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[00:00:06]

>> [MUSIC] I'D LIKE TO GO AHEAD AND CALL THE ALLEN CITY COUNCIL MEETING

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

TO ORDER [NOISE] AND ANNOUNCE THAT WE DO HAVE A QUORUM PRESENT.

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

NEXT, WE HAVE FOUR ITEMS OF PUBLIC RECOGNITION.

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

THE FIRST GROUP THAT I'M GOING TO HAVE COME FORWARD ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE IN BLUE SHIRTS RIGHT HERE.

[LAUGHTER] I CAN TELL WHO THEY'RE WITH.

I'M SORRY. I THINK I LEFT THE PROCLAMATION, SIR.

[NOISE] SORRY. IF I COULD HAVE THE ALLEN COMMUNITY BAND COME FORWARD.

EVERYBODY IN BLUE SHIRTS AND IF YOU'RE ON A BLUE SHIRT, THAT'S ALL RIGHT.

[APPLAUSE] [BACKGROUND] LAST MONTH, I HAD THE PRIVILEGE AND HONOR TO ATTEND ONE OF THE ALLEN COMMUNITY BAND PERFORMANCES AT THE LOWERY FRESHMAN CENTER.

I PRESENTED A PROCLAMATION TO THEM AT THAT POINT IN TIME AND SUGGESTED THAT MAYBE WE SHOULD BRING THEM BACK TO THE ALLEN CITY COUNCIL MEETING AND MAKE THIS A MORE PUBLIC THING.

MANY OF YOU MAY NOT KNOW, BUT THE ALLEN COMMUNITY BAND WAS FORMED 10 YEARS AGO.

THERE ARE NOW IN THEIR 10TH SEASON.

BASICALLY THERE WERE SEVERAL FORMER ALUMNI FROM ALLEN HIGH SCHOOL THAT WERE BAND MEMBERS THAT PLAYED MUSIC FOR THE ALLEN COMMUNITY BAND DIRECTOR, WHICH IS CRAIG LOGAN HERE TO YOUR FAR RIGHT.

I THINK ONE OF THE PEOPLE, AGAIN, IT IS DENISE WEB RAY WHO IS RIGHT HERE.

WAVE FOR EVERYBODY.

SHE SAID, "WHY DON'T WE HAVE ALLEN COMMUNITY BAND?" THEY TALKED ABOUT IT AND THEY DECIDED, LET'S GO AHEAD AND GIVE IT A GO, WHICH THEY DID.

I'M GLAD THEY DID BECAUSE THEY'VE BEEN A GREAT AMENITY AND RESOURCE TO THE ALLEN RESIDENTS.

IF YOU KNOW CRAIG LOGAN AND HIS STYLE OF MUSIC, HE PLAYS SOME VERY TRADITIONAL, VERY GOOD MUSIC AND HE EXPECTS THE BEST OUT OF HIS MUSICIANS.

I'M SURE EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT.

[LAUGHTER] SO WITH THAT, WHAT I'D LIKE TO DO IS GO AHEAD AND READ A PROCLAMATION FOR THEM.

I'LL TURN THE MIKE OVER TO CRAIG AND TO HIS BAND MEMBERS.

BY THE WAY, SEVERAL OF THEIR BAND MEMBERS ARE ORIGINAL BAND MEMBERS THAT STARTED 10 YEARS AGO.

HOW MANY UP HERE ARE ORIGINAL BAND MEMBERS? [APPLAUSE] QUITE A FEW.

[MUSIC] [APPLAUSE] THEY'RE ARE SOME VERY DEDICATED MUSICIANS.

I THINK THEY'VE GROWN TO A NUMBER OF 80 PEOPLE OVERALL.

I'LL TELL YOU A LITTLE BIT MORE IN THE PROCLAMATION ABOUT THEIR MAKEUP.

WITH THAT, I WILL GO AHEAD AND STATE THE PROCLAMATION.

WHEREAS THE ALLEN COMMUNITY BAND WAS ESTABLISHED IN 2013 AS A NON-PROFIT, ALL VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION WITH MUSICIANS FROM ALLEN AND SURROUNDING AREAS.

WHEREAS COMPRISED OF SEVERAL SMALLER ENSEMBLES, INCLUDING A BRASS CHOIR, CLARINET CHOIR, SAXOPHONE CHOIR, AND HORN CHOIR.

THE ALLEN COMMUNITY BAND HAS GROWN TO 80 MUSICIANS AND INCLUDES A JAZZ BAND PERFORMING FAMILY-FRIENDLY CONCERTS.

WHEREAS THE ALLEN COMMUNITY BAND HELD ITS INAUGURAL PERFORMANCE AT THE CITY OF ALLEN ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION IN OCTOBER OF 2013, AND CONTINUES TO PERFORM FIVE CONCERTS EACH SEASON FEATURING HOLIDAY, PATRIOTIC POP, SYMPHONIC MUSIC AND MORE.

WHEREAS THE CITY OF ALLEN EXTENDS ITS SINCERE CONGRATULATIONS AND GRATITUDE TO THE ALLEN COMMUNITY BAND ON ITS 10TH SEASON, PROVIDING A MUCH NEEDED ART SERVICE TO OUR COMMUNITY FOR ALL TO ENJOY.

NOW, THEREFORE, I KENNETH PAUL, MAYOR OF ALLEN COUNTY, TEXAS, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM DECEMBER 11TH, 2022.

OR IF YOU CAN JUST SAY JANUARY 11TH AS WELL, OR 10, ALLEN COMMUNITY BAND DAY IN ALLEN, TEXAS AND I URGE ALL CITIZENS TO TAKE COGNIZANCE OF THIS EVENT AND PARTICIPATE IN ALL THE EVENTS RELATED THERE TOO IN THIS COMMUNITY. CONGRATULATIONS.

>> [APPLAUSE] THANK YOU, MAYOR. IT'S REALLY NICE TO HAVE THIS RECOGNITION.

WE'VE BEEN VERY ACTIVE FOR 10 YEARS AND A CHAIR HAS GOTTEN A LITTLE BIT MORE.

MOST OF THE PEOPLE YOU SAY, WE'RE PART OF OUR ORIGINAL 30-SOMETHING THAT SHOWED UP TO AN ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING IN THE FALL OF 2013.

WE HAVE ROUGHLY 80 ACTIVE MEMBERS NOW.

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WE DO FOUR FORMAL CONCERTS EACH YEAR, PLUS THE ARBOR DAY CONCERT IN THE FALL WITH THE CONCERT BAND IN THREE OR FOUR CONCERTS A YEAR WITH THE JAZZ BAND.

AS HE MENTIONED, WE HAVE CLARINET ENSEMBLE, A BRASS ENSEMBLE, THE HORN CHOIR AND A SAXOPHONE ENSEMBLE.

THEY PLAY AT DIFFERENT VENUES AROUND VERY SMALL GROUPS WITH A MAGIC NUMBER 5-7 OR EIGHT.

WE'RE VERY FORTUNATE THAT WE'VE HAD THIS SUPPORT FROM THE CITY AND THE CITIZENS.

WE SET A RECORD AT THE DECEMBER CONCERT.

WE DID OUR CONCERTS FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS AT THE LIBRARY AND WE OUTGREW IT COMING OUT OF COVID BECAUSE WE HAD MORE PEOPLE THAN THE STAGE COULD HOLD.

SO TO KEEP UP OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE CITY AND TOM KEANE OR AT THE LIBRARY OUR JAZZ BAND, WE HAVE MOVED ALL OF THEIR FORMAL CONCERTS THERE.

IT'S VERY NICE PLACE.

ON DECEMBER THE 18TH, WE WERE THE FIRST GROUP SINCE TOM OPENED BACK UP TO FULL CAPACITY TO HAVE STANDING ROOM ONLY AT A CONCERT THERE.

WE'RE WEARING VERY PLEASED FOR THAT.

[APPLAUSE] [NOISE] SINCE WE MOVED THE CONCERT BAND OVER TO LOWERY, WHICH HAS ENABLED US TO HAVE MORE ROOM ON THE STAGE AND FOR THE PATRONS TO HAVE MORE ROOM, OUR CROWDS HAVE GROWN.

MOST OF OUR CONCERTS THERE NOW ARE EXCEEDING 300 PEOPLE, WHICH DEFINITELY WOULD NOT HAVE WORKED AT THE LIBRARY EITHER.

IT MAXES OUT ABOUT 280.

WE'VE HAD A GREAT 10 YEARS OF GROWTH AND IT'S BEEN REALLY, REALLY GOOD AND WE'RE LOOKING FOR 10 MORE.

[LAUGHTER] BUT IF YOU HAVEN'T HEARD ABOUT THE BAND, LOOK US UP, ALLENCOMMUNITYBAND.COM.

WE'RE ALL VOLUNTEERS.

WE ALL PAY DUES.

IT'S PART OF WHAT WE DO AND IT'S A GREAT DEAL.

WE DON'T WANT TO BE RUDE.

COUNCIL WE DON'T WANT TO BE RUDE, BUT THERE'S A REHEARSAL TONIGHT.

WHEN WE GET FINISHED AND ALL DUE RESPECT TO THE REST OF YOU THAT WILL GET RECOGNITION TONIGHT AND FOR ALL THE WORK THAT YOU ALL ARE GOING TO DO, WE HAVE TO GO TO REHEARSAL HERE IN JUST A MINUTE.

BUT THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU COUNCIL WE'LL BE AROUND ANYTIME.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT CALM DOWN, I'LL GET TO IN A MINUTE.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WHEN I MET WITH STEVE TERRELL, WHO WAS MAYOR AT THE TIME WHEN WE STARTED THIS IS I SAID TO HIM, THIS IS A COMMUNITY BAND.

WE WILL SERVICE WITHIN THE COMMUNITY ANYTIME THE CITY NEEDS ANYTHING.

WE WILL BE THERE AND WE'VE DONE A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS FOR THE CITY AND THAT'S WHAT WE DO.

WE'VE PLAYED WITH THE SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER.

WE DO OUR PER DAY.

WE DID A CHAMBER CHRISTMAS THING.

WE'VE DONE THE CITY CHRISTMAS THING A FEW YEARS AGO, SO IT FITS A CITY FUNCTION AND WE FIT IN IN ANY FORM OR FASHION WE'RE THERE.

WE'RE GLAD TO DO THAT AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO THAT WITH EITHER GROUP, ANY OF OUR FIVE GROUPS, WE WILL BE GLAD TO DO THAT.

BUT ONCE AGAIN, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

IN A MINUTE WE'RE GOING TO GO HAVE BAND. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH, CRAIG. [APPLAUSE] DID YOU WANT TO GET A PICTURE?

>> WOULD YOU GUYS TRY TO GROUP TOGETHER A LITTLE MORE?

>> [BACKGROUND] YEAH, TIGHTER. [LAUGHTER]

>> THAT'S RIGHT, AND THAT'S GOOD.

>> YEAH.

>> DENISE, YOU SHOULD BE A PARENT.

[LAUGHTER] [BACKGROUND].

>> THANK YOU. HAVE YOU COPIED IT? YEAH. [APPLAUSE] THAT'S CORRECT.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> YOU'RE WELCOME. CONGRATULATIONS. CONTINUE ON.

>> THANK YOU.

>> WELCOME. THANK YOU.

THIS COMING MONDAY IS A NATIONAL HOLIDAY THAT MANY OF YOU SHOULD BE VERY FAMILIAR WITH.

WE'RE GOING TO CELEBRATE DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING ON MONDAY.

BUT THERE'S A LOT OF EVENTS THAT OCCUR BEFORE MONDAY, ON MONDAY AND SOME THAT ACTUALLY EVEN OCCUR AFTER THAT DATE.

TONIGHT, WE'RE GOING TO DO A PROCLAMATION IN CELEBRATION OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY.

ANY INDIVIDUALS THAT WOULD LIKE TO COME FORWARD AT THIS TIME FOR THE READING OF THE PROCLAMATION, PLEASE COME ON DOWN, WE WOULD CERTAINLY LIKE TO RECOGNIZE YOU.

[00:10:08]

I KNOW THAT MARIANA SENORE IS ONE OF THE KEY INDIVIDUALS IN OUR COMMUNITY THAT HELPS PARTICIPATE IN THAT PROGRAM AND HELP SET IT UP AND GET THE WORD OUT TO EVERYBODY.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT ALL YOU DO, BUT YOU DO A LOT BECAUSE I SEE YOUR NAME ON EVERYTHING RELATED TO THIS EVENT.

[LAUGHTER] I WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU GET CREDIT FOR ALL THAT YOU DO.

WITH THAT, I'D LIKE TO GO AHEAD AND READ THE PROCLAMATION, WHICH IS; WHEREAS DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JUNIOR DEVOTED HIS LIFE TO ADVANCING EQUALITY, SOCIAL JUSTICE, AND OPPORTUNITIES IN HIS TEACHINGS CONTINUE TO INSPIRE US TO WORK TOWARD EDUCATE, TO ERADICATING RACISM, UNEQUAL ACCESS AND EXCLUSION IN OUR COMMUNITIES.

WHEREAS THE COLLIN COUNTY DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JUNIOR APPRECIATION DAY SERVICE WAS ESTABLISHED IN 2018 AS AN ANNUAL CELEBRATION TO HONOR DR. KING'S LEGACY WITH THE PRESENTATION OF THE DRUM MAJOR AWARD AND THE CARSON ENDOSOME MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS.

WHEREAS ALLEN RESIDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO JOIN THE COLLIN COUNTY DR.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JUNIOR APPRECIATION DAY SERVICE PLANNING COMMITTEE, CHANGE THE WORLD, ALLEN AND FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF ALLEN, AND A DAY OF SERVICE ON JANUARY 16, 2023, BENEFITING ALL COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND KIDS AGAINST HUNGER.

WHEREAS, AS WE LOOK FORWARD TO THE FUTURE WITH OPTIMISM INSPIRED BY DR. KING'S LEGACY AND INFORMED BY HIS WISDOM, ENVISION, LET US REDEDICATE OURSELVES TO KEEPING HIS DREAM ALIVE AND BE REMINDED THAT WE ARE UNITED TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY.

NOW, THEREFORE, I CAN THEN INVOLVE MAYOR OF ALLEN, COLLIN COUNTY, TEXAS DO HEREBY PROCLAIM JANUARY 16, 2023, AS COLLIN COUNTY, DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JUNIOR APPRECIATION DAY IN ALLEN, TEXAS.

I URGE ALL CITIZENS TO TAKE COGNIZANCE OF THIS EVENT AND PARTICIPATE IN ALL THE EVENTS RELATED THERE TOO, IN THIS COMMUNITY. CONGRATULATIONS.

>> THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE] I JUST WANTED TO TELL THE COMMUNITY THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THIS EVENT SINCE IT WAS STARTED IN 2018.

I WANT TO GIVE JUST A LITTLE CREDIT TO THE MAN WHO STARTED THIS, WHICH IS CARSON M. DAS.

HE PASSED AWAY JUST BEFORE THE EVENT IN 2020.

BUT WE CONTINUE DOING IT IN HIS HONOR.

YEAH. THANK YOU.

>> ANYONE ELSE? IS THERE ANYONE ELSE THAT WANTS TO COME FORWARD TO BE IN THE PICTURE? ANYONE IS WELCOME.

IF NOT, WE'LL GO AHEAD AND TAKE A PICTURE.

[BACKGROUND].

>> ON THREE, 1,2,3. ONE MORE,1,2,3.

>> THANK YOU. CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU ALL. [APPLAUSE]

>> THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ON MONDAY.

>> THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE]

[3.2 Presentation of the Mayor's Distinguished Service Award.]

>> LAST DECEMBER, WE HAD THE BOARD'S RECOGNITION DINNER THAT WE HOLD EACH YEAR AT THE BEGINNING OF DECEMBER.

DURING THAT TIME, I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO HANDOUT THE MAYOR'S DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD TO A LONGTIME RESIDENT, SOMEBODY THAT'S DONE A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS FOR A LONG NUMBER OF YEARS WITHIN THE CITY TO HELP MAKE OUR LIFE A BETTER PLACE IN THIS COMMUNITY.

SOMEBODY THAT CONTRIBUTES TO AN INCREASE IN THE QUALITY OF LIFE THAT WE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF HERE IN ALLEN, TEXAS.

ONE PERSON WAS NOT ABLE TO MAKE IT TO THAT DINNER, SO WE'VE DECIDED TO GO AHEAD AND TRY TO RECOGNIZE THAT INDIVIDUAL THIS EVENING.

I WOULD LIKE TO GO AHEAD AND CALL DOWN JANE BENNETT.

[APPLAUSE]

>> THANK YOU.

>> HAVE A SEAT THERE.

>> THESE ARE JUST HIGHLIGHTS.

JANE HAS DONE A LOT IN OUR COMMUNITY.

I COULD BE UP HERE FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES TRYING TO ATTEST TO ALL THE THINGS THAT SHE'S DONE BECAUSE SHE HAS DONE A LOT.

THE HIGHLIGHTS ARE THAT SHE'S BEEN ACTIVE IN OUR COMMUNITY FOR OVER 25 YEARS.

SHE'S A LONGTIME MEMBER AND PAST PRESIDENT OF THE FRIENDS OF THE ALLEN PUBLIC LIBRARY.

IN 2007, SHE SPEARHEADED THE ALLEN REACH PROGRAM.

TO ME THAT'S THE GREATEST PROGRAM THAT ANY CITY IN THE METRO PLEX HAS IT.

THE WAY JANE RAN IT AND THE BOOKS THAT THEY PICKED.

THE FACT THAT THEY GET PEOPLE INVOLVED IN ALL PARTS OF OUR COMMUNITY AND AT ALL LEVELS.

JUST TO GIVE YOU, I'M GOING TO GIVE A LITTLE BIT OF BACKGROUND AND HOPEFULLY I'LL GET IT ALRIGHT.

[LAUGHTER] BUT IN THE ALLEN REED'S PROGRAM,

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THEY HAD THREE DIFFERENT BOOKS PICKED OUT.

THEY HAD BOOKS PICKED OUT FOR YOUNG KIDS.

THEY HAD BOOKS PICKED OUT FOR THE TEENAGERS, AND THEN THEY HAD BOOKS PICKED OUT FOR THE ADULTS AND THEY WERE ALL RELATED.

THE BRAIN TRUST, WHICH INCLUDES JANE GOT TOGETHER AND PICK THE BOOKS, APPROVED THEM AND THEN THEY JUST FIGURED OUT A WAY TO ENGAGE THE COMMUNITY IN READING, PARTICIPATING, TALKING ABOUT THE BOOKS, LEARNING FROM THE BOOKS.

I JUST HAVE TO TELL YOU THAT I DON'T KNOW THAT I READ EVERY SINGLE ONE, BUT I READ MOST OF THEM.

>> ANYWHERE. A READER FOR US TOO?

>> YES. I READ IT IN THE SCHOOLS.

YOU COULD GO TO THE SCHOOLS AND READ AS WELL.

BUT ANYWAY, I ALWAYS LOVED ALL THE BOOKS THAT THEY PICKED.

AFTER I READ THEM, I THOUGHT THAT'S SUCH A GREAT BOOK.

I CAN'T BELIEVE I'VE NEVER HEARD OF IT, EVERYTHING ELSE AND I REMEMBER SEVERAL OF THEM, BUT THE ONE THAT PIQUED MY INTEREST THE MOST WAS THE ORPHAN TRAIN.

I KNOW YOU REMEMBER THAT ONE.

THE OTHER GREAT THING BESIDES EVERYBODY READING AND TALKING ABOUT THE BOOKS IS THAT THEY WOULD ALSO INVITE THE AUTHORS OF THOSE BOOKS, OF THE ADULT VERSION BOOK TYPICALLY, BUT NOT ALWAYS.

WHERE THEY WOULD COME IN AND THEY WOULD HAVE A SESSION AT THE ALLEN PUBLIC LIBRARY AUDITORIUM AND TELL US ABOUT HOW THEY CAME UP WITH THE STORY, WHAT RESEARCH THEY DID.

AND THAT'S THE THING THAT I REALLY PICKED UP ON A LOT OF THE AUTHORS IS IT WASN'T LIKE THEY JUST SAT DOWN AND STARTED WRITING.

THESE PEOPLE ACTUALLY THINK ABOUT IT.

THEY WRITE AN OUTLINE, THEY DO RESEARCH TO PUT ALL THAT STUFF TOGETHER.

THAT WAS VERY INTRIGUING TO ME BY LISTENING TO THE AUTHORS.

ANYWAY, I HAD TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE PLUG ON THAT, BUT.

>> THAT ONE WAS REALLY NEAT BECAUSE WHEN THE AUTHOR SPOKE, A LOT OF PEOPLE CAME TO HEAR HER AND GAVE THEIR EXPERIENCE.

FOR INSTANCE, A LOT OF YOU KNOW MAYOR OF ZOLLER.

SHE SHARED THAT HER GRANDFATHER ACTUALLY ADOPTED TWO ORPHANS FROM THE ORPHAN TRAIN TO WORK ON HIS FARM LOCALLY.

THERE WERE STORIES AND OTHER PEOPLE TALKED ABOUT HOW THEIR FATHER NEVER TALKED ABOUT HIS ADOPTION AND FINALLY ADMITTED AFTER THIS THAT HE HAD COME FROM AN ORPHAN ON THE ORPHAN TRAIN.

IT WAS A SHAMEFUL, ACTUALLY PART OF OUR HISTORY THAT REALLY ONLY CAME TO LIGHT AFTER THESE AUTHORS STARTED HIGHLIGHTING IT.

I HAD NEVER HEARD OF IT EITHER.

>> THANKS, SORRY. BUT LET'S JUST SAY THAT'S A GREAT THING THAT YOU DID.

SHE WORKED ON THAT PROGRAM FOR OVER TEN YEARS, HELPED BUILD IT TO BE IN THE GREATEST PROGRAM IN THE METRO PLEX RELATED TO ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY WITH BOOKS AND READING.

SHE WAS ALSO INSTRUMENTAL IN STARTING THE BACH TO BOOKS CULTURAL ARTS PROGRAMS SERIES.

SHE WAS INVOLVED IN THE 2000 BOND ELECTION CAMPAIGN TO FUND AND CONSTRUCT THE CURRENT LIBRARY.

SHE'S ALSO CURRENTLY SERVING ON THE LIBRARY EXPANSION STEERING COMMITTEE FOR THE ADDITION TO THAT LIBRARY.

SHE'D BEEN VERY INVOLVED WITH THE LIBRARY FOR A LONG, LONG TIME.

SHE WAS RECOGNIZED BY THE FRIENDS OF THE ALLEN PUBLIC LIBRARY WITH THEIR LIFETIME FRIEND AWARD IN 2010.

THROUGH THE YEARS, ALLEN REEDS HAS RECEIVED BROAD COMMUNITY AND CORPORATE SUPPORT THROUGH CLASSROOM VISITS BY COMMUNITY LEADERS AND CELEBRITY READERS AND SPONSORSHIPS AND PARTICIPATION BY THE ALLEN PUBLIC LIBRARY, THE FRIENDS OF THE ALLEN PUBLIC COLLABORATE ALLEN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, THE ELLEN ARTS ALLIANCE, ALLEN PHILHARMONIC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, THE ALLEN KALANICK LIONS CLUB, ROTARY CLUBS, TARGET, WALMART, TEXAS STATE LIBRARY, AND MANY, MANY PRIVATE CONTRIBUTIONS.

THIS IS A VERY SMALL GROUP WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY THAT GOT TOGETHER AND MADE ALL THIS HAPPEN.

JANE WAS A LEADER OF THERE.

SHE'S A TRUE BELIEVER OF THE BENEFITS OF A ROBUST ART PROGRAM.

AS SUCH, JANE JOINED THE PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE IN 2006, WHICH OVERSEES THE FUNDING OF ART PROJECTS WITHIN THE ALLEN COMMUNITY.

TODAY, THERE ARE OVER 29 PIECES OF PUBLIC ART ON DISPLAY AT CITY FACILITIES AND PARKS AND ALONG THE PUBLIC ROADWAYS.

THROUGHOUT HER MANY YEARS OF SERVICE ON THE COMMITTEE, JANE HAS SERVED AS THE CHAIR MULTIPLE TIMES AND ANOTHER LEADERSHIP ROLES AS WELL.

SHE HAS MENTORED MANY NEW COMMITTEE MEMBERS THROUGHOUT THE YEARS THAT SHE HAS SERVED ON THAT COMMITTEE, AND SHE'S ALSO PROVIDED MUCH STABILITY TO THE COMMITTEE.

WITH THAT, I WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE JANE AS BEING ONE OF THE RECIPIENTS OF THE ALLEN BEYERS DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD FOR 2022.

CONGRATULATIONS. [APPLAUSE] WE'VE GOT A BOX THAT YOU PREPARED.

>> IF WOULD SAY SOMETHING.

>> IT WAS A SURPRISE WHEN YOU START THESE THINGS, YOU DON'T EXPECT TO GET SOMETHING BACK IN THIS FORM.

YOU JUST ARE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT WHAT YOU'RE WORKING ON AND WHAT YOU'RE DOING.

I HAVE TO SAY, I CAN'T TAKE ALL THE CREDIT BECAUSE NOTHING HAPPENS IN A VACUUM.

I'VE WORKED WITH WONDERFUL PEOPLE THROUGH THE YEARS.

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THE PEOPLE ON THE CITY BOARD, I'M LOOKING STRAIGHT AT THERESA HERE BECAUSE SHE HELPED PUBLICIZE EVERYTHING AND EVERYBODY IN THE CITY HAS BEEN SO SUPPORTIVE TO MAKE ALL THIS HAPPEN, AND IT WOULDN'T HAPPEN OTHERWISE SO I APPRECIATE THE AWARD, BUT THANK YOU TO EVERYBODY ELSE TOO.

>> CONGRATULATIONS.

>> THANK YOU.

[3.3 Recognition of the Downtown Steering Committee members.]

>> [APPLAUSE] NEXT, OVER THE COURSE OF THE LAST YEAR-AND-A-HALF, WE'VE HAD A GROUP OF ALAN CITIZENS PARTICIPATE IN HELPING OUR CITY BY SERVING ON OUR DOWNTOWN STEERING COMMITTEE SO I'M GOING TO GO AHEAD AND CALL THOSE INDIVIDUALS UP.

I'VE HAD SEVERAL THAT I KNOW THAT ARE HERE AND THERE'S SOME THAT I MAY NOT KNOW IF THEY'RE HERE OR NOT, BUT IF I CAN GO AHEAD AND HAVE TOMMY BARRY, WHO IS THE CHAIR OF THE COMMITTEE, COME DOWN ALONG WITH THE VICE CHAIR, MARIE MCKINSEY AND OTHER INDIVIDUALS INCLUDE BOB ANCHOR, DUG GLEDI, ALYSSA SNAKE, JANET CHARLOTTE, AND ANNA SUTTER, MARYVILLE GROOMY AND IF I MISSED ANYBODY, JUST LET ME KNOW [BACKGROUND] AND TED GOLD TED'S THERE.

WHAT'S REALLY INTERESTING ABOUT THEM BEING HERE THIS EVENING IS ON OUR AGENDA THIS EVENING.

WE HAVE A COUPLE OF ITEMS WHERE WE'RE DEALING WITH THE ADMINISTRATIVE OR THE GOVERNANCE AND OF THEIR WORK PRODUCT.

THIS IS A GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT DID ENOUGH WORK THAT THE CITY COULD HAVE EASILY SPENT $100,000 PLUS ON A CONSULTANT TO DO WHAT THEY DID.

BUT THEY DID IT ALL AS VOLUNTEERS TO OUR COMMUNITY AND WHAT THEY DID IS THEY SURVEY, THEY INVENTORIED EVERYTHING IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA.

WHO OWNS WHAT, HOW BIG IS IT VALUE ALL OF THAT STUFF, AND THEN THEY LOOKED AT WHERE EVERYTHING WAS AND THEN THEY ESSENTIALLY THEN WORKED WITH THE CONSULTANT THAT WE HIRED TO GO THROUGH A CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT PHASE, WHERE WE LITERALLY SAT DOWN AT TABLES, TALKED ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT, WHAT YOU DON'T WANT, WHERE YOU WANT IT, HOW BIG, HOW LITTLE THINGS LIKE THAT TO BE ABLE TO CREATE A VISION FOR WHAT IS GOING ON OR WHAT PEOPLE WANT IN OUR DOWNTOWN AREA AN SO THEY HELP CREATE THAT VISION.

TO HELP FULFILL THAT VISION THOUGH THE CITY, ON OUR END, WE NEED TO UPDATE OUR ZONING ORDINANCE SPECIFIC TO THE DOWNTOWN AREA TO MAKE SURE THAT WHEN WE START WORKING WITH DEVELOPERS, WE HAVE THE ORDINANCES IN PLACE, THAT WILL MAKE THAT MUCH, EASIER TO DO SO THIS GROUP IS THE GROUP THAT DID THE HEAVY LIFTING TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN.

I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE FOR THEM TO COME FORWARD AND BE RECOGNIZED AND I THINK WE ALSO HAVE SOME CERTIFICATES FOR EVERYBODY.

YOU WANT TO GO AHEAD AND PASS THOSE OUT.

SHE'S STILL GOT A COUPLE MORE [LAUGHTER] , I JUST WANT TO SAY FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART HOW THANKFUL I AM AND HOW GRATEFUL I AM FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COMMUNITY AND I JUST HOPE IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS THAT YOU'LL SEE THE RESULTS IN A VERY REVITALIZE DOWNTOWN IN THE CITY OF BALANCE SO THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH [APPLAUSE] AND WITH THAT, I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU YOUR FEARLESS LEADER AN OPPORTUNITY TO [OVERLAPPING] SAY A FEW THINGS.

>> THANK YOU MR. MAYOR FOR RECOGNIZING THIS AMAZING GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS WE STARTED, AS YOU INDICATED JUNE 21 AS STRANGERS AND, OR ACQUAINTANCES AND OVER 12 MONTHS IN A FAST-PACED ENVIRONMENT BECAME VERY GOOD FRIENDS OF EACH OTHER,

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MUCH LESS FRIENDS OF THE ALLEN COMMUNITY AND JUST LISTENING TO THEM.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO ALL OF THE VERY TALENTED WOMEN AND MEN HERE THAT WE HAVE HERE IN OUR COMMUNITY THE CITY-BOUND DOES A GREAT JOB OF RECOGNIZED DOWN OUR BOARDS AND THANK YOU, MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL, FOR POINTING THIS VERY TALENTED GROUP.

YOU GUYS ENABLE THIS, YOU TRUSTED THE CITIZENS AND SO WE THANK YOU FOR THAT AND WE APPRECIATE THE COUNCIL OF COUNCIL MEMBER SHAVE EXCUSE ME, COORDINATE AND SHOW MEISTER.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. MAYOR.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP AND TRUSTING CITIZENS.

I KNOW THESE INDIVIDUALS NEXT TO ME WOULD KICK ME IN THE REAR IF I DID NOT ACKNOWLEDGE.

YOU'VE GOT SOME AMAZING STAFF HERE UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF ERIC STRONG, MARK URBAN SAY, HALEY, THEIR DEPARTMENT THERESA, I JUST AMAZING STAFF, AND THE FINAL THING I KNOW WE'D BE REALLY REMISS IF WE DIDN'T THINK THE CITIZENS OF ALAN, WE COULDN'T HAVE PUT TOGETHER THIS PLAN WITHOUT YOU GUYS COMING FORWARD AND BEING OPEN, BEING HONEST, BEING CANDID, AND AGREEING TO DISAGREE WITH EACH OTHER ABOUT IT, BUT JUST DOING SO IN A VERY RESPECTFUL AND COMPASSIONATE WAY AND WE THINK THE CITIZENS OF ALAN FOR BEING A PART OF THIS JOURNEY AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

[APPLAUSE].

>> [BACKGROUND] THIS WAY.

>> WE'RE TRYING TO STAY IN THE WINDOW.

>> THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU ALL.

>> NEXT ON OUR AGENDA IS TO HAVE CITIZEN COMMENTS.

[4. Citizens' Comments.]

BUT BEFORE I DO THAT, I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE ARE THERE ANY SCOUTS IN THE ROOM? I DON'T SEE ANY OUT THERE.

WITH THAT, THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY AS A CITIZEN, IF YOU WANT TO COME TELL THE CITY COUNCIL SOMETHING RELATED TO TYPICALLY SOMETHING THAT'S NOT ON THE AGENDA.

I WILL ADVISE PEOPLE THAT ITEM 6.3 ON OUR AGENDA IS ACTUALLY BEING WITHDRAWN BUT I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE'S SOME CITIZENS THAT CAME HERE SPECIFICALLY FOR THAT ITEM AND THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK EVEN THOUGH THE ITEM IS BEING WITHDRAWN.

I DO HAVE CARDS FOR THOSE INDIVIDUALS AND I'LL GIVE YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO COME FORWARD AT THIS TIME AND I'LL CALL OUT THE NAME.

I HAVE TARIK HASSAN.

WHEN YOU COME FORWARD, IF YOU CAN STATE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD.

YOU ARE LIMITED TO THREE MINUTES TIME BY THE WAY.

>> MR. MAYOR, CITY COUNCIL.

I WANTED TO COME HERE AND THANK YOU FOR, I KNOW WE'VE BEEN HERE TWICE BEFORE THE TALKING ABOUT THE ZONING AND OUR CONCERNS.

THANK YOU FOR LISTENING TO US.

MORE IMPORTANTLY, REALLY APPRECIATE THE RESPONSES AND INTERACTION VIA EMAIL AND YOUR CONSIDERATION OF EVERYTHING THAT WE BROUGHT UP AND HOLDING TO THE CITY CODES AND EVERYTHING, AND HAVING A DIALOGUE WITH THE BUILDER IN QUESTION.

THEY HAVE WITHDRAWN, THEY'RE GOING BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD AND PROBABLY WILL COME BACK WITH SOMETHING.

BUT ONE THING I JUST WANTED TO MAKE A SUGGESTION IS THAT IN THIS CASE, WHAT HAPPENED WAS THAT THE BUILDER GENERALLY MEETS WITH THE CITIZENS AND HAS AN OPEN HOUSE, WHICH WAS NEVER DONE AND WHICH LED TO ALL THESE THINGS.

MAYBE THE CITY CAN REQUIRE THE BUILDERS TO DO SOME OPEN HOUSE WITH THE RESIDENTS THERE BEFORE THEY STARTED DEVELOPMENT.

MORE LIKE A PROACTIVE MEASURE.

THE LAST THING I WANTED TO SAY IS JUST, I KNOW THAT WE CANNOT FORCE THEM TO DO ANYTHING, ALTHOUGH WE DIDN'T HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE AN INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE WITH THE BUILDER.

BUT I MEAN, IF WE CAN REQUEST THEM TO DO SOMETHING IN GOOD FAITH, LIKE PLAN SOME MORE, TRY TREES FOR PRIVACY AT THE LEVEL OF THE PROPERTY WHICH IS QUITE HIGHLY RAISED COMPARED TO OURS.

THERE WERE SOME OTHER ISSUES.

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IN GOOD FAITH, IF THEY CAN DO, IF THEY WANT TO MEET WITH US AND HAVE A DIALOGUE THAT'S EVEN MORE THAN WELCOME.

BUT AGAIN, I REALLY WANT TO THANK YOU AND YOUR RESPONSIVENESS AND LISTENING TO THE CITIZENS OF ALLEN. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU. NEXT, I HAD RAJIB CHOWDERY.

>> EXCUSE ME, MR. MAYOR, MY NAME IS ROB KID.

AM AT 1518 HENNESSY HERE IN ALLEN.

I'D JUST LIKE TO ECHO TO TARIK'S COMMENTS WERE VERY APPRECIATIVE OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL FOR YOUR ATTENTION AND RESPONSIVENESS TO THIS ISSUE.

IT WAS PROMPT, IT WAS APPROPRIATE AND PROFESSIONAL.

AGAIN, WE WANT THANK YOU FOR THAT.

I JUST WOULD LIKE TO READ INTO THE RECORD JUST IN CASE FOR WHATEVER IT'S WORTH.

ACCORDING TO THE AGENDA PACKET FOR TONIGHT, IT SAYS THE APPLICANT HAS VOLUNTARILY WITHDRAWN.

THE ZONING APPLICATION AND ANY DEVELOPMENT ON THE SUBJECT SIDE WILL BE REQUIRED TO BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH CURRENT ZONING REGULATIONS.

ANYTHING OTHER THAN THAT, I THINK I SPEAK FOR A LARGE GROUP.

MAYBE NOT EVERYBODY IS HERE TONIGHT, BUT WE WILL BE IN OPPOSITION TO ANYTHING THAT'S OUTSIDE OF THE CURRENT ZONING REGULATIONS.

JUST WANTED TO SHARE THAT. NOT HERE SIX MONTHS FROM NOW, 12 MONTHS FROM NOW WITH ANOTHER REQUESTS TO ADJUST ZONING REGULATIONS.

OTHER THAN THAT, YOU'LL BEG MY TIME AND AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR YOUR RESPONSES.

>> THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS.

DID RAJIB WANT TO COME FORWARD? [BACKGROUND]

>> LIKE TARIK AND ROB MENTIONED [OVERLAPPING] ADDRESS.

I'M 1704 TEXAS HEALTH CODE IN ALLEN.

LIKE MY COLLEAGUE, MY NEIGHBORS MENTIONED AGAIN I WAS PART OF THE MOVEMENT OR PART OF THE GROUP THAT OPPOSED THE BUILDER IN RIDGEVIEW VILLAS.

AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR YOUR RESPONSIVENESS.

IT WAS GOOD TO FEEL BE PART OF THE COMMUNITY AND GET THEIR RESPONSIVENESS.

THANK YOU AND I APPRECIATE IT.

LIKE TARIK MENTIONED, MY HOUSE IS RIGHT BEHIND ONE OF THE HOUSES IN THE RIDGEVIEW VILLAS.

JUST BECAUSE OF THE HEIGHT IS SO HIGH, THEIR BACKYARD IS LITERALLY A HIGHER GRADE LEVEL THAN MY BACKYARD.

EVEN IF I PLANT TREES ON MY SIDE, IT TAKES SIX YEARS FOR THEM TO GROW UP THAT TYPE FOR PRIVACY VERSUS THEM PLANTING TREES, THAT WOULD MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE FOR US.

IF THERE'S ANY OPPORTUNITY TO DO THAT AND HAVE THEM LOOK INTO THAT, THAT WOULD BE REALLY HELPFUL. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. NEXT I HAD, [BACKGROUND] I HAVE DIANE MARTIN.

>> HI, I'M DIANE MARTIN, IN 708 WANDERING WAGE REP.

I'M HERE TO SPEAK ON ANOTHER ISSUE AND NOT THIS ISSUE.

I WOULD LIKE TO ASK HOW MUCH AUTHORITY DOES THE CODE ENFORCEMENT HAVE? BECAUSE I HAVE A TENANT NEXT DOOR IN 706 AND THERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WE HAVE IN WITH THE TREES, WITH THE MAILBOX.

HE JUST MOVED IN DECEMBER AND HE DOESN'T SPEAK ANY ENGLISH, SO IT'S HARD TO COMMUNICATE WITH HIM.

I LOOKED UP THE PROPERTY IS STILL IN THE NAME OF DAVID CRAWFORD AND HE'S IN JAIL.

HE'S BEEN CONVICTED OF PARAPHILIA AND HE'S NOT GETTING OUT TO 2023.

NO 35 EXCUSE ME.

I NEED TO KNOW WHAT TO DO BECAUSE HE MOVED THE MAILBOX.

ALL OUR MAILBOXES ARE TOGETHER.

HE MOVED THE MAILBOX AND I REALLY DIDN'T THINK MUCH OF IT, BUT WHEN HE PARKS, HE PARKS HIS CAR ALMOST IN FRONT OF MY DRIVEWAY WHERE I CAN'T GET OUT.

WHEN HE HAS VISITORS, THEY PARK THERE TOO.

I'M LIKE, "OKAY".

[LAUGHTER].

THEN HE HAS TWO CHILDREN, THEY CONSTANTLY PLAY BALL IN THE BACKYARD, AND I HAVE A 8 FEET FENCE.

HE KNOCKS THE BALL OVER MY YARD.

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THE FOUR TIME HE DID THIS WAS RIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS.

I WAS SO HEATED, I CALLED THE POLICE, BUT THEN TOO I CALLED IT OUT BECAUSE WE SOLVED EVERYTHING.

HE CAME OVER AND I TOLD HIM, "YOUR CHILD CAN'T KEEP DOING THIS".

I JUST LIKE TO KNOW WHAT CAN BE DONE OF IT.

>> FOR COMMENTS THAT ARE MADE DURING CITIZEN'S COMMENTS SO IT'S TYPICALLY IT'S FOR THINGS THAT ARE NOT ON OUR AGENDA WHICH THIS IS NOT, WE CANNOT NECESSARILY DISCUSS IT AND REALLY GET INTO A DEBATE OR ANYTHING, BUT, WHAT I WOULD DO IS I'M GOING TO REFER YOU TO ERIC ELLWAGNER OUR CITY MANAGER.

HE'LL GET SOMEBODY TO GET WITH YOU TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR OPTIONS ARE RELATIVE TO WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HOPEFULLY RESOLVE THE ISSUE THAT YOU'RE IN.

>> OKAY. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU. ARE THERE ANY OTHER CITIZENS THAT WISH TO SPEAK TO COUNSEL AT THIS TIME? IF NOT, THEN WE WILL GO AHEAD AND MOVE ON TO THE NEXT ITEM ON OUR AGENDA,

[5. Consent Agenda.]

WHICH IS OUR CONSENT AGENDA, WHICH IS TYPICALLY FOR ROUTINE AND NONCONTROVERSIAL ITEMS. I WILL GO AHEAD AND HAVE OUR CITY SECRETARY SHIRLLEY GEORGE, READ THE ITEM INTO THE RECORD.

>> FOLLOWING IS A SUMMARY OF THE CONSENT AGENDA.

AS MAYOR SAID, THERE'S ONE ITEM TODAY.

IT'S 5.1 APPROVED MINUTES AT THE DECEMBER 13TH REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING.

>> WITH THAT, DOES ANYONE WISH TO REMOVE THIS SIDE OF MY FACE? [LAUGHTER] I HOPE ABSOLUTELY NONE.

[LAUGHTER].

I WOULD ENTERTAIN A MOTION TO SECOND TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA. [NOISE]

>> I'LL MAKE THAT MOTION TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA AS READ.

>> SECOND.

>> I HAVE A MOTION SECOND, IF YOU COULD CAST YOUR BALLOT NOW PLEASE.

[BACKGROUND] TELL YOU WHAT? WE'RE GOING TO A HANDBOOK BECAUSE WE'RE HAVING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY SO ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

EVERYBODY RAISED THEIR HANDS SO THAT PASSES UNANIMOUSLY. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> I GOT TO TELL YOU [INAUDIBLE]

>>REALLY? [LAUGHTER] I'VE NEVER SEEN IT THAT SMALL.

[LAUGHTER].

[Items 6.1 & 6.2]

WE'RE GOING TO MOVE ON TO ITEM 6.1 ON A REGULAR AGENDA, WHICH IS TO CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING AND ADOPT AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE ALLEN LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE TO INCLUDE AMENDING SECTION 4.08.19 OF THE ALLEN LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE TO REDESIGNATE THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT, CBD TO BE KNOWN AS THE DOWNTOWN DISTRICT OR DD AND AMENDING THE REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE DEVELOPMENT, USE OF THE PROPERTY WITHIN THE DOWNTOWN DISTRICT.

B, MAKE OTHER CONFORMING AMENDMENTS TO THE ALLEN LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE.

OUR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR MARK PERSAUD IS GOING TO PROVIDE A PRESENTATION.

WITH THAT MARK GOOD EVENING.

>> GOOD EVENING. MAYOR. COUNCIL MEMBERS ALSO WANTED TO ASK IF WE WOULD WANT TO CONSIDER AS I PLAN TO PRESENT THIS ITEM AS A COMPANION ITEM WITH ITEM 6.2.

I DON'T KNOW IF WE NEED TO READ THAT ONE INTO THE RECORD AS WELL BEFORE WE PROCEED.

SHOULD BE [OVERLAPPING] THREE TOGETHER.

>> YEAH. LET ME GO AHEAD AND READ IT INTO THE POST RECORD TO ALLOW THAT TO BE OFFICIAL.

ITEM 6.2 IS TO ADOPT AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES BY AMENDING SECTION 6-85H9-151 AND 9-26 TO REPLACE THE PHRASE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT WITH THE PHRASE DOWNTOWN DISTRICT AND AMENDING CHAPTER 9, MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC SECTION 9.2 DEFINITIONS BY DELETING THE DEFINITION FOR CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT AND ADDING A DEFINITION FOR THE PHRASE DOWNTOWN DISTRICT.

>> THANK YOU AGAIN, MAYOR.

BEFORE I EVEN GET TO MY FIRST SLIDE, I WANT TO ECHO THE SENTIMENTS THAT WERE MADE BY A COUPLE OF FOLKS WHO WERE RECOGNIZED THIS EVENING.

TONIGHT IS THE CULMINATION OF A LONG AMOUNT OF WORK AND A LOT OF VOLUME WORK.

A LOT OF THOSE INDIVIDUALS ARE STILL SITTING BEHIND ME RIGHT NOW, THAT STARTED THIS OFF AND SET THE GROUND FOR WHERE WE'RE AT TODAY AND HOW WE GOT HERE.

NOT TO MENTION OUR CONSULTANTS STAFF, BOTH THE INITIAL CONSULTANTS STAFF, AS WELL AS OUR CURRENT CONSULTANT AND STAFF JUST PITCHING IN HERE AT THIS POINT.

I GET HONOR OF JUST COMING UP HERE AND PRESENTING THIS TO YOU ALL AND GETTING THIS FORWARD BUT THERE WAS A LOT OF HEAVY LIFTING THAT HAPPENED LEADING UP TO THIS.

THESE ARE THE TWO ITEMS THAT WERE JUST READ THROUGH THE RECORD BY THE MAYOR.

THIS IS A LITTLE BIT OF A TIMELINE AND WHAT I HAVE SHOWN IN BLUE IS THE WORK THAT HAPPENED AS PART OF THE PLAN ON UNNECESSARILY THIS ZONING EFFORT FACE.

BUT AS WE DISCUSSED EARLIER, WE STARTED BACK IN JUNE OF '21 ON THIS ONE WHEN COUNCIL SOUGHT TO APPOINT

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THIS DOWNTOWN STEERING COMMITTEE AND HAVE THE CITIZEN-LED COMMITTEE CONSULTANT BURN ONBOARD IN OCTOBER.

THAT TIME FRAME, THAT'S WHEN WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THE MONEY THAT WAS BASICALLY SAVED BY USING A CITIZEN LED COMMITTEE IN THE WORK THAT THEY HAD DONE THAT HAPPENED BETWEEN JUNE AND OCTOBER.

AGAIN FROM OCTOBER TO MARCH, JUST ALL THE OUTREACH WE'VE DONE THIS PROJECT BETWEEN THE FIRST PHASE AND THIS CURRENT PHASE RIGHT NOW, WE CERTAINLY CANNOT BE ACCUSED OF NOT GETTING OUT INTO THE PUBLIC AND GETTING THE WORD OUT WHETHER IT'S FOR SOCIAL MEDIA, PUBLIC MEETINGS, ANY TIME THAT THERE WAS MORE THAN FIVE PEOPLE TOGETHER IN THIS FIRST PHASE, THESE PEOPLE WERE THERE WITH SIGNS AND QR CODES AND GETTING PEOPLE TO INPUT INFORMATION.

DESIGN WEEKEND WHEN WE ALL CAN PETITION SO IT HAPPENED AND THEN THE FINAL PLAN GOT PRESENTED TO COUNSEL IN JULY.

THEREFORE NOW IS TO TAKE THOSE DIRECTIVES THAT WERE IN THE PLAN AND BEGIN TO CODIFY THEM, PUT TEETH TO THEM, BE ABLE TO REGULATE THOSE, AND PUT THOSE INTO THE ZONING ORDINANCE.

TAKING THAT SAME MOS WE DID DURING THE PLAN, INFORMING PEOPLE, SO A LOT OF PUBLIC MEETINGS.

MOST OF THESE PUBLIC MEETINGS WE'RE IN THE COUNCIL WORKSHOP FOR, BECAUSE WE HAD RECEIVED MOST OF THE PUBLIC INPUT TO DATE.

A NUMBER OF COUNCIL WORKSHOPS, JOINED COUNSEL AND P&Z WORKSHOPS.

WE HAD BUSINESS AND PROPERTY OWNER MEETINGS THAT OCCURRED DURING THE TIME-FRAME LEADING UP TO WHERE WE'RE AT NOW AND DOING THIS PROJECT.

SEPTEMBER TO JANUARY, THAT BALANCE IN GETTING THAT DONE.

I'LL TELL YOU THE FOLKS THAT WORK IN THIS WORLD AND DO THIS STUFF FOR LIVING AND CONSULTANTS THAT ARE ON BOARD WITH US SEPTEMBER TO JANUARY WITH THE HOLIDAYS THAT ARE IN-BETWEEN THOSE FOR US TO GET TO THE POINT WE DID, AND THAT TOOK A LOT OF INTERACTION, A LOT OF FEEDBACK FROM YOU GUYS, A LOT OF DIRECTION THROUGH ALL THOSE NUMEROUS WORKSHOPS WE HAD, AND A LOT OF BACK-AND-FORTH, A LOT OF GRACE FROM OUR CITY SECRETARIES OFFICES ARE POSTING STUFF BECAUSE WE HAVE DEADLINES AND ASKING FOR FORGIVENESS TO GET THOSE THINGS IN A LITTLE BIT LATE JUST TO GET THEM FORWARD.

BUT A LOT OF THINGS HAPPENED IN A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME.

IN THAT VEIN, YOU'LL SEE TONIGHT THAT THERE IS STILL A HANDFUL OF MINOR CLEANUP ITEMS THAT I'M GOING TO ASK COUNCIL TO CONSIDER JUST BECAUSE THINGS THAT MIGHT OR MISS WHETHER THERE ARE REFERENCES TO ITEMS OR CLARIFICATION WAYS WE MAY WANT TO COMPOSE CERTAIN COMPONENTS OF THIS ORDINANCE.

BUT WE'RE HERE TONIGHT ON JANUARY 10TH OFF OF THIS FINAL CONSIDERATION WITH THE EFFECTIVE DATE BEING MARCH 1ST AND THAT EFFECTIVE DATE WOULD BE TO ALLOW OUR COUNCIL NOMINATING COMMITTEE TO APPOINT OUR NEW DOWNTOWN DISTRICT DESIGN REVIEW BOARD.

THIS IS WHAT WE LOOK LIKE THE YELLOW OUTLINE.

THIS IS THE DOWNTIME.

IT IS THE SAME BOUNDARIES AS IN OUR CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT THAT WE HAVE TODAY, SO THAT PARTS ARE CHANGING.

WHAT IS CHANGING IS THE INTERIOR OVERLAYS THAT YOU SEE HERE HIGHLIGHTED IN BLUE, GREEN, AND RED.

WHAT CAME OUT OF OUR PLAN OUTREACH WAS THAT THIS 240 SOMEWHAT ACRE PROPERTY, EVEN THOUGH IT'S ONE CONTIGUOUS PROPERTY AS SHOWN HERE, THEY'RE VERY DIFFERENT CHARACTER AREAS THAT ARE ASSOCIATED IN HERE AND DIFFERENT LOOKS AND FEELS OF THE WAY THAT THINGS OPERATE IN OUR WHOLE DOWNTOWN AS YOU'RE NAVIGATING INTROVERTS THROUGHOUT THE DOWNTOWN.

THE FIRST ONE THAT MOST EVIDENCE WAS SHOWN IN BLUE AS A CULTURAL CORE OVERLAY.

THIS IS THE REMNANTS OF OUR OLDEST STRUCTURES IN OUR DOWNTOWNS, SOME OF THE ORIGINAL BUILDINGS OF WHAT IS LEFT IN OUR DOWNTOWN OR IN THIS AREA, AND THIS IS THAT SMALL NINE OR 10 BLOCK AREA THAT MAKE UP A COORDINATE.

THIS MIGHT HAVE VERY DIFFERENT CHARACTER THAN THE REST OF THE DOWNTOWN MEANT TO BE SHORTER IN HEIGHT OR LESS HEIGHT, LESS DENSITY, TYPE OF FIELD.

AREAS SHOWN IN RED, THESE ARE AREAS THAT ARE IMMEDIATELY ADJACENT TO RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY, SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY AND WE FELT THAT THIS EARNED SOME DUE RESPECT FROM THAT TO BE ABLE TO TRANSITION TO THOSE PROPERTIES.

AGAIN, DECREASED DENSITY AND HEIGHT IN THOSE AS WELL.

WE ALSO HEARD FROM FEEDBACK THOUGH, IS THAT THERE ARE AREAS THAT WE KNOW THAT WE NEED POPULATION IN OUR DOWNTOWN TO BE ABLE TO HAVE IT BE A THRIVING DOWNTOWN, WE HEARD THIS THROUGHOUT OUR FEEDBACK MEETINGS.

WHEN I SAY WE HEARD THIS, THIS IS NOT WE STAFF, THIS IS ABOUT WE COUNSEL HEARD THIS RIGHT.

THIS IS WE THE RESIDENTS AND ALL THE PEOPLE THAT PARTICIPATED IN OUR MEETINGS AND SUBMITTED STUFF ONLINE AND OFFER THEIR COMMENTS.

THAT'S THE FEEDBACK THAT WE HEARD, IT'S ULTIMATELY INCORPORATED INTO THIS.

AS YOU ALL KNOW VERY WELL, THIS ISN'T OUR IDEA, THIS IS EVERYBODY'S IDEA THAT COMES FORWARD AND WE TRY OUR BEST TO REPRESENT THAT.

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WHAT WE HEARD DURING THAT FEEDBACK AND THERE IN GREEN IS THAT IF THERE'S GOING TO BE AN AREA OF INCREASED DENSITY, WE WANT TO SEE IT ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE DOWNTOWN WHERE WE DON'T HAVE THOSE DIRECT ADJACENCIES AND SINGLE-FAMILY.

YOU'RE HAVING A BACKUP TO COTTONWOOD CREEK ON THE EASTERN BOUNDARY, AND SO THESE ADJACENCIES ARE LESS RELEVANT HERE FOR TRANSITION PURPOSES.

THAT AREAS SHOWN IN GREEN ARE THE AREAS THAT ARE ELIGIBLE FOR DENSITY INCREASE WITHIN OUR DOWNTOWN.

THAT AREA THAT I'M SHOWING, IT WAS FLASHING, BUT THERE YOU GO.

THAT AREA SHOWING HERE, I JUST WANT TO PAUSE FOR JUST A SECOND AND THIS IS, I GUESS, IN THE VAIN OF GOING THROUGH THIS QUICKLY THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS.

I SAID ONE OF THE THINGS THAT STARTED TO BECOME EVIDENT, AND THIS IS AFTER WE PUBLISHED A PNC AND WE STARTED HAVING INTERNAL TALKS LIKE, AND WE'RE GOING TO HAVE MORE OF THESE TALKS, BUT WE WON'T DO THEM LIKE WOULDN'T IT BE GREAT IF WE DID THIS OR DID THAT OR SHOULD WE HAVE THOUGHT OF THAT.

WHEN YOU GO ON A PROCESS AND IT DOESN'T BAKE AS LONG AS YOU WANT SOMETIMES THOSE THINGS DON'T COME EVIDENT, BUT THIS AREA IS SHOWN IN ORANGE HERE, WE EXPECT THAT THERE'S GOING TO BE SOME DISCUSSIONS THAT ARE GOING TO COME FORWARD IN THE NEAR FUTURE WHERE THIS WE'RE GOING TO CONSIDER PUTTING A SEPARATE OVERLAY ON THIS AREA, THIS IS OUR CITY HALL COMPLEX.

THIS IS OUR CITY BUILDINGS THAT ARE LARGELY BUILT OUT AND WE'LL BE CONSIDERING EXPANSION FOR ALL THE CITY FACILITIES IN THE FUTURE.

AS WE START LOOKING THROUGH THE CODE REQUIREMENTS, THINGS LIKE THAT, WE EXPECT THAT THERE'S ONES THAT DO APPLY, BUT THIS AREA IS EXPECTED TO ACT VERY DIFFERENTLY THAN SAY, ON THE NORTH SIDE OF MCDERMOTT AS YOU GET INTO THE CULTURAL CORE THE WAY THAT THE BUILDINGS ARE ORIENTED.

WE EXPECT THAT WE ARE COMING FORWARD WITH YOU.

I'M SAYING THAT IN FULL DISCLOSURE BECAUSE I DON'T WANT IT TO LOOK LIKE WE JUST PASSED THIS AND THE FIRST THING WE'RE GOING TO DO OUT THE GATE IS GO CHANGE SOMETHING.

I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT THIS IS SOMETHING WE'RE DISCUSSING AND TALKING ABOUT, SO THE FOLKS ARE AWARE.

DENSITY AND HEIGHT LIMITS.

DENSITY ACROSS THE DOWNTOWN, WE STARTED WITH A 32 UNIT PER ACRE CAP AND WHAT WE WORKED THROUGH FROM THE FEEDBACK THAT WE HEARD IS THAT AGAIN, THE ADJACENCIES AND TRANSITION AREAS IN CERTAIN CHARACTERS WHO WANT TO REDUCE DENSITY.

BUT THERE ARE OTHER AREAS WHERE IT WAS APPROPRIATE TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO INCREASE DENSITY.

WITH THAT WHAT WE'LL END UP DOING IS RESHUFFLING WHERE THE DENSITIES ARE IN OUR DOWNTOWN.

BUT STILL NEVER GOING OVER 32 UNITS PER ACRE AS A BASE DENSITY IN OUR DOWNTOWN.

WHAT YOU'RE SEEING HERE IS WHAT I JUST EXPLAINED, CULTURAL COLOR OVERLAY AND RESIDENTIAL TRANSITION OVERLAY.

I HAVE 18 UNITS PER ACRE, TWO STORES AND TWO-AND-A-HALF HOURS, RESPECTIVELY, AND THEN THE REST OF THE DOWNTOWN WOULD BE 32 UNITS PER ACRE, FOUR STORES IN 55 FEET WITH DENSITY BONUS, I'M ALLOWED TO INCREASE UP TO 45 UNITS PER ACRE IN THE COTTONWOOD CREEK OVERLAY, AND THEN IN THE CULTURAL CORE, RESIDENTIAL DWELLING UNITS ONLY PERMITTED IN UPPER STORY, SO VERTICALLY INTEGRATED UNITS WOULD ONLY BE WORTH BUT WE COULD DO RESIDENTIAL UNITS IN THE CULTURAL CORE.

I HAVE A NUMBER OF STREET SECTIONS, THESE WERE ALL INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKET.

I'M GOING TO CLICK THROUGH THESE PRETTY QUICKLY.

WHAT YOU'LL SEE HERE AS IN SOME OF OUR MAJOR STREETS THAT ARE SHOWN IN RED, THERE'S LESS OPTIONS, MAINLY BECAUSE THEY'RE BUILT OUT AND RUN THE THOROUGHFARE PLAN.

AS WE GET INTO SOME OF OUR SMALLER STREETS THAT ARE SHOWN IN ORANGE AND YELLOW, YOU'LL SEE THAT THERE ARE MULTIPLE OPTIONS.

THE THEME IS AS YOU GET INTO OUR SMALLER STREETS, WE WANT TO GIVE A PALETTE, IF YOU WILL, FOR FOLKS TO CHOOSE THE TYPES OF STREETS THAT MIGHT BE APPROPRIATE BASED ON THE CONTEXT.

BUT GENERALLY FALLING WITHIN THE SAME FAMILY OF THOSE STREETS WITH IT, THERE ARE TWO LANE STREETS OR THEY'RE BECOMING A STREET WITH A CENTER TURNING LANE, BIKE LANES, DIFFERENT STREET FRONTAGE FOR THE PEDESTRIAN COMPONENTS.

AS WE GO THROUGH THESE, THE FIRST ONE IS THE MAJOR 110 FOOT ARTERIOLE, WHICH IS MCDERMOTT.

NOTHING'S CHANGING ON THAT, WE'RE ANTICIPATING THAT JUST STAYING WHAT IT'S SHOWN IN THOROUGHFARE PLAN.

AS YOU GET DOWN, NOW WE'RE AT THE SECTION IS CENTURY RIGHT OUT OUR FRONT DOOR HERE AND NOTHING CHANGING ON THIS AS WELL, THIS IS BUILT OUT, EXPECT THIS TO STAY THE SAME.

NOW WE START TO GO THROUGH OTHER AREAS OF THE DOWNTOWN, SO YOU SEE THE AREAS IN THE UPPER LEFT HERE SHOWN IN RED, WE'RE LOOKING AT THE PORTIONS OF MAIN STREET, PORTIONS OF ALLEN DRIVE.

STARTING TO GIVE OPTIONS WHETHER YOU'RE HAVING ENTRY PARALLEL PARKING, WHETHER YOU'RE HAVING ENTREAT ANGLED PARKING, DIFFERENT WIDTHS, AND THE PEDESTRIAN AREAS IN THE LANDSCAPE AREA'S.

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LANDSCAPE AREAS ARE JUST SHOWN AS GRASS.

CLEARLY THE INTENT IS TO BE TREES THERE AS WELL BUT FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE CROSS SECTION, IT JUST READS EASIER JUST TO SHOW THE GRASS COMPONENT.

SOME OTHER CROSS-SECTIONS IN THE SAME FAMILY.

AGAIN, NOW YOU'RE LOOKING AT THE CENTER TURN LANE THAT'S ALREADY CONSTRUCTED ON PARTS OF ALLEN DRIVE EXPECT THAT TO BE MAINTAINED, OR LOOKING AT A PROTECTED BICYCLE LANE SHOWN IN THE UPPER IMAGE.

NOW AS WE GO A LITTLE BIT FARTHER EAST OVER TO CEDAR, SAME TRAVELING CONDITION TO TWO LANES, BUT YOU JUST LOOK AT DIFFERENT ORIENTATIONS AND WIDTHS OF THE HIKING BIKE TRAIL AND OR A LANDSCAPE BUFFER.

WE'RE NOT SURE IF THAT'S GOING TO BE LIKE THAT'S A THEME FOR A LOT OF THIS, IT'S UNDEVELOPED.

WE'RE NOT SURE IT'S GOING TO BE LIKE, BUT WE WANT TO GIVE OURSELVES SOME FLEXIBILITY AND OPTIONS AS WE MOVE FORWARD.

WE'RE GETTING INTO DOGWOOD AND SOME OF THE OTHER SECONDARY LANES AND STREETS AS WELL.

PORTIONS OF ST. MARY, WEST SIDE OF MAIN STREET, WEST OF ALLEN.

MAIN STREET, THAT'S EAST OF DOGWOOD I BELIEVE THAT POINT SO ALL THOSE SECTIONS ARE COMING IN.

HERE IS TWO LANES SO ON STREET, PARALLEL PARKING WITH DIFFERENT WIDTHS, IF I CAN BIKE TRAIL AND OR SOME LANDSCAPE BUFFERS.

WE GET INTO OUR 50-FOOT CROSS SECTIONS, WHICH ARE SOME OF OUR MINOR SECTIONS AND JUST SAME THING, MULTIPLE OPTIONS ON STREET, NO ENTRY, PARKING, WIDER HIKING, BIKE TRAILS.

THIS ONE DOWNTOWN DESIGN REVIEW BOARD THERE'LL BE A DIFFERENT DISCUSSION LATER ON IN THIS PRESENTATION AS FAR AS OUR PREFERRED COMPOSITION OF THIS, AS IT WAS PRESENTED TO P&C AND IT'S THAT CAME FORWARD P&C, BUT I WILL BRING FORWARD ANOTHER SLIDE.

I KNOW WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THAT A LITTLE BIT IN THE WORKSHOP SO I'LL HAVE SOME RECOMMENDATIONS THERE AT THE END OF THE PRESENTATION.

UPDATED MEMBERSHIP COMPETITION FROM PRIOR DRC SO THE BIG CHANGE FROM DRC IS GOING FROM PRIMARILY STAFFED LEAD COMMITTEE TO A PRIMER MOLE, ENTIRELY CITIZEN-LED COMMITTEE.

MEMBERS STAGGERED THROUGH YOUR TERMS, AND THEN APPROVAL AUTHORITY, MAJOR MODIFICATIONS IN DOWNTOWN DISTRICT, MINOR MODIFICATIONS AND THE CULTURAL CORE DESIGNATION OF CULTURALLY SIGNIFICANT AREAS AND THEN THEY START TO ACT AS AN ADVISORY BOARD FOR LONG-RANGE PLANNING ACTIVITIES TO COME THROUGH.

MAJOR MODIFICATIONS, DEVIATION SO ARCHITECTURAL STANDARDS, OFF STREET PARKING REQUIREMENTS FOR NON-RESIDENTIAL USES IN THE CULTURAL CORE, DENSITY BONUS, GREATER THAN 38 UNITS PER ACRE AND LESS THAN 45 UNITS PER ACRE SO THOSE GOING TO OUR DOWNTOWN DESIGN REVIEW BOARD.

MINOR SORRY, CLICK THROUGH THEM QUICK OR MINOR MODIFICATIONS.

THESE ARE ONES THAT ARE CURRENTLY ALLOTTED TO GO TO A STAFF LEVEL OF APPROVAL.

LOT AREA, AND THESE ARE ALL LESS THAN 20 PERCENT, BUT LOT AREA, LOT COVERAGE, BLOCK LENGTH, BUILDING FRONTAGE, FIRST FLOOR TRANSPARENCY, NUMBER, SIZE OF SINES PLANTING AREA, OFF STREET PARKING REQUIREMENTS, ALL THOSE ARE SET TO GO TO STAFF AND A DENSITY BONUS IN THE COTTONWOOD CREEK OVERLAY, I'LL LESS THAN 20 PERCENT OR 38 UNITS PER ACRE.

AGAIN, I KNOW FROM OUR CONVERSATION IN WORKSHOP, WE'LL DISCUSS THIS ONE AT THE END AS WELL.

THE MO ON THE MINOR AND THE MAJOR.

WHERE THESE LAND AND WHY IT WAS SET UP THE WAY IT IS AND THEY CAN GO, THERE'S A WHOLE MYRIAD OF WAYS THAT YOU CAN CAN COMPRISE THESE AND SET THIS UP AND SAID APPROVAL, AUTHORITY AND OVERSIGHT.

THE WAY THAT IT WOUND UP IN THE CODE THAT'S BEFORE YOU AND THE REASONING WAS IN THE APPROACH WAS TO HAVE VERY OBJECTIVE CRITERIA THAT ARE REVIEWED BY P&Z AND COUNSEL, COUNSEL GIVES HER BLESSING ON THOSE AND THOSE OBJECTIVE CRITERIA ARE ABLE TO ALLOW DEVELOPMENT TO BE MORE EXPEDIENT, THAT'S NOT ALWAYS THE BEST ANSWER, IT'S JUST AN ANSWER FROM THE FEEDBACK WAS HEARING A WORKSHOP.

I THINK WE'RE GOING TO PAUSE AND LOOK AT THAT AND SAY YOU KNOW WHAT, MAYBE THERE'S AN OVERSIGHT.

IT'S RIFLE TO BE IN HERE, IT'S GOING TO ADD A LITTLE LAYER OF APPROVAL, SLOW DOWN DEVELOPMENT A LITTLE BIT, BUT IT MIGHT BE WELL-SERVED TO HAVE THAT PAUSE AND TAP THE BRAKES DEPENDING ON WHERE COUNCIL GOES, BUT THAT WAS FEEDBACK.

I WAS HEARING BOTH SIDES FROM STAFF STANDPOINT TO ADMINISTER THE CODE ON BOTH SIDES.

IT'S A WASH, IT'S THE SAME.

IT'S ULTIMATELY WITH THE DESIRES OF THIS COUNSEL ON HOW TO REFER.

>> IT'S NOT UNIQUE TO THIS THAT WE HAVE MINOR MODIFICATION,

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WE HAVE PD'S THAT DON'T COME TO COUNCIL THAT ARE MINOR MODIFICATIONS THAT STAFF APPROVES SO I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT'S CLEAR.

I THINK WHEN WE TALKED TO ME IT WASN'T SO MUCH ABOUT MODIFICATIONS, BUT A NUMBER OF PDES HAVE MINOR MODIFICATIONS THROUGHOUT OUR CITY THAT WE NEVER SEE SO I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE IT'S CLEAR THAT WE'RE NOT DOING IT, THIS IS NOT UNIQUE TO THE DOWNTOWN AREA.

>> NO, THERE'S A NUMBER OF AREAS WHERE COUNCIL DELEGATES AT DISCRETIONARY APPROVAL AUTHORITY TO STAFF AND THE TWO THAT COME TO MIND ARE WE GET TO APPROVE ALTERNATIVE PARKING AGREEMENTS THROUGHOUT OUR CITY BETWEEN THE DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING MYSELF WE DO THAT, OR THE DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING CAN LOOK AT THOROUGHFARE DESIGN STANDARDS FROM DRIVER CUTS, STANDPOINTS, COUNSEL GIVEN THE AUTHORITY TO DEVIATE WITHIN THE CERTAIN PARAMETERS, AND THAT IS NOT UNIQUE.

THIS CODEWORD STAFF HAS DELEGATED AUTHORITY THROUGHOUT THE CODE UP, BUT WITHIN VERY SPECIFIC PARAMETERS TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT.

>> I WANT TO GO AHEAD AND JUMP IN REAL QUICK AND WHEN WE DISCUSSED THIS AT WORKSHOP, THERE WAS ONLY ONE AREA THAT WE DISCUSSED REALLY THAT WE WILL WANTING TO CHANGE, MAYBE TWO.

BUT BEYOND THAT, DELEGATING A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF AUTHORITY TO STAFF AND TO THE DESIGN REVIEW BOARD IS NONETHELESS STILL WITHIN WHAT WE OBLIQUE PLANE TO DO.

>> I AGREE, AND I THINK MOSTLY AT THE WORKSHOP WAS THE MAJOR MODIFICATION, SOME OF THESE BONUS DENSITY NUMBER SO I AGREE.

I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE IT WAS CLEAR THAT PEOPLE DIDN'T THINK THERE'S 20 PERCENT OR THERE'S MINOR MODIFICATIONS WAS JUST UNIQUE TO THIS BECAUSE IT'S NOT SOME PEOPLE DON'T KNOW THAT AND WE'RE NOT MAKING AN EXCEPTION FOR THE DOWNTOWN AREAS, ESSENTIALLY WHAT I WANTED TO POINT OUT.

>> IT'S LARGELY THE SAME WHAT I HEARD IN THE WORKSHOP AS WELL AS THE ONE BULLET OUT OF THE FEW PAGES SO THESE TWO PAGES I JUST SHOWED WAS LITERALLY LAST BULLET IN THIS ONE IN THE LAST BULLET ON THIS SLIDE ARE THE ONES THAT WE'LL DISCUSS AT THE END SO THE MAJORITY OF THEM ARE GOING TO STAY THE WAY THEY ARE.

PERMITTED LAND USES THAT GONE THROUGH THE WHOLE CHART.

I'M GOING TO GO THROUGH IT.

IT WAS IN THE PACKET WAS PUBLISHED [NOISE] BUT I JUST DO WANT TO SAY IS THAT WE COMBINE THE EXISTING SECTIONS AND ARE PERMITTED USES CHARGE AND SECTION 420.44, 420.5, AND MADE THEM INTO ONE SECTION THAT GOES INTO OUR NEW DOWNTOWN DISTRICT, CONSOLIDATED THEM.

YOU SEE THE OVERLAY DISTRICT AS I EXPLAINED EARLIER, IS HOW THEY'RE BROKEN DOWN.

I DID WANT TO CALL OUT THE RESIDENTIAL COMPONENTS BECAUSE THOSE SEEM TO BE THE ONES THAT GET THE MOST DISCUSSION SO DWELLING URBAN RESIDENTIAL, PERMITTED TO SEPARATE AREAS, NOT PERMITTED IN RESIDENTIAL TRANSITION OVERLAY, AND ONLY PERMITTED AS A VERTICAL UNIT, VERTICALLY INTEGRATED UNIT AND THE CULTURAL CORE.

THIS IS NEW, SINGLE-FAMILY ATTACHED IS NOT, IT'S CURRENTLY PROHIBITED THROUGHOUT THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT.

IT NOW IT'S GOING TO BE PERMITTED IN DOWNTOWN AND RESIDENTS TO TRANSITION OVERLAY COTTONWOOD CREEK OVERLAY SPECIAL USE PERMIT FOR I'M SORRY, THAT'S YOUR TOWN HOMES.

IT'S SUP THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE DOWNTOWN FOR TOWN HOMES, SINGLE-FAMILY, DETACHED, SORRY, IT'S SUP IN DOWNTOWN AND RESIDENTIAL TRANSITION OVERLAY SO RIGHT NOW IT'S PROHIBITED SO WHAT THAT MEANS IS IF SOMETHING HAPPENS ON A EXISTING SINGLE-FAMILY HOME OR AND/OR IF SOMEBODY WANTS TO PUT AN ADDITION ON THEIR HOME UNDER OUR CURRENT CODE, THEY'RE NOT ALLOWED TO DO THAT BECAUSE IT'S EXPANDING AND NON-CONFORMITY.

BUT UNDER THIS USE, THEY COULD DO THAT, BUT IT'S AT THE DISCRETION OF CITY COUNCIL AS AN SUP SO EXPECT THOSE TO BE VERY RARE CIRCUMSTANCES WHERE FOLKS ARE EXPANDING SINGLE-FAMILY PROPERTIES IN DOWNTOWN AND WHEN THEY DO COME FORWARD OR BRING THEM FORWARD AS THE SPECIFIC USE PERMIT.

IT WILL BE P&Z AND COUNCIL ULTIMATELY IMPROVE THAT AND WHEN COUNSEL DOES APPROVE THAT IT BECOMES RUNS INTO LAND, IF YOU WILL, BECAUSE IT'S SUP.

DWELLING TO FAMILY WHICH ARE DUPLEXES, SPECIFIC USE PERMIT AND THE COTTONWOOD CREEK OVERLAY AND OVERALL DOWNTOWN DISTRICT, AND THEN THEY'RE PERMITTED USE IN THE PRESENT, EXCUSE ME, AN A TRANSITION OVERLAY ARCHITECTURAL STANDARDS SO THESE ARE FOR BUILDING TYPES, UNNECESSARILY USES, BUT FOR THESE BUILDING TYPES, THERE'S ARCHITECTURAL STANDARDS AGO FOR EACH OF THESE BUILDING TYPES, I CALL IT THE RESIDENTIAL ONES.

FIRST, THEY'RE NOT GOING TO LOOK JUST LIKE THIS, THIS IS GOING TO GIVE YOU A BULK OUTLINE OF WHAT THEY'LL COME FORWARD LIKE, BUT THEY'RE AS YOU WENT THROUGH YOUR BACKUP MATERIAL, YOU SAW THESE EACH ONE OF THESE BUILDING TYPES IS DEFINED.

THERE'S A DESCRIPTION OF THEM, WHAT OVERLAYS THEY WERE PERMITTED IN.

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THINGS LIKE THAT, AGAIN NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH THE USES THESE ARE THE BUILDING TYPES.

LIVE WORK MIXED USE, VERTICALLY INTEGRATED MIXED-USE OFFICE IN TRADITIONAL DOWNTOWN RETAIL, CAN BUILDING TYPES NOT USES.

REASON, I SAY THAT IS THAT YOU CAN HAVE A COMMERCIAL OFFICE IN DIFFERENT TYPES OF BUILDING TYPES IN OUR DOWNTOWN, THERE'S COMMERCIAL OFFICES THAT EXIST IN EXISTING SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES IN OUR DOWNTOWN RIGHT NOW SO THAT'S THE DIFFERENTIATION.

START TO GET INTO ARCHITECTURAL STANDARDS ARE BUILT TWO ZONES, WANT TO BE ABLE TO EMBRACE THE STREET, ARE SMALLER VOLUME STREETS, SO YOU GOING TO BE CLOSER TO THE STREET OR LARGER VOLUME STREETS.

YOU CAN HAVE A LITTLE BIT MORE OF A PERIOD IN-BETWEEN THE BACK OF THE CURB AND THE BUILDING FACE.

PRETTY SIMPLE HERE CORNER, IF YOU'RE ON A PRIMARY STREET, WE EXPECT THE PRIMARY ENTRANCE TO FACE THE PRIMARY STREET.

JUST LIKE WITH LIKE ON THESE AS FAR AS WHERE THE ACTIVITY IS GOING TO BE.

START TO INCORPORATE DIFFERENT ELEMENTS, ARTICULATION SO YOU START TO DEFINE WITH THIS BUILDING LOOKS LIKE START TO PROVIDE RELIEF FROM THE DIFFERENT PLANES OF THE BUILDING SO YOU HAVE YOUR ARTICULATION, YOU START TO DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN AS YOU GO VERTICALLY UP THE BUILDING, YOUR GROUND FLOOR IS CLEARLY DIFFERENTIATED FROM YOUR UPPER STORIES, BOTH IN PLATE HEIGHT AND SCALE OF TRANSPARENCY OR FENESTRATION.

IN TERMS OF JUST THE ELEMENTS THERE.

THEY'RE PEDESTRIAN ORIENTED, THEY'RE MEANT TO BE A LARGER SCALE AS YOU GET HIGHER IN YOUR BUILDINGS YOU START TO SEE YOUR WINDOWS BECOME SMALLER, LESS TRANSPARENCY, THINGS LIKE THAT AND SO THOSE ARE ALL WRITTEN INTO THE CODE SO WE HAVE AN IDEA OF WHAT THESE BUILDINGS ARE GOING TO LOOK LIKE.

WE'LL PROVIDE SOME GUIDANCE WHEN STAFF IS REVIEWING.

THESE ARE THE DOWNTOWN SAN REVIEW BOARD.

NOW WE GET INTO THE GARAGE ENTRANCE.

WE COULD START TO TALK ABOUT, I MENTIONED THIS IN THE LAST SLIDE, YOUR VERTICAL PROPORTION IN YOUR HEIGHT AND WIDTH DEPENDING UPON WHERE YOU'RE AT ON THE BUILDING, WHICH LEVEL YOU ARE IN THE BUILDING, AND THOSE ARE ORIENTED VERY DIFFERENTLY.

I TRIED TO USE PICTURES.

THEY SAY A LOT BETTER THAN WORDS DO, AND SO PROVIDES GUIDANCE FOR PROCESS OF REVIEWING THE CODE.

[NOISE] THE WAY THAT THAT'S SHOWN WHY I CLIPPED OUT THIS SECTION, WE HEARD THE IMAGE WAS ALREADY IN THE P&Z PRESENTATION.

THIS IS IN THE CODE.

WHAT'S SHOWN ON THE RIGHT IS ALREADY IN THE CODE THAT YOU HAVE IN FRONT OF YOU.

IT WAS PRESENTED WITH THE PACKET.

BUT THIS WAS WRITTEN IN THERE TO BASICALLY GIVE SOME MORE VERBIAGE TO EXPLAIN THAT IMAGE AND THAT'S THE INTENT THERE, BUT I STILL WANTED TO POINT THAT OUT TO YOU BECAUSE THIS EXACT VERBIAGE WASN'T IN THE P&Z PACKET SIX WEEKS AGO.

IT'S NOT I'M INTRODUCING ANYTHING NEW, ANYTHING SUBSTANTIVE.

WELL, SOON I'LL EXPLAIN THAT, BUT I STILL WANTED TO POINT THAT OUT.

BUILDING MATERIALS, JUST DEFINING OUR PRIMARY AND ACCENT MATERIALS, REGULATING MASONRY IN HERE, SO THIS IS THE ONE AREA IN TOWN WHERE WE DO GET TO REGULATE MASONRY MATERIALS, AND THEY WILL CONTINUE TO BE SO.

THAT'S ALL CALLED OUT THERE, AND YOU'D EXPECT JUST DIFFERENT GUIDELINES PRIMARILY ON ALL PRIMARY MATERIALS WITH SOME OPPORTUNITY FOR ACCENT MATERIALS WITHIN A GLASS, BLOCK, OR METAL, THOSE TYPES OF THINGS.

PARKING REQUIREMENTS. I DID THIS AGAIN, I APOLOGIZE, OLD HABITS.

IT'S NOT DRC, DDRB, BUT SETTING THE LEVELS FOR REDUCTIONS IN PARKING, HAVING THE ABILITY TO HAVE STAFF-LEVEL APPROVAL ON CERTAIN LOWER LEVELS, AND THEN KICKING IT UP TO DOWNTOWN DESIGN REVIEW BOARD FOR THE UPPER LEVELS OF PARKING DEVIATIONS.

SOME ALTERNATIVES, SO AS PART OF THE DOWNTOWN, WE HAVE TO BE VERY [NOISE] FLEXIBLE IN TERMS OF PARKING.

IT'S EXPECTED THAT THERE'S GOING TO BE INTERNAL CAPTURE OF TRIPS AS YOU GO INTO DOWNTOWN.

IT'S EXPECTED THAT THE DIFFERENCE ALWAYS USES, YOU GO TRADITIONAL RETAIL.

YOU GENERALLY PULL UP.

YOU DO WHAT YOU GOT TO DO.

YOU GET IN YOUR CAR AND YOU GO HOME AND YOU DRIVE TO THE NEXT ERRAND, AND YOU HAVE TO RUN, AND YOU PULL IN YOU PARK THERE.

IT'S EXPECTED IN DOWNTOWN THAT WHEN SOMEBODY PARKS, THEY ARE GOING TO VISIT MORE THAN ONE ESTABLISHMENT ON EACH TIME THAT THEY GO DOWNTOWN, AND SO THERE'S GOING TO BE AN INTERNAL CAPTURE OF THOSE TRIPS, AND SO WE NEED TO ACCOUNT FOR THAT SO THAT WE'RE NOT OVER PARKING IN DOWNTOWN AND LEAVING LESS VALUABLE LAND DEVELOPABLE.

BUT STILL BALANCING THAT WE HAVE ADEQUATE PARKING FOR OUR DOWNTOWN,

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AND SO WE'RE USING STUDIES, AND WE'RE USING PROFESSIONAL JUDGMENT OR WE'RE USING PAST EXPERIENCES FROM OTHER MUNICIPALITIES TO BE ABLE TO HAVE A SHARED PARKING SETUP AND ALLOW FOR SOME WAVING OF PARKING REQUIREMENTS, KNOWING THERE'S GOING TO BE THAT INTERNAL CAPTURE.

THERE'S GOING TO BE SPOTS WHERE WE COME UP SHORT AND SMALLER PROJECTS THAT ARE REALLY SMALL SHORT, AND SO THAT'S WHERE WE START TO INTRODUCE THIS DOWNTOWN DISTRICT IMPROVEMENT FUND, AND SO WE PUT IT IN THE PARKING FOR THE DOWNTOWN.

WE EXPECT THINGS LIKE THAT TO BE MAYBE ONE OR TWO SPACES OR A SMALL AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT WE CAN PUT INTO THAT FUND AND THEN EVENTUALLY BE ABLE TO AGGREGATE THAT INTO SOMETHING SIZABLE TO MAKE AN IMPROVEMENT THAT HAS AN IMPACT.

LANDSCAPING AND SCREENING.

BRINGING NON-CONFORMING SITES UP TO CODE.

THERE'S PROVISIONS FOR THAT IN HERE.

SOME STREETSCAPE REQUIREMENTS, SURFACE PARKING LOTS TO INCLUDE AMENITIES, SO YOU START TO SEE SOME OF THOSE EXAMPLES.

THE WAY THAT THE PARKING LOTS ARE EITHER IN THE REAR OF THE BUILDING, AND YOU HAVE EITHER PASEO COMING THROUGH OR YOU HAVE A PLAZA IDENTIFYING WHERE THE MAIN ENTRANCE IS GOING INTO THE BUILDING WHERE WE HAVE THOSE REAR PARKING LOTS.

ONE OTHER COMMENT TOO, SO THERE'S A CURRENT DRAFT CONTAINS STREET TREE CLARIFICATIONS FOR PROPERTIES ADJACENT TO THE DOWNTOWN PRIMARY AND SECONDARY STREETS.

THIS ON PAGE 60-61 OF THE DOCUMENT.

AGAIN, THIS IS THE SAME ONE AS THE PRIOR ONE, I WANT TO CALL THIS OUT TO YOUR ATTENTION.

WE WENT BACK IN AFTER PNC AND TOOK THE STREET SECTIONS THAT ARE ALREADY PUBLISHED AND GET STARTED TO ADD SOME MORE VERBIAGE IN THERE.

TALKED ABOUT THE STREET TREES AND THE SPACING JUST TO PROVIDE MORE CLARIFICATION.

SCREENING CONSISTENT WITH PRIOR ALDC.

ENSURE, YOU PUT SOMETHING ON THE GROUND.

YOU SCREEN A GROUND LEVEL. YOU PUT SOME ON A ROOF OF BUILDING.

YOU SCREEN YOUR ROOF LEVEL, AND THAT'S IN OUR CURRENT CODE RIGHT NOW, BUT THAT'S STILL WRITTEN INTO THIS.

GETTING CLOSE, I PROMISE.

SIGNAGE, PEDESTRIAN-ORIENTED IN NATURE.

DOWNTOWN, IT'S DIFFERENT BEHAVIOR IN THE DOWNTOWN, AND SO SIGNS BEHAVE DIFFERENTLY.

THE PRIMARY TRAFFIC IN DOWNTOWN IS GOING TO BE PEDESTRIAN.

WE DON'T NEED THE SAME SIGNAGE THAT WE NEED TRAVELING UP TO FURNISHED ROADS ON 75, SO WE START TO INTRODUCE SIGNS THAT ALREADY BEEN CONTEMPLATED, WHETHER IT'S THROUGH OUTDOOR PATIO UMBRELLAS OR A-FRAME SIGNS, YOU START TO HAVE MARQUEE SIGNS, THINGS THAT ARE JUST NOT ANYWHERE ELSE IN OUR CODE.

WE INTRODUCED THOSE, PUT IN THE VISUALS TO SHOW WHAT THOSE LOOK LIKE, AND PROVIDE STAFF SOME GUIDANCE.

THIS IS GOING TO BE PULLED OUT OF OUR CURRENT SIGNAGE CODE AND THIS WILL LIVE ON ITS OWN IN THE DOWNTOWN DISTRICT. PAINTED SIGNS.

THIS IS IN THE CODE JUST DIFFERENTIATING BETWEEN THESE AND SAID THIS A P&Z. WE TREAT THEM DIFFERENTLY.

PAINTED SIGNS THAT ARE COMMERCIAL NATURE ARE REGULATED AS THIS, ARE REGULATED AS COMMERCIAL SIGNS.

MURALS THAT ARE NOT COMMERCIAL SPEECH OR FIRST AMENDMENT STUFF ARE REGULATED DIFFERENTLY.

THEY'LL BE REGULATED BY THE PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE IN DOWNTOWN DESIGN REVIEW BOARD WILL HAVE AUTHORITY, WILL GIVE THEM DIRECTION, SAME WITH THE PAINTED SIGNS.

THEY'LL BE GIVEN DIRECTION AS WELL FOR THE SAME CONTROL BOARD AND DOWNTOWN DESIGN REVIEW BOARD.

DOWNTOWN IMPROVEMENT FUND.

PARKING IN OPEN SPACE IN LIEU, SO LIMITED TO PUBLIC PARKS, CIVIC SPACE AND PLAZAS, PARKING FACILITIES, AND CONNECTIVITY.

AS I SAID EARLIER, THIS IS THE SMALLER PIECES WILL BEGIN TO PUT THEM TOGETHER AND AGGREGATE THOSE.

WE EXPECT THIS WILL BE A TOOL IN OUR TOOLKIT AS WE GO THROUGH DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AND REDEVELOPMENT.

THERE'S ALWAYS GOING TO BE INITIAL PHASES, SOME PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP THAT OCCURS IN DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT, AND SO AS A CITY, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE TOOLS AVAILABLE TO US TO BE ABLE TO ADEQUATELY COME TO THE TABLE AND HAVE SOMETHING THAT'S GOING TO BE MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL FROM A DEVELOPMENT STANDPOINT AND THE CITY STANDPOINT, AND SO THIS PROVIDES US ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE TOOLS, IF YOU WILL, TO COME TO THE TABLE WITH, TO BE ABLE TO ENHANCE AND BRING FUNDS TO THE TABLE.

MINOR CHANGE IN TOWN HOMES, RESPECT TO URBAN FORM, AND THE NUMBER OF CONTIGUOUS UNITS.

AS WE GET TOWN HOMES RIGHT NOW RECAP THAT THE NUMBER OF TOWN HOMES IN OUR TRADITIONAL TOWN HOME DEVELOPMENTS, WE WANT TO HAVE THE ABILITY.

THERE'S NO REASON THAT WE SHOULDN'T BE ABLE TO SPAN A BLOCK LENGTH IN TOWN HOMES IN AN URBAN SETTING LIKE THIS, I THINK BROWNSTONE, YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE THAT PEAK THROUGH SEPARATION IN-BETWEEN EACH SIX UNITS.

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THERE'S A REASON WHY WE CAN'T FRAME THE WHOLE FRONTAGE OF A STREET BLOCK WITH WALK-UP UNITS.

WE WANT TO ALLOW FOR THAT ABILITY.

THIS IS JUST A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT CONTEXTS.

VERY MINOR CHANGE THERE.

FOOD TRUCKS TRYING TO TREAT THE DOWNTOWN DIFFERENTLY.

MADE THE CHANGES IN 6.06.15 TO ADD THE DOWNTOWN DISTRICT IS WANTING TO ZONING DISTRICTS REDUCE THE SEPARATION FROM RESTAURANTS FROM 300 FT TO 100 FT.

DIFFERENT SCALE ON OUR DOWNTOWN STILL RESPECTING THE RESTAURANTS IS ESTABLISHMENTS, BUT THE 300 FT GOT TO THE POINT WHERE WE STARTED RUNNING LIKE SCENARIOS WHERE YOU CAN PUT LIKE TWO FOOD TRUCKS LIKE HERE AND HERE AND THEN YOU CAN'T PLACE THEM ANYWHERE BASED UPON RESTAURANTS.

WE START IDENTIFYING RESTAURANTS AND THEN YOU DON'T HAVE ANYWHERE TO PUT FOOD TRUCKS.

THIS GIVES US A LITTLE BIT OF OPPORTUNITY.

ONTO SOME CHANGES.

THIS IS POST PRODUCTION AND WHERE WE'RE AT RIGHT NOW.

THESE ARE ALL MINOR NATURE, BUT YOU'RE LOOKING AT THESE QUICK AND YOU'RE SAYING WORDS, THE CHANGE.

BECAUSE IT'S THAT MINOR BUT WENT THROUGH THEM.

THE LEGAL DESCRIPTION IS WHAT'S IN THE RIGHT AND WE'RE ABSOLUTELY FINE WITH THE LEGAL DESCRIPTION.

WHAT WAS PUBLISHED NOTICE LEGAL AD WAS ALL IN THE LEGAL DESCRIPTION IN THE RIGHT, THE IMAGE ON THE LEFT IS WHAT WAS PUBLISHED IN THE ORDINANCE ITSELF, THAT THE DRAFT REGULATIONS AND AREAS HIGHLIGHTED IN YELLOW, THE LINE WORK NEEDS TO BE SHIFTED A LITTLE BIT HERE AND THERE TO ALIGN WITH SOME PARCEL BOUNDARIES TO MATCH WHAT WAS LEGALLY DESCRIBED AND PUBLISHED.

I'M GOING TO ASK EACH ONE OF THESE.

I'M GOING TO ASK THAT COUNCIL INCLUDE THEM IN THEIR MOTION, BUT YOU DON'T HAVE SAY THEM.

I THINK PETE'S GOING TO SAY THAT WE CAN SAY AS DESCRIBED BY STAFF AND EARLIER IN THE PRESENTATION, SO WE'LL GET TO THAT POINT.

THIS WAS JUST A TYPO.

I'M NOT SURE IF ANY OF YOU-ALL CAUGHT IT, BUT I DID.

WE SAW THAT 32 UNITS BREAKER AND CCO AND RTO GOALS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE A TEAM THAT'S BEEN PRESENTED, I THINK SINCE THE FIRST OR SECOND COUNCIL WORKSHOP UNTIL NOW.

JUST MAKE SURE THAT MADE IT IN THERE.

IT'S THE FIRST REAL DISCUSSION WE'RE HAVING.

THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE DOWNTOWN DESIGN REVIEW BOARD, STAFF REQUESTING AND TRYING TO COME UP WITH A WAY TO MAYBE GIVE SOME MORE FLEXIBILITY TO COUNSEL AS TIME GOES ON.

DISCRETION, TO BE ABLE TO APPOINT FOLKS.

WE DON'T WANT TO GET TO A POINT WHERE IT'S SO LIMITED THAT YOU FIND YOURSELF WHERE WE DON'T HAVE SEVEN PEOPLE THAT WE CAN EVEN APPOINT.

THIS GIVES YOU THAT DISCRETION.

THE WAY THAT THIS HAS CHANGED IS THE FIRST GROUP, IF YOU WILL.

IT'S GOING TO BE TWO MEMBERS OR DESIGN PROFESSIONALS.

YOU SAID THAT THEY HAVE TO RESIDE IN THE CITY.

THIS IS THE NORMAL STUFF, YOU HAVE TO RESIDE IN THE CITY FOR ALMOST ALL OF OUR BOARDS, RESIDE IN THE CITY AND BE A VOTING MEMBER.

THE FIRST TWO ARE DESIGNED PROFESSIONALS LIVE IN A CITY.

NEXT TO THESE ARE LIKE THE EDC GROUP.

THEY DON'T HAVE TO LIVE IN THE CITY.

THEY NEED TO BE VOTING FOLKS IN WHERE THEY LIVE, BUT THEY NEED TO BE OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND MANAGEMENT POSITION OF BUSINESS LOCATED IN DOWNTOWN DISTRICT.

THAT'S YOUR NEXT TO THE FOLLOWING THREE.

AGAIN, THESE ARE BACK TO YOUR TYPICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR FOLKS.

THOSE ARE JUST APPOINTED AT COUNCIL'S DISCRETION.

THEY CAN BE ANYBODY IN THE CITY.

YOU FEEL IT'S GOING TO ADD VALUE TO THIS GROUP.

THEN THERE'S THE THE KICKER IN HERE, WHICH GIVES YOU GUYS POWER TO USE YOUR DISCRETION.

IF YOU'RE FINDING YOUR LIGHT IN CERTAIN AREAS WHERE WE GET TO USE YOUR DISCRETION.

I THINK THIS, THE WAY THAT IT'S BEEN CRAFTED, GIVES YOU THE ULTIMATE FLEXIBILITY IN WHAT YOU WANT TO DO.

I'M HOPING THAT MEETS THE INTENT.

I'M GOING TO STOP AT THIS ONE BECAUSE I KNOW THIS IS ONE OF THE BIG ONE'S WE'VE TALKED ABOUT TO SEE IF THERE'S ANY COMMENTS ON WHAT WAS PROVIDED HERE.

IF YOU HAVE A CONSENSUS.

>> NO, I THINK THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT WE WERE LOOKING FOR.

>> THE LAST THREE WERE BASICALLY [INAUDIBLE]

>> IF YOU READ THIS ONE THE WAY THAT YOU READ IT, AND ESSENTIALLY ALL SEVEN ARE AT-LARGE IF COUNCIL WANTS TO MAKE THEM ENLARGE BASED UPON LAST PARAGRAPH, BUT THE INTENT IS THE FIRST STREAM.

>> MYSELF ON THIS, I'VE ALWAYS WANTED IT TO BE MORE CITIZEN ORIENTATED.

IT DOES GET THERE A LITTLE BIT CLOSER, BUT ONLY THE THREE AT-LARGE.

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I DON'T THINK IT QUITE HITS IT.

>> TO BE A CITIZEN IS A BUSINESS, ONE OF THE TWO BUSINESS OWNERS, YOU COULD CONCEIVABLY HAVE SOMEBODY THAT LIVES IN DALLAS THAT OWNS PROPERTY DOWNTOWN, THAT'S THE ONLY TWO.

THE OTHER MEMBERS ARE ALL GOING TO BE RESIDENTS OF THE CITY DOWN.

>> I GUESS MY POINT IS PEOPLE THAT LIVE WITHIN OR RIGHT AROUND [OVERLAPPING] THEY'RE THE ONES IMPACTED THE MOST.

MAYBE I'M OVERTHINKING. I DON'T KNOW, BUT THAT'S JUST HOW I FEEL.

>> BUT DAVE, I SEE YOUR POINT.

BUT THE SAME TIME, IT'S EVERYBODY'S DOWNTOWN.

YES, WE DEFINITELY [OVERLAPPING] COGNIZANT OF THE NEIGHBORS DIRECTLY NORTH, PARTICULARLY BECAUSE THEY'RE CLOSEST TO THE DOWNTOWN AREA.

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, AGAIN, IT'S EVERYBODY'S DOWNTOWN AS LONG AS THEY'RE CITIZENS OF ALLEN AND THE MAJORITY OR CITIZENS OF ALLEN.

I'M OKAY WITH THE CHANGES RECOMMENDED HERE.

>> GOOD POINT.

>> THAT BECOMES YOUR DISCRETION TOO, NOT YOU BUT YOUR ONE-SEVENTH DISCRETION, BUT THE COUNCIL'S DISCRETION.

IF YOU THINK THAT THIS BOARD NEEDS TO BE BETTER SERVED AND YOU SEE THE APPLICANT POOL LOOKS TO BE RESIDENTS AROUND AND THAT BECOMES IMPORTANT TO YOU AT THAT TIME AND DECISION AND YOU CAN USE THAT AS A DECIDING FACTOR.

OR NEXT COUNCIL APPOINTS THEM, CAN DECIDE THAT'S NOT IMPORTANT.

THEY CAN SAY IT'S RESIDENCE.

YOU HAVE THE ULTIMATE DISCRETION ON HOW YOU WANT TO APPOINT FOLKS.

FIVE OUT OF SEVEN ARE RESIDENTS OF OUR CITY.

>> GOOD POINT. NOW I'M GOOD WITH THIS.

I'M GOOD WITH THE CHANGES.

>> THE OTHER THING I'D POINT OUT IS THAT THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE, WHEN THEY REVIEW THE APPLICANTS, THAT THEY CAN LOOK TO SEE WHERE THE PEOPLE LIVE.

BECAUSE WE DO HAVE BUSINESS OWNERS AND LANDOWNERS, THEY'RE RESIDENTS OF ALLEN THAT EXISTS TODAY.

BUT WE ALSO HAVE SOME THAT MAY LIVE IN FAIRVIEW OR LUCAS THAT THEY LIVE RIGHT NEXT DOOR.

BUT THEY HAVE AN INTEREST IN THE DOWNTOWN BECAUSE OF THAT OWNERSHIP AND THEY MAY STILL BE GOOD CANDIDATES TO SERVE AS WELL, SO YEAH.

>> JUST FOR CLARIFICATION, SO EVERYBODY KNOWS, EVERYBODY OUT THERE IN THE COMMUNITY IS THAT THIS BOARD IS GOING TO BE COMPRISED OF INDIVIDUALS THAT THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE, THAT JUST LIKE WE DO WITH EVERY BOARD AND COMMISSION WITHIN THE CITY, WE HAVE THREE MEMBERS OF THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE, THAT'S DAREN, CARL AND MYSELF, WE'LL GO THROUGH THE PROCESS AND WE'LL GO THROUGH THE INTERVIEWS JUST LIKE WE DO WITH BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS.

THEN WE WILL SELECT THE SEVEN PEOPLE TO SERVE ON THE BOARD.

IT'S NO DIFFERENT THAN, AGAIN, WHAT WE DO WITH THE NORMAL BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS.

THANKS. THAT'S A GOOD REMINDER.

>> ANYTHING ELSE MATT?

>> NEXT ONE, THIS IS A MINOR CHANGE TO ALIGN UP OUR REVIEW BOARD MEMBERS WITH THE COUNCIL PLACES.

THE STAGGERING THAT WAS PUBLISHED IS GOING TO BE A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT.

YOU HAVE SOME ONE-YEAR TERMS INTO YOUR TERMS TO BE ABLE TO ULTIMATELY THEN IT'S GOING TO TAKE US TWO CYCLES TO GET US IN LOCKSTEP WITH CITY COUNCIL CYCLES, JUST BASED UPON WHEN YOU-ALL ARE POINTING THEM.

REFERENCE CHANGES IN SECTION 14A, AND 14D.

THIS IS FAIRLY MINOR NATURE, BUT DO ASK THAT THAT BE INCLUDED, THE FOLLOWING REFERENCES AND NO SECTIONS BE MODIFIED AS PRESENTED TO STAFF.

I'M GOING TO GET THROUGH THE DENSITY ONE, ONE SECOND SO THE MINIMUM OFF STREET, THESE ARE ALL THE CHANGES ARE MADE FROM P&Z.

THESE ARE ALREADY ROLLED INTO YOUR PACKET AS YOU SEE IT TODAY.

I JUST WANTED TO PAUSE ON THIS FOR A SECOND JUST TO LET YOU KNOW THESE ARE WHAT P&Z DID ADD INTO THE PACKET AND I THINK Y'ALL REVIEWED IT AND I KNOW Y'ALL ARE GOING BACK ON THIS ONE, ESPECIALLY BECAUSE OF THE MAGNITUDE OF THIS ITEM Y'ALL REVIEWING IT, BUT THIS IS WHAT WAS RECOMMENDED AT P&Z.

THE NEXT ONE TO STOP AT AND SCROLL THROUGH HERE AND TRYING TO GIVE US ALL UP LASHES. I DO.

BUT WE WENT THROUGH THE MODIFICATIONS AND ISN'T I'M HEARING FROM THE WORKSHOP AND HEARING FROM COMMENTARY OR EARLIER.

IT SOUNDS HORRIBLE WHAT SAPPHO PROPOSED READING BETWEEN THAT AND I'LL GO OUT TO THE COUNCIL.

THE MINOR MODIFICATION, THE DENSITY BONUS AND COTTONWOOD CREEK OVERLAY LESS THAN 20 PERCENT OR 30 UNITS PER ACRE.

THAT MINOR MODIFICATION WOULD BE RELEGATED TO THE DOWNTOWN DESIGN REVIEW BOARD.

THEN AS WE GO INTO WHAT'S SHOWN AS A MAJOR MODIFICATION WHICH IS THE 38-45 GROUP THAT WILL GO TO A CITY COUNCIL APPROVAL.

NOW, THOSE TWO THINGS IN AND OF THEMSELVES ARE PRETTY SIMPLE.

TO PULL OUT THE PART THAT I WANT TO MAKE SURE BECAUSE IT'S GOING TO TRAIL THAT STUFF BEHIND IT AS YOU DO THAT IN A FEW PAGES OF CODE THAT GO WITH IT SO THERE'S THE CRITERIA FOR THE DENSITY BONUS,

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IT'S LOCATED IN YOUR DOCUMENTS, AND SO THAT VERY MUCH GIVES YOU DIRECTION.

I THINK IT'S WORTHWHILE TO INCLUDE THOSE GOING TO COUNCIL.

THINGS THAT FOLKS HAVE TO PROVIDE, WHETHER IT'S PARKING STRUCTURES, WHETHER IT'S LAND DONATION, IT'S OPEN SPACE.

ALL THOSE THINGS ARE REQUIRED TO BE ABLE TO DO THE DENSITY BONUS.

WHAT THAT DOES IS IT MAKES YOUR APPROVAL LIMITED, WHICH IS LESS DISCRETION.

BECAUSE YOU'RE DEFINING PARAMETERS FOR WHICH YOU HAVE TO MEET SO IT'S NOT NECESSARILY MINISTERIAL IN NATURE, BUT IT'S STARTING TO GET TOWARDS WHERE IT'S PRESCRIPTIVE IN WHAT THEY HAVE TO MEET SO IT SAYS THAT THEY SHALL BE APPROVED.

WHAT I NEED TO FIGURE OUT FROM THE PODIUM, WHICH IS DIFFICULT IS HOW MUCH DISCRETION DO WE WANT TO ADD INTO THAT DECISION MAKING AUTHORITY AS IT GOES TO COUNCIL FROM THE DOWNTOWN DESIGN REVIEW BOARD, I'M VERY MUCH IN FAVOR OF LIMITING DISCRETION FROM THERE AND MAKING THAT VERY PRESCRIPTIVE AND OBJECTIVE LEVEL REQUIREMENTS SO THAT THEY KNOW THE PARAMETERS HAVE TO OPERATE IT.

BUT COUNCIL USUALLY HAS A LITTLE BIT MORE AUTHORITY AND SO THIS IS WHERE I'M JUST OPENING UP TO SEE WHAT THE DISCRETION YOU THINK NEEDS TO BE FROM THE COUNCIL FOR THAT 38-45.

>> I WOULD AGREE WITH YOU ON THAT.

DESIGN REVIEW BOARD IT SHOULD BE VERY PRESCRIPTIVE.

COUNCIL, ON THE OTHER HAND, SHOULD HAVE AS MUCH DISCRETION AS POSSIBLE WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THE LAW, OF COURSE.

>> YEAH, I TEND TO AGREE WITH THAT.

I DON'T WANT TO BOX THIS COUNCIL OR MOST LIKELY FUTURE COUNCIL INTO A CORNER SO I THINK GIVEN AS MUCH LEEWAY AND THEIR DISCRETION IS WHAT I WOULD BE ON BOARD WITH DOING.

>> JUST TO CONFIRM WHAT I UNDERSTOOD WAS SAID IS THAT THE DOWNTOWN DESIGN REVIEW BOARD WOULD HAVE THE DISCRETION TO ALLOW A DENSITY BONUS UP TO 38 UNITS PER ACRE SUBJECT TO A PRESCRIPTIVE PATH.

>> WHICH IS ALREADY IN THE CODE, SO THEY WOULD BASICALLY BE ADOPTING WHAT STAFF OTHERWISE HAD TO DO.

THE AUTHORITY IS GOING TO TRANSFER IT TO THEM FROM THE STAFF WHO JUST FOR THE DENSITY BONUS.

BUT AS YOU LOOK AT OUR CODE WORD, THE DOWNTOWN DESIGN REVIEW BOARD APPROVAL AND IT HAS A, B, C, AND EACH ONE HAS TO BE MET SO THERE'S NOT A DISCRETION WRITTEN INTO IT THERE AND SO I DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S INHERENT, THAT DISCRETION OR DO WE HAVE TO WRITE THAT INTO THE CODE? THAT'S THE PART THAT I'M JUST NOT SURE HOW THAT GOES.

>> ANY ANSWER TO THAT?

>> I KNOW. I DON'T THINK IT'S GOING TO BE LOOKING TO ANSWER AND APPLY BECAUSE THAT'S A REALLY

>> MY COLLEAGUE ALREADY KNOWS THE ANSWER.

>> YES, ANYTHING'S POSSIBLE.

WE CAN WRITE ANYTHING YOU WANTED TO CODE AND YOU CAN DO ZONING AUTHORITY BY STATE LAW.

YOU'RE GIVEN DISCRETIONARY AUTHORITY AND THIS FALLS IN THAT REALM OF ZONING SO WE CAN WRITE THAT IT'D BE DISCRETIONARY IN NATURE.

WHAT HAPPENS THOUGH, FROM OUR STANDPOINT, AS YOU SAID, THAT YOU WANT IT TO BE DISCRETIONARY IN NATURE DECISION AND NOW WE GO BACK AND CRAFT THAT, WHICH IS PRETTY WIDE BERTH FOR DISCRETIONARY IN NATURE.

>> YEAH AND IF YOU'RE GOING TO GRANT THE DISCRETION, IT SHOULD HAVE SOME OBJECTIVE CRITERIA TO GO WITH IT.

>> YES.

>> YOU MAY RECALL THE CASE MANY, MANY YEARS AGO INVOLVING CINEMA IN DALLAS WHERE THE CITY ATTORNEY HAD TOLD THE COUNCIL THEY HAD TO PROVE THE SITE PLAN BECAUSE IT WAS MINISTERIAL.

THEY DIDN'T HAVE ANY DISCRETION AND THEY GOT SUED.

>> BECAUSE OF THE WAY IT WAS WRITTEN? MARK EXPLAIN THAT. [LAUGHTER].

>> WHEN YOU HAVE VERY DESCRIPTIVE CRITERIA IN HERE, AND THAT'S WHAT THE PARAMETERS ARE AND A COUNCIL DECIDES, IT SAYS, YOU NEED ALL THESE AND THEY COME FORWARD AND THEY PRESENT AN APPLICATION THAT THEY'VE CHECKED EVERY SINGLE BOX THAT'S IN HERE AND THERE'S NOT A SUBJECTIVE CRITERIA IN THERE THAT'LL GIVE YOU DISCRETION.

IT BECOMES VERY DIFFICULT TO DEFEND SAYING, I DISAPPROVE THIS BECAUSE, FOR WHATEVER ROUTE WITHOUT IT. [OVERLAPPING].

>> IT BECOMES SOMEWHAT A MINISTERIAL FUNCTION IF THEY COME FORWARD AND THEY'VE CHECKED ALL THE BOXES, I DON'T SEE HOW YOU HAVE THE DISCRETION TO DENY IT.

>> CONFUSED BECAUSE THE DISCRETION IS IN EXCESS OF 38 DWELLING UNITS PER ACRE.

[01:25:05]

AS I SEE IT, AND THIS IS WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT IN THE WORKSHOP AND I THOUGHT WE CAME TO AN AGREEMENT HOW THAT MIGHT LOOK.

WE'RE JUST SAYING THAT, HOW IS THIS ANY DIFFERENT THAN ANY DEVELOPMENT THAT WE BRING FORWARD? IF IT'S A PD_108 OR ANY PD AND IF COUNCIL HAS TO PROVE ANY AND THAT'S A SUBJECTIVE AS IT CAN GET.

>> HERE'S WHERE THE DIFFERENCE IS.

WHEN YOU'RE REVIEWING A ZONING APPLICATION, YOU'RE REVIEWING IT FOR WHETHER IT'S COMPATIBLE WITH THE ADJACENT DEVELOPMENT PATTERNS.

THAT'S VERY SUBJECTIVE.

THAT'S WHERE YOUR DISCRETION LIES AND SO THAT'S HOW YOU'RE REVIEWING A PD.

WHETHER IT'S COMPATIBLE WITH SURROUNDING DEVELOPMENT, BUT THAT DISCRETION IS NOT WRITTEN IN HERE SO A PHRASE LIKE THAT IS NOT WRITTEN INTO THIS LANGUAGE.

IT'S WRITTEN IN THIS LANGUAGE WHICH IT SAYS IF THEY DO A, B, C, D, AND E, THEN THEY'RE ELIGIBLE FOR THE APPROVAL AND WE'VE WROTE IT THAT WAY, VERY PRESCRIPTIVE BECAUSE ORIGINALLY WAS SUPPOSED TO GO DOWNTOWN DESIGN REVIEW BOARD AND WE DIDN'T WANT THEM TO HAVE DISCRETION SO BY ADDING SUBJECTIVE PHRASES LIKE BEING COMPATIBLE WITH AND GIVING YOU THAT INHERENT SUBJECTIVITY OR THE DISCRETION, THAT'S HOW WE ADDED.

WE HAVE TO REVISIT THAT.

NOW THAT'S US GOING BACK AND CRAFTING LANGUAGE.

>> WHEN ISN'T A DESCRIPTIVE UP TO 38?

>> IT IS DESCRIPTIVE UP TO 38.

>> YEAH AND THEN WHEN IT'S BEYOND 38, IT'S NOT DESCRIPTIVE ANYMORE?

>> IT IS DESCRIPTIVE IN OUR CODE.

>> I KNOW BUT I'M SAYING CHANGE IT.

>>YEAH. LET'S JUST TAKE THE BOXES WITHIN THE CHECK, OUT OF IT ENTIRELY [OVERLAPPING].

>> THE MAJOR MODIFICATIONS WOULD HAVE THE SUBJECTIVITY THAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR.

>> THAT'S AN OVER SO I'M SAYING THAT YOU'RE GOING TO GO OVER CORRECT THERE, BECAUSE NOW YOU GET INTO THE WORLD OF IT BEING ARBITRARY, AND SO YOU DON'T WANT YOUR DECISIONS TO BE DEEMED AS ARBITRARY WHEN YOU'RE MAKING THEM BECAUSE THOSE ARE JUST AS LEGALLY INDEFENSIBLE AS THEN YOU DISAPPROVING SOMETHING THAT'S PERCEIVED TO BE MINISTERIAL IN NATURE.

YOU WANT TO HAVE SOME CRITERIA IN THERE THAT GIVE YOU A PATH TO GET YOU ALMOST THERE, AND YOU WANT TO HAVE SOME CRITERIA IN THERE THAT ARE DISCRETIONARY NATURE, THAT HAS SOME SUBJECTIVITY THAT ALLOW YOU TO EVALUATE THEM.

BECAUSE IF YOU MAKE IT TOTALLY OPEN-ENDED AND YOU SAY, THIS IS JUST COUNCIL'S DECISION, IT LEAVES YOU OPEN TO A LOT OF.

[OVERLAPPING].

>> WHAT'S YOUR RECOMMENDATION? YOU FEEL WHERE WE'RE COMING FROM?

>> YEAH. MY RECOMMENDATION IS THAT INCLUDE SOME OF THESE OBJECTIVE CRITERIA, BUT ALSO TO COME BACK IN AND ADD SOME SUBJECTIVE CRITERIA.

THINGS LIKE COMPATIBILITY WITH THE ADJACENT USES, THINGS IN THE OVERALL DEVELOPMENT PATTERN.

ENHANCING THE CHARACTER OF THE DOWNTOWN BY THIS DEVELOPMENT.

THINGS LIKE THAT, THAT YOU CAN EVALUATE ON A SUBJECTIVE NATURE AND SAY, I DON'T KNOW IF THIS ENHANCES THE OVERALL CHARACTER DOWNTOWN OR IT'S NECESSARILY COMPATIBLE WITH THE USES THAT ARE NEXT TO IT AND DOESN'T LEAD YOU NEXT AND IT CAN NEVER BE DETERMINED THAT THEY'VE MET THAT CRITERIA BECAUSE IT'S YOUR OPINION.

>> IN OTHER WORDS, IF THE COUNCIL AGREES THAT THE PROPOSED CHANGE FITS WITHIN THE CHARACTER OF THE AREA IN QUESTION, ETC, THEN THE COUNCIL MAY APPROVE THE PROPOSED ZONING REQUEST.

>> IT'S ALWAYS BAD.

>> OR SOMETHING TO THAT EFFECT.

>> YES.

>> YEAH, YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT BONUS.

>> YES.

>> WE DON'T HAVE TO GIVE A BONUS.

BONUSES, WE COULD JUST WRITE IT OUT AND LET'S FACE IT, WE'RE ONLY TALKING A VERY FEW PIECES THAT WOULD FIT THIS CRITERIA ANYWAY.

LET'S JUST WRITE OUT THE BONUS AND LETS ROLL UP OUR SLEEVES AND GET TO WORK ON WHAT WE REALLY WANT.

>> I DON'T WANT TO WRITE UP THAT BONUS.

[LAUGHTER] [OVERLAPPING] WE'VE ALREADY HAD THAT CONVERSATION.

>> YOU MAYBE YOU HAVE. I DON'T KNOW.

>> WE'VE ALREADY HAD THAT CONVERSATION AND THAT'S A LOSING BATTLE ON THAT, BUT WE DO ALL AGREE.

>> I DON'T WANT.

>> FOR THE MOST PART ANYWAY, THAT WE WANT MORE COUNCIL OVERSIGHT ON THE BONUS OVER 38 UNITS SO LET'S NOT TRY TO WRITE IT OUT AND REHASH THAT DEBATE.

LET'S FIGURE OUT HOW WE'RE GOING TO MAKE THIS WORK SO THAT WE DON'T FALL INTO QUITE FRANKLY A LEGAL ISSUE AND AT THE SAME TIME, WE STILL HAVE SOMETHING THERE THAT ENCOURAGES DEVELOPMENT DOWNTOWN.

>> WE DON'T HAVE A LIST OF THAT SUBJECTIVE CRITERION THAT WE COULD ADD TONIGHT.

>> I HAVE AN IDEA IN MY HEAD, BUT I'D BE REALLY SHOOTING FROM THE HIP.

[01:30:02]

>> WE CAN TAKE UP A RECESS AT SOME POINT MARK.

>> OKAY.

>> CRAFT. HI, THERE TOO.

>> BECAUSE I'D LIKE TO GET IT DONE TONIGHT, I REALLY DON'T WANT TO WAIT. [OVERLAPPING].

>> WE'RE SO CLOSE.

>> LET'S DO THIS. ARE THERE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR STAFF PRIOR TO THE PUBLIC HEARING? THEN AFTER THE PUBLIC HEARING, WE WILL TAKE A BREAK AND THEN WE'LL COME BACK.

IF THAT WORKS FOR EVERYBODY. [OVERLAPPING].

>> TOUCH AGAIN, I DIDN'T BRING THIS UP IN WORKSHOP ON THE REVIEW COMMITTEE AUTHORIZATION ON COMMERCIAL PAINTINGS AND MURALS.

[NOISE] HOW DOES THIS DIFFER? [NOISE].

>> THE MURAL IS NOT COMMERCIAL, RIGHT?

>> CORRECT. WE DON'T HAVE MURALS IN OUR CURRENT SITE CODE RIGHT NOW.

THEY REALLY BELONG THERE BUT THEY ARE AT LEAST DEFINED HERE.

>> DO WE REALLY WANT MURALS ON BUILDINGS DOWNTOWN?

>> IN SOME OF THE CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS, A LOT OF PEOPLE DID ASK FOR IT. I'M JUST TELLING YOU.

I'VE SAT IN ONE AND IT WAS DISCUSSED.

PEOPLE ASK, WHY CAN'T WE DO IT? IT'S BECAUSE IT'S NOT IN THE SIGN ORDINANCE.

>> I HAVE BEEN PART OF OTHER CITIES WHERE THEY HAD MURALS THAT WERE DONE AND THEY LOOK VERY NICE AND BECOME PART OF THEIR CITY.

>> [INAUDIBLE].

>> I HAVE SEEN IT IN ACTION AND IT'S WORKED.

>> THEY'RE NOT COMMERCIAL AND THEY'RE MORE ARTWORK AND WE'RE ALSO GIVING THIS RESPONSIBILITY AND DUTY TO THE PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE. THEY HAVE TO PROVE IT.

>> [INAUDIBLE]

>> CORRECT.

>> I'VE SEEN ONE [INAUDIBLE] ADVERTISING MURAL AND IT STILL LOOKS GREAT.

>> THAT'S A PAINTED SIGN.

>> WELL.

>> [LAUGHTER].

>> IT IS A LITTLE BIT BIGGER THAN THE SIGN THOUGH. IT IS A LITTLE BIT BIGGER.

>> BUT I GUESS THE DIFFERENTIATION IS WHEN IT'S COMMERCIAL, IT BECOMES A SIGN BECAUSE IT'S BEING USED FOR COMMERCE.

>> YEAH.

>> GOOD. THANK YOU, MARTIN.

>> OKAY.

>> THERE'S JUST ONE THING THAT MAYBE I MISSED IT, BUT DEVIATION TO ARCHITECTURAL STANDARDS WAS LISTED AS A MAJOR CHANGE.

I WONDER IF WE CAN JUST TOUCH ON THAT BRIEFLY.

I DON'T MEAN TO DRAG THIS OUT, BUT IT SEEMED LIKE TO ME DEVIATION ARCHITECTURAL STANDARD WOULD BE SOMETHING THAT WE'D WANT TO COME IN FRONT OF COUNCIL.

>> YOU'D WANT TO COME IN FRONT OF COUNCIL.

OUR GOAL WAS TO BRING NOTHING IN FRONT OF COUNCIL OTHER THAN THE CODE TONIGHT.

AT LEAST THAT WAS THE WAY THAT WE WENT THROUGH THIS.

TO GO WITH A MAJOR ARCHITECTURAL STANDARD.

>> I'M THINKING MAJOR MODIFICATION.

>> YES SIR. LOCATION OF BUILDING TYPES, LOCATION AND PLACE IN THE BUILDING ON THE LOT, ORIENTATION AND THE PRINCIPAL ENTRANCE TO A BUILDING REQUIREMENTS FOR BUILDING FACADES, FENESTRATION AND MATERIALS.

THOSE ARE ALL MAJOR MODIFICATIONS.

THOSE ARE NOT GOING TO STAFF AS YOU GO INTO DOWNTOWN DESIGN [OVERLAPPING].

>> NOT ONLY WE HAD SET SOME PRETTY STRICT MATERIAL USE DOWN THERE.

BUT MAYBE I JUST SEE THE WORD MAJOR AND THINK, WAIT A MINUTE.

>> WELL.

>> MAYBE I'M THINKING TOO MUCH.

>> AT THE SAME TIME IF WE PUT THIS INTO A POSITION WHERE THIS COUNCIL, THIS BODY IS GOING TO MAKE EVERY SINGLE MAJOR DECISION DOWNTOWN.

WHY ARE WE ABOUT TO CREATE A NEW BOARD?

>> [INAUDIBLE]

>> THE ORDINANCE IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE SOME FLEXIBILITY FOR STAFF AND FOR EVERYBODY INVOLVED.

BUT THE BIG THING IS IF THEY COMPLY THEY COMPLY.

IF THEY DON'T AND THEY'RE MINOR, WE'RE GIVING THEM THE FLEXIBILITY TO DEAL WITH THAT.

WHEN IT BECOMES MAJOR, THEN WE'RE SAYING IT'S GOT TO GO THROUGH THESE GROUPS BUT I DON'T KNOW THAT IT ALWAYS HAS TO COME BEFORE COUNCIL, AT LEAST IN MY OPINION.

>> YEAH, I AGREE WITH THAT. I THINK [FOREIGN].

>> I THOUGHT WE TALKED A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THIS IN WORKSHOP. RIGHT GUYS? WE TALKED ABOUT THIS THING IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN OVERNIGHT, THIS DEVELOPMENT IS GOING TO OCCUR OVER 10-15 YEARS.

THERE'S CERTAIN INCREMENTAL STEPS THAT OCCUR OVER THAT TIME FRAME.

I THINK JUST LIKE WITH PNZ AND OTHERS AND PDS.

THIS IS DESIGNED TO BRING MORE CONTINUITY TO THE PROCESS.

IT'S GIVING THEM THE FRAMEWORK,

[01:35:03]

THE CODES, THE ORDINANCES BY WHICH THEY CAN WORK UNDER.

THIS DEVIATIONS I DON'T THINK THEY'RE GOING TO BE SO DRASTIC.

I THINK TODAY'S POINT IF WE'RE GOING TO GO LOOK AT EVERYTHING THAT COMES, THAT CHANGES OUR DEVIATIONS OR THROUGHOUT THESE DECISION PROCESSES OVER THE YEAR.

WE'RE GOING TO BE A BUSY CITY COUNCIL.

I DON'T THINK WE WANT TO GO THERE.

>> WE'LL JUST HAVE A LOT LONGER MEETINGS.

>> WE'LL HAVE LOT LONGER MEETINGS.

>> I'LL TELL YOU [OVERLAPPING].

>> AGAIN, I THINK IT'S TRUST THE PROCESSES.

I SAID THIS AT WORKSHOP IS JUST LIKE ANYTHING WITH PNZ OR CDC OR EDC.

THEY MAKE BIG DECISIONS AND WE TRUST THEM.

WE PUT THEM IN A POSITION TO MAKE DECISIONS ON OUR BEHALF.

THEY'RE SMART PEOPLE, THEY'RE ALL SMART PEOPLE.

THIS IS ESSENTIALLY NO DIFFERENT THAN THOSE BOARDS.

>> UNLIKE MANY OTHER THINGS MORE COMPLEX YOU MAKE SOMETHING AND THE MORE STEPS A DEVELOPER HAS TO GO THROUGH.

MAYBE YOU LOSE SOME OPPORTUNITIES.

>> YEAH, GREAT POINT.

>> HAVING DONE THAT FOR YEARS, THE WORST THING YOU WANT TO DO AS A DEVELOPER IS COMING IN FRONT OF DISCRETION OF A BODY BECAUSE YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT BODY IS GOING TO BE AT ANY GIVEN POINT.

YOU'RE OKAY IF YOU HAVE SHORT CRITERIA AND THINGS YOU HAVE TO DELIVER AND I HAVE TO COME TO TABLE WITH THESE BIG OPEN SPACE IMPROVEMENTS.

THOSE ARE ALL KNOWN VARIABLES THAT CAN PENCIL AND THEN THE BEGINNING OF MY DEVELOPMENT AND I CAN MAKE PART OF MY PROFORMA.

I KNOW THAT THEY'RE GOING TO BE A KNOWN QUANTITY.

THE UNKNOWN QUANTITY IS FRANKLY ODD TO ALL SEVEN OF YOU.

TO SPEND THAT TIME AND MONEY TO COME FORWARD AND THEN GET TO THAT DECISION AND NOT KNOW WHAT IT'S GOING TO BE.

IF IT'S A DEVELOPMENT THAT'S ON THE EDGE OF, SHOULD I PURSUE THIS ONE OR THIS ONE, AND ANOTHER MUNICIPALITY, I'M GOING TO TELL YOU THAT IT'S NOT WORTH THE RISK SOMETIMES AND SO YOU'RE GOING TO LOSE SOME DEVELOPMENTS THAT WAY IF EVERYTHING COMES TO COUNCIL.

VERY STRATEGIC AND THE THINGS THAT YOU THINK ARE WORTHWHILE TO HAVE COME TO COUNCIL BE VERY PRESCRIPTIVE AND DEMANDING ON THE ONES THAT YOU DON'T WANT SO THAT YOU GET WHAT YOU WANT IN THAT CODE.

>> WELL, I DON'T THINK EVERYTHING YOU SHOULD.

I'M SAYING MAJOR DEVIATIONS BUT FOR MODIFICATIONS SO THAT THE MINOR FIND NOT COMING OUT INTO THE MAJOR ONES.

THERE'S ONLY APPETITE TO TOUCH IT THEN I GUESS THERE'S NO APPETITE TO TOUCH IT.

>> ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR STAFF BEFORE WE DO THE PUBLIC HEARING?

>> I'LL ASK ANOTHER ONE OF MARK JUST SO WE'RE CLEAR.

CAN YOU GIVE US A COUPLE OF EXAMPLES OF WHAT YOU WOULD CONSIDER A MAJOR DEVIATION ARCHITECTURAL STANDARDS SINCE THERE IS A CONCERN THAT'S BEEN VOICED?

>> THIS LINEUP AND I WANT TO MOVE MY PRIMARY ENTRANCE TO A SECONDARY STREET AND CHANGE ORIENTATION OF THE BUILDING JUST BECAUSE IT'S ON THIS CORNER.

I REALLY THINK THAT THE WAY THAT THE LOT IS ORIENTED, IT MAKES MORE SENSE TO PUT MY PRIMARY ENTRANCE OFF OF THE PRIMARY STREET AND DEVIATE FROM THAT.

WE'RE GOING TO COME IN [NOISE] AND CHANGE THAT.

WE'RE GOING TO MOVE A BUILDING BEYOND THE BILL TO LINE IT CAN BE A MAJOR DEVIATION.

IT HAS TO BE LOOKED AT WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF WHAT THEY'RE REQUESTING.

>> BUT I THINK THE QUESTION THAT DAVE WAS ASKING EARLIER, I THOUGHT HE SAID ARCHITECTURAL.

WAS HE NOT TALKING ABOUT FACADE, WHETHER IT'S BRICK VERSUS WOOD VERSUS STEEL OR SOMETHING?

>> I COULD TALK ABOUT THE FENESTRATION OF THE BUILDING NOT MEETING THE TRANSPARENCY REQUIREMENTS, BECAUSE THE USE ITSELF MAY NOT BE LENDING TO MEETING THAT EXACT REQUIREMENTS.

IT MAY MAKE MORE SENSE TO REDUCE THE WINDOW TRANSPARENCY ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING BECAUSE OF THAT.

THAT COULD BE AN ARCHITECTURAL REQUIREMENT THAT COMES FORWARD.

>> I'M GOING TO JUST MAKE TWO COMMENTS TO JUST TO CONFIRM.

BUT THE CURRENT BY RIGHT ORDINANCE THAT WE HAVE IN PLACE NOW ALLOWS UP TO 32 UNITS PER ACRE, CORRECT?

>> CORRECT.

>> THEN JUST FOR PEOPLE THAT MIGHT BE LOOKING AT COATS DRIVE, WE DIDN'T NECESSARILY HAVE THAT RESIDENTIAL TRANSITION OVERLAY BUFFER THING THERE.

BUT THAT'S BECAUSE WE'VE ALREADY ADDRESSED THAT BY SEPARATE INSTRUMENT, CORRECT?

>> YES, IT'S CORRECT.

>> ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR STAFF BEFORE THE PUBLIC HEARING? IF NOT, WE'LL DO PUBLIC HEARING.

[NOISE] I'M GOING TO GO AHEAD AND OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING AND ASK ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK FOR AGAINST THIS REQUEST TO PLEASE COME FORWARD AT THIS TIME.

STATE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD, AND YOU ARE LIMITED TO THREE MINUTES.

[NOISE] ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK, PLEASE COME FORWARD AT THIS TIME.

>> YEAH.

>> OKAY.

[01:40:02]

>> HI.

HAPPY NEW YEAR FOR YOURS HONOR AND FOR EVERYBODY OVER HERE, YOUR GROUP.

HAPPY NEW YEAR FOR EVERYBODY SITTING AND LISTEN.

BAD TIME ONLY GIVE TIME FOR OVER HERE BECAUSE THERE ARE THINGS IMPORTANT.

ME LIKE THIS ZONE.

>> COULD YOU STATE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD, PLEASE?

>> 300 KID DRIVE.

>> YOUR NAME?

>> MOHAMMED.

>> LAST NAME?

>> JAHANZIRI.

>> THANK YOU.

>> WELCOME. JAHANZIRI WORLD AND MOHAMMED COUSIN OF MOSES AND COUSIN OF JESUS.

ME LIKE AT THIS ZONE BECAUSE UNDERSTAND THE DOWNTOWN OVER HERE, DIE, NO LIFE, AND NO GET UP FOR NEXT TIME.

ONLY I HAVE PROBLEM FOR SOMETHING MOTHER NATURE FOR BUILDING.

AFTER BUILDING MOTHER NATURE IMPORTANT BECAUSE NO CONTROL IN THE NEXT TIME MORE PROBLEM FOR ALL.

THIS TIME IMPORTANT ASK QUESTION.

YOU LIKE THIS PROGRAM FOR GROW UP ALLEN OR A SLOW, STEP TO A STEP, NORMAL, REGULAR? THIS TIME, I DON'T KNOW. I DON'T KNOW WHO IS IT OVER HERE ON THE SIDE.

THIS ZONE FOR GROW UP ALLEN ARE ONLY FOR SAME THIS TIME A SLOW OR THIS LEGACY, WHICH ONE YOU LIKE IT? YOU LIKE IT, THIS GENTLEMAN IS GOOD, A SLOW TALK EVERYTHING? ONLY ABOUT MOTHER NATURE OVER HERE FOR WIND AND FOR WATER.

BECAUSE AFTER MAKE IT MORE THAN EIGHT HOME, OR APARTMENT, OR BUILDING, AFTER DID, YOU NEED WATER, YOU NEED WEATHER, THIS IMPORTANT BECAUSE OF 2018.

ALLEN AND EVERYWHERE IN THE US, PROBLEM FOR WATER.

AFTER YOU LOOKING LAKE OVER THERE, WATER THIS TIME, NO GROW UP, DOWN.

MAYBE YOU THINK ABOUT WATER OF LOGAN BRING OVER HERE FOR EIGHT DIVIDEND, YOU CALCULATE 8,000 DIVIDEND BECAUSE YOU TALK ABOUT I THINK SOME 200 ACRE OR 220 ACRE ZONE.

>> I'M SORRY, YOUR TIME HAS EXPIRED.

>> MAKE SHORT TIME.

EVERY TIME, TALK TO ME A LITTLE BIT, MAYBE FIVE MINUTES. NO PROBLEM?

>> I HAVE TO DEFER TO THE MAYOR.

>> YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES.

I'LL GIVE YOU 15 SECONDS.

>> THANK YOU. I APPRECIATE IT.

MAYBE SOMEBODY LIKE IT GIVES ME TIME BECAUSE TIME OF ME IS GOOD FOR EVERYBODY, FOR HOME, FOR GROW UP BUSINESS.

ME LOOKING THIS GUY'S SHOW A STREET, YOU LIKE IT GROW UP, NEED OF GREENVILLE TO THE 75 STREET FOR EVERY BODY COMING.

NO GROW UP. SAME THIS TIME.

NO NEED SOMETHING. [OVERLAPPING]

>> AFTER OUR PUBLIC HEARING, WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A BREAK AND IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAYBE COME AND TALK TO ONE OF THE STAFF MEMBERS TO ASK YOUR QUESTIONS TO THEM.

I'M SURE THEY CAN TRY TO HELP YOU.

>> ME ABOUT WATER TALKING ABOUT PHOENIX BECAUSE YOU TOLD ME TO. [LAUGHTER]

>> BUT YOUR TIME'S EXPIRED. I'M SORRY.

I HAVE TO GIVE OTHER PEOPLE THE OPPORTUNITY. WE WANT TO TAKE A BREAK.

>> I KNOW ME KNOW NOTHING WRITING NAME IN THE FIRST TIME COMING, I'M TALK, ME LIKE IT.

ALLEN BETTER THAN PLANO BECAUSE LAST TIME ME TEN YEARS IN THE PLANO AND AFTER THAT, COME OVER HERE.

OVER HERE FOR ME IS GOOD BECAUSE IT SLOW GROW UP ONLY AFTER LISTEN AND FOUNDED FOR THE ZONE. [OVERLAPPING]

[01:45:01]

>> MOHAMMED.

>> WE'RE OVER HERE TALK ABOUT WATER.

WATER IS IMPORTANT.

>> YOUR TIME IS UP.

>> I UNDERSTAND,.

>> YOU NEED TO GO SIT DOWN.

>> UNDERSTAND. YOU'RE LONG TIME SITTING OVER HERE, NO TALK, AND LISTEN, AND SOMETIMES EATING AND NO TALK, NO WORD.

GOOD FOR GROW UP ALLEN.

THIS TIME TOLD ME TO BE SITTING.

ME SITTING ONLY YOUR PROBLEM.

ONLY ME ASK QUESTION.

FOR WATER, NEXT TIME WHAT HAPPENED, YOU MAKE IT WATER OVER HERE. FINISH.

>> MOHAMMED, IF YOU COULD JUST GO AHEAD AND BE SEATED DURING OUR BREAK. [OVERLAPPING]

>> I KNOW UNDERSTAND. [OVERLAPPING]

>> WE CAN GO AHEAD AND HAVE THAT CONVERSATION WITH YOU. [OVERLAPPING]

>> I UNDERSTAND. [OVERLAPPING]

>> DURING THE BREAK.

>> UNDERSTAND. BREAK, ASK QUESTION OF EVERYBODY, AFTER GO BRING THE BREAK, EVERYBODY THINK, THESE MAN COMING OR NOW, A STUPID, THESE CRAZY, OR MAYBE GOOD.

AFTER BREAK COMING OR MAYBE GOOD, MAYBE NO GOOD.

THIS TIME BEFORE BREAK, ME ASK QUESTION FOR THIS ONE BECAUSE ME UNDERSTAND EVERYBODY'S SITTING NEED BREAK.

THANK YOU. I'M SORRY.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> IS THERE ANYONE ELSE WISHING TO SPEAK FOR AGAINST THIS REQUEST? IF NOT, THEN WE WILL GO AHEAD AND CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING.

WE'VE INDICATED THAT WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A BREAK.

I WILL MAKE NOTE THAT IT'S 8:48.

WE WILL TAKE A BREAK UNTIL NINE O'CLOCK.

WE'LL RECONVENE THEM. THANK YOU.

[MUSIC] COMMENTS.

I THINK SOME CITIZENS SUGGESTED MAYBE ADDING SOME ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS TO THAT DEVELOPER, WHICH OBVIOUSLY IF THEY COMPLY WITH ALL THE CODE REQUIREMENTS THAT ARE IN EFFECT, THERE'S REALLY NOT MUCH THAT WE CAN DO.

IT'S UNFORTUNATE, BUT WE CAN'T ADD REQUIREMENTS.

BEYOND WHAT THEY'RE OBLIGATED TO DO IF THEY DON'T WANT TO FOLLOW THEM.

THAT'S ALL I'LL SAY ON THAT SUBJECT.

[7.1 Calendar.]

NEXT ITEM, I'M GOING TO GO AHEAD AND HIT THE CALENDAR.

ITEM 7.1 HAD TWO ITEMS THAT ARE PRINTED HERE.

THE FIRST ONE IS THE JANUARY 12TH COUNCIL CANDIDATE WORKSHOP, WHICH IS THURSDAY AFTERNOON AT 5:30 PM IN THE COUNCIL CONFERENCE ROOM.

THEN THE NEXT ITEM AFTER THAT WAS ON JANUARY 28TH AT THE CITY, WHICH IS OUR CITY COUNCIL STRATEGIC PLANNING SESSION AND IT STARTS AT 9:00 AM.

IT SAYS IT'S GOING TO BE AT THE COURTYARD MARRIOTT, NEXT TO THE EVENTS CENTER.

THAT IS INCORRECT. THAT'S ACTUALLY GOING TO BE AT THE HILTON GARDEN INN JUST SO THAT EVERYBODY KNOWS.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER CALENDAR ITEMS AT ANY COUNCIL MEMBER HAS? IF NOT, THEN ITEMS OF INTEREST LAST MONTH,

[7.2 Items of Interest.]

WE DID NOT REALIZE AT THE TIME DURING OUR DECEMBER MEETING, BUT BEN TRAHAN HAD A BIRTHDAY ON DECEMBER 24TH, SO HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

>> HAPPY BIRTHDAY. [OVERLAPPING]

>> A FEW DAYS LATE, BEN, BUT [LAUGHTER] ARE THERE ANY OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST?

>> I DO HAVE A QUICK ITEM OF INTEREST.

I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEND LAST WEEK IN WASHINGTON DC AND SPENT SOME TIME AT OUR NEW UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE, KEITH SELF'S OFFICE.

DEFINITELY A UNIQUE WEEK TO SPEND AT THE CAPITAL, TO SAY THE LEAST, BUT I'M HAPPY TO SAY THAT OUT OF THE ENTIRE THIRD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, THAT INCLUDES COLLIN AND HOT COUNTIES, THAT WE HAVE AN ALLEN RESIDENT WHO WILL BE HEADING UP AS LOCAL DISTRICT OFFICE.

MICHELLE BISHOP WILL BE SERVING AS THE DISTRICT DIRECTOR FOR REPRESENTATIVE SELF.

>> WOW.

>> OVERSEEING LOCAL ISSUES AND STAFF, SO CONGRATULATIONS, TO MICHELLE.

>> IS SHE MOVED UP THERE OR IS SHE SPLITTING TIME?

>> I DON'T THINK SHE'S MOVING THERE, BUT [LAUGHTER] THAT'S UP TO HER.

>> THANK YOU. ANY OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST?

>> WITH REGARDS TO THE MARTIN LUTHER KING CELEBRATION NEWS, TYPICALLY IN ADVANCE AT ONE OF THE LOCAL CHURCHES, IS THAT GOING ON THIS YEAR AS WELL?

>> NO, THERE'S NOT. [OVERLAPPING]

>> YOU MAY HAVE TOUCHED ON IT.

NO, THEY'RE NOT. I'M GLAD YOU ASKED.

WE WILL RECONVENE THAT NEXT YEAR, BUT BECAUSE I'VE BEEN ON THE MLK APPRECIATION DAY COMMITTEE SINCE ITS INCEPTION AND I WAS PLEASED TO SEE THE RECOGNITION.

WHAT THEY ARE DOING IS ON THE MONDAY OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, THERE ARE THREE SERVICE PROJECTS THAT I THINK THE MAYOR TALKED ABOUT AND ONE IS CHANGE THE WORLD WHICH I BELIEVE MS. WALTERS, WHO'S A KEEP ALLEN BEAUTIFUL BOARD MEMBER AS PART OF THE CHANGE THE WORLD BOARD, SHE'S GOING TO LEAD A TRAIL CLEANUP.

[01:50:02]

YOU CAN FIND THAT OUT. I'LL GIVE YOU THE INFORMATION, BUT I'M GOING TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TRAIL CLEANUP ON MLK DAY.

THERE'S ALSO PACKAGING FOOD, KIDS AGAINST HUNGER THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN AT FUMC ALLEN IN THE GYMNASIUM AND THEY'RE GOING TO DO THAT PRACTICALLY THE ENTIRE DAY.

THEN THERE'S ACO, ALL COMMUNITY OUTREACH OF THREE DIFFERENT OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE.

THEY NEED HELP IN THE FOOD PANTRY.

THEY NEED HELP IN THEIR WAREHOUSE.

THERE WAS ONE OTHER MAYOR.

THERE WAS THREE THINGS THAT THEY WERE SEEKING VOLUNTEERS TO COME IN AND HELP.

GO TAKE A LOOK, REACH OUT TO ME.

I'LL GLADLY SEND ALL THAT INFORMATION TO YOU. [OVERLAPPING]

>> THAT WOULD BE FANTASTIC. [OVERLAPPING]

>> BUT THERE'S GREAT OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY ON MLK DAY AND I'M GOING TO BE AT THE TRAIL CLEANUP.

IF YOU WANT TO DO THAT, COME SEE ME.

>> IF YOU DO THE FOOD PACKAGING FOR KIDS AGAINST HUNGER, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS YOU DON'T HAVE TO COUNT TO FOUR.

THAT'S HOW SIMPLE IT IS.

>> WELL, I JUST GOT TO SCREW UP.

[LAUGHTER].

>> THANK YOU.

>> I KNEW YOU WERE GOING TO BRING THAT UP.

>> I WANTED TO TELL THEM WHAT I KNOW [LAUGHTER].

>> I GOT TIME.

>> BUT THE GOOD THING ABOUT THE FOOD PACKAGING IS A LOT OF THAT GOES TO THE HONDURAS.

BUT SINCE THE UKRAINIAN WAR, THEY'D BEEN DIVERTING A LOT OF THEIR PACKAGE FOOD TO UKRAINE AS WELL, SO THAT'S ANOTHER SIDE BENEFIT.

[NOISE] WE'RE DONE WITH ITEMS OF INTERESTS, NOW WE'RE READY FOR MARK.

[NOISE]

>> WE'RE THERE.

THE RECOMMENDATION FROM STAFF FOR THIS ITEM 6.1 ZONING MATT BOUNDARY CLASSIFICATIONS WE MENTIONED EARLIER, THE DENSITY CHANGE JUST IN THAT TABLE, 32 -18.

THEY CALLED OUT THE COMPOSITION OF THE DOWNTOWN SAN REVIEW BOARD AND INITIAL APPOINTMENT IN TERMS OF DATA AND ZONE REVIEW BOARD.

THEN THIS IS THE ONE THAT WE WERE JUST TRIED TO CRAFT.

STAFF RECOMMENDS APPROVAL WITH ADDITION OF AFFIRMATION CHANGES.

ONE, DENSITY INCREASE PREVIOUSLY LISTED AS MINOR DEVIATION 32- 38 UNITS PER ACRE SHALL BE APPROVED BY THE IRB INSTEAD OF CITY STAFF WITH OTHER CRITERIA REMAINING.

DENSITY INCREASED PROOFS.

THIS IS MAJOR DEVIATION 38-45 MINUTES BREAK SHALL BE APPROVED BY CITY COUNCIL INSTEAD OF DDRB WITH THE FOLLOWING, AND SO THIS IS WHERE I TRIED TO ADD THE DISCRETIONARY LANGUAGE IN DETERMINING WHETHER THEY MAY PROVE DENSITY BONUS.

CITY COUNCIL SHALL DETERMINE WHETHER THE INCREASED DENSITY IS COMPATIBLE WITH THE CHARACTER SCALE AND FUNCTION OF ITS SURROUNDING AREA.

IT GIVES YOU SOME LEEWAY.

IT WILL ALSO HAVE THE OTHER CRITERIA THAT WILL REMAIN IN THERE.

IN ESSENCE, THE CRITERIA THAT THEY HAVE TO MEET, THE BOXES, THOSE ARE THERE.

THEIR TICKET TO COME SEE YOU GUYS FOR YOU GUYS TO MAKE THE ULTIMATE DECISION, BUT THAT'S HER TICKET TO PLACE TO MEET THOSE OTHER REQUIREMENTS.

PRETTY GOOD WORK UNDER PRESSURE.

[INAUDIBLE] [LAUGHTER] HEY, MATT ONE THING I WAS ASKING, I WAS TALKING TO DAREN AND CARL ABOUT IN THE BREAK IS, SO MANY OF THESE DEVELOPMENTS LIKE THE AVENUE AND THE FARM AND OF COURSE THIS LONG CORNERS, WE'VE ALWAYS HAD A PHASING PROCESS ON URBAN RESIDENTIAL AND WITHIN THIS LANGUAGE IS, COULD WE INCORPORATE A PHASING, A COMPONENT MUCH LIKE WE DID WITH THOSE, OBVIOUSLY THERE'S NO OFFICE, SO THERE'S NOT LIKE A CEO OR A PERMIT AND SUCH, BUT MAYBE THERE'S OTHER THINGS BY WHICH I GUESS I'M NOT SUGGESTING THAT.

I'M NOT, I AGREE THAT WE NEED THE DENSITY AND URBAN RESIDENTIAL.

I JUST DON'T WANT THAT TO BE THE ONLY THING THAT EVER POPS UP, AND DOWNTOWN AND EVERYTHING ELSE IS EMPTY.

COULD WE ROLL THAT INTO SOMETHING AS WE DO THIS, AS IT COMES TO THE COUNCIL.

KIND OF AND KIND OF NOT.

I THINK WHERE WE HAVE OUR ABILITY, AND I'VE TRIED TO COMPARE THE TWO AS FAR AS OUR PHASING AND WHAT WE HAD WHERE I THINK WE HAVE SOME ABILITY AND IT'S BAKED INTO THE CODE, IS OPEN SPACE COMPONENTS IN THOSE IMPROVEMENTS THAT ARE SOME OF THE PHASING WE HAVE YOU HAVE TO HAVE CONSIDERABLE OPEN SPACE IMPROVEMENTS.

YOU'RE RIGHT IN THAT WE CAN NEVER BRING THE OFFICE, TO THE TABLE OR IT, BECAUSE IT'S SO MANY LANDOWNERS AND I CAN IMAGINE THE PERMUTATIONS TO GET THAT TO WORK.

BUT WE CAN BRING IN THE OPEN SPACE AND THOSE IMPROVEMENTS

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ALONG WITH RESIDENTIAL SO THAT WE ALLOW THAT.

I HAVE THIS DISBELIEF THAT I THINK THE MARKET IS GOING TO CARRY IT.

THERE'S OTHER THINGS THAT ARE DOWNTOWN AND THE MARKET IS GOING TO CARRY IT TO AN EXTENT IN THE CITY, THROUGH PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS IS GOING TO BRIDGE THE GAP OR THOSE DESIRABLES COME INTO PLAY.

TYPICALLY WHAT HAPPENS IS IN DOWNTOWN YOU DO GET YOUR CATALYST PROJECT THAT HAS THE THINGS THAT YOU WANT.

THE THINGS THAT WERE THE OTHER GIVES IS PART OF THE PHASING.

BUT THE CITY IS GOING TO HAVE TO COME TO THE TABLE TO BRIDGE THE MARKET GAP FOR THAT AS A CATALYST PROJECT TILL THE MARKET IS CREATED THERE FOR THAT.

THOSE ARE GOING TO BE DISCUSSIONS.

POST THIS ON WHAT THE CITY FINDS WORTHWHILE TO BE ABLE TO COME IN AND FUND TO HAVE AN OFFICE COMPONENT OR COMMERCIAL COMPONENT OR RESTAURANT OR RETAIL.

ONE THING I WAS THINKING IS BACK IN THE DAY.

I THINK WHEN WE'RE LOOKING AT THE WOLVERINE PROJECT THERE WERE REQUIREMENTS THAT THEY HAD TO MEET ON THE FIRST FLOOR OR THE 14TH FOOT HIGH.

IN THE COTTONWOOD CREEK AREA, THAT WE COULD REQUIRE A CERTAIN NUMBER OF RETAIL TYPE OFFICE PIECES WITH ON THAT FIRST FLOOR THAT THEY HAVE TO BE OPEN BEFORE ANOTHER SHOW AND SO UNITS GET BUILT.

YOU SEE WHAT I'M SAYING? THERE ARE SOME RETAIL COMPONENT GOING IN ALONG WITH THE URBAN RESIDENTS AND SOME OF THESE WILL HAVE 14 FOOT HIGH BASIS FOR RETAIL AND OFFICE, CORRECT AND THAT DOES THE DENSITY BONUS.

I CAN'T FIND THAT SECTION NOW, BUT I KNOW THAT THAT'S ONE OF THE CRITERIA THAT ALLOWS FOLKS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR IT.

THERE WAS SOMETHING YOU [INAUDIBLE] OKAY.

ALL RIGHT. YEAH.

I DIDN'T KNOW IF IT WAS THAT STIFF THOUGH ARE [OVERLAPPING] SPECIFIC TO GO TO THE NEXT PHASE OF CONSTRUCTION.

IT WAS TALKING ABOUT TO QUALIFY FOR THE HIGHER BONUS OR SOMETHING THAT YOU HAD.

OKAY.

YEAH. DID YOU HAVE THAT 14 FOOT CLEARANCE ON THE LOWER LEVEL AND YOU HAD TO HAVE LIKE DESIGNATED 50 PERCENT OF IT FOR THE EVIDENCE TO TRY AND USE.

OKAY. I GUESS IT'S NOT THAT IT HAS TO BE OCCUPIED.

IT'S ON PAGE 31.

OKAY.

THE GROUND FLOOR IS SUBJECT TO LESS THAN 50 PERCENT OF THE GROUND FLOOR INTERIOR SPACE CONSTRUCTED WITH CEILING HEIGHTS NOT EXCEED 14 FEET AND DESIGNED FOR NON-RESIDENTIAL PURPOSES AND NOT LESS THAN 50 PERCENT ERROR IN THE GROUND FLOOR SHOULD FIRMS PARDON INCHES ARE IN OUR TRANSPARENT.

IT PROVIDES THAT REQUIREMENT AS WELL FOR SOME OF THE DENSITY BONUS.

MAYBE I'M GETTING CONFUSED, BUT WASN'T THERE SOMETHING ABOUT SMALLER SQUARE FOOTAGE BUSINESSES OR MAYBE I'M THINKING OF THE OTHER PROJECT.

OR MAYBE THINKING OVER RING.

I KNOW I TALKED TO ONE OR MAYBE BOTH ABOUT MAKING ROOM FOR A 1,000 SQUARE FOOT.

MAYBE THAT WAS WOLVERINE, MAYBE IT WASN'T.

NOTHING ON THIS IS LIKE THAT [OVERLAPPING] RIGHT THERE.

BECAUSE THAT JUST IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY, CATCHES.

THE CONSTRUCTION SPECS RIGHT, AND THAT IF THERE WAS NO MARKET DEMAND, THEY CAN RENT IT FOR OTHER PURPOSES, TRUE? TRUE.

THANK YOU.

AT 40 PERCENT.

YEAH, I SEE IT, MARK I GUESS THAT'S ADEQUATE.

IT'S NOT AS GREAT AS I'D LIKE, BUT IT'S ADEQUATE.

I UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT, AND IT WOULD BE NICE TO BE ABLE TO HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF CONTROL OVER THAT.

BUT I THINK IT BECOMES VERY DIFFICULT IN THIS SCENARIO JUST BECAUSE OF THE FACT THAT YOU'VE GOT FRAGMENTED LAND OWNERSHIP.

YEAH, I GET IT.

MANY DIFFERENT THINGS. WHEN WE'RE DOING THOSE BIG TRACKS ON ONE-TO-ONE AND YOU CAN PACKAGE THEM, THEN YOU HAVE THE LEVERAGE TO DO THAT.

WHEREAS HERE, WHAT'S THE LEVERAGE? THEY HAVE THAT PROPERTY, THAT'S ALL THEY WANT TO BUILD, AND DON'T KNOW THAT WE CAN REALLY DO ANYTHING.

BUT ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR STAFF? WE HAVE A ORDINANCE NUMBER FOR THAT.

ORDINANCE NUMBER 3976-1-23 MAYOR. I'D LIKE TO MAKE THE MOTION TO ADOPT ORDINANCE NUMBER 3976-1-23 TO AMEND THAT ALLEN LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE TO INCLUDE A AMENDING SECTION 4.08 0.19, OF THE OWN LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE TO READ DESIGNATE THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT OR CBD, TO BE KNOWN AS THE DOWNTOWN DISTRICT OR DD, AND AMENDING THE REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE DEVELOPMENT AND

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USE OF THE PROPERTY WITHIN THE DOWNTOWN DISTRICT DD.

MV MAKE OTHER CONFORMING AMENDMENTS TO THE ON LOAD LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE WITH ALL OF THE RECOMMENDED AMENDMENTS AS PRESENTED BY MARK TONIGHT.

I SECOND IT.

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

THIS ITEM PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

CONGRATULATIONS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

[APPLAUSE] NOW WE NEED TO GO OVER TO ITEM 6.2, WHICH HAS ALREADY BEEN PRESENTED.

DO WE HAVE AN ORDINANCE NUMBER FOR THAT ITEM? THAT'S ORDINANCE 3977-1-23.

MAYOR, I'D LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION TO ADOPT ORDINATES 3977-1-23, AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES BY AMENDING SECTION 6-858 9-2 9-151 AND 9-206.

SECOND.

HAVE A MOTION. SECOND. DOES EVERYONE UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY'RE VOTING ON? IF SO PLEASE CAST YOUR BALLOT NOW AND THAT ITEM PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

I AM SO HAPPY TO SEE ALL OF THIS TAKE PLACE TONIGHT.

AS MENTIONED EARLIER, WHEN WE RECOGNIZE THE DOWNTOWN STEERING COMMITTEE, THIS PUTS US IN THE PLACE THAT WE WANT TO BE.

I THINK THIS IS AN EXCELLENT DOCUMENT FROM WHICH TO WORK.

I THINK IT GIVES US A LOT OF FLEXIBILITY BECAUSE I DO THINK THAT WE NEED TO BE NIMBLE.

WHEN WE TALKED TO DEVELOPERS ABOUT DEVELOPING IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA, I WILL TELL YOU THIS.

I HAVE HEARD A LOT OF BUZZ IN THE DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY ABOUT THE DOWNTOWN AREA.

I DO KNOW THAT THERE'S TWO NON-RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS THAT ARE BEING DISCUSSED RIGHT NOW ABOUT POTENTIALLY COMING IN AND DOING SOMETHING THAT I THINK WOULD BE GOOD AMENITIES IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA, AND THAT'S JUST NOW.

I'M HOPING AFTER THIS THING TAKES EFFECT, AND ONCE WE'RE ABLE TO BE PROACTIVE AND GO OUT AND TALK TO MORE DEVELOPERS.

I JUST HOPE THAT WE BUILD THAT SNOWBALL AND LET IT ROLL AND DO ITS THING.

I'M REALLY HAPPY TO SEE SOMETHING THAT WILL HOPEFULLY MAKE OUR DREAM COME TRUE.

THE CITIZENS DREAM COME TRUE, AND TO MAKE ALLEN A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE, WORK AND PLAY AS WELL.

CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYBODY INVOLVED.

WITH THAT, I THINK WE'RE READY TO ADJOURN.

CALL IT A NIGHT. [MUSIC]

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.