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joan neuberger
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doug
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Is this what we want to see on 51st?
by doug on September 19th, 2011

BITB - Bank in the Box. NO!
 
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Rick Krivoniak
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Bank proposed across 51st at Lancaster
by Rick Krivoniak on September 19th, 2011

At the 9/12/2011 Windsor Park Neighborhood Plan Contact Team meeting, decisions were made on two cases that have been pending before the group for a few months. One involved a proposed new owner/operator for the now vacant convenience store at 5932 Westminster Drive (at the corner of Gaston Place), the second was on the proposed IBC Bank & drive-through on the six lots from 1206 to 1218 E. 51st Street, to the east of Lancaster Court.

At 5932 Westminster, the Contact Team chose to support the existing alcohol sales restriction as this location is within the 300 foot TABC boundaries between both a school (Harris Elementary) and a church (Austin Mennonite Church), and voted 10 to 0 not to support the alcohol sales license. The proposed owner/operator indicated no intention of further pursuing the license.

IBC Bank wishes to build a small branch bank and two or three drive-through lanes on E. 51st Street. They need support from the Contact Team for a conditional-use permit for the drive-through lanes. That conditional-use restriction to limit drive-through and auto-oriented development came out of the Neighborhood Planning process, where residential zoning along this stretch of E. 51st was changed to allow commercial and office development, adding the Vertical Mixed Use option to encourage mixed-use and pedestrian friendly projects as noted on pages 43 & 45 of the University Hills Windsor Park Neighborhood Plan.

The Contact Team voted 5 to 4 (1 abstention) to deny support of the conditional-use permit.

- Rick Krivoniak
 
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joan neuberger
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Bank proposed across 51st at Lancaster
by joan neuberger on September 19th, 2011

Thanks very much to Rick Krivoniak for these details about the bank. I'm sorry if all my mistakes confused anyone.
 
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shellrose
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Bank proposed across 51st at Lancaster
by shellrose on September 19th, 2011

Rick -

Will you or others be attending the public hearing on the 27th? I'd also be interested in hearing what factors lead to the Contact Team voting to deny support for the conditional use permit.

Thanks -
Shellie
 
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Rick Krivoniak
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Bank proposed across 51st at Lancaster
by Rick Krivoniak on September 19th, 2011

Quoting below from our neighborhood plan - used as the basis for the Contact Team opposing the drive-thru lanes:

Objective: Transform 51st Street into a pedestrian-friendly street with businesses that support both the neighborhoods north of 51st and the proposed businesses and land uses within the Mueller redevelopment.

Recommendations:
• Rezone properties to commercial mixed use to allow for office, retail and restaurant opportunities, and restrict automobile-oriented businesses.
• Maintain the Vertical Mixed Use overlay on 51st Street to allow for additional residential development with an affordability component.
 
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Betsy
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Is this what we want to see on 51st?
by Betsy on September 22nd, 2011

Hearing has been rescheduled to Oct. 25th. That gives MNA a little time to determine a plan of action, which is good!
 
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