LL TALK ABOUT THE SECOND ONE.

CALDER PROPERTY OBVIOUSLY HAS A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF LAND DOWNTOWN AREA.

WE RECOGNIZE THEIR RIGHTS THAT THEY HAVE THE ABILITY RIGHT NOW BY RIGHT TO DEVELOP HOUSING AND WE ACKNOWLEDGE IT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S POINT WE STOOD WE STAYED WITHIN THE 32 UNIT PER ACRE FOR OUR CONCEPT.

WE THERE'S DIFFERENT OPTIONS THAT ARE AVAILABLE THAT WE POSED, BUT WE GENERALLY FELT, AT LEAST FOR RIGHT NOW, FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS CONCEPT, THAT WE WERE GOING TO STICK WITH THE 32 UNITS PER ACRE, AND THAT'S SOMETHING THAT THE CITY COULD NEGOTIATE DEPENDING ON WHAT THEIR DECISIONS ARE, BUT OBVIOUSLY, THAT'S A DECISION TO BE MADE BY THE CITY COUNCIL, THINGS THAT WE HOPE THAT WORKING WITH CALDER AS A PARTNER.

A COUPLE OF THINGS I'LL JUST QUICKLY POINT OUT HERE IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF COTTONWOOD TRAIL ON ITS EASTERN BORDER, AND WE'LL TALK A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THAT IN A MINUTE, BUT WE THINK THAT DEVELOPMENT WILL CREATE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR RETAIL.

YOU THINK ABOUT KIND OF LIKE A CREEK WALK, ART WALK.

WE THINK THAT REALLY HAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO REALLY HELP OUR ECONOMIC BASE THERE.

WE THINK THAT WILL ALSO HELP CALDER IN ITS HOUSING, IN THE TYPE OF PEOPLE IN THAT THEY'RE TRYING TO BRING AND HELPS THEIR MARKET AS WELL.

THE OTHER THING YOU'LL NOTICE THAT COMES THROUGH THE CALDER PROPERTY IS MAIN STREET.

ONE OF THE CONCEPTS THAT WAS RECOGNIZED AND WE CAN TALK ABOUT THIS AND MOBILITY WAS TRANSPORTATION, AND SO THERE WAS A CONCEPT THAT WAS FLOATED AND GENERALLY RECEIVED POSITIVE FEEDBACK FROM THE COMMUNITY, AND THAT WAS TO STRAIGHTEN MAIN STREET TO GO COMPLETELY EAST TO GREENVILLE, AND WE CAN TALK ABOUT THE VALUE OF THAT LATER.

THE OTHER PART OF EAST DOWNTOWN IS COTTONWOOD CREEK CENTER.

THIS IS AN EXAMPLE WHERE THE COMMUNITY SPOKE.

THIS IS NOT IN THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT, BUT AGAIN, WE DARED THE COMMUNITY TO DREAM , AND THIS WAS AN AREA THAT THEY SAW WAS AN OLD NEIGHBORHOOD.

THEY SAW IT WAS TIRED.

AGAIN, LOOKING AT THE EXERCISES WE WENT TO, WE SAW THE COMMUNITY REALLY DIDN'T SEE ANYTHING.

SOUTH OF MCDERMOTT WAS DOWNTOWN.

THEY SAW MCDERMOTT NORTH, BUT THEY ALSO SAW DOWNTOWN BASICALLY WENT ALL THE WAY TO GREENVILLE, AND THEY SAW A LOT OF OPPORTUNITY, ESPECIALLY WITH WITH THE COTTONWOOD CREEK TRAIL, FOR US TO REDEVELOP THAT, THAT THERE MIGHT BE AN OPPORTUNITY HERE TO.

REFRESH THIS WITH THE OWNERS AND THAT AGAIN WOULD ALLOW US TO BRING MAINSTREET ALL THE WAY TO GREENVILLE.

BUT IT'D ALSO ALLOW US TO REFRESH AND DRIVE NEW ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THAT AREA, AND AGAIN, THIS IS CONCEPTUALLY HERE, AND THAT'S BASED ON A 30 BASICALLY A 32 UNITS PER ACRE LIMITATION, AND AGAIN, MOST OF THAT ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE IS COMMERCIAL RETAIL.

COTTONWOOD CREEK, THIS IS A REALLY EXCITING OPPORTUNITY HERE IF WE CLEAN THIS OUT.

ONE OF THINGS I WILL SAY IS THAT COTTONWOOD CREEK TRAIL IS A PART OF THE ALLEN TRAIL MASTER PLAN, SO IT WAS ALREADY IDENTIFIED AS SOMETHING NEEDED TO BE DONE.

IT IS ALSO A PART OF THE SIX CITIES TRAIL MASTER PLAN, COTTONWOOD CREEK GOING PART OF THE MCKINNEY, PLANO, ALLEN AREA MASTER PLAN.

SO THIS IS A CRITICAL PIECE, WHAT WE NEED TO FILL ANYWAY, BUT WE THINK THERE'S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY HERE TO INCORPORATE IT AS PART OF A MASTER PLAN WITH ARTS AND REALLY CREATE AN OPPORTUNITY WHERE PEOPLE CAN GATHER, CAN RELAX, CAN LISTEN TO MUSIC, AND IT'S JUST A REALLY OPPORTUNITY FOR A VIBRANT PART OF THE CITY TO COME ALIVE, AND AGAIN, I THINK THAT WILL ALSO WORKING WITH CALDER AND WORKING WITH THE PROPERTY OWNERS ON THE EAST SIDE, CREATE LOTS OF POSITIVE OPPORTUNITIES.

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ONE OF THINGS I WANT TO CALL OUT HERE ON THE DOWNTOWN, WHAT I'M CALLING KIND OF THE RECREATION DISTRICT AGAIN RIGHT NOW IN THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT IS THE EDGE AS WELL AS THE SENIOR REC CENTER.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT, AGAIN, THE COMMUNITY SAW WAS, HEY, WE HAVE A BODY OF WATER HERE IN THIS DOWNTOWN AREA.

THEY DIDN'T SEE THAT AS OUTSIDE OF THE DOWNTOWN AREA, AND THEY SAID THERE'S A LOT OF OPPORTUNITY HERE AND IT'S NOT REALLY USED A WHOLE LOT, AND THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY HERE THAT THE COMMUNITY IDENTIFIED, INCLUDING CANOEING OR SAILING OR FISHING, AND IS THERE NOT A BETTER USE FOR THAT COULD HELP US ECONOMICALLY.

THE PROPERTY IS OWNED BY THE CITY OF ALLEN.

WE CURRENTLY LEASE IT OUT, SO THIS MIGHT BE AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLORE WITH THE CURRENT LEASE OR IS THERE A BUSINESS PLAN THAT WE COULD HELP THEM WITH TO REALLY HELP THEM HERE? I THINK INCLUDING THIS IN THE DOWNTOWN, THE OTHER BENEFIT IT HAS IS WHEN WE REBRAND DOWNTOWN, WE'RE ABLE TO ADVERTISE.

OUR RECREATION DISTRICT INCLUDES A WATER AREA.

RIGHT NOW IT SITS AS AN ORPHAN JUST NORTH OF IT, AND I THINK IT'S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR AN ECONOMIC DRIVER.

THE FINAL THING TO TALK ABOUT IS THE NORTHERN GATEWAY AREA HERE.

WE WILL WANT TO HELP AGAIN MANAGE THE TRAFFIC FLOW IN AND OUT OF THE CITY.

WE WANT TO HELP PEOPLE KNOW WHEN THEY'VE ENTERED INTO DOWNTOWN, AND WE THINK THIS PARCEL OF LAND COMING OFF OF 75 AND ALLEN DRIVE, THERE'S A CONNECTION, AS ALL OF YOU KNOW, THE BRIDGE THAT IS CONNECTING WEST ALLEN, WHICH INCLUDES A TRAIL PEDESTRIAN ASPECT.

IT GIVES US AN OPPORTUNITY TO CONNECT EAST.

ALL RIGHT. THIS ISN'T GOING TO HAPPEN OVERNIGHT.

WE RECOGNIZE THAT.

WE ACKNOWLEDGE THAT. WE KNOW IT'S GOING TO TAKE TIME.

SO WHAT WOULD WE PROPOSE? WE DEFINITELY SAY WE NEED TO FOCUS IN THE AREA THAT'S RED.

IT'S THE DOWNTOWN CORE AREA, THE MAIN STREET.

IT'S THE ALLEN COMMUNITY PLAZA.

IT'S THE POST OFFICE.

WE THINK THERE'S SOME GREAT WINS THERE THAT WILL HELP STIR ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION AS WELL AS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.

WE ANTICIPATE THE MAJOR LANDOWNERS IN WEST, DOWNTOWN AND EAST DOWNTOWN WILL PROBABLY FOLLOW SUIT SHORTLY WITHIN THE NEXT WITHIN THE NEAR TIMEFRAME, AS INDICATED IN EARLIER COMMENTS THIS EVENING, AND SO WE ANTICIPATE THAT HOUSING AND THE MIXED USE AREA WILL ALSO HAPPEN RELATIVELY QUICKLY, BOTH IN WEST AND EAST DOWNTOWN. LOOKING AHEAD, WE HAVE SOME PARCELS WE DIDN'T WANT TO WE REALIZED WE NEED TO BE PRUDENT ABOUT.

SO WE DIDN'T TRY TO COMPLETELY REDRAW ALL OF DOWNTOWN AND WORKING WITH SOME OF THE LANDOWNERS WE'VE IDENTIFIED THOSE AS FUTURE WHEN THEY'VE STARTED IDENTIFYING IDEAS THEY'D LIKE TO DO, AND THEN ULTIMATELY THE COTTONWOOD CREEK SHOPPING CENTER IS SOMETHING THAT MAY TAKE SOME PERIOD OF TIME, BUT THE REALITY IS, IS IF THE MARKET'S RIGHT AND THEY SEE THAT THINGS ARE HAPPENING IN DOWNTOWN ALLEN, THEY MAY MOVE JUST AS QUICK AS WOLVERINE AND CALDER AND QUICKLY TRY TO JOIN THE PROGRAM HERE.

MOVING AGAIN REALLY QUICKLY HERE.

TRAILS IS DEFINITELY PART WE HEARD PEDESTRIAN FRIENDLY.

SO I WANT TO ASSURE MY NEIGHBORS YOU'RE GOING TO SEE TRAILS PART OF THIS WEST EAST BOTH ON THE NORTH SIDE OF DOWNTOWN AS WELL AS THE SOUTH SIDE, CONNECTING 75.

YOU SEE THE CRITICAL COTTONWOOD CREEK TRAIL CONNECTOR ON THE EAST SIDE.

AGAIN, THAT WILL CONNECT ALLEN TRAIL SYSTEM [INAUDIBLE] YOU'LL SEE NORTH [INAUDIBLE] SOUTH PIECES.

THIS WILL INCLUDE BOTH OFF ROAD TRAILS AND WILL ALSO INCLUDE PROTECTED BIKEWAYS.

SO THAT WAY INDIVIDUALS WHO LIKE TO BIKE, AND RIGHT NOW, THERE'S RIGHT NOW BICYCLISTS HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE TRAFFIC DOWN THERE, AND SO THIS WILL CREATE PROTECTED AREAS. MOBILITY WE LOOKED AT AND AGAIN, THIS IS A QUICK SNAPSHOT OF WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT THERE THAT BROAD IS 27,000 IS BASICALLY MCDERMOTT DAILY, BASICALLY BASED ON CELL PHONE PINGS.

IF YOU'RE LOOKING AT COMING INTO DOWNTOWN, WE HAVE ABOUT ON MAIN STREET ANYWHERE FROM 900 TO 3300 AND YOU'LL SEE ABOUT OVER 4000 GETTING CLOSE TO 5000 ON ALLEN DRIVE, AND I THINK THE THING I WANT TO POINT OUT TO YOU ON THIS IS MAIN STREET IS MAIN STREET, BUT IT IS NOT THE BUSIEST STREET, AND WE ANTICIPATE ALLEN DRIVE WILL CONTINUE TO BE THE PRIMARY STREET FOR COMING IN AND OUT OF DOWNTOWN GOING FORWARD, WE DO IDENTIFY FOUR DIFFERENT AREAS OF DEVELOPMENT, INCLUDING EXTENDING SIDEWALKS ON-SITE PARKING IN WEST DOWNTOWN, EXPANDING THE SIDEWALKS IN THE CORE DOWNTOWN AND ULTIMATELY MAIN STREET, AND THEN ULTIMATELY CLOSING OFF THAT WISHBONE, COMING INTO THE DOWNTOWN.

WE LOOKED AT PARKING. ONE OF THE THINGS WE CONSISTENTLY HEARD OVER AND OVER AGAIN, PEOPLE LOVE MCKINNEY.

PEOPLE LOVE DOWNTOWN MCKINNEY.

PEOPLE LOVE DOWNTOWN MCKINNEY, BUT PARKING THERE JUST IS HORRIBLE, AND IT KEEPS PEOPLE FROM SPENDING THEIR TAX DOLLARS THERE, WHICH IS GOOD FOR US.

RIGHT. SO WE'RE GOING TO DO IS WE'RE GOING TO WE RECOMMEND IS US MITIGATING THAT AND INCORPORATE PARKING IN THE FORETHOUGHT AND MAKING SURE THAT IT'S INCORPORATED AS A PART OF THIS PLAN. THERE'S BASICALLY TWO PLANS WE'VE LOOKED AT VIRTUAL PARKING.

THIS WOULD BE BASICALLY A PARTNERSHIP THE CITY HAS WITH PRIVATE OWNERS, THE STANTEC AND DOING AN INVENTORY IDENTIFIED OVER 1000 DIFFERENT PARKING SPOTS IN 30 DIFFERENT PLACES.

WE HAVE A VERY SCATTERED PARKING RIGHT NOW IN DOWNTOWN, SOME AS LOW AS TEN IN PARKING SPOTS, IN SOME CASES AS MUCH AS 300 PARKING SPOTS IN A LOCATION.

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SO WE DEFINITELY NEED TO IMPROVE THIS PARKING OPPORTUNITY FOR DOWNTOWN PROGRAMING.

WE HEARD OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND WE HAD A CONVERSATION, I KNOW EARLIER TONIGHT ABOUT THIS.

I CANNOT EMPHASIZE ENOUGH THAT THE CITY OF ALLEN HAS SPOKEN ON THIS TOPIC.

IF YOU OPEN UP THE PARKS AND REC OPEN MASTER PLAN THAT WAS PRESENTED TO YOU TONIGHT THAT YOU WILL BE TALKING MORE ABOUT IN THE SURVEY, ONE OF THE THINGS THEY TALKED ABOUT WASN'T JUST PARKS, BUT THE COMMUNITY SAID THERE'S A SECTION ON PROGRAMING THAT THINGS THEY WANT TO DO.

OBVIOUSLY, WE DEVELOPED A COMMUNITY TONIGHT.

AGAIN, WE HEARD A LOT ABOUT PROGRAMING.

WE HEARD THINGS ABOUT PROGRAMS LIKE FARMER'S MARKETS THAT WOULD BRING THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER JUST TO BE A COMMUNITY, BUT WE ALSO LOOKED AT PROGRAMING OPPORTUNITIES THAT WOULD HELP THE SMALL BUSINESSES AND BRING FEED INTO THE STORE.

SO THINGS LIKE SIP AND SHOPS.

URBAN DESIGN WAS ANOTHER AREA WE LOOKED AT INCLUDES PUBLIC DESIGN.

SO THINGS LIKE LOOKING AT STREETS, LOOKING AT SIGNAGE, LOOKING AT ALL KINDS OF HAVING SIDEWALKS WIDE ENOUGH, HAVING BENCHES, ETC., AND THEN WE ALSO IDENTIFIED SOME OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOOKING AT PRIVATE PROPERTY, AND IN URBAN DESIGN THERE.

CRITICAL CONVERSATION IS FISCAL.

I HOPE ALL OF YOU HAVE THAT ON YOUR RADAR.

THAT'S A CRITICAL PART BECAUSE THAT'S OBVIOUSLY SOMETHING THAT HAS AN IMPACT.

THE GREAT NEWS IS THIS IS A POSITIVE RETURN ON INVESTMENT.

THIS IS A POSITIVE RETURN INVESTMENT.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE NET REVENUES OF THIS, THERE'S BASICALLY THREE FUNDS SOURCES OF REVENUE.

YOU WILL SEE INCREASE.

NUMBER ONE, THE PROPERTY TAXES RIGHT NOW THAT WE EITHER ARE NOT CURRENTLY COLLECTING PROPERTY TAX ON OR WE'RE NOT COLLECTING.

BASICALLY, IT'S AN UNDERAPPRECIATED ASSET, AND SO BY THOSE IMPROVEMENTS, THOSE PROPERTY COMMERCIAL PROPERTY TAXES WILL HELP THE CITY.

SALES TAX WE SEE SALES TAX IN TWO FORMS. FIRST, YOU SEE SALES TAX WITH THE NEW RETAIL THAT'S BEING PROPOSED, AS WELL AS SALES TAX FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE LIVING DOWN THERE, WHO ARE COMING TO ALLEN, WHO WILL NOW BE SHOPPING IN THAT AREA AND THEN ULTIMATELY WHEN WE DEVELOP THE HOTEL, THE HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX WILL CREATE ABOUT A QUARTER MILLION AND THAT GIVES US A $9 MILLION REVENUE.

STANTEC RAN THREE DIFFERENT MODELS.

I CAN GO IN DETAIL LATER IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THAT, BUT THAT'S BASICALLY THREE DIFFERENT MODELS OF WHAT IT WOULD COST THE CITY.

IT WAS A RECOGNITION THAT, HEY, WE MAY HAVE TO HAVE AN IMPACT ON POLICE SERVICES OR FIRE SERVICES, AND SO WE LOOKED AT THE CITY BUDGET AND AGAIN, I CAN TALK IN DETAIL ABOUT THOSE DIFFERENT COST MODELS, BUT ULTIMATELY, REGARDLESS OF WHICH COST MODEL YOU LOOK AT, THE CITY STANDS TO GAIN ANYWHERE FROM $5.4 MILLION PER YEAR TO $8 MILLION A YEAR.

THE ONE THING I WILL SAY THAT I CAUGHT AFTERWARDS THAT SHOWS THAT THIS IS ACTUALLY UNDERAPPRECIATED TWO DIFFERENT WAYS.

SO THE NUMBERS, I WOULD ARGUE, ARE GOING TO BE MUCH BETTER THAN THE NUMBERS YOU'RE SEEING NOW.

NUMBER ONE, THAT SALES TAX REVENUE, THAT 290 PLUS 150 BECAUSE YOU HAVE 440,000.

THAT IS JUST THE MONEY THAT GOES INTO THE GENERAL FUND, THE $0.01 PERCENT SALES TAX, THAT DOES NOT INCLUDE THE ADDITIONAL 1% THAT GOES TO THE CDC AND EDC.

SO WE WILL ALSO COLLECT AN ADDITIONAL $440,000 BASED ON THIS MODEL THAT WILL HELP OUR EDC AND CDC PROJECTS.

THE OTHER THING THAT THIS MODEL DOES NOT CONSIDER IS ALL THOSE AREAS YOU SAW SHADED AS PURPLE, WE DIDN'T CONSIDER NEW REVENUE BECAUSE WE HAVEN'T PLANNED IT OUT THERE.

SO AS THOSE AREAS COULD DEVELOP, THAT WILL AGAIN INCREASE THE SALES TAX EVEN MORE.

SO IT'S A VERY FAIR THING TO SAY THAT NET RETURN OF 5.4 TO $8M.

MOVING INTO IMPLEMENTATION.

BASICALLY, WE'RE MAKING A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT RECOMMENDATIONS.

THEY FALL INTO REGULATORY ACTIONS, INCLUDING ZONING AND DESIGN GUIDANCE.

I KNOW THAT THE DESIGN GUIDANCE IS SOMETHING VERY DEAR TO ALL OF YOUR HEARTS, HAVING PRIOR CONVERSATIONS ON WHAT DOES THE DOWNTOWN NEED TO LOOK LIKE? AND SO WE ARE MAKING RECOMMENDATIONS IN THAT REGARD.

WE'RE ALSO RECOMMENDING AN EFFORT ON DOWNTOWN REBRANDING.

THIRD IS SOME PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

THIS INCLUDES THE COMMUNITY PLAZA AND THE PEDESTRIAN BIKE CONNECTIONS AS WELL AS THE POST OFFICE.

WE HAVE ALSO MADE SOME OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS AND FINALLY, WE RECOMMEND THAT THERE BE MONITORING.

IF WE DON'T HAVE SOME LEVEL OF MONITORING, THIS IS JUST GOING TO SIT ON A HARD DRIVE, AND UNFORTUNATELY, THE COMMUNITY'S VISION IS NOT GOING TO COME TO PASS.

AT THE VERY BEGINNING OF THIS PRESENTATION, I COMPLIMENTED THE CITY COUNCIL FOR FOR SELECTING A MODEL, AND THAT WAS A MOTTO THAT WAS BY THE COMMUNITY, FOR THE COMMUNITY.

YOU EMPOWERED THE COMMUNITY TO COME UP WITH A VISION.

YOU TAPPED 12 INDIVIDUALS TO LEAD THE EFFORT, 12 INDIVIDUALS WHO OVERSAW THE STANTEC EFFORT, WHO OVERSAW THE CITY EFFORT. IT'S A MODEL THAT WORKS OUTSTANDING, HAD SOME CHALLENGES, BUT IT WORKED OUTSTANDING, AND I'M HERE TO TELL YOU THAT IT'S BEEN RECOGNIZED OUTSIDE OF ALLEN AND THE CITY OF ALLEN THIS TEAM HAS RECEIVED AN INVITATION TO GO SPEAK AT THE ANNUAL TEXAS DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE IN NOVEMBER. IN NOVEMBER, WE WILL SEND A TEAM COMPOSED OF A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE DOWNTOWN STEERING COMMITTEE, CITY STAFF AND STANTEC TO GO AND TALK ABOUT THIS MODEL

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AND HOW OTHER CITIES ACROSS TEXAS, AS THEY'RE REVITALIZING AREAS, INCLUDING THEIR DOWNTOWNS, CAN EMULATE THIS AND TAKE THE PROS AND CONS.

SO AGAIN, THAT'S A HAT OFF, AND KUDOS TO ALL OF YOU BECAUSE YOU GUYS PUT THAT IN PLAY AND NOW IT'S BEING RECOGNIZED OUTSIDE OF ALLEN.

IT WAS A TEAM.

IT WAS ONE TEAM.

IT WAS I AM VERY FORTUNATE TO BE HERE IN FRONT OF YOU TONIGHT, BUT I HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE WHO I STAND BEHIND AND BESIDE IN THIS EFFORT, INCLUDING COLLEAGUES, NOW FRIENDS ON THE 12 MEMBERS OF THE DOWNTOWN STEERING COMMITTEE.

WE BROUGHT TWO OTHERS ON AS COMMUNICATION AMBASSADORS, KATHY AND JIM, THE CITY STAFF, EVEN THOUGH THE COMMUNITY AND THE CITIZENS WERE PUT IN CHARGE, WERE JUST SELFLESS TIME AND TIME AGAIN, ESPECIALLY ERIC STRONG, THERESA FORSYTHE, MARK KURBANSADE, HALEY ANGEL JUST SPENT COUNTLESS HOURS WITH US, HELPING US, EDUCATING US.

I ALSO WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND RECOGNIZE OUR COLLEAGUES AS A PART OF THIS TEAM, OUR COLLEAGUES FROM STANTEC.

AND WE'RE VERY FORTUNATE TONIGHT TO HAVE THE PRINCIPAL PEER CHACKO WITH US THIS EVENING, AS WELL AS THE TEAM LEAD, ERIN PERDU, WHO'S HERE WITH US, AND THEY HAVE A TEAM ACROSS THE COUNTRY WHO HAS SUPPORTED THIS EFFORT, BUT AGAIN, I WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY WHO IS A PART OF THIS, BUT ESPECIALLY THE 14 MEMBERS OF THE DOWNTOWN STANDING COMMITTEE AND AMBASSADORS, AND OBVIOUSLY MY CO-CHAIR, MURRAY MCKENZIE, HE STARTED OFF AS VICE CHAIR, BUT I YANKED HIM UP TO CO-CHAIR JUST THE LEVEL OF COMMITMENT AND DEDICATION HE SHOWED I GAVE YOU ONE SHOUT OUT EARLIER FOR YOUR MODEL NOW BEING HELD UP TO FOR THE TEXAS DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION. THE LAST THING I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE YOU A SHOUT OUT IS THIS MODEL IS ALSO LED TO A COST SAVINGS OF OVER $300,000 BASED ON THE VOLUNTEER HOURS OF THE 14 MEMBERS.

I CAN TELL YOU THAT THE 2700 NUMBER IS A VERY CONSERVATIVE NUMBER.

I DIDN'T COUNT MOST OF MY HOURS ON THAT, BUT IT IS OVER 2100 HOURS THAT THOSE 14 MEMBERS GAVE, WHICH, AGAIN, HAD WE CHARGED A CONSULTANT TO DO SOME OF THAT RESEARCH, ANALYSIS AND STUFF WOULD HAVE COST US ADDITIONAL 700,000 MORE.

WITH THAT, THE JOURNEY IS CONTINUAL.

WE STARTED 12 MONTHS AGO.

IT IS NOT ENDING TONIGHT.

I ASK YOU AND I PRAY YOU ON BEHALF OF THE COMMUNITY NOT TO END THIS JOURNEY TONIGHT.

ALLOW US TO CONTINUE TO DARE TO DREAM.

ALSO DARE TO REMEMBER AS SOMEONE WHO ONCE SAID AND REMEMBERING OUR HISTORICAL PARTS, AND WITH THAT, I WILL PAUSE FOR ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE.

[APPLAUSE] FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU FOR THIS PRESENTATION IS DEFINITELY OVER THE TOP, BUT I WOULD LIKE FOR YOU TO MAKE SURE THAT EACH OF THE MEMBERS OF YOUR COMMITTEE AND STANTEC, WHO IS ALSO REPRESENTED HERE, TO RECOGNIZE THEM INDIVIDUALLY AND WE WANT TO RECOGNIZE THEM OVERALL.

ABSOLUTELY, IF YOU'LL ALL STAND.

SO HERE IN FRONT OF YOU PEER, ERIN, MURRAY, MARY AND ANNA, ALYSSA WHO WE ALMOST EXPANDED OUR DOWNTOWN [INAUDIBLE] COMMITTEE HAD WE GONE TWO MORE WEEKS, WE WOULD HAVE HAD A NEW DSC MEMBER AND JANET SAID, [INAUDIBLE] GREG HERE.

DOUG IS NOT ABLE TO MAKE IT.

MARK OBVIOUSLY IS HERE.

DOUG, ERIC IS HERE.

DOUG ISN'T HERE.

WE HAVE A FEW OTHERS WHO WEREN'T ABLE TO MAKE IT THIS EVENING.

ONE OF THINGS I DO WANT TO SAY BESIDES THE COUNTLESS HOURS AND AGAIN, I KNOW THIS GOES WITH ANY COMMITTEE, BUT SEVERAL OF THE I MEAN, WE HAD COVID RUN THROUGH OUR COMMITTEE.

WE HAD THREE OF US THAT HAD BACK SURGERIES.

SO IT WAS LIKE ROLLING THE DICE WAS ALMOST DANGEROUS HAZARD PAY TO BE ON THE COMMITTEE, AND ONE OF US HAD TWO SURGERIES DURING THIS PERIOD OF TIME.

WE HAD DEATHS IN THE FAMILY, AND IT WAS JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS WHERE EVERYBODY CAME TOGETHER AND SUPPORTED EACH OTHER AND COVERED DOWN FOR ONE ANOTHER WHEN SOMEBODY WAS SICK OR HAD TO DEAL WITH THE DEATH OR OR SOMETHING, SOMEBODY CAME FORWARD AND IT WAS REALLY, REALLY JUST GREAT TO SEE THIS AGAIN.

IT'S REALLY SYMBOLIZES WHAT ALLEN'S ABOUT IN THE COMMUNITY AND WE SAW IT EARLIER WITH OTHER BOARDS AND THESE ARE NO OTHER AND I REALLY DO.

I'LL NEVER BE ABLE TO THANK ALL OF YOU GUYS ENOUGH, BUT THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR--LET'S RECOGNIZE THIS GROUP.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

[APPLAUSE] SO TONIGHT WE ARE RECEIVING THE REPORT.

WE ARE NOT NECESSARILY TAKING ANY ACTION, ALTHOUGH WE DON'T WANT TO WAIT VERY LONG BEFORE WE START TAKING ACTION.

OBVIOUSLY, IF ANY COUNCIL MEMBERS HAVE ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS, THEY'RE WELCOME TO DO THAT AS WELL, BUT I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART TO YOU AND TO THE STEERING COMMITTEE, THE CONSULTANTS, AND TO THE CITY STAFF THAT HELP MAKE THIS BECOME POSSIBLE.

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BECAUSE YOU ALL DID JUST A HECK OF A JOB PULLING ALL THIS STUFF TOGETHER.

I KNOW STANTEC WAS PROBABLY VERY IMPRESSED ONCE THEY CAME ON BOARD TO REALIZE HOW MUCH WORK YOU ALL ACTUALLY PUT INTO IT BEFORE THEY STARTED, AND I'M SURE THAT WAS SOMETHING THAT THEY'LL NEVER FORGET, BUT I WANT TO SAY THAT YOUR ATTENTION TO DETAIL, THE THOROUGHNESS, THE FACT THAT YOU ALL CONDUCTED ALL OF THIS AT THE SPEED OF BUSINESS, YOU DIDN'T JUST TAKE YOUR TIME AND DO IT SLOW.

YOU ALL PAID ATTENTION TO THE NEED TO TRY TO MOVE THIS THING ALONG AS FAST AS POSSIBLE.

I REALLY LOVE THE FACT THAT WE HAD AS MUCH CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT AS WE HAD AND THE FACT THAT YOU LISTEN TO EVERYBODY AND KIND OF SET UP A PROCESS THAT REALLY ALLOWED THIS TO BE A CITIZEN DRIVEN RESULT AND NOW RECOMMENDATIONS TO US THAT WE CAN NOW THINK ABOUT, CONSIDER AND TAKE ACTION , AND I KNOW THAT WE HAVE TO THINK ABOUT ALL THE THINGS THAT YOU'VE RECOMMENDED, AND WE MAY NOT BE READY TO COMMENT ON ALL OF THAT, BUT AGAIN, I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK. I KNOW IT'S BEEN A BURDEN TO YOU, AND YOU SAID YOU HAD BACK SURGERY AND ALL THE OTHER STUFF AND YOU SURVIVED.

SO I'M GLAD TO HEAR THAT, BUT WITH THAT, I WOULD GO AHEAD AND TURN IT OVER TO THE COUNCIL MEMBERS AS FAR AS IF ANYBODY HAS ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO ASK. I HAVE TO SAY, IT'S BEEN A GREAT HONOR TO WORK WITH YOU GUYS.

SOME OF US [INAUDIBLE] AND JANET, I KNOW WE PRE-COVID WORK ON SOMETHING SIMILAR TO THIS, AND OF COURSE, COVID STRUCK JUST DAYS BEFORE WE COULD [INAUDIBLE] WITH REBECCA AND MARK WAS THERE IN THE EARLY DAYS, TOO.

I MEAN, FOR SOME OF US, THIS HAS BEEN AN ODYSSEY THAT FINALLY WE'RE HERE.

IT'S NOT WHAT WE WERE THINKING OF AT FIRST, BUT I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT THE TEAM, [INAUDIBLE], TOP NOTCH, HATS OFF.

I CAN'T SAY ENOUGH GOOD ABOUT YOU GUYS.

I KNOW YOU'VE DONE A LOT AND YOUR HEART FOR THE COMMUNITY SHOWS AND JUST THANK YOU, AND THAT DOESN'T EVEN COME CLOSE.

THANK YOU. THE OTHER THING I WANTED TO SAY ABOUT IT IS THAT EVEN THOUGH YOU ALL WORKED HARD, HAD ALL OF THESE CHALLENGES THAT YOU FACED, I THINK YOU STILL MADE A WAY TO MAKE IT FUN ALONG THE WAY AS WELL, BECAUSE I SAW JUST THE CAMARADERIE THAT YOUR COMMITTEE HAD AND JUST THE FACT THAT YOU ALL SEEMED TO HAVE ENJOYMENT IN THE THINGS THAT YOU'RE DOING, AND TO ME, ANY TIME YOU CAN DO A JOB AND HAVE FUN, THAT'S A PRETTY GOOD JOB TO HAVE.

SO I APPRECIATE IT VERY MUCH, AND NOW WE HAVE SOME TOUGH DECISIONS TO MAKE BECAUSE WE REALLY NEED TO MAKE DECISIONS PRETTY QUICKLY SO WE CAN KIND OF GET THIS THIS SHOW ON THE ROAD.

SO APPRECIATE IT VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT.

I'M GOING TO MAKE NOTE THAT IT'S APPROXIMATELY 9:33, AND I'M SURE THERE'S A FEW PEOPLE THAT WOULD PROBABLY LIKE TO TAKE A [INAUDIBLE] BREAK.

SO I'M GOING TO SUGGEST THAT WE TAKE ABOUT A FIVE MINUTE BREAK AND THEN WE'LL RECONVENE AT ABOUT 9:40.

LET'S DO 9:40.

CITY COUNCIL MEETING BACK TO ORDER AND MOVE ON TO ITEM NUMBER 6.4 ON THE AGENDA, WHICH IS TO CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING AND ADOPT AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND PLAN DEVELOPMENT NUMBER THREE, WITH A BASE ZONING OF LIGHT INDUSTRIAL AND TO ADOPT A CONCEPT PLAN AND BUILDING ELEVATIONS AT NINE

[6.4 Conduct a Public Hearing and adopt an Ordinance to amend Planned Development No. 3 with a Base Zoning of Light Industrial and to adopt a Concept Plan and Building Elevations at 9 Prestige Circle. [Armor Brewing]]

PRESTIGE CIRCLE, ALSO KNOWN AS ARMOR BREWING AND HAYLEY ANGELL, PLANNING MANAGER IS GOING TO MAKE THE PRESENTATION.

GOOD EVENING. AN ITEM THAT WAS JUST READ INTO THE RECORD IS A PUBLIC HEARING AND PD AMENDMENT FOR ARMOR BREWING.

THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IS IDENTIFIED BY THE YELLOW STAR.

AND FOR YOUR BEARINGS, WE HAVE BETHANY DRIVE AND GREENVILLE AVENUE.

THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IS OUTLINED HERE IN RED.

YOU'LL NOTICE THAT MOST OF THE SURROUNDING ZONING IS IN PLANNED DEVELOPMENT THREE MOSTLY WITH THE BASE ZONING OF LIGHT INDUSTRIAL.

THOUGH TO THE WEST THERE IS A BASE ZONING OF COMMUNITY FACILITIES FOR A CITY OF ALLEN WATER TOWER.

THE SUBJECT PROPERTY ITSELF IS CURRENTLY ZONED PD THREE LIGHT INDUSTRIAL AS WELL.

BACK IN 2013 THERE WAS A SPECIFIC USE PERMIT APPROVED FOR THIS PROPERTY FOR A BOTTLE WORKS DISTRIBUTION FACILITY.

THAT PROPERTY OWNER HAS SINCE SOLD AND THERE'S A NEW APPLICANT LOOKING TO DEVELOP ON THIS PROPERTY AND THE USE ITSELF IS A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT.

IT IS A TRUE MICROBREWERY AND THAT IS THE REASON FOR THE REQUEST TONIGHT.

THE CONCEPT PLAN IS HERE BEFORE YOU AND AS MENTIONED, THE APPLICANT IS PROPOSING A MICROBREWERY WHICH IS A LITTLE BIT LESS DISTRIBUTION AND MORE RETAIL.

SO THE RESTAURANT ASPECT OF THE PROPOSED PROPERTY IS INTEGRAL TO THAT BREWING.

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THIS IS REFLECTED IN BOTH THE TBC PERMITTING AS WELL AS THE LAND USE.

THAT IS NOT A CURRENTLY ALLOWED LAND USE ON THE PROPERTY, WHICH IS THE REASON FOR THE REQUEST TONIGHT.

IN ADDITION TO THAT, IN ORDER TO ACCOMMODATE THIS NEW USE, THERE ARE A FEW CHANGES PROPOSED.

I'VE HIGHLIGHTED HERE IN RED SOME ADDITIONAL EITHER BUILDING AREA THAT'S BEEN ADDED OR OUTDOOR SEATING.

SO THE ADDITIONAL BUILDING AREA YOU'LL SEE IS IT'S ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE PROPERTY, BUT IT'S PLANNED NORTH, SO IT'S THERE AT THE TOP.

AND SO THAT'S APPROXIMATELY 1200 SQUARE FEET THOUGH AT THE FRONT DOOR THERE IS ADDITIONAL OUTDOOR SEATING AND THAT TOTAL IS APPROXIMATELY 2300 SQUARE FEET.

WITH THIS ADDITIONAL SEATING AREA, OF COURSE, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THE USE ITSELF CAN BE ACCOMMODATED AND THE APPLICANT IS PROPOSING TWO ADDITIONAL CHANGES.

FIRST HERE ON THE WESTERN EDGE OF THE PROPERTY, THEY ARE ADDING ADDITIONAL PARKING, BUT EVEN SO, THE PROPERTY IS TECHNICALLY UNDERSERVED.

WHAT WE DID IS WE ACTUALLY BROKE DOWN THE USES WITHIN THE BUILDING AND INCLUDED THE OUTDOOR SEATING TO UNDERSTAND EXACTLY HOW THE PROPERTY WAS GOING TO FUNCTION AND BE SURE THAT THERE WAS GOING TO BE ADEQUATE PARKING.

THE APPLICANT IS ALSO IN CONVERSATION WITH THE PROPERTY OWNER TO THE NORTH TO MOVE FORWARD WITH A SHARED PARKING AGREEMENT.

SO THE PROPERTY OWNER TO THE NORTH HAS A SURPLUS OF PARKING BY CODE AND THROUGH THE ALLEN LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE THEY ARE ABLE TO GO THROUGH AN AGREEMENT THAT IS FILED AT THE COUNTY THAT ALLOWS THIS TENANT AND PROPERTY OWNER TO USE THOSE SPACES TO THE NORTH.

THIS IS COMPLEMENTED BY THE FACT THAT THE PROPERTY IN THE NORTH IS PRIMARILY OFFICE AND WAREHOUSE, WHICH IS GOING TO HAVE DIFFERENT PEAK HOURS FOR THAT PARKING USE.

THERE IS ONE OTHER ITEM YOU'LL SEE IN THE DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS HERE IN A LITTLE BIT.

IT IS A CHANGE TO THE SIDE YARD SETBACK.

I'VE HIGHLIGHTED IT HERE.

IT'S TO ACCOMMODATE SOME AWNINGS THAT THE APPLICANT IS PROPOSING.

SO TO DRESS UP THAT SIDE OF THE BUILDING.

THERE ARE TWO POINTS OF ACCESS TO THE PROPERTY.

SO THERE IS ONE POINT OF ACCESS ON PRESTIGE AND THEN THERE IS ALSO ONE TO ON THE PROPERTY TO THE SOUTH.

IN THESE BUILDING ELEVATIONS, WE HAVE BOTH THE EXISTING AND PROPOSED TO HIGHLIGHT SOME OF THOSE DIFFERENCES TO MAKE IT A LITTLE BIT EASIER TO SEE HERE ON THIS ELEVATION.

SO THIS IS WHAT YOU WOULD SEE IF YOU WERE ON PRESTIGE CIRCLE.

YOU'LL SEE THERE'S NOT ANY MAJOR CHANGE.

THERE IS A LITTLE BIT OF SCREAMING HERE ON THE BOTTOM RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE CORNER FOR THAT NEW COOLER.

SO THAT WILL HAVE A SEAMLESS LOOK WITH THE REST OF THE BUILDING FACADE.

SO THIS IS AT THE REAR OF THE PROPERTY.

SO THIS IS WHAT FACES THE WATER TOWER.

AND YOU'LL NOTICE THERE WAS AN EXISTING PATIO THAT IS NOW BEING CONVERTED INTO TRUE FLOOR AREA FOR THE BUILDING.

THAT'S FOR THEIR KITCHEN EXPANSION.

THIS IS THE SITE OF A VERY SIMILAR THIS IS THE KITCHEN EXPANSION.

SO YOU CAN SEE THAT CHANGE.

AND ANOTHER SIDE OF THAT ELEVATION.

AND FINALLY, THIS IS WHAT THE PROPERTY TO THE NORTH WOULD SEE.

AGAIN, MOSTLY THAT SCREENING OF THE NEW COOLER AREA.

THE DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, WHEN WE LOOKED AT PERMITTED USES, WHAT WE WANTED TO BE SURE THAT WE DID WAS INCORPORATE WHAT TABC REQUIRES AS FAR AS PERMITTING ON THE PROPERTY AND ALIGNS WITH THAT MICROBREWERY USE.

SO WE ARE PROPOSING AS AN ACCESSORY USE TO THE RESTAURANT WHICH IS ALLOWED ON THE PROPERTY, BOTH RETAIL AND MICROBREWERY.

SO THIS WOULD ALLOW THE BREWING COMPONENT AS WELL AS ANY ONSITE SALES.

WE HAVE SOME OTHER REGULATIONS IN HERE.

SO NUMBER TWO MAKES IT ABUNDANTLY CLEAR WHICH TABC LICENSES THEY WOULD BE AUTHORIZED TO APPLY FOR AND RECEIVE SHOULD THEY MEET ALL OTHER REQUIREMENTS.

AND THEN WE HAVE SOME OTHER STANDARD LANGUAGE ABOUT THE MICROBREWERY USE THAT SHOWS UP IN ANY OF OUR PDS THAT DO ALLOW THAT USE.

AGAIN, MOSTLY LOOKING AT PARKING AND BEING CLEAR ABOUT TABC REGULATIONS.

AS I MENTIONED, THE CONCEPT PLAN BUILDING ELEVATIONS AND THAT ONE SIDE BACK SIDE YARD SETBACK ARE ALSO INCLUDED.

STAFF IS RECOMMENDING APPROVAL OF THE REQUEST.

THE APPLICANT DOES HAVE A SHORT PRESENTATION AS WELL WHEN YOU ALL ARE READY.

AND THIS IS A PUBLIC HEARING.

THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT.

LET'S GO AHEAD AND HAVE HIM MAKE HIS PRESENTATION.

GOOD EVENING, WEST HOBWOOD 777 MAIN STREET, FORT WORTH, TEXAS, 76102.

I WILL BE VERY QUICK.

I KNOW IT'S BEEN A LONG EVENING SO FAR, SO I'LL RUN THROUGH THIS PRETTY QUICKLY FOR YOU GUYS.

AND WE HAVE A MIKE AND KYLER FROM ARMOR BREWING SITTING BEHIND ME OVER HERE THAT MAYBE ABLE TO ANSWER ANY TECHNICAL QUESTIONS THAT I WOULD BE UNABLE TO ANSWER.

SO AS HAYLEY MENTIONED, THIS IS THE SITE WE'RE ACTIVATING, THE OLD NINE BAND BREWING THAT WAS THERE.

THEY RECENTLY PURCHASED THE SITE, I BELIEVE IN LATE 2021.

WE'RE PUTTING IN TWO AND A HALF MILLION DOLLAR RENOVATIONS TO THE SITE.

THAT INCLUDES, YOU KNOW, JUST UPGRADING THE BUILDING, INTERIOR FINISH OUTS, JUST REALLY MAKING IT A REALLY, REALLY NICE DEVELOPMENT.

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AND THEN IN 55, WHICH I CAME HERE A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO FOR, THAT IS JUST TO THE NORTH OF US AS WELL.

SO WE'RE NOT THE FIRST ALCOHOL USE THAT'S GOING TO BE IN THIS AREA.

SO AS HALEY MENTIONED, HERE'S A SITE PLAN.

WE ARE ADDING ABOUT A 1200 SQUARE FOOT KITCHEN AS WELL AS 600 SQUARE FOOT EXTENDED COOLER, AS WELL AS THE 2290 SQUARE FEET OF THE OUTDOOR SPACE OUTSIDE, AS SHE MENTIONED AS WELL, WE'RE WORKING ON A PARKING AGREEMENT, I BELIEVE THAT'S STILL IN THE CITY ATTORNEY'S HANDS, BUT WE'RE HOPING TO GET THAT DONE AS SOON AS WE CAN, OBVIOUSLY BEFORE WE ARE ABLE TO GAIN OUR CO.

SO THESE ARE THE CURRENT SITE CONDITIONS.

AS YOU CAN SEE HERE, IT'S A TYPICAL BUILDING AS EXISTS TODAY.

WE'RE LOOKING TO DO SOME IMPROVEMENTS.

REALLY THE MOST EXCITING PART TO ME IS THE OUTDOOR ACTIVATION OF THE OUTDOOR SPACE.

I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE GREAT. THIS IS DEFINITELY TO BE AN ATTRACTION FOR ALLEN.

IT'S GOING TO BRING A LOT OF FAMILIES HERE, PEOPLE WITH PETS JUST KIND OF ACTIVATE THE AREA, REALLY BRING PEOPLE OUT AND ENJOY THE BEAUTY OF THIS AREA.

AND WE HAVE SOME CONCEPT PLANS HERE.

OBVIOUSLY IT'S GOING TO REDO EVERYTHING, MAKE IT REALLY NICE IN THAT AREA.

KIND OF REDO THE FACADE OF THE BUILDING AS WELL IS ANOTHER ONE.

AND OBVIOUSLY BREWERIES ARE VERY POPULAR.

I KNOW THAT THAT WAS JUST DISCUSSED ABOUT AN ATTRACTION FOR ALLEN IN THE 6.3 THAT JUST WAS AHEAD OF US.

THIS IS TUFTS IN MCKINNEY.

THEY'RE PLANNING I THINK IT'S A 11 ACRE SITE OF JUST THIS HUGE BREWERY FACILITY WITH ALL THESE ACTIVITIES.

COMMUNITY BEER COMPANY IN DALLAS AS WELL, JUST OPENED A NEW FACILITY OFF OF JOHN CARPENTER FREEWAY, VERY SIMILAR IN NATURE TO WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO HERE.

AND SO THESE ARE TWO OTHER ONES IN DALLAS.

THEY'RE ALSO VERY FAMILY FRIENDLY.

BOTH OF THESE HAVE CHILDREN PLAY AREAS.

IF YOU CAN SEE OVER THERE ON THE RIGHT THAT IS ON ROTATION NEAR LOVE FIELD IS ACTUALLY A DESIGNATED PLAY AREA FOR CHILDREN WHERE PEOPLE CAN BRING THEIR FAMILIES TO HAVE DINNER AND OF COURSE, ENJOY AN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE, BUT AS WELL AS HAVE A PLACE FOR THE KIDS TO PLAY AS WELL.

AND THIS IS GOING TO BE AN ALLEN BREWERY.

WE'RE LOOKING TO PUT ALLEN ON OUR CANS, ON OUR LABELS SO PEOPLE WILL KNOW IT'S FROM ALLEN.

IT'S NOT JUST THIS IS A TEXAS BREWERY.

THIS IS A NORTH TEXAS BREWERY, THIS IS AN ALLEN BREWERY.

AND WE'RE VERY DEDICATED TO THE CITY OF ALLEN IN THAT REGARD.

SO HERE'S SOME INTERIOR CONCEPTS, OBVIOUSLY MORE MODERN OF A LOOK THAN WHAT IS THERE TODAY.

AND THIS IS OUR ECONOMIC IMPACT.

YOU KNOW, WE'RE LOOKING AT A 35 TO 40 NEW JOBS.

THESE ARE CONSERVATIVE NUMBERS FOR THE FIRST YEAR, FIRST YEAR SALES.

AND THEN OBVIOUSLY A LITTLE BIT FURTHER ON, WE'RE LOOKING TO ADD A LITTLE BIT MORE.

IT'S GOING TO BE A DESTINATION ALMOST IMMEDIATELY.

THEY ARE THEY ALSO OPERATE ARMOR COFFEE COMPANY RIGHT NOW.

AND SO THIS IS JUST AN EXTENSION OF THEIR OF THEIR ALREADY VERY POPULAR COFFEE COMPANY NOW.

AND SO OBVIOUSLY, STAFF RECOMMENDS APPROVAL, AS YOU JUST RECENTLY HEARD.

WE BELIEVE IT ALIGNS WITH A COMP PLAN OF ADDING NEW, DIVERSE BUSINESSES TO ALLEN.

YOU'RE GOING TO GAIN A GREAT BREWERY HERE IN ALLEN AND IT'S GOING TO BE WELL KNOWN.

PEOPLE ARE GOING TO TRAVEL HERE.

WE'VE REACHED OUT TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD, WILLOW CREEK'S ABOVE AND THAT'S THE NORTH OF US.

WE DIDN'T HEAR ANY OPPOSITION OR SUPPORT OF PRIOR TO COMMISSION AS WELL AS COUNCIL.

SO WE DON'T BELIEVE THAT THERE'S ANY OPPOSITION TO THIS CASE AS WELL.

AND I'M HERE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU. COUNCIL ANY QUESTIONS FOR THE PROPONENT OR FOR HAYLEY BEFORE WE HAVE THE PUBLIC HEARING? THANK YOU. THANK YOU. WE'LL GO AHEAD AND OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING AND ASK ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK FOR OR AGAINST THIS REQUEST TO PLEASE COME FORWARD AT THIS TIME.

STATE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD.

NOT SEEING ANYONE COMING FORWARD.

WE'LL GO AHEAD AND CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AND TURN THE MATTER BACK OVER TO THE COUNCIL.

YEAH. I'LL JUST SAY THAT I'M EXCITED FOR THIS PROJECT.

I KNOW. I LOVE YOUR YOUR COFFEE PLACE.

I'M SURE I'M GOING TO LOVE YOUR BREWING PLACE.

I WROTE A LITTLE NOTE. I LOVE HOW YOU GOT ZIGGY IN ON THAT PAGE, THAT WAS REALLY COOL.

I'M A PERSIAN GULF WAR VET MYSELF, SO LOOKING FORWARD TO IT [INAUDIBLE] THANK YOU.

DAVE. YEAH, I'LL SAY THE COFFEE BEAT.

STARBUCKS, HANDS DOWN. SO LET'S SEE HOW YOU DO WITH BEER.

YEAH. WELCOME. I FEEL A LOT OF PRESSURE TONIGHT BECAUSE IN THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS, YOU GUYS WERE IN THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS BUSINESS SECTION, SAID YOU WERE OPENING UP A BREWERY HERE IN ALLEN AND HADN'T EVEN GOT TO US YET.

SO I FIGURED, WELL, WE CAN'T HARDLY INTERRUPT THAT.

SO BUT NO WELCOME.

I ENJOY YOUR THE ARMOR BREWING PLACE.

I FREQUENT THAT AND I'M LOOKING FORWARD.

IT'S ABOUT TIME AND AND I'M REALLY IMPRESSED WITH THE PLANS AND EXCITED FOR YOU ALL TO GET UNDERWAY.

SO THANKS, GUYS.

AND I LIKE THE COMBINATION OF BOTH THE BREWERY AND OUR FOOD SITE AS WELL.

SO REALLY LOOKING FORWARD.

ALL RIGHT WITH THAT, DO WE HAVE AN ORDINANCE NUMBER? ORDINANCE NUMBER 3929-7-22.

I WOULD ENTERTAIN A MOTION AND A SECOND.

I'LL MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE ORDINANCE NUMBER 3929-7-22, SECOND.

MOTION AND SECOND. DOES EVERYONE UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY'RE VOTING ON? IF SO, PLEASE CAST YOUR BALLOT.

MAYBE. MAYBE WE CAN VOTE.

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HERE WE GO. ITEM PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

CONGRATULATIONS. GOOD LUCK.

I'M SURE YOU ALL WILL BE HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL IN ALLEN, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE ALLEN ON THE BEER.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT. NEXT, WE'LL GO ON TO ITEM 6.5, WHICH IS TO CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING AND ADOPT AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS OF PLANNED DEVELOPMENT NUMBER 127 QUARTER COMMERCIAL AND MULTIFAMILY RESIDENTIAL FOR APPROXIMATELY 59.629 ACRES OF LAND, GENERALLY LOCATED AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF STATE HIGHWAY

[6.5 Conduct a Public Hearing and adopt an Ordinance to amend the Development Regulations of Planned Development No. 127, Corridor Commercial and Multifamily Residential for approximately 59.629 acres of land generally located at the southeast corner of State Highway 121 and Custer Road.]

121 AND CUSTER ROAD AND MARC KURBANSADE, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR MAKING THE PRESENTATION.

GOOD EVENING. THANK YOU, MAYOR.

GOOD EVENING. MEMBERS OF COUNCIL.

GET THIS THING LOADED UP.

OKAY. SO THIS IS AN ITEM THAT WAS JUST READ INTO THE RECORD.

THE YELLOW STAR INDICATES THE LOCATION OF SUBJECT PROPERTY IN THE FAR NORTHWEST QUADRANT OF OUR CITY.

IT'S A LITTLE BIT CLOSER VIEW OF THIS SUBJECT PROPERTY YOU SEE SURROUNDING THE SUBJECT PROPERTY TO THE WEST ACROSS WELL, STARTING AT THE WESTERN PROPERTY LINE, INCLUDING CUSTER ROAD IS THE CITY OF PLANO.

TO THE NORTH IS THE CITY OF MCKINNEY.

TO THE EAST IS PD 141, WHICH IS THE ALLEN GATEWAY MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT.

AND THEN TO THE SOUTH IS A FEW BASED ON DESIGNATIONS UNDER PD 63, SOME SINGLE FAMILY RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE, AND THEN ON EITHER SIDE OF THAT, SOME CORRIDOR, COMMERCIAL AND COMMUNITY FACILITIES AND SOME STRAIGHT COMMUNITY FACILITIES, CITY OWNED PROPERTY.

WHAT'S HIGHLIGHTED HERE IS THE CURRENT PD.

THE CURRENT PD HAS AN MF18 BASED ZONING DISTRICT IN THE FAR SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE PROPERTY, WITH THE REMAINDER OF THE PROPERTY BEING IDENTIFIED AS A CORRIDOR COMMERCIAL THE BASE ZONING DISTRICT.

SO THIS IS THE EXISTING CONCEPT PLAN AGAINST THAT SAME PROPERTY IN THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE SITE HIGHLIGHTED FOR THE MULTIFAMILY.

AND THE REST OF THE SITE YOU CAN SEE IS HIGHLIGHTED AS IS ALL RETAIL ON THIS PROPERTY, RETAIL AND RESTAURANT.

AND SO I WANT TO TAKE THIS KIND OF OPPORTUNITY TO KIND OF PAINT HOW WE GOT TO WHERE WE GOT AND KIND OF HOW THIS STARTED OUT WITH OUR CONVERSATIONS WITH TRAMMELL CROW WHEN THEY APPROACHED US AND THEIR INTEREST ON THE SITE AND OUR KIND OF OUR FIRST MEETING.

SO I CAME IN THE DOOR AND WE ROLLED OUT THE CURRENT PD AND WE ALL KIND OF AGREED ACROSS THE TABLE THAT THIS PROPERTY ISN'T DEVELOPABLE AND NOT EVEN JUST OUR OPINIONS.

IT'S NOT DEVELOPABLE.

BUT SINCE THIS WAS ENTITLED, WE'VE GONE THROUGH MODERN CITY GOT ENTITLED, THE STRAND GOT ENTITLED, AND THEN THE FARM GOT AN AMENDMENT, THEN THE FARM GOT ANOTHER AMENDMENT, THE AVENUE GOT ENTITLED AND ALSO DID AN AMENDMENT.

AND ALLEN GATEWAY HAS GONE THROUGH A PD AND A PD AMENDMENT, ALL OF IT.

AND THEN THREE OF THOSE HAVE ALL BROKEN GROUND IN THIS TIME AND THIS IS STILL SITTING THERE.

SO CLEARLY THE MARKET'S NOT THERE FOR WHAT'S BEING PROPOSED ON THIS SITE.

SO THERE HAD TO BE SOME CHANGES.

SO THEY CAME FORWARD WITH US.

AND AS YOU ALL KNOW, WE'LL GET TO THE HARD PART FIRST, RIGHT.

MULTIFAMILY IS PART OF ANY MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT.

AND SO WHEN WE SAT DOWN WITH MY GUIDANCE TO THEM WAS ROLL OUT THE EXISTING PD AND I WANT TO PLOT EVERY SINGLE REGULATION IN THERE THAT'S IN THE EXISTING PD FROM THE MAXIMUM HEIGHT TO THE AREA.

I MEAN, EVERYTHING THAT'S IN THERE AND WE'RE NOT EXCEEDING ANY OF THOSE.

RIGHT. WE'RE GOING TO STAY WITHIN THOSE CONFINES.

I'LL TELL YOU, YOU GOT 99% OF THE WAY THERE PARKING.

THEY PROPOSED TO REDUCE SOME OF THE PARKING FOOTPRINT ON THE SITE, WHICH IS THE MARKET HAS CHANGED IN SIX YEARS OR FIVE YEARS SINCE THIS HAS BEEN APPROVED.

BUT THEY FOLLOWED EXACTLY WHAT'S IN THE URBAN RESIDENTIAL GUIDELINES AND THE PREVIOUS PD.

AND WHY THAT WAS IMPORTANT TO ME WAS THAT WHAT'S BEING PROPOSED IN THIS PD REALLY, THE LITMUS TEST WAS WHAT'S BEING PROPOSED IN THIS PD IF THEY WERE TO COME IN AND PROPOSE JUST THAT MULTIFAMILY COMPONENT UNDER THE CURRENT PD, IT WOULD BE ADMINISTRATIVELY APPROVED BY STAFF, RIGHT? AND SO WHAT WOULD COME FORWARD RIGHT NOW IS THEY COULD BUILD THIS FOOTPRINT, WHAT THEY'RE PROPOSING IN THEIR CURRENT PLAN.

BUT IN THAT AREA THAT'S HIGHLIGHTED IN ORANGE WITH 108,000 SQUARE FEET OF RETAIL AND RETAIL AT GOING VERTICAL STAGE IS IN THE CURRENT PD AND THE BALANCE OF THOSE UNITS COULD COME ON BOARD.

NOW, WHAT I'VE HAD CONVERSATIONS I THINK WITH A FEW OF YOU ON COUNCIL IS THAT WHAT'S MISSING IN THE CURRENT PD IS THE NUMBER OF MAXIMUM NUMBER OF DWELLING UNITS, RIGHT? THERE'S NOTHING THERE TO HANG OUR HAT ON.

AND WE'RE SO USED TO THAT. WE WANT TO SAY LIKE, WHAT'S THE MAX THAT THEY CAN DO THEN AND WHAT ARE THEY TRYING TO DO NOW? RIGHT. THAT'S WHERE WE WANT TO GO.

THERE'S NOT AN EASY WAY TO GET THERE.

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SO WHAT STAFF DOES IS WE LOOK AT EVERYTHING IN CONCERT AS FAR AS ALL THE REGULATIONS, THE ELEVATIONS, THE [INAUDIBLE] SITE PLAN AND SAY, DOES IT MEET THE INTENT OF THAT RIGHT.

AND STAFF FEELS THAT MEETS THE INTENT.

AND I THIS WAS ONE OF THOSE THAT WAS EVEN KIND OF A LITTLE VAGUE, TOO.

AND I EVEN BOUNCED IT OFF OUR CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE TO SAY, HEY, THIS IS HOW WE'RE INTERPRETING IT.

ARE YOU ALL IN LINE WITH THIS? DO YOU FEEL THAT THIS IS A PROPER INTERPRETATION? WE RECEIVED CONCURRENCE FROM THAT AS WELL.

SO THAT'S A LONG WAY OF ME GOING THROUGH SAYING THAT THE MULTIFAMILY IS GOING TO STAY THE SAME.

IT'S WHAT'S CURRENTLY ENTITLED EXCEPT THE BALANCE OF WHAT'S IN TRACT ONE IS NOW DEVELOPABLE AND IS A BETTER PRODUCT.

IT'S BRINGING EMPLOYMENT TO THE TABLE.

IT'S BRINGING A BETTER LAYOUT OF THESE USES.

IT'S BRINGING A BETTER GRID WORK OF THE STREETS IN HERE AS OPPOSED TO THE KIND OF THE PARKING FIELD IN THE MIDDLE.

IT'S BRINGING A SIZABLE AND [INAUDIBLE] OPEN SPACE.

ALL THESE THINGS THAT ARE GOING TO COME ALONG THAT ARE JUST GOING TO ADD THIS DEVELOPMENT, ADD TO THE VALUE OF THIS DEVELOPMENT, AND NOT SACRIFICING THE MULTIFAMILY.

SO THAT'S THAT HAD TO BE A THAT HAD TO BE A CONCEPT FROM THE PRIOR ONE.

IT'S NOT GOING TO GET ANY SECOND CHANGE FROM THE PRIOR ONE, BUT WE'RE GOING TO ADD ALL THESE OTHER THINGS THAT ARE GOING TO MAKE THIS DEVELOPMENT ONLY BETTER AND NOT ADD ANY MORE MULTIFAMILY.

SO THE URBAN RESIDENTIAL REGULATIONS THAT ARE CURRENTLY IN PLACE, THESE WERE THE THIS WAS KIND OF THE BASIS FOR WHAT IS NOW IN OUR LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE IN SECTION 606-13 RIGHT.

AND THIS IS WHAT SET THIS SET THE STANDARD FOR HAVING THE CLIMATE CONTROLLED INTERIOR, HAVING THE PARK DIFFERENT PARKING RATIOS, HAVING NOT LESS THAN 70% OF THE PARKING SPACES LOCATED ON SITE, IN STRUCTURE, PARKING, ALL THOSE THINGS THAT ARE IN THE CURRENT PD.

THOSE THOSE WERE IN PLACE AND THOSE WOUND UP BEING CODIFIED.

SO THESE ARE LARGELY BEING ADHERED TO WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THAT THIRD BULLET, WHICH I MENTIONED.

I'LL GO OVER THAT IN A LITTLE BIT.

SO WALK THROUGH DIFFERENT TRACKS AND CHARACTER AREAS.

THE FIRST TRACK, THE WEST RETAIL CHARACTER AREA, THIS IS GOING TO BE THE CONVENTIONAL TYPE DEVELOPMENT PORTION.

THIS IS GOING TO BE RIGHT NOW, IT'S SLATED FOR A LARGE FORMAT GROCER, A FEW PARCELS ON HERE.

THIS IS WHERE YOU'RE GOING TO TYPICALLY SEE.

AND SO WE WERE TRYING TO MAKE MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT, YOU KNOW, THIS WHOLE THING MIXED USE.

BUT THIS ONE FELT LIKE THIS WAS KIND OF A NOD TO WHAT'S SURROUNDING US.

RIGHT. YOU'VE GOT STATE HIGHWAY 121.

IT'S STILL VERY AUTO CENTRIC.

YOU GOT CUSTER ROAD. SO THERE'S STILL THAT OPPORTUNITY FOR SOME VEHICLE CENTRIC USES HERE.

THE MARKET'S GOING TO DEMAND THOSE.

BUT WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY ON THE EAST END OF THIS TRACT TO BEGIN TO MIGRATE INTO THE MIXED USE COMPONENT.

AND I WANT YOU TO ENVISION THIS NOT ONLY IS ENDING ON THE END OF THE SCREEN HERE FROM A MIXED USE COMPONENT, BUT CONTINUING TO MIGRATE AS YOU GET FARTHER TO THE EAST, INCORPORATING ALLEN GATEWAY AND AS YOU GET JUST KEEP MARCHING DOWN, RIGHT? YOU GET ALLEN GATEWAY AND YOU GET TO THE STEAM CENTER AND YOU GET TO COLLIN COLLEGE AND GET OVER TO THE AVENUE AND THE FARM.

ALL THESE MIXED USE COMPONENTS ARE ULTIMATELY GOING TO CONNECT, WHETHER IT'S GETTING DOWN INTO RIDGEVIEW TRAIL OR THROUGH THE EAST SIDE OF THIS DEVELOPMENT WITH ALLEN GATEWAY HAVING A SHARED ACCESS DRIVE.

SO THOSE ARE GOING TO BLEND TOGETHER.

SO I WANT I WANT TO THINK OF THAT MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT ON A LITTLE LARGER SCALE THAN JUST THE 60 ACRES IT'S ON HERE.

SO GOING THROUGH THIS DEVELOPMENT, THEN WE GET INTO TRACK TWO.

THIS IS THE URBAN RESIDENTIAL PORTION OF THE DEVELOPMENT AND THAT'S COVERED.

NOW, WHAT YOU'VE SEEN CHANGED HERE AS IT'S MOVED UP OUT OF THE SOUTH END, IT'S A LITTLE BIT FARTHER AWAY FROM THE SINGLE FAMILY TO THE SOUTH, PUTS IT A LITTLE BIT MORE CENTRALLY LOCATED AND CLOSER TOWARDS THE EXISTING MIXED USE TO THE NORTH RIGHT ARM IN THE PROPOSED MIXED USE TO NORTH, WHICH WILL BE KIND OF RESTAURANT OFFICE USES AND IT INTEGRATES WITH THEM A LITTLE BIT BETTER.

THAT STREET THAT WILL SEPARATE THE NORTH END OF THIS DEVELOPMENT IS GOING TO HAVE A BETTER INTERFACE WITH THE NON RESIDENTIAL COMPONENTS.

TRACK THREE IS THE TOWNHOMES.

THIS IS JUST A TRANSITION OF DENSITY AS YOU GET FARTHER TO THE SOUTH TO BE ABLE TO HAVE SOMETHING A LITTLE LESS THAN URBAN RESIDENTIAL.

SO AND WE'VE SEEN THAT AS WE'VE GOTTEN INTO SOME SINGLE FAMILY DEVELOPMENTS IN THE PAST WHERE WE GOT INTO THAT TOWNHOME LEVEL DEVELOPMENT.

TRACT FOUR, THE EAST MIXED USE.

THIS IS GOING TO HAVE TO BE OUR TYPICAL MIXED USE.

AND SO THIS IS WHEN WE MET EARLY WITH THE APPLICANT.

YOU KNOW, THEY HAD THIS IDEA OF HAVING LARGE FORMAT GROWTH AROUND TRACT ONE.

AND SO WE SAID, WELL, WHAT ABOUT THIS THEIR STAFF KIND OF ASKED AND THEY WERE AND THANKFULLY THEY WERE SPEAKING THE SAME LANGUAGE AS US.

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I SAID, WHAT IF WE TAKE THAT POINT AND TRY TO DRAW A LINE IN THE SAND AND SAY, FROM THIS POINT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE MIXED USE, BUT WE'RE GOING TO DO OUR BEST TO BLEND THERE AND BEGIN TO USE STREETS THAT HAVE ON STREET PARKING, TAKE THE RESTAURANTS THAT ARE IN TRACT FOUR AND RATHER THAN FACE THEM AT STATE HIGHWAY 121, FRONT THEM ON THE STREET INTERNAL SO THAT THEY'RE INTERFACING WITH THE URBAN RESIDENTIAL TO THE SOUTH.

YOU'LL SEE IN A SECOND IN TRACT FIVE THAT OPEN SPACE BEGIN TO ACTIVATE THAT OPEN SPACE AND PUTTING EYES ON THAT OPEN SPACE AND REALLY BEGIN TO MAKE THIS A MIXED USE SO THAT AGAIN, AS WE TRANSITION TO THE EAST, IT REALLY IS A SIMILAR CHARACTER.

AND THEN TRACT FIVE OPEN SPACE IS WHERE STAFF HAD AN ASK OF, HEY, WE HAVE AN IDEA, CAN YOU SPEND SOME MONEY HERE AND HIRE SOME LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS AND CONSULTANTS ON THE FRONT END THAT YOU TYPICALLY DON'T DO TO BEGIN TO PROGRAM THIS SPACE AND AMENITIZE THIS SPACE? SO IT'S NOT JUST OPEN SPACE BECAUSE IF YOU REMEMBER ON THE OTHER PLAN, THERE WAS A SMALL PLAZA NEXT TO THE URBAN RESIDENTIAL, BUT THERE WAS NO OPEN SPACE, NO ACTIVATED OPEN SPACE OR AMENITIZED OPEN SPACE.

SO THIS IS GOING TO ADD VALUE.

NOW, THIS IS LARGELY GOING TO SERVE DETENTION PURPOSE.

SO FROM A CIVIL ENGINEERING STANDPOINT, IT SERVES A FUNCTIONAL PURPOSE.

RIGHT. BUT IT'S NOT A HOLE IN THE GROUND RIGHT.

IT'S NOT JUST A DETENTION POND.

YOU'LL SEE FROM SOME OF THE RENDERINGS THAT THEY'VE DONE THAT THEY'VE REALLY SPENT SOME TIME AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, THEY'RE GOING TO SPEND A LOT OF MONEY AND AMENITIZING THE OUTSIDE OF THIS. SO IT BECOMES AN OPEN SPACE TO BECOME CENTRAL TO THE DEVELOPMENT RATHER THAN SOMETHING YOU TURN YOUR BACK TO.

SO THIS IS LOOKING AT THE PLAN IN WHOLE OR AS YOU SEE ALL THE DIFFERENT TRACKS THAT I JUST WENT THROUGH AND HOW THEY KIND OF CONNECT TO ONE ANOTHER AND HOW TO INTERFACE WITH ONE ANOTHER. THIS IS A REGULATING PLAN.

IT'S NOT A CONCEPT PLAN.

YOU'LL SEE A CONCEPT PLAN FROM THE APPLICANT JUST FOR LUXURY.

OF PURPOSES, BUT THAT WON'T BE ANYTHING THAT'S BEING PROPOSED TO BE CODIFIED.

THIS WILL HAVE ALL THE ALL THE COMPONENTS THAT ARE BUILT INTO THE REGULATIONS THEMSELVES TO ALLOW TO DEVELOP HOW THE CONCEPT PLAN IS BEING PROPOSED.

BUT THIS IS HOW THIS SITE LAYS OUT AND CONNECTS INTERNALLY.

AND SO WHAT I SEE IN THIS IS I LOOK AT IT DIFFERENTLY THAN THE PRIOR PLAN IS.

IT'S NOT THAT BIG SEA OF PARKING IN THE MIDDLE.

IT'S THE CENTRAL FEATURE.

RIGHT. YOU HAVE THIS THIS OPEN SPACE THAT BECOMES A CENTRAL FEATURE.

AND SO YOU REALLY HAVE A I USE ALL TIME.

YOU HAVE A THERE THERE NOW.

AND SO YOU'RE STARTING TO CREATE A PLACE THAT PEOPLE ARE GOING TO NOT GO, DO SOMETHING, LEAVE, BUT ARE GOING THERE FOR A PURPOSE TO STAY.

AND AND YOU HAVE THAT DAY AND NIGHT POPULATION.

LOOKING UP HERE, THIS SHARED DRIVE WITH ALLEN GATEWAY TO THE EAST IS THE PROPOSED WAY AT THE FAR NORTH TO THE EAST IS THE PROPOSED COKE TOWER.

JUST RECEIVED SITE PLAN APPROVAL IN THAT DEVELOPMENT.

AND SO THAT'S A LARGE OFFICE TOWER THAT WILL HAVE A SHARED ACCESS FOR THE AREA THAT'S SHOWN IN GREEN AND ENERGY TO THE SOUTH.

THIS IS THEIR URBAN RESIDENTIAL COMPONENTS AS WELL.

SO NOW YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE THE STREETS FACING EACH OTHER.

SO THE IDEA IS THAT YOU DON'T HAVE TO DRAW A LINE IN THE SAND AND SEPARATE THESE TWO DEVELOPMENTS.

THEY'RE LITERALLY GOING TO BE URBAN RESIDENTIAL ON EITHER SIDE, BUT THEY'LL BE SHARING A STREET AND A COMMON STREET WITH COMMON CHARACTER GOING UP AND DOWN THE SIDE.

SO IT'LL BE DIFFICULT TO DIFFERENTIATE WHERE THE ONE BEGINS.

ONE ENDS BECAUSE THEY'RE SHARING A COMMON DRIVE.

THE DIFFERENT OPEN SPACE COMPONENTS.

SO THIS IS THE DETENTION POND.

SO WE'VE SEEN DETENTION PONDS ELSEWHERE IN THE CITY.

A COUPLE COME UP ON RECENT ZONING CASES THAT WERE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT TO DO WITH.

BUT THIS IS A LARGE POND, BUT CLEARLY THIS IS GOING TO BE A DIFFERENT EFFECT AS FAR AS JUST SERVING ITS HYDROLOGIC AND HYDRAULIC PURPOSES RIGHT. IT'S GOING TO HAVE AMENITIZATION.

THIS IS THE ONLY WALL IN THIS DEVELOPMENT AND THAT WE'RE PROPOSING.

AND I'M NOT A HUGE FAN OF WALLS RIGHT.

AND YOU'VE SEEN ON SOME DEVELOPMENTS BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE ONCE YOU DO THE WALL, YOU'RE DOING IT ON PURPOSE BECAUSE THE THINGS DON'T MATCH.

RIGHT. AND SO YOU'RE TRYING TO SEPARATE THEM AND BUFFER THEM.

BUT I THINK IT'S APPROPRIATE IN THIS CASE AND WHICH IS WHY IT'S ONLY USED IN THIS SMALL INSTANCE.

BUT THIS WALL HERE BUFFERS THAT SERVICE COURT AREA.

BUT ON THIS FLIP SIDE, YOU YOU PUT IN THIS, YOU JUST PUT IT IN THIS GREAT AMENITY TO THE SITE.

AS WE MARCH AROUND COUNTERCLOCKWISE, YOU GO TO THE TOWN HOME LAWN.

NOW, THIS IS THAT URBAN RESIDENTIAL LAWN TO THE TOP OF THE TENSION POND.

THIS BECOMES LESS FORMAL, BUT IS IT AN AMENITY FOR THESE TOWNHOME COMPONENTS, FOR THESE TOWNHOME UNITS? BUT YOU CAN SEE THAT CONNECTION COMING THROUGH, RIGHT? SO YOU HAVE THAT LARGE KIND OF WALKWAY, PEDESTRIAN CONNECTION HERE AND YOU'LL SEE WHEN I GET TO THE END.

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SO WE'LL PUT A PIN IN IT RIGHT HERE BECAUSE YOU SEE THE LAST SLIDE I SHOW THIS, THIS REALLY OPENS UP AS WELL.

SO WE'RE GOING AROUND TO NUMBER THREE.

THIS IS A CENTRAL LAWN AGAIN FOR THE TOWNHOMES.

THEY'RE STILL WORKING THROUGH PROGRAMING THIS.

BUT YOU HAVE THIS MEWS CONDITION THROUGHOUT HERE WHERE THE TOWNHOMES OPEN UP TO ONE ANOTHER AND THEY GO INTO THE CENTRAL LAWN AGAIN.

THESE OPEN SPACES ARE NOT THAT LET'S LAY OUT THE SITE AND WE HAVE THE REMNANT PARCEL IN THE CORNER.

THAT'S A TRIANGLE THAT WE DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH.

THAT'S OPEN SPACE.

YOU KNOW, THEY WENT THE OTHER WAY AND THEY STARTED WITH THE OPEN SPACE FIRST TO IDENTIFY WHERE WE'RE CONNECTING AND THEN BUILT AROUND IT, WHICH IS THE WAY YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO DO IT. NOW, IT DOESN'T ALWAYS YIELD THE HIGHEST DENSITY TO DO STUFF LIKE THAT, BUT THIS CREATES HONESTLY A BETTER SPACE AND A BETTER MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT.

AND TO THE NORTH, THE PLAZA AT THE FAR END OF THE URBAN RESIDENTIAL, THIS BECOMES DEFINITELY A FORMAL SPACE.

YOU EXPECT MORE HARDSCAPE COMPONENTS, BUT YOU CAN SEE HOW THEY'RE GOING TO INTERFACE WITH THE RESTAURANTS THAT FRONT ON THESE STREETS YOU SEE THE ON STREET PARKING TYPICAL WE'VE SEEN A MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT THIS JUST ACTS DIFFERENTLY BUT THIS CREATES A LITTLE BIT OF A BUFFER FOR THESE UNITS THEY'RE LOOKING OUT HERE, BUT ALSO CREATES A PUBLIC AMENITY.

YOU'RE NOT GOING.

RIGHT. MEAN THERE'S NOTHING.

IT'S PRETTY BAD OFF THE TRACK FOR UP HERE.

YEAH. SO THERE'S OPPORTUNITIES FOR OPEN SPACE AND TRACK FOR WHAT I WOULD SAY WOULD HAPPEN IS AS THESE RESTAURANTS START TO DEVELOP, YOU'RE GOING TO SEE KIND OF A PUBLIC PRIVATE PERHAPS. SO IF YOU WIND UP WITH OUTDOOR SEATING, WHICH WOULD BE WHOLLY APPROPRIATE TO HAVE OUTDOOR SEATING OUT ON HERE, THAT YOU CAN START TO CREATE THAT OUTDOOR SEATING AND THEN KIND OF BLEND THAT INTO PLAZA.

SO YOU BLEND THAT PUBLIC PRIVATE SPACE ON THE STREET.

BUT YEAH, THE EXISTING OPEN SPACE THAT'S SHOWN HERE MEET THE 16 ACRES OF REQUIRED THEY WILL CAN EXTEND BUT THEY'RE GOING TO THE MONETIZATION OF IT IS GOING TO OFFSET IT.

SO THE COST FOR THE AMENITIZATION IS GOING TO OFFSET SOME OF THE ACREAGE.

AND SO THAT'S WHAT'S WRITTEN INTO THE PD.

THEY'RE NOT GOING TO GET TO THE FULL ACREAGE.

RIGHT. BUT NONE OF OUR PDS HAVE.

RIGHT HAVE GOT THAT FULL ACREAGE BECAUSE WHAT'S REQUIRED IS 16 ACRES OF GRASS RIGHT, PER OUR CODE.

AND SO WHAT WE TRY TO COME IN AND FIGURE OUT, WELL, WHAT'S LESS ACREAGE, BUT IF WE'RE PUTTING IN ALL THESE AMENITIES INTO THAT, WHAT'S THE VALUE THAT THAT ADDS? BECAUSE THE 16 ACRES OF GRASS IS REALLY A SUBURBAN CRITERIA.

IT'S NOT AN URBAN CRITERIA.

AND SO LET'S SEE HOW WE CAN MAGNETIZE THAT BY HARDSCAPE AND SEEDING FOUNTAINS, THINGS THAT ARE INTERACTIVE ON THE SITE BENCHES, JUST OUTDOOR PLAY AREAS, DOG RUNS, ALL THOSE THINGS THAT COST MONEY.

THOSE HAVE MORE OF A VALUE TO CREATING A PLACE THAN JUST SOD.

AND SO THAT'S HOW THAT THEY'LL WANT A MEETING, THAT REQUIREMENT.

SO AS WE GET DOWN TO THE FINAL ONE, TO THE TRAIL CONNECTION, THIS IS A LITTLE BIT SMALLER IN THE PD ITSELF.

BUT THE TRAIL CONNECTION ITSELF, I REMEMBER COMING DOWN AND WE'RE CONNECTING, GOING ALL THE WAY UP TO THE TOP.

SO THIS TRAIL CONNECTION IS ULTIMATELY GOING TO RUN ITS WAY ALL THE WAY TO THE NORTH AND RUN THROUGH THE TOWNHOME SECTION.

AND THEN IT'S GOING TO COME UP THROUGH THE DETENTION POND AND THEN COME TO THE MAIN EAST-WEST STREET.

THAT'S THE MIXED USE STREET.

NOW, THIS WASN'T SOMETHING THAT THEY INITIALLY THEY, TRAMMELL CROW CAME TO THE TABLE WITH.

THIS WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS BORN OUT OF.

LET'S GO AHEAD AND PREEMPTIVELY MEET WITH THE NEIGHBORING RESIDENTS AND THE NEIGHBORING HOA AND SAY, HEY, THIS IS WHAT WE'RE PROPOSING DOING.

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE? AND THEY HEARD FROM THE RESIDENTS SAID, HEY, WE'D REALLY LIKE TO SEE A TRAIL OF CONNECTION HERE.

AND THEN PARKS TALKED ABOUT THAT AS WELL, TO BE ABLE TO GIVE US THE RESIDENTS AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE ABLE TO WALK UP TO HERE AND USE SOME OF THESE RESTAURANTS, INTERACT WITH WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THIS MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT.

SO THIS WAS BORN OUT OF THAT CONVERSATION WITH THE NEIGHBORING HOA AND THE RESIDENTS THERE.

STREET CROSS SECTIONS.

A LOT OF LINES ON HERE AND A LOT OF DIMENSIONS ON HERE, AND NONE OF WHICH YOU CAN READ.

I THINK YOU CAN READ THEM IN YOUR TAKEAWAY.

YOU CAN READ THEM IN YOUR PACKET.

BUT THE TAKEAWAY HERE IS THAT THESE ARE ALL GOING TO BE DEVELOPED AS PRIVATE STREETS.

I KNOW THAT MAKES US AND MAKES CHRIS IS AROUND THERE, MAKES CHRIS HAPPY BECAUSE IT TAKES A LONG TERM MAINTENANCE COSTS SO THE PRIVATELY MAINTAINED STREETS.

SO OUTDOOR SALES AND DISPLAY THIS IS FOR A LARGE FORMAT GROCER TALKED ABOUT AND TRACKED WINE IN ANTICIPATION OF THAT AND THIS WOULD ONLY BE TIED TO THAT SHOULD THIS COME TO, TO HAVE DIFFERENT OPPORTUNITIES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR TO ONE OUT FRONT GET CLOSER TO FRONT SO

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ONE OUT FRONT HAVE A SEASONAL SALES AREA OR OUTDOOR SALES THAT ARE ALONG THE FRONT OF THE STORE.

AND SO WE SEE SIMILAR REGULATIONS LIKE THIS AND OUR OTHER LARGE STORES, YOU SEE CABELA'S HAS SPEED REGULATIONS LIKE THAT, HOME DEPOTS, LOWE'S, THINGS LIKE THAT. WE'LL HAVE THOSE TYPES OF REGULATIONS, BUT THIS CREATES THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE THOSE THROUGHOUT DIFFERENT TIMES OF THE YEAR AND WE'LL ALWAYS EVALUATE THEM FROM CIRCULATION, FIBER ACCESS, THINGS LIKE THAT.

IT GIVES THAT OPPORTUNITY AND THEN THE BACK ALLOWS FOR REFRIGERATED TRAILERS TO BE STORED BACK THERE AT DIFFERENT TIMES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, USUALLY MARKED AROUND PEAK HOLIDAY TIMES OR SLIDE.

SO I KNOW WE'RE NOT TALKING THE LANDSCAPING PLAN, BUT EVERYTHING WE'VE LOOKED AT IS LANDSCAPE, RIGHT? IT'S KIND OF TIMES ON THAT ONE LINE LOOKING AT A SURFACE PARKING LOT THAT HAS NO LANDSCAPING ANY.

SO. SO YOU'LL GET YOU'LL GET LANDSCAPING AT THESE LOCATIONS.

AND KEEP IN MIND, THIS IS STILL A CONCEPT, RIGHT? YEAH. YEAH.

YEAH. BECAUSE THIS WAS MADE MAINLY FOR THE PURPOSE OF SHOWING THESE OUTDOOR SALES AREAS AND DELINEATING THOSE.

BUT YOU WILL SEE THIS.

THIS WILL MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF ALL OF OUR LANDSCAPING PER OUR CODE TO ALLOW ALL THE LANDSCAPING TO OCCUR AND ANY LARGE FORMAT LIKE THIS.

SO YOU'LL SEE LANDSCAPING AT THESE TERMINAL ISLANDS.

YOU'LL SEE A TREE, ALL THE TREE SPACING AND REQUIRED TO HAVE A TREE WITHIN SO MANY FEET OF EVERY OTHER TREE.

THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS THAT WILL GO INTO THIS AS WE KIND OF SHARPEN OUR PENCILS AND GET TO THE NEXT STAGE.

BUT IT WILL MEET OUR LANDSCAPING REQUIREMENTS.

WE WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO PROVE IT IF IT DIDN'T.

SO MOVING ALONG TO THE OFFICE ELEVATIONS ON THESE BOUNCE THROUGH THESE PRETTY QUICKLY ON HONESTLY ON MOST ELEVATIONS BUT WHAT I'LL CALL OUT HERE ON AT FIRST AS I GO THROUGH THEM WHAT WE HONE INTO IS CHANGE IN MATERIALS.

WE CAN'T REGULATE MATERIALS, BUT A CHANGE IN MATERIALS NONETHELESS, CHANGE IN RELIEF AND FACADES, CHANGE IN ARTICULATION, BOTH HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL PLAINS, AND HAVING THAT RELIEF IN THAT VISUAL INTEREST.

AND SO THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO SEE IN THESE ELEVATIONS.

YOU CAN SEE CHANGES IN MATERIALS CHANGE AND RELIEF AND ARTICULATION, AND YOU'LL SEE THAT ON THE OFFICE BUILDING, YOU'LL SEE IT HERE ON THE SOUTH ELEVATION, WHICH IS THE PRIMARY FACADE OF THIS DEVELOPMENT.

YOU SEE THAT CHANGE.

EAST AND WEST, WHICH ARE YOUR B FACADES ARGUABLY ALONG THE SIDES.

BUT THOSE WILL HAVE OPPORTUNITIES WHERE THEY HAVE OUTDOOR SEATING, THINGS LIKE THAT, WHERE YOU HAVE A LITTLE BIT MORE VISUAL INTEREST.

BUT AGAIN, STILL NOT SACRIFICING.

IT'S NOT A BLANK WALL.

RIGHT, BUT IT'S STILL NOT THE SAME AS THE NORTH THAT'S EXPECTED.

URBAN, RESIDENTIAL, RUNNING THE LENGTH OF THAT AND PULLING OUT DIFFERENT MATERIALS, DIFFERENT COLORS, DIFFERENT CHANGES IN ELEVATIONS COLUMNS, DIFFERENT ARCHITECTURAL FEATURES TO CREATE VISUAL INTEREST.

BECAUSE THESE ARE THESE THE VISUAL INTERESTS FOR THESE.

AND WHERE THESE ARE SEEN, THEY'RE SEEN AT THIS LEVEL, RIGHT? SO THE PEDESTRIAN AT THIS LEVEL IS GOING TO SEE THAT FACADE FROM WHERE Y'ALL ARE SITTING, AND THAT'S WHERE THE VISUAL INTEREST OCCURS.

AND SO CREATING THOSE FEATURES AT THE GROUND LEVEL, AT THE PEDESTRIAN SCALE, IT JUST CREATES A MORE ENJOYABLE PEDESTRIAN REALM.

SO SAME THING ON THE ADDITIONAL FACADES, BOTH NORTH AND SOUTH.

KIND OF TIME WITH. TOM JONES.

YEAH, ABSOLUTELY.

YEAH, ABSOLUTELY.

WE'LL HAVE TO HAVE THOSE.

THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE A LOT OF A LOT OF FRONTAGE ON MEWS LOCATIONS IN HERE.

AND SO IT'S GOING TO BE A CHALLENGE TO BE ABLE TO HAVE THAT VISUAL INTEREST ON ON ALL THOSE SIDES.

BUT WE WILL HOLD THEM TO THE SAME STANDARDS THAT WE ALWAYS HAVE.

SO CURRENT VERSUS ON THE URBAN RESIDENTIAL? YEAH. MY UNDERSTANDING IS RIGHT NOW THERE TECHNICALLY ISN'T A LIMIT.

IS THAT WHAT I HEARD YOU SAY? YEAH. SO FROM AN URBAN RESIDENTIAL, FROM A RESIDENTIAL STANDPOINT IN THE CURRENT PD, IT DOESN'T HAVE A LIMIT EXPLICITLY.

AND THE CURRENT PD, IF WE APPROVE THIS, IT WILL THEN HAVE A LIMIT OF HOW MANY UNITS THEY'RE PROPOSING.

1200. 1200.

OKAY. HYPOTHETICALLY SPEAKING, LET'S SAY WE APPROVE THIS AND THE GROCER BACKS OUT.

IT'S STILL A LIMIT OF 1200 UNITS.

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CORRECT. IF WE DON'T APPROVE THIS AND THE GROCER BACKS OUT, COULD THEY SOMEHOW PUT MORE THAN 1200 UNITS ON THERE? SO I'M GOING TO GET INTO A HYPOTHETICAL.

WHAT IF AND A COUPLE OF DEGREES OF THAT.

RIGHT. RIGHT NOW. SO IN THE CURRENT PD RIGHT.

IT DOESN'T HAVE A LIMIT OF UNITS IN IT.

IT'S NOT RUN INTO THE PD.

IT'S WRITTEN IN TO SAY A MAXIMUM OF FOUR STORID CLIMATE CONTROLLED 70% STRUCTURE PARK.

IT HAS REPRESENTATIVE ELEVATIONS ILLUSTRATIVE SITE PLAN THAT SAYS THAT GENERAL HAS TO MEET THIS LAYOUT ON 15.75 ACRES.

SO IF THEY COULD MEET THOSE REQUIREMENTS AND MEET THE INTENT OF THE CURRENT PD AND IF THEY WIND UP NORTH OF 1200 UNITS AND MEET THAT INTENT, THEN THAT CAN GO THROUGH AN ADMINISTRATIVE LEVEL APPROVAL FROM THE CITY STAFF STANDPOINT.

NOW, NOBODY'S RUN A STUDY OR RUN A DENSITY STUDY OR RUN ANY KIND OF CONCEPT SITE PLAN TO SEE WHETHER OR NOT THAT'S POSSIBLE.

IT COULD BE RIGHT.

THEY COULD. IT IS A POSSIBILITY, BUT NOBODY'S RUNNING IT TO SAY DEFINITIVELY WHETHER OR NOT THEY CAN MAKE THOSE UNITS HERE.

BUT THEY COULD COME IN WITH NORTH OF 1200 UNITS POTENTIALLY, AND MEET ALL THOSE REQUIREMENTS AND AND HAVE 108,000 SQUARE FEET.

I THINK OF RETAIL AND BEGINNING TO GO VERTICAL WOULD BE THE ONLY OTHER REQUIREMENT ON THIS SITE.

BUT MARC, JUST TO CLARIFY ON THAT, THEY HAVE, WHAT, 15.8 ACRES OR WHATEVER IN THE CURRENT PD FOR THE URBAN RESIDENTIAL PRODUCT? THE NEW PROPOSAL IS, WHAT, 15.3 OR JUST A SLIGHTLY SMALLER ACREAGE.

BOTH OF THEM ARE LIMITED TO FOUR STORIES.

AND IF THEY MAXED OUT WHAT THEY COULD DO IN THE CURRENT P.D., TECHNICALLY, THEY COULD PROBABLY YIELD A COUPLE MORE UNITS THAN WHAT YOU WOULD HAVE IN THE PROPOSAL WHEN THE CURRENT PROPOSAL, BECAUSE THEY'RE DOING IT ON LESS ACREAGE, THAT'S THEORETICAL.

BUT I TEND TO THINK THAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT ALMOST THE SAME NUMBERS ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.

YEAH, APPLES TO APPLES.

IT'S A IT'S ACTUALLY A 1500S OF AN ACRE, SO 0.15 ACRES REDUCTION FROM THE CURRENT PD TO WHAT'S BEING PROPOSED OR LESS URBAN RESIDENTIAL LAND AREA.

SO YEAH, HYPOTHETICALLY, ALL THINGS EQUAL ACROSS BOTH DEVELOPMENTS ON 15.75 ACRES, YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO MORE UNITS THAN ON 15.6 ACRES BEING ALL THE STANDARDS ARE HELD EQUAL.

RIGHT. SO THE OLD PD, YOU SHOULD TECHNICALLY BE ABLE TO DO MORE UNITS THAN UNDER WHAT'S BEING PROPOSED, ALL THINGS EQUAL.

SO THEY'LL STILL BE CONSTRAINED BY THE MAXIMUM ACREAGE FOR THE ENTIRE PLOT.

YEAH. 15 IN THIS CASE.

NOW IT'S LESS THAN IT WAS IN THE CURRENT PDA.

SURE. I JUST WANT TO CONFIRM THAT THE H0A RIGHT BEHIND THEM THERE ARE ON BOARD WITH THIS.

THEY'RE OKAY WITH THIS.

ABSOLUTELY. AND SO YOU'LL SEE IT THE P AND Z, MEANING THAT WE'RE GOING TO GO INTO THIS A LITTLE BIT MORE OF THE P&Z MEETING, THEY HAD A COUPLE OF MEMBERS SHOW UP TO SPEAK IN FAVOR. AND I THINK THE HOA PRESIDENT EVEN WROTE A LETTER IN SUPPORT OF THIS OF THIS PROJECT.

BUT YOU'LL SEE THAT FROM THE APPLICANT.

THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE MORE SO CURRENT VERSUS PROPOSED PD, ON URBAN RESIDENTIAL USE.

I THINK WE'VE COVERED THAT.

AS FAR AS WHAT'S CHANGED IN IT, THE PHASING, I'LL COVER THAT IN A MOMENT.

CONCEPT PLAN VERSUS REGULATING PLAN.

AND THAT IDEA THAT WE'RE NOT THAT LEVEL OF DETAIL NOW ANY MORE REGULATING PLAN FOR MIXED USE DEVELOPMENTS IS WHAT'S BEING PROPOSED HERE.

AND THEN TRAFFIC IMPROVEMENTS THAT HAS CHANGED.

THE PRIOR PLAN HAD A REQUIREMENT THAT TRAFFIC SIGNAL BE INSTALLED.

SINCE THEN, THE APPLICANT HAS SPOKEN WITH THE CITY PLANNER AND THE CITY OF PLANO BEING THIS IS THEIR THOROUGHFARE ACROSS THE ROAD.

CITY'S MUNICIPAL LIMITS ENDS AT THE WESTERN PROPERTY LINE OF THIS PROPERTY.

THEY HAVE SAID THEY'RE NOT GOING TO SUPPORT THIS SIGNAL TO THIS LOCATION, LARGELY BECAUSE OF ITS PROXIMITY TO THE SIGNAL THAT EXISTS AT STATE HIGHWAY 121 IN CUSTER.

AND SO THEY'VE INDICATED THEY'RE NOT GOING TO SUPPORT THAT.

SO WE'VE BACKED THIS OUT AND BACKED OUT THE SIGNAL REQUIREMENTS.

I WILL ALSO TELL YOU THAT AS I CLOSE THIS, I'M GOING TO I'M NOT CLOSING IT YET, BUT WHEN I CLOSE THIS, I'M GOING TO ASK THAT IN A RECOMMENDATION. IF IT DOES GO FORWARD THAT YOU ASK TO REMOVE.

THERE'S A COUPLE OF REMNANTS OF TRAFFIC SIGNALS AND TWO OF THE APPENDICES IN HERE AND C AND H THAT WE INCLUDE IN SOMEBODY'S MOTION THAT DOES GET REMOVED.

I'VE ALREADY GOT THE UPDATED EXHIBITS FROM THE APPLICANT, BUT THERE'S LITTLE PICTURE OF TRAFFIC SIGNAL AND A COUPLE OF EXHIBITS, SO WE'D WANT TO REMOVE THAT.

SO CHANGES.

THINK YOU'VE ALL BEAT ME TO THE PUNCH ON THESE.

SO WE'VE COVERED THE CHANGE IN ACREAGE, SAME DESIGN STANDARDS, THE REDUCTION IN PARKING FROM 1.5 TO 1.3 SPACES I COVERED THAT

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EARLIER WITH THAT EQUATES TO IS IN THIS INSTANCE IT EQUATES TO ONE PARKING SPACE PER BEDROOM IS THE WAY THAT IT LAYS OUT.

AND SO I FEEL SAFE EVEN IN THE VEHICLE WORLD WE LIVE IN, IN NORTH TEXAS, THAT THAT IS ADEQUATE TO HAVE ONE SPACE PER BEDROOM ON THIS SITE THAT IT'S NOT GOING TO BE UNDER PARKED.

PHASING OF CURB SPEED DOES REQUIRE THE BUILDING SLAB PLUS VERTICAL CONSTRUCTION COMMENCE ON 108,000 SQUARE FEET PRIOR TO BUILDING PERMITS FOR ALL OF THE URBAN RESIDENTIAL UNITS.

THAT'S THE CURRENT PD.

WHAT'S BEING PROPOSED, I THINK, IS IT'S OBVIOUSLY A LITTLE BIT MORE COMPLICATED BY THE THE PHASING IN HERE.

BUT WHAT'S BEING PROPOSED, I THINK, IS MORE FAVORABLE FROM THE CITY STANDPOINT IN TERMS OF THE THINGS THAT ARE COMING TO THE TABLE.

IN THE PAST, YOU HAD A BUILDING SLAB FOR 108,000 SQUARE FEET.

AT COMPLETION IN THIS INSTANCE.

YOU KIND OF GO ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE BOTTOM AND COMPLETION.

YOU'LL HAVE FIVE ACRES OF OPEN SPACE AND YOU'LL HAVE A CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY FOR AN OFFICE BUILDING AT 100,000 SQUARE FEET OR A CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY FOR RETAIL GROCER BUILDING PERMITS FOR AN OFFICE BUILDING AND TRACT FOUR WITH THE MINIMUM FLOOR AREA OF 100,000 SQUARE FEET.

AND THEN YOU ALSO SEE THAT APPLICANTS GOING TO PROPOSE SOME ADDITIONAL THINGS IN THERE, TOO.

I THINK THERE'S THREE RETAIL SITES THAT YOU'RE WILLING TO BRING TO THE TABLE AND PHASE THREE, THAT WILL HAPPEN IN EITHER TRACTS ONE OR FOUR AS PART OF THAT PHASE.

AND SO CONSIDERABLY MORE THINGS ARE GOING TO COME TO THE TABLE IN TERMS OF DELIVERING.

IN THE PAST, WE'VE ALWAYS HAD YOU DO SOME MULTIFAMILY, YOU DO THIS, YOU DO SOME MORE MULTIFAMILY, YOU DO THIS.

BUT WE'VE DEFINITELY MADE LEAPS AND BOUNDS PROGRESS FROM THE PRIOR PD AND EVEN IN LINE WITH ALL THE EXISTING MIXED USE THAT WE'VE APPROVED RECENTLY, I THINK THIS IS AS WELL OR BETTER THAN THOSE EXISTING MIXED USE DEVELOPMENTS IN TERMS OF PHASING IN WHAT WE'RE GETTING.

MARC, REAL QUICK, IF YOU GO BACK FOR A SECOND, WHAT OUR TIMELINES ON THESE FOR STARTING CONSTRUCTION AND THEN PHASE TO PHASE APPROXIMATE FOR PHASE THREE, I GUESS? ALL RIGHT. SO THEY'LL THE APPLICANT WILL BE ABLE TO GO INTO KIND OF THE TIMELINES, ASSUMING ALL THINGS IN MARKET STAY THE SAME.

YOU START TO LOOK AT MAYBE 18 TO 24 MONTHS ISH FROM THE TIME OF PERMITS TO GET THROUGH EACH OF THOSE KIND OF PHASES.

BUT DEPENDING ON WHAT HAPPENS IN THE MARKETS, CONSTRUCTION, TIMING BUT I DON'T KNOW THIS PROPERTY WE'VE TALKED TO APPLICANT IT'S NOT AS LONG OF A BUILD AS SOME OF THE OTHER MIXED USE DEVELOPMENTS.

THIS IS PROBABLY A 7 8 ISH YEAR BUILD OUT ON THIS TYPE OF DEVELOPMENT VERSUS SOME OF THE OTHER DEVELOPMENTS LIKE LIKE THE FARM OR SOMETHING, WHICH IS PROBABLY MORE OF THAT 10 TO 12 YEAR BUILD OUT OVER A DIFFERENT.

AND THIS IS THAT DIFFERENCE.

AND YOU ALL ARE FAMILIAR WITH THIS AT THIS POINT, I DON'T THINK I CAN TEACH YOU ANYTHING NEW ON A DIFFERENT STUDENT CONCEPT PLAN AND REGULATING PLAN.

AND THE TRAFFIC SIGNAL THAT I SPOKE ABOUT EARLIER, THIS IS THAT LOCATION.

SO THESE ARE THE P&Z RECOMMENDATION RECOMMENDED CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL.

THEY'VE ALL BEEN INCORPORATED INTO THE ORDINANCE YOU HAVE BEFORE YOU.

ONE OF THE CHANGES WAS THE CONVENIENCE STORE, CAR WASH AND FUELING STATION USES IN TRACT ONE NOT ALLOWED BY RIGHT ONLY AS AN ACCESSORY TO A LARGE FORMAT GROCER STORE. SO THEY COULDN'T COME IN WITHOUT, ONE CAN'T COME WITHOUT THE OTHER.

IT ALSO PUT IN A BUFFER WITH THE EXISTING FENCES TO THE PROPERTIES TO THE SOUTH FOR SINGLE FAMILY.

SO THE SAME ONE THAT'S ACTUALLY IN THE CURRENT PD, SAME EXACT LANGUAGE.

AND THEN THIS IS THE ADDITIONAL PHASING FOR PHASE THREE.

SO PHASE THREE IS ONE OR THE OTHER.

EITHER THEY HAVE A TO GET THAT FINAL PHASE, EITHER CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY FOR 100,000 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE, OR THEY HAVE A CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY FOR 100,000 SQUARE FOOT LARGE FORMAT GROCERY AND BUILDING PERMITS FOR 100,000 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE.

SO OFFICE IS MORE VALUABLE THAN THE GROCER IN THIS CASE.

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION DID RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF THE REQUEST AT THEIR JUNE 21 MEETING.

STAFF IS RECOMMENDING APPROVAL.

BEFORE I GET TO THE APPLICANT PRESENTATION SLIDE, I'M GOING TO SAY JUST ONE THING, AND THIS IS JUST I'VE DONE THESE IN ALL THESE PRESENTATIONS, BUT I'VE NOT HAD A SLIDE FOR

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IT. FROM THE ALAN ISD STANDPOINT, DANIEL PIDCOCK SITS ON OUR TECHNICAL REVIEW COMMITTEE AND I WAS ASKED TO RUN A YIELD STUDY. THEY RAN A YIELD STUDY.

WHAT THIS WILL YIELD IN TERMS OF STUDENTS AT BUILD OUT IS 180 STUDENTS ACROSS ALL THE URBAN RESIDENTIAL AND TOWNHOME UNITS AND AGAIN AT BUILD OUT ACROSS K THROUGH 12.

SO THAT'S WHAT THE IMPACT WOULD BE ON ASD.

LIKE JUST KEEP CONTINUING BRINGING THOSE FORWARD TO YOU AS THEY COME FORWARD WITH DIFFERENT DEVELOPMENTS SO YOU'RE AWARE.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU FOR DOING THAT.

WHAT'S THE PERCENTAGE OF SINGLE BEDROOM VERSUS MULTIPLE BEDROOM? I'M GOING TO PULL UP THE ORDNANCE.

I'D SAY IT'S 65% IS ONE BEDROOM.

SO PRETTY STANDARD. YEAH, 65%, MINIMUM ONE BEDROOM.

THANK YOU. OKAY.

THAT CONCLUDES MY PORTION OF PRESENTATION.

I CAN ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE, OR I KNOW THE APPLICANT HAS A SHORT PRESENTATION AS WELL.

IT LOOKS LIKE EVERYBODY'S SATISFIED FOR NOW.

OKAY, SO LULLED YOU TO SLEEP PERFECT.

ALL RIGHT. GOOD EVENING. IT'S BEEN A LONG NIGHT, LONGER FOR Y'ALL THAN FOR ME, BUT THANK YOU.

MY NAME IS JOEL BEHRENS WITH TRAMMELL CROW COMPANY.

ADDRESS IS 2100.

MCKINNEY, SUITE 800.

DALLAS, TEXAS 75201.

AND BEFORE I START, I JUST WANT TO THANK MARC AND THE STAFF FOR FOR WORKING WITH US.

WE PUT THIS UNDER CONTRACT JUNE OF LAST YEAR, AND AS A LOT OF YOU KNOW AND APPRECIATE, IT TAKES A LOT OF WORK AND EFFORT FROM A LOT OF PEOPLE TO GET TO TONIGHT.

SO WITH THAT, I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT AND SAY IT'S BEEN A GREAT WORKING EXPERIENCE AND LOOK FORWARD TO PRESENTING THIS TO YOU TONIGHT.

SO REAL QUICK AGAIN, JOEL BEHRENS, TRAMMELL CROW COMPANY AND MANAGING DIRECTOR WITH THEM HAVE BEEN WITH THEM FOR OVER 14 YEARS.

I LEAD OUR MULTIFAMILY MIXED USE PRACTICE IN NORTH TEXAS AND WORK ON MULTIFAMILY OFFICE AND RETAIL DEVELOPMENTS ACROSS NORTH TEXAS.

AND WE'RE THE LARGEST DEVELOPER IN THE COUNTRY.

WE'RE OWNED BY CBRE.

I MENTIONED THAT JUST SIMPLY TO SAY WE'RE COMMITTED TO DO THIS, WE'RE HEADQUARTERED HERE IN DALLAS.

WE'VE BEEN IN BUSINESS HERE IN NORTH TEXAS SINCE, I GUESS 1946 OR 1948.

IT IS SO 74 YEARS AND OUR ACTIVE IN ALL THESE PRODUCT TYPES, BUT MOST NOTABLY REALLY DO THE MOST OF OFFICE RESIDENTIAL, RETAIL AND INDUSTRIAL. THESE ARE JUST A COLLECTION OF SOME OF THE PROJECTS WE'RE WORKING ON HERE IN NORTH TEXAS.

DO A COMBINATION OF URBAN AND SUBURBAN PROJECTS HAVE ABOUT 800 MILLION PROJECTS IN PROCESS IN NORTH TEXAS AND ABOUT 1,000,000,005 THAT WE PLAN TO START IN THE NEXT 12 MONTHS, A LITTLE CLOSER TO HOME.

REALLY PROUD OF THIS ONE.

I'LL LOOK BACK AT MY NOTES AND IT'S PRETTY AWESOME TO THINK I WAS HERE THREE WEEKS AGO AND BRAGGED THAT WE'RE 32% PRE-LEASED ON THIS PROJECT IN ALLEN AND THE FIRST FOLKS AREN'T GOING TO STILL MOVE IN FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS.

AND OVER THE LAST THREE WEEKS WE'VE LEASED ANOTHER 22% OF THE PROJECTS.

SO NEVER HAVE I EVER HAD A PROJECT THAT'S MORE THAN 5% PRE LEASED BEFORE SOMEONE MOVES IN.

AND WE HAVE THIS PROJECT 55% PRE-LEASED AT THE SOUTHERN EDGE OF WATERS CREEK.

IT'S A SITE THAT'S SAT VACANT FOR YEARS AND I THINK REALLY SPEAKS TO THE DEMAND FOR FOLKS TO LIVE AND RAISE FAMILIES IN ALLEN WE HAVE A LOT OF YOUNG PROFESSIONALS THAT ARE LOOKING TO PLACE THEIR ROOTS IN A CITY AND THEY'RE JUST FLYING OFF THE SHELF.

SO I HAD A GREAT EXPERIENCE PULLING THIS DEAL TOGETHER OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS WITH STAFF AND REALLY LOOK TO BE USE THIS AS AN EXAMPLE OF MORE TO COME IN THE PROJECT WE'RE PROPOSING HERE THIS EVENING.

SO WITH THAT, LET'S GET TO THE TOPIC AT HAND.

SO IT'S EXCITING INTERSECTION.

YOU KNOW, IT'S WHERE THE FOUR CITIES COME TOGETHER.

OVER 800,000 PEOPLE LIVE IN THESE COMMUNITIES.

AND THIS IS THE LAST UNDEVELOPED CORNER.

WE DID NOT TAKE THAT LIGHTLY.

I THINK IT WAS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO THANK REALLY ELEVATE THE INTERSECTION AND DO SOMETHING GREAT.

AND WE'RE GOING TO WALK THROUGH MAYBE WHAT WAS PROPOSED BEFORE BRIEFLY, BECAUSE I THINK MARC DID A GREAT JOB.

BUT I'M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT HOW WE APPROACH THIS WITH STAFF AND WHERE WE LANDED.

JUST REAL QUICK, BECAUSE I THINK MARC DID A GREAT JOB OF SUMMARIZING THIS, BUT JUST SOME OBSERVATIONS WE MADE ABOUT THE PLAN.

I MEAN, YOU HAVE ABOUT 325,000 SQUARE FEET OF RETAIL, RIGHT AROUND A HALF AN ACRE OF OPEN SPACE ON THIS PLAN, MOST NOTABLY, 58% OF THE SITE IS IMPERVIOUS, ABOUT 1800 SURFACE PARKING SPOTS FOR RETAIL, NO OFFICE, NO HOTEL.

THERE IS THAT 15.75 ACRES OF RESIDENTIAL WITH NO CAP ON UNIT COUNT, NO CAP ON THE UNIT MIX.

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THERE WAS A QUESTION I'LL JUST ANSWER IT BRIEFLY OR CONFIRM WE HAVE 65% ONES AND WE ARE LIMITING OURSELVES TO THREE BEDROOMS AT 5% ON THE URBAN RESIDENTIAL, WHICH NONE OF THOSE CAPS EXISTED IN THE PRIOR ORDINANCE.

WE ALSO DIDN'T HAVE THE LIVE WORK UNITS.

IF YOU LOOKED AT THE REGULATING PLAN, THERE'S THAT DASHED LINE THERE IN THE PINK, WHICH I'LL POINT OUT IN A SECOND.

THAT'S A LIVE WORK UNIT. AS A UNIT THAT OR RETAIL READY IS ANOTHER WAY IT'S DESCRIBED.

IT'S A MORE FLEXIBLE UNIT THAT COULD GO BOTH RETAIL, COMMERCIAL OR RESIDENTIAL.

WE HAVE THOSE FRONTING MONTGOMERY BOULEVARD AND 75 ON OUR PROJECT IN WATERS CREEK.

AND I'LL TELL YOU, THE HIGH DEMAND AND UNITS THAT WE LEASE THE FAST IS SO EXCITED THAT THAT'S PART OF THIS PLAN AS WELL.

THIS PLAN NOTABLY HAD ALL THE BACKUP HOUSE ON THE LARGE BIG BOX RETAILERS OPEN UP TO THE SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL TO THE SOUTH.

WE DON'T HAVE THAT ANYMORE SINCE WE'RE TURNING THE RESIDENTIAL FACING INTO CUSTER AND CREATING THAT SCREENED IN AREA AND REALLY BUFFERING ALL THAT INTERNALLY TO OUR SITE.

IT'S I THINK A SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT TO THE CREEK SIDE AT RIVERVIEW NEIGHBORHOOD TO THE SOUTH OF US.

AND THERE'S ALSO NO CONNECTION TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD, TO THE SOUTH OF US, WHICH MARC IT ON IN HIS PRESENTATION AND I'LL AGAIN MENTION BRIEFLY.

SO OBVIOUSLY WHEN WE PUT A SLIGHTLY UNDER CONTRACT, YOU KNOW, IT'S SUPER IMPORTANT WE DON'T STAY IN BUSINESS FOR 74 YEARS BY WORKING ON PROJECTS COMMUNITIES DON'T WANT.

SO BEFORE WE DID ANYTHING, WE MET WITH STAFF.

WE LOOKED AT ALLEN'S VISION PLAN.

YOU KNOW, WE CAN'T ACCOMPLISH EVERYTHING IN THE VISION PLAN BECAUSE SOME OF THEM ARE DEVELOPMENT RELATED.

BUT WE THINK OF THE DEVELOPMENT RELATED GOALS, WE'RE HITTING THEM AND WE WOULDN'T HAVE DONE THAT, I THINK, WITHOUT THE HELP OF STAFF AND ALSO THE COMMUNITY.

BUT EXCITED THAT I THINK THE PLAN SETS ITSELF UP NICELY TO ACHIEVE THE OBJECTIVES OF THOSE GOALS.

AND SO I THINK YOU GUYS HAVE HEARD ENOUGH ABOUT THIS TO JUST POINT OUT THE DASHED LINES.

AND THE PINK AREA IS THAT THOSE RETAIL READY LIVE WORK UNITS I WAS MENTIONING, BUT REALLY EXCITED ABOUT KIND OF HOW WE'VE APPROACHED THIS EAST AND WEST AND I THINK REALLY BLURRING THE LINE BETWEEN THE TWO SEPARATE TRACKS IN TERMS OF THE WESTERN MORE CONVENTIONAL RETAIL SIDE AND THE REST OF THE MIXED USE.

AND I COULDN'T AGREE MORE WITH MARC'S COMMENT ABOUT THIS REALLY BEING A MIXED USE PROJECT THAT EXTENDS BEYOND THE BOUNDARIES OF THIS 59 ACRE TRACT.

I THINK ALAN'S DONE A GREAT JOB.

Y'ALL HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB OF, I THINK, REALLY SEEING SOME AMAZING PROJECTS COME ABOUT ALONG 121 AND I THINK OF THIS AS A MIXED USE PROJECT THAT YES CAN STAND ON ITS OWN, BUT I THINK ALSO SERVE THE LARGER CORRIDOR.

AND SO AS MARK MENTIONED, THIS IS ILLUSTRATIVE.

IT IS VERY MUCH WHAT WE INTEND TO DO.

WE DON'T PUT THIS FORTH WITH ANY IDEA OR ANYTHING OTHER THAN MINE THAN TO DO THIS.

I DO THINK THE REGULATING PLAN IS WISE AND ALLOWS SOME FLEXIBILITY, BUT YET IT'S STILL I THINK THE ORDINANCE IS VERY SPECIFIC IN WHAT WE CAN AND CAN'T DO.

SO YOU CAN SEE HERE MAYBE SOME OF THAT GREEN THAT WAS ASKED ABOUT IN FRONT OF THE STORE I'M SORRY, THE THE LARGE GROCER.

SO AND THEN THE PAD SITES LINING 121.

I'VE WORKED A YEAR ON THIS PROJECT WITHOUT SAYING THAT, SO I APOLOGIZE FOR MENTIONING THAT, BUT IT'S LATE.

AND SO ANYWAY, THE URBAN RESIDENTIAL YOU HAVE THERE ON THE MIDDLE OF THE SITE THERE AT 15 THREE QUARTERS ACRES OR JUST UNDER THAT, AS MARK MENTIONED, AT 15.6, ALL THE TOWNHOMES ON THE SOUTHERN BOUNDARY.

THAT'S, I THINK, REALLY WELL RECEIVED BY THE NEIGHBORHOOD TO THE SOUTH.

THAT SERVES AS A REALLY NICE BUFFER THAT DIDN'T EXIST BEFORE IN THE PRIOR PLAN.

AND THEN, YOU KNOW, THE OFFICE UP THERE ON THE NORTH EAST CORNER, WHICH I THINK IS WOULD BE A GREAT CONNECTION TO THE GATEWAY PROJECT TO THE EAST AND REALLY HAD A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH OUR NEIGHBORS TO AND CREATE THAT CONNECTION WITH THAT NORTH SOUTH ROAD THAT REALLY BEFORE WASN'T AS INTEGRATED AS I THINK IT WILL WILL BE TODAY.

SO REAL QUICK, IF I CAN GO BACK REAL QUICK, I JUST WANT TO GIVE YOU ALL SOME BEARINGS ON THESE VIEWS.

AND SO THIS FIRST FEW RIGHT HERE IS AT THIS POINT.

SO THE NEXT ROUND AND I'M GOING TO SHOW YOU, YOU'RE GOING TO BE STANDING HERE LOOKING THIS DIRECTION TO THE NORTH, NORTH TO THE EAST, THE RENDERING AFTER THAT, JUST SO I DON'T TO GO BACK AND FORTH IS GOING TO BE FROM THIS POINT RIGHT HERE LOOKING TO THE NORTH.

AND THEN LASTLY, THE THIRD RENDERING I SHOW YOU IS FROM HERE LOOKING ACROSS THE OPEN SPACE.

SO THREE RENDERINGS WILL SHOW IN SUCCESSION.

SO THIS IS THAT FIRST ONE HERE ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THAT OPEN SPACE.

THIS NEXT ONE IS THAT THE AGAIN, SEPARATING THE URBAN RESIDENTIAL HERE AND THE OPEN SPACE TO THE LEFT.

AND THEN LASTLY, THIS IS LOOKING ACROSS THAT OPEN SPACE.

I THINK, YOU KNOW, STAFF'S WANTING US TO CREATE A GREAT OPEN SPACE.

I THINK WE COULDN'T BE HAPPIER WITH THIS OUTCOME.

IT'S DUAL PURPOSE AND THAT IT'S SERVING THE STORMWATER NEEDS OF THE SITE.

BUT I THINK CREATING A GREAT ACTIVATED USE THAT WILL SERVE NOT ONLY THIS DEVELOPMENT BUT THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE.

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LASTLY, THIS WAS A GREAT SUGGESTION FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD TO THE SOUTH AND SUPER EXCITED THAT WE'RE ABLE TO MAKE THIS CONNECTION.

AND I THINK IT'S ONE THAT WILL NOT ONLY SERVE THE NEIGHBOR TO THE SOUTH, BUT THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE AND CONNECT BACK TO ALL THE OPEN SPACE AND RETAIL THAT WE'RE CREATING.

THIS IS A LETTER OF SUPPORT THAT WE RECEIVED FROM GARRETT, WHO'S HERE IN ATTENDANCE THIS EVENING.

IT WAS PRESENTED TO THEIR HOA, WHICH YOU CAN SPEAK MORE TO IN A MINUTE.

AND THEN HERE'S JUST A COMPARISON OF THE 2017 TO THE CURRENT PLAN OF THE PROPOSED PLAN, JUST SOME OF THE MAJOR DIFFERENCES.

SO AGAIN, A HALF ACRE OPEN SPACE, UP TO OVER SEVEN ACRES IN IMPERVIOUS GOES FROM 58% TO 42.

LOADING AREAS HAVE NOW BEEN ADJUSTED SO THAT THEY'RE NOT FACING SINGLE FAMILY.

WE HAVE A TRAIL CONNECTION THAT DIDN'T EXIST BEFORE.

SIGNIFICANT REDUCE THE SURFACE PARKING REDUCE RETAIL BUT IN EXCHANGE FOR THAT OR IS PUTTING SOME OFFICE EMPLOYMENT IN PLACE AND THEN FINALLY REDUCING THE LAND AREA SLIGHTLY FROM BEFORE AND INTRODUCING THOSE RETAIL READY OR LIVE WORK UNITS AND THEN INTRODUCING LIMITATIONS AND UNIT MAXES THAT DIDN'T EXIST BEFORE.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, WE REACHED OUT TO THE COMMUNITY.

WE REACHED OUT TO ALL OF YOU TO TO UPDATE AS WE DO WHEN WE MEET WITH ALL CITIES THAT.

TO BRIEF FOLKS ON PROJECTS THAT WERE COMING FORTHWITH AND MAKE SURE WE ADDRESS QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS.

ONE OF THE CONCERNS THAT WAS BROUGHT UP FROM COUNCIL MEMBER SCHULMEISTER WAS SOME OF THE USES IN THE COMMERCIAL CORRIDOR MAYBE AREN'T SOMETHING WE'D LIKE TO SEE ON THIS SITE, AND THAT PREVIOUSLY WAS NOT IN THE ORDINANCE.

AND WE ARE IN AGREEMENT THAT WE CAN LIMIT THE USES AND EXCLUDE THE ITEMS ON HERE.

SO THAT WAS SOMETHING THAT WE WERE COMFORTABLE INTRODUCING THAT WASN'T IN IN THE PRIOR PRESENTATION TO PLAN COMMISSION.

AND THEN ALSO IN RECENT CONVERSATIONS WE HAD MAYOR WAS VERY FOCUSED ON A COMMITMENT TO MAKING SURE WE JUST DON'T HAVE URBAN RESIDENTIAL.

AND WE'RE COMMITTED TO I MEAN, WE DEVELOP A LOT OF THINGS.

THERE'S NOTHING MORE THAN WE WANT TO DO THAN TO BUILD THAT OFFICE BUILDING AND THE RETAIL AND EVERYTHING.

SO WE MADE A FURTHER COMMITMENT THAT TO THE EXTENT THAT THE GROCERY STORE WASN'T OPEN, THAT WE WOULD ALSO PERMIT THREE ADDITIONAL SITES THERE ALONG 121 IN ADDITION TO THE IN ADDITION TO BUILDING THE OFFICE BUILDING.

THAT WAS ANOTHER ADDITION THAT WAS MADE SINCE THE PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING.

SO FINALLY, I MEAN, I THINK AT THIS POINT YOU'VE HEARD A LOT OF COMPARISONS BACK TO 2017.

I THINK THIS IS A SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT FROM WHAT WAS APPROVED BEFORE.

WE'RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT HOW WE GOT THERE BECAUSE WE FEEL LIKE IT WAS A TEAM EFFORT WITH THE COMMUNITY AND STAFF.

WE'RE EXCITED THAT WE COULD HAVE A BEST IN CLASS GROCER SERVING NOT ONLY ALLEN BUT THE SURROUNDING REGION.

I THINK IT'D BE A BIG DRAW, ONE THAT WILL EMPLOY A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF FOLKS, YOU KNOW, AND JUST CREATING A MIXED USE ENVIRONMENT, LIKE I SAID, THAT NOT ONLY SERVES THIS SITE, BUT I THINK THE WHOLE CORRIDOR SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASING THE OPEN SPACE TO WHAT WAS REALLY JUST A HALF AN ACRE PIECE OF GRASS, IF YOU WILL, AND SOME BUSHES AND TREES, REALLY A SIGNIFICANT OPEN SPACE AT FIVE ACRES THERE IN THE CENTER AND SEVEN IN TOTAL, AND THEN JUST HAVING A GREAT PEDESTRIAN ACCESSIBLE CONNECTION TO THE TRAILS.

AND SO WITH THAT, AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND I'M HERE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE.

THANK YOU, JOE. COUNCIL, ANY QUESTIONS FOR THE PROPONENT? ONE THING I WANT TO SAY IS, IS I KNOW THIS LAND VERY WELL AND THE TOPOGRAPHY IS YES, SIR.

IS VERY STEEP.

AND SOME OF YOUR RENDERINGS.

I THOUGHT THEY WERE GOOD TO SEE HOW YOU WERE EMBEDDING THE BUILDINGS INTO THE LANDSCAPE.

AND SO I APPRECIATE YOU DOING THAT.

YEAH, THANK YOU. THERE'S A LOT OF FALL ACROSS THE SITE AND WE WILL HAVE SOME BREAKS AND BUILDINGS TO ADDRESS THAT AND TRY TO SMOOTH IT OUT AS BEST WE CAN.

BUT IT IS PRETTY AMAZING THE FALL ACROSS THE SITE.

I GUESS I DO HAVE ONE QUESTION LOOKING AT THE POND HERE.

I KNOW YOU TOOK GREAT THOUGHT AND CARE AND THAT YOU WE TALKED ABOUT THAT BEFORE.

OBVIOUSLY, YOU'VE GOT THE SPRINKLERS COMING UP.

YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE LIGHTS UNDER THAT DIFFERENT COLOR LIGHTS.

THERE'S LIKE A TIGHT END TO SOMETHING OR YOU KNOW, HONESTLY, SINCE WE'RE AT THIS EARLY STAGE, WE HADN'T HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO TALK ABOUT THAT.

BUT I WOULD SAY THIS IS THIS IS A MULTIMILLION DOLLAR OPEN SPACE AMENITY.

WE WANT IT TO BE AWESOME.

SO I THINK THAT'S A GREAT IDEA AND ONE WE WILL DEFINITELY OUR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS HERE THIS EVENING.

SO IT'S ONE THAT WE'LL DEFINITELY BRING UP BECAUSE I THINK WE WANT THAT TO BE A GREAT AMENITY, NOT JUST FOR THE COMMUNITY, BUT SELFISHLY FOR US BECAUSE WE BUILT IT.

SO THAT'S A REALLY GOOD IDEA.

[03:35:02]

OKAY. THANK YOU. YEAH.

ANY OTHER COMMENTS BEFORE THE PUBLIC HEARING? IF NOT, WE APPRECIATE IT.

WE MAY BE BACK IN TOUCH WITH YOU.

THANK YOU. THANKS.

I'M GOING TO GO AHEAD AND OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING AND ASK ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK FOR OR AGAINST THIS REQUEST TO PLEASE COME FORWARD AND STATE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD. I DO HAVE GARRETT TRISH, THE HOA REPRESENTATIVE THAT WANTED TO SPEAK FOR THIS.

IF YOU WANT TO COME FORWARD NOW, I HAVE YOU LISTED AS 2113 OLD COUNTRY DRIVE ALLEN.

THAT IS CORRECT. GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.

I'LL TRY TO KEEP THIS REALLY BRIEF SINCE WE'RE REALLY LATE.

I JUST WANT TO COME AND LEND MY SUPPORT AGAIN TO THIS PROJECT.

I CAME TO THE P AND Z MEETING TO DO THE SAME, AND YOU PROBABLY SAW MY LETTER IN THE PREVIOUS PRESENTATION THAT I PROVIDED.

I'VE LOOKED AT THE PLAN THAT WAS IN PLACE BEFORE THAT REALLY DIDN'T GO ANYWHERE.

I HAD HEARD ABOUT IT AT THE TIME.

I WASN'T SUPER ENTHUSED ABOUT IT.

AND I THINK THIS IS A MARKED IMPROVEMENT WITH ALL THE GREEN SPACE THEY'VE ADDED.

AND I ALSO THINK THAT THE GROCERY STORE IS IMPORTANT, MAYBE ESSENTIAL, BECAUSE I LOOK AT ALL THE DEVELOPMENT THAT'S HAPPENING TO THE EAST THAT WAS TALKED ABOUT EARLIER.

AND RIGHT NOW, THE ONLY PLACE, THE CLOSEST PLACE TO GET GROCERIES IS IN FRISCO OR MCKINNEY.

SO THIS WILL KEEP OUR TAX DOLLARS IN ALLEN AND AS WELL, I THINK ALSO WAS MENTIONED, PROVIDE SOME JOBS, 700 JOBS JUST AT THE GROCERY STORE ALONE.

I'VE GOT TEENAGERS OR ONE TEENAGER AND ABOUT TO BE TWO THAT BY THE TIME THIS IS ROLLING INTO FRUITION, IF YOU GUYS APPROVE IT, MIGHT BE WHERE THEY GET THEIR FIRST JOB.

SO I THINK THAT'S A NICE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE SOMETHING WALKABLE TO DO THAT.

BEING ABLE TO WALK TO A GROCERY STORE, WALK TO DINING AND AS WELL AS THAT THAT TRAILHEAD CONNECTION, ALLOWING FOR THE MULTIFAMILY TO PLUG INTO ALLEN AND UTILIZE OUR GREAT TRAIL SYSTEM THAT WE HAVE THAT CURRENTLY JUST TERMINATES AT THE END OF A SIDEWALK IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD.

WE SPOKE TO THE TRAMMELL CROW.

THEY WERE EXCELLENT, REALLY RECEPTIVE TO OUR CONCERNS.

AND I LOVE THE CONCEPT TRAILHEAD CONNECTION THAT THEY'VE SHOWN.

I THINK THAT'LL BE VERY VALUABLE FOR NOT JUST OUR COMMUNITY BUT OTHER ONES TO OUR SELF AS WELL AND ACTUALLY THINKING ABOUT IT TOO.

THAT WILL BE KEY FOR FOR STUDENTS THAT MAY WANT TO ACCESS TO EVANS ELEMENTARY, WHERE MY SON GOES RIGHT NOW WITHOUT HAVING TO TAKE A CAR OR A BUS, THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO UTILIZE THAT TRAIL SYSTEM LIKE WE DO TO GET TO SCHOOL.

SO I THINK THAT'S VERY IMPORTANT.

I AM HOPEFUL THAT THE FEES AND THINGS THAT ARE PAID BY THE DEVELOPMENT OF THIS WILL HELP BUILD THAT TRAILHEAD CONNECTION.

AND ALSO, I'M HOPING THAT THAT WILL SPUR SOME DEVELOPMENT OF THE CURRENT CITY OWNED PARKLAND THAT BORDERS OUR NEIGHBORHOOD BIG POND.

RIGHT NOW, IT'S KIND OF BEEN IN LIMBO FOR THE LAST SIX, SEVEN YEARS.

AND I'M HOPEFUL TO SEE MAYBE SOME IMPROVEMENT THERE AS WELL.

ALSO, I WANTED TO MENTION THAT I'M NOT CERTAIN THAT ALL OF THIS DEVELOPMENT IS IN THAT MASTER PLAN THAT WAS TALKED ABOUT EARLIER TONIGHT.

SO I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU GUYS TO WHEN YOU HAVE YOUR WORKSHOP WITH WITH THE PARKS DEPARTMENT TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT'S COVERED.

ANYWAY, I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO TRAMMELL CROW AND THE CITY STAFF THAT I'VE WORKED WITH.

AND LASTLY TO MY SISTER, WHO IS ACTUALLY A CITY PLANNER FOR ANOTHER TOWN WHO'S HELPED ME UNDERSTAND A LOT OF WHAT COMES OUT OF A SINGLE [INAUDIBLE] REQUEST FROM THE CITY.

SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

THANK YOU. APPRECIATE IT.

IS THERE ANYONE ELSE WISHING TO SPEAK FOR OR AGAINST THIS REQUEST? IF NOT SEEING ANYONE ELSE COME FORWARD, I'M GOING TO GO AHEAD AND CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AND TURN THE MATTER OVER TO THE COUNCIL.

DAVE. WELL, I'M NOT A FAN OF 1200 UNITS, ALTHOUGH WHEN TRAMMELL CROW REACHED OUT, I WAS NOT ABLE TO MAKE TIME IN MY SCHEDULE, SO I WASN'T ABLE TO EXPRESS THAT DIRECTLY, AND THAT'S ON ME.

THAT SAID, I MEAN, IT MAY HAVE SLIPPED UP AND TOLD US WHO IT WAS, BUT IT WAS THE WORST KEPT SECRET IN COLLIN COUNTY, IF NOT NORTH TEXAS.

SO WE KNEW ANYWAY, EXCITED TO SEE THEM COME AGAIN.

SO WHILE I AM NOT.

WELL, I'M NOT ALL THAT EXCITED ABOUT 1200 UNITS.

WISH IT WAS MUCH LESS.

I'M WILLING TO GO ON AHEAD AND SUPPORT THIS.

[03:40:05]

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? I WOULD SAY I'M GOING TO SHOCK THE WORLD, TOO AND SAY I'M GOING TO VOTE YES ON THIS.

IT'S BETTER THAN WHAT'S CURRENTLY ZONED.

IT'S BETTER THAN WHAT COULD BE ZONED IN THE WAY OF MORE APARTMENTS COMING.

AND I THINK THE MOST PEOPLE THAT WILL BE SHOCKED BY ME SAYING YES ARE PEOPLE THAT DIDN'T LISTEN TO WHAT WAS JUST SAID HERE EARLIER AND DIDN'T TUNE IN AND KNOW THE SCORE.

EXCITED ABOUT THE GROCER, EXCITED ABOUT THE RESTAURANTS.

I AGREE WITH DAVE SHAFER, EXCITED ABOUT THE NUMBER OF APARTMENTS, BUT IT COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE.

AND I THINK OVERALL, BY US APPROVING THIS, WE'LL HAVE A BETTER DEVELOPMENT THERE AT THE FOUR CORNERS.

ANY OTHERS. YEAH.

I GUESS I'LL JUST TAKE SOME COMMENTS, I THINK.

YEAH. I WAS ON THE EDC IN 2017 WHEN THAT FIRST PROJECT CAME IN.

IT WAS A IT WAS A DOWNER.

YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE URBAN RESIDENTIAL HERE AND I'VE ALWAYS SAID, YOU KNOW, I'M SURE THERE'S SOMEBODY OUT IN THE AUDIENCE, I'M PROBABLY GOING TO YELL AT ME.

BUT, YOU KNOW, I ALWAYS FELT THAT, YOU KNOW, URBAN, RESIDENTIAL OR MULTIFAMILY BELONGED IN MIXED USE DEVELOPMENTS.

WHEN I LOOK AT WHAT WE'VE MANAGED TO ACCOMPLISH ALONG THE 121 CORRIDOR, YOU KNOW, WE'VE WE'VE APPROVED A STILLWATER DEVELOPMENT THAT DIDN'T HAVE ANY MULTIFAMILY.

WE'VE GOT THE HARLEY-DAVIDSON.

WE'VE WORKED HARD TO NOT JUST MAKE EVERYTHING A MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT.

IF YOU LOOK AT THOSE FIVE, THERE'S FIVE DEVELOPMENTS THAT WE REALLY CALL MIXED USE RIGHT NOW.

IT'S MONARCH CITY, THE FARM, THIS CUSTER 121 PROJECT, THE AVENUE AND THE GATEWAY.

IN THE PAST, WE'VE ALWAYS LOOKED AT THESE DEVELOPMENTS AS A WHOLE, NOT NECESSARILY AS THE 15 ACRES.

AND, YOU KNOW, AND I KNOW YOU CAN DO A CALCULATION.

IT'S A 6876 UNITS.

BUT BASED ON THE CALCULATIONS OF 4000 UNITS IN MODERN CITY, IT'S 15 UNITS PER ACRE.

THE FARM IS 17.78, CUSTER 121 IS 20 AND GATEWAY'S 22.67.

THAT'S THE CALCULATION THAT WE DID WHEN WE DID THE PHASING.

SO THERE'S 1701 UNITS IN THE GATEWAY, WHICH IS RIGHT NEXT DOOR ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TREES.

SO FROM A DENSITY STANDPOINT, I ACTUALLY AND FROM A PHASING STANDPOINT, I THINK THESE PHASING REQUIREMENTS HERE ARE EVEN MORE RESTRICTIVE THAN THE THE OTHER DEVELOPMENTS THAT WE'VE PLACED.

THEY DIDN'T HAVE THREE THINGS TO DEAL WITH.

THEY DIDN'T HAVE THE OPEN SPACE AND AN OFFICE AND A GROCER.

SO FROM THAT STANDPOINT, I THINK WE'VE MANAGED TO LESSEN THE DENSITY LEVELS THAT WE WOULD I KNOW 1200 IS A BIG NUMBER, BUT WHEN YOU LOOK AT IT AS A WHOLE, IN THE AGGREGATE, IT'S IT'S RIGHT SMACK DAB IN THE MIDDLE.

I LIKE THE PROJECT.

I THINK, YOU KNOW, I, YOU KNOW, I READ A LOT.

SO HERE'S A COUPLE AT PLANO AND LEGACY SQUARE TRAMMELL CROW IS BUILDING A SOME SOME URBAN RESIDENTIAL RIGHT JOE I TOLD YOU 17 ACRES, 363 UNITS, THAT'S 21 UNITS AN ACRE.

IN FRISCO, THE RAILHEAD 75 ACRES, 1280 UNITS, 17 UNITS PER ACRE.

IN FRISCO, THE GROVE, 18 ACRES, 424 UNITS, 24 UNITS PER ACRE.

AND IN OUR FRIENDS IN MCKINNEY, CRAIG RANCH, BELIEVE IT OR NOT, WHO, BY THE WAY, THOSE APARTMENTS FOR THE LAND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, 11 ACRES, 675 UNITS, 60 UNITS PER ACRE IN THAT DEVELOPMENT.

AND THEN YOU GOT ALL THESE URBAN RESIDENTIAL UNITS GOING UP IN ANNA AND YOU GOT THEM IN PLANO.

AND I JUST THINK THAT, YOU KNOW, THIS IS WHERE URBAN RESIDENTIAL BELONGS FOR OUR CITY.

I MEAN, FISCALLY IS WHAT WE NEED TO, AS I SAID, TO BUILD THAT COMMERCIAL TAX BASE.

AND I REALLY LIKE THIS.

AND I THINK I THINK THE NUMBER OF UNITS MEETS THE DENSITY REQUIREMENTS THAT THAT PLAYS ME.

SO I'LL GO AHEAD AND MAKE A COUPLE OF COMMENTS.

ONE, I APPRECIATE THE PROPONENT AGREEING TO MAKE THE REVISIONS TO THE TRICK POINT ON THE URBAN RESIDENTIAL, WHICH YOU PRESENTED AS A PART OF YOUR PRESENTATION.

SO WHEN WE MAKE A MOTION, WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ADDRESS THAT AND INCLUDE THAT.

WE ALSO NEED TO INCLUDE AND ADDRESS THE ISSUE ABOUT REMOVING THE REFERENCES TO THE TRAFFIC SIGNAL THAT I THINK MARK MENTIONED TO US.

AND THEN DID I UNDERSTAND IT CORRECTLY, THAT THEIR PRESENTATION WAS SHOWING A A DIFFERENT USE OF A DIFFERENT LIST OF USES THAT WE WANT TO ADD TO WHAT THEY'VE PROVIDED TO P AND Z.

IS THAT NEW AND DIFFERENT OR..

IT'S DIFFERENT FROM P & Z.

AND SO I THINK IT WOULD BE ADEQUATE IN THE MOTION AND THE ATTORNEY CAN CORRECT US IS THAT THE USE IS BE RESTRICTED IN TRACT FOUR AS PRESENTED BY THE APPLICANT AND THAT SHOULD BE SUFFICIENT. SO FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND, THOSE ARE THE THREE THINGS THAT WE NEED TO ADD IN THE MOTION.

[03:45:07]

YEP, CORRECT. CORRECT.

ALL RIGHT. YEAH. I WAS A LITTLE CONFLICTED WHEN I FIRST SAW THIS DEVELOPMENT BECAUSE I KIND OF LOOKED AT THE EXISTING I LOOKED AT THE NEW AND I THOUGHT, WELL, YOU KNOW, IT DOESN'T REALLY LOOK THAT MUCH DIFFERENT.

BUT AS I STARTED LOOKING AT IT, I REALIZED THAT I'M NOT REAL BIG ON A LOT OF URBAN RESIDENTIAL MYSELF, BUT THE EXISTING DEVELOPMENT COULD YIELD ALMOST THE EXACT SAME NUMBER OF UNITS.

I MEAN, YOU COULD THROW DARTS AND IT'S THE SAME ORDER OF MAGNITUDE, BUT I THINK THIS DEVELOPMENT IS BETTER BECAUSE, ONE, THEY RESPECTED THE SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL TO THE SOUTH BETTER BY MOVING THE URBAN RESIDENTIAL TO THE NORTH.

THEY ALSO HONORED THE PREVIOUS PD LIMITATION THAT SAID YOU CAN'T BUILD ANYTHING ABOVE TWO STORIES WITHIN 100 FEET NORTH OF THAT PROPERTY LINE AND THE RESIDENTIAL, WHICH I THOUGHT WAS GOOD, OBVIOUSLY HAVING A LARGER GROCER THERE.

I WOULD CAUTION PEOPLE TO REALIZE THAT YOU CAN THROW A NAME OUT ON THE TABLE AND SAY, HEY, THIS IS WHO'S THERE.

BUT THERE'S NOTHING THAT GUARANTEES IF YOU APPROVE THIS ZONING, THAT IS THE COMPANY THAT WILL BE THERE.

YOU KNOW, WE CAN ALL BE HOPEFUL IN EVERYTHING, BUT THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT IT'LL BE THERE.

I THINK THE OTHER THING IS GOOD ABOUT THIS DEVELOPMENT IS THE FACT THAT THEY DID ADD THE MUCH IMPROVED OPEN SPACE AMENITIES, THE OFFICE BUILDING COMPONENT.

SO IN ALL, WHENEVER I LOOK AT A ZONE IN CASE I'M ALWAYS LOOKING FOR WHAT CAN YOU DO TO MAKE IT BETTER THAN WHAT IT WAS WHEN IT WAS APPROVED BEFORE? AND I THINK THAT WHAT'S PRESENTED TO US WILL DO EXACTLY THAT.

I ALSO LIKE THE ADDED BONUS OF HAVING SOME OF THE RETAIL READY SPACES, A PART OF THE URBAN RESIDENTIAL AS WELL, WHICH IS NOT NECESSARILY A GUARANTEE UNLESS YOU MAKE SURE THAT YOU PUT IT IN THERE.

AND SO I LIKE THAT.

SO THOSE ARE MY COMMENTS AND I'LL OPEN IT UP FOR ANY ADDITIONAL COMMENTS, IF THERE ARE ANY.

IF NONE, THEN I WOULD GO AHEAD AND ASK FOR AN ORDINANCE NUMBER.

ORDINANCE NUMBER 3930-7- 20.

AND I WOULD ENTERTAIN A MOTION AND A SECOND WITH THE STIPULATION THAT WE ADDRESS THE THREE ITEMS THAT I MENTIONED EARLIER.

SO MOVED. SO THAT WAS PRETTY SIMPLE.

WE HAVE A SECOND. SECOND.

ALL RIGHT. DOES EVERYBODY UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY'RE VOTING ON? SO. IF SO, PLEASE CAST YOUR BALLOT.

ITEM PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOOD LUCK.

WE APPRECIATE IT. THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT. NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS 6.6, WHICH IS TO CONFIRM THE APPOINTMENTS OF COUNCIL MEMBERS AS LIAISONS TO CITY BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS AS NOMINATED BY MAYOR FULK.

[6.6 Confirm appointments of Councilmembers as Liaisons to City Boards and Commissions as nominated by Mayor Fulk.]

AND I BELIEVE EVERYBODY'S GOT THE LIST.

OH, NO, NO.

OH, YOU DIDN'T GIVE EVERYBODY THE LIST.

OKAY. YOU WANT ME TO READ IT? I THOUGHT YOU GAVE THE LIST. YEAH, I WAS LIKE, ALL RIGHT, SO HERE YOU GO.

I'M SURE EVERYBODY WOULD BE EXCITED JUST TO LET YOU KNOW.

SOME PEOPLE DIDN'T REALLY WANT TO MAKE ANY CHANGES TO WHAT THEY WERE DOING AND OTHERS WANTED TO MAKE A LOT OF CHANGES AND WANTED TO BE ON A LOT OF COMMITTEES AND SOME DIDN'T WANT TO BE ON AS MANY COMMITTEES.

AND SO TRYING TO LOOK AT THAT, HERE'S WHAT I CAME UP WITH.

SO OBVIOUSLY MAYOR'S COMMITTEE WOULD BE MYSELF AND MAYOR PRO TEM SCHULMEISTER COUNCIL FINANCE AUDIT COMMITTEE WILL BE CARL CLEMENCICH, BEN TRAHAN AND DARREN MEIS.

A COUNCIL NOMINATING COMMITTEE WILL BE CHRIS SCHULMEISTER, CARL CLEMENCICH AND DARREN.

MEIS.

ALLEN USA ADVISORY COMMITTEE WILL BE BEN TRAHAN.

ANIMAL SHELTER ADVISORY COMMITTEE WILL BE DAVE SHAFER.

CBD DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE WOULD BE DAVE CORNETT.

CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU ADVISORY BOARD WOULD BE DARREN MEIS.

KEEP ALLEN BEAUTIFUL WOULD BE DAVE SHAFFER.

LIBRARY BOARD, DAVE SHAFER.

PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD CARL CLEMENCICH, PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE, DAVE CORNETT.

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT BUILDING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION SIDE CONTROL BOARD, DAVE CORNETT.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, BEN TRAHAN.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, CARL CLEMENCICH.

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION, DARREN MEIS.

ACO ADVISORY COUNCIL, DAVE CORNETT.

DALLAS REGIONAL MOBILITY COALITION, KEN FULK.

NCT 911 BOARD OF MANAGERS, DAVE CORNETT.

NORTH TEXAS NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS.

VOTING REPRESENTATIVE KEN FULK.

NORTH TEXAS COMMISSION BOARD REPRESENTATIVE KEN FULK.

NORTH TEXAS MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT COUNCIL LIAISON IS DAVE CORNETT.

I ALSO HAD COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE LIAISON AS CHRIS SCHULMEISTER AND REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE CHRIS SCHULMEISTER AND THOSE ARE MY

[03:50:05]

RECOMMENDATIONS. MOTION.

I NEED A MOTION, AND A SECOND, MAYOR, I'LL MAKE A MOTION TO CONFIRM YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS AS READ.

SECOND.

MOTION AND SECOND. DOES EVERYONE UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY'RE VOTING ON? IF SO, PLEASE CAST YOUR BALLOT.

THIS ITEM PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

SO WE'LL MOVE ON TO THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA, WHICH IS THE CALENDAR.

ARE THERE ANY CALENDAR ITEMS THAT ANYONE HAS?

[7.1 Calendar.]

NEXT ITEM, ITEMS OF INTEREST.

ARE THERE ANY ITEMS OF INTEREST? I KNOW IT'S LATE. WE'RE ALL SLEEPY AND WANT TO GO HOME.

SO I THINK THERE'S.

[7.2 Items of Interest.]

I DON'T KNOW. WHAT DAY IS IT TODAY? IS THERE, SOMEBODY BIRTHDAY'S COMING UP.

KEN VYLER. KEN VYLER.

OH, THAT WAS HIS BIRTHDAY TODAY.

YEAH. I THINK THERE'S A I THINK THERE'S ANOTHER GUY NAMED KEN THAT'S GOT A BIRTHDAY, MAN.

YEAH. GOD, YOU'RE GETTING OLD.

THE 14TH. BASTILLE DAY.

YEAH. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAYOR.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAYOR. YEAH.

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY? I'M GOING TO GO OUT TO EAT WITH MY DAUGHTER AND SON IN LAW AND MY WIFE.

GOOD FOR YOU. GOD BLESS YOU.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY. THANK YOU.

I THOUGHT MAYBE WE COULD'VE HAD THE PURCHASE MASTER PLAN.

YEAH. YOU START WITHOUT HIM.

YOU CAN HAVE THAT MEETING BY YOURSELF.

ALL RIGHT, SO WE HAVE ONE ITEM OF BUSINESS THAT WE STILL NEED TO TAKE CARE OF.

ITEM 8.1, WHICH IS AN EXECUTIVE SESSION.

LEGAL SECTION 5510.071 IS AUTHORIZED BY SECTION 5510712 OF THE TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE WORKSHOP MEETING AND OR REGULAR AGENDA MAY BE CONVENED IN A

[8. Executive Session (As needed).]

CLOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF SEEKING CONFIDENTIAL LEGAL ADVICE FROM THE CITY ATTORNEY ON ANY AGENDA ITEM LISTED.

BUT TONIGHT, SPECIFICALLY, THE COUNCIL WILL RECESS THE REGULAR SESSION TO CONVENE AN EXECUTIVE SESSION AT APPROXIMATELY 11:05 IN THE COUNCIL CONFERENCE ROOM PURSUANT TO TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 551.072 TO DELIBERATION REGARDING REAL PROPERTY WHERE WE'LL CONSIDER APPROVAL OF THE PURCHASE OF PARK LAND.

SO WE ARE NOW RECESSED.

ALL RIGHT. I'M GOING TO GO AHEAD AND RECONVENE THE ALLEN CITY COUNCIL MEETING AT 11:19 P.M.

AND AS A RESULT ARE EXECUTIVE SESSION WE HAVE NO ACTION TO TAKE.

AND WITH THAT, THE ALLEN CITY COUNCIL MEETING IS NOW ADJOURNED.

GOOD EVENING.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.