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Colony Park Aquatics Project: Community Meeting #2 - Shared screen with speaker view
Christine Freundl
49:39
Hi Everyone, so happy to listen in this evening and learn more about this long deserved community resource.
Brandon Farmahini
56:35
You guys are crazy. Water Volleyball is the bomb.
Barbara Scott
01:02:49
Per the City of Austin Aquatics Plan there are several defining features that of a community pool. Why are you only list a few. These are the defining features
Barbara Scott
01:03:20
There are defining criteria for features with each pool classification but not a standard. The defining criteria for features of a Community Pool as defined in the Aquatic Plan are as follows:6-8 Lap LanesActivity PoolWater SlideBathhouse/Family RestroomsSpraygroundZero Depth EntryDiving BoardShadeTraining/Party RoomsOfficePool Size 5,000 – 7,000 SF
Raul Perez
01:08:59
Thinking of our elderly neighbors who need a way to keep healthy and fit all year long, would it be possible to consider making a part of the pool heated? Many folks are unable to exercise with high impact work outs and swimming can be a life saver. This proves difficult during the winter months. There are elderly neighbors and others that need a way to exercise during the winter months and having a heated pool would be of great benefit to the community and their continued health. Thank you for your consideration of making part of the Colony Park Pool HEATED and open all year long.
Barbara Scott
01:11:40
That has been one of the Neighborhood Associations request A HEATED pool, since this will be the only City of Austin Pool East of 183 this should not be a problem, but we are asking for all of the community's support
CCS–Liliana Tabasco
01:14:02
Hello Ms. Scott and Mr. Perez, thank you for your comments.
Mitzi Wright
01:16:23
how about the water tree?
Brandon Farmahini
01:16:37
Sorry to distract but I have someone who claims they are working this project named Helen Miller who is harassing me via private message about my comment wishing the water volleyball had done better. I would like to remind everyone this is a city pool paid for by city tax payers. The entire community is invested in this as no one’s opinion should matter than anyone elses. We are all suppose to be equal. Please treat your neighbors with more respect.
Barbara Scott
01:16:39
why 6 lap lanes instead of 8
ashton cumberbatch
01:17:11
Please describe your design concepts for children and adults traveling from the park to the pool, including sight lines for parents to watch children traveling back and forth.
Mitzi Wright
01:17:14
5000 or 7000 sq. ft. is that the total of both pool size
Barbara Scott
01:18:52
Please tell the community how much the budget is
Mitzi Wright
01:19:13
thank you
Barbara Scott
01:19:26
What about the infinity feature
Raul Perez
01:20:23
What budget do we have and how can we prioritize certain features, such as the heated area, based on budget?
Helen Miller
01:20:32
Sorry if Brandon feel I am harassing him because I voiced my opinion.
Raul Perez
01:21:03
Heated and Infinity pool would be a killer. Best pool in Austin! Lets make it happen y'all. Be nice.
Mitzi Wright
01:21:09
thank you
Barbara Scott
01:21:52
Is this being recorded so we can post for community members that were no able to join us
CCS–Laura J. Cortez
01:24:15
Thank you for being here, Teri!
Raul Perez
01:24:38
I'm all for having kid areas as proposed, but lets not make it all focused on this. I hate to see this become another little Stacey in Travis Heights, which is now a concrete slab. Think long term. Everyone gets old at one point or another. Not everyone has kids. Now if we can make a slide that is heated I'm all ears. Sorry, but I'm pushing for heated because I know of many residents in the area that have expressed this as a main concern.
CCS–Liliana Tabasco
01:24:39
Thank you Brandon and Ms. Miller for your comments. We thank you both for being a part of this community meeting and voicing your input.
Brandon Farmahini
01:25:43
Well put @Raul
CCS–Liliana Tabasco
01:25:52
Ms. Scott, yes it is being recorded. A copy of the presentation and meeting video will be available on the Colony Park Aquatic Facility Website: www.austintexas.gov/department/colony-park-aquatic-facility
Barbara Scott
01:26:18
Thank You
Maurice Kaunda
01:28:12
Hello...1st time and just joining meeting......is the lap pool 25/50 yards or meters...If not living in Austin but one of the suburbs will id be needed or will there be a charge for use.
Maurice Kaunda
01:28:56
thank you
Mitzi Wright
01:30:23
I like concept C. I think it takes advantage of the hilltop location and views
Ebonie Trice
01:31:23
Concept C looks to have more parking, which I like
John Fletcher
01:33:24
Children/Families walking to the pool, flashing lights at walkways at the near stop signs and warning signs for cars coming from the top of the hill, to be aware of cars stopping to turn into the facility
CCS–Liliana Tabasco
01:33:29
Thank you for joining us Maurice and for sharing your input.
CCS–Liliana Tabasco
01:33:55
Hello Ms. Wright, thank you for sharing!
Maurice Kaunda
01:33:55
Welcome
Barbara Scott
01:34:07
Which concept allows the larger leisure pool
Brandon Farmahini
01:34:15
Is there a matrix where we see how the 3 different plans compare to each other in terms of sq footage, parking, pool space, amenities etc. Just to have a better idea of how they are different other than the visuals?
CCS–Liliana Tabasco
01:34:28
Hi Ebonie! Thank you for sharing your feedback.
Barbara Scott
01:34:41
Great question Brandon
Mitzi Wright
01:34:49
I've noticed that you haven't mentioned the infinity edge in concept B and C or the rain garden.
CCS–Liliana Tabasco
01:35:11
Hi Mr. Fletcher, thank you for joining us and sharing your input!
Barbara Scott
01:35:43
Which pool allows the best view of downtown Austin
Brandon Farmahini
01:36:06
Also, it’s insanely windy at the fields just north of the pool. I’m not sure if the wind is has fierce at the park site. Have their been any measurements? Is there any kind of wind mitigation? I know that sounds silly but it’s REALLY windy over there.
Brandon Farmahini
01:36:14
*at the pool site
Christine Freundl
01:37:31
What is the occupancy of the pool areas? How many people can enjoy the pools at once?
Mitzi Wright
01:37:34
Are some of the features interchangeable?
Mitzi Wright
01:37:45
thank you?
Pamela Williams
01:37:46
I like the water benches
Mitzi Wright
01:39:09
The infinity edge is a good thing.
Barbara Scott
01:39:28
How many standard features are you addressing in these designs
Brandon Farmahini
01:39:51
Oh man. Good question about the DT Views, Barbara
Raul Perez
01:40:16
Not sure how I went from Everyone to Direct message someone. Sorry about that.
Malika Aldridge
01:40:19
Can the lap pool be changeable to have an adult pool and child pool for some other days or is it a permanent feature?
CCS–Liliana Tabasco
01:40:23
Hello Christine F., thank you for joining us!
Raul Perez
01:40:26
Cabanas with a downtown view. Think about it.
Christine Freundl
01:42:27
Okay, thank you! Glad to listen in.
Raul Perez
01:42:38
Can there be a concession stand like they do in some pools in west Austin?
Pamela Williams
01:42:56
Will there be lockers in dressing rooms
Maurice Kaunda
01:42:57
Hours of operation?...opening and closing dates?
Mitzi Wright
01:43:09
Thanks
John Fletcher
01:43:29
Thanks..
CCS–Liliana Tabasco
01:43:31
Please use the PollsEverywhere link to provide your input: https://pollev.com/colonyparkpr331
CCS-Victor Terrazas
01:43:40
Utilice el enlace PollsEverywhere para proporcionar su opinión: https://pollev.com/colonyparkpr331
Mitzi Wright
01:45:35
Im not seeing the options on the poll page
Brandon Farmahini
01:45:36
Says, “Waiting for presentation to begin…”
Mitzi Wright
01:46:37
I prefer option C
Pamela Williams
01:46:43
B
Malika Aldridge
01:46:50
C
Mitzi Wright
01:46:54
got it now, thank you
Elizabeth Gillespie
01:47:58
C
CCS–Liliana Tabasco
01:48:13
Hello, thank you everyone for your patience. Please continue to use the PollsEverywhere link to provide your input: https://pollev.com/colonyparkpr331
Malika Aldridge
01:48:56
polls are still loading
Mitzi Wright
01:48:57
I can see it fine now, thanks
CCS–Liliana Tabasco
01:49:09
Thank you Ms. Wright!
John Fletcher
01:49:12
Are there plans in place to manicure the surrounding trees and shrubs and not to remove all the greenery?
COA Justin Schneider, PARD
01:49:37
We will make sure to review all of the comments here, too, to make sure you are included if PollEve doesn't work for you. Thank you all for sharing.
Mitzi Wright
01:49:58
Is A at a higher elevation?
Elizabeth Gillespie
01:51:24
C North
ashton cumberbatch
01:51:38
Do the attached parking and other orientations going along with the site location?
CCS–Liliana Tabasco
01:52:46
Thank you Elizabeth for sharing you input!
Brandon Farmahini
01:53:02
What I like about A is it seems the complex will be closer to Loyola and not encumbered by parking lots and cars. Just bonus points for anything we can do to make the site look awesome from Loyola as a way to make the entire community look good and hot hiding everything behind more parking lots.
Brandon Farmahini
01:53:29
Also, no need to read out my note as long as you see it
Elizabeth Gillespie
01:54:03
Round about OR Cul de sac. Either/or is great.
CCS–Liliana Tabasco
01:54:07
Thank you Brandon! We see it. We appreciate sharing your feedback.
Elizabeth Gillespie
01:54:47
Shade Structure: Concept B Linear
Elizabeth Gillespie
01:55:57
C-Shape
Brandon Farmahini
01:56:03
It seems like the shade structures on Concept C are all on the east but most of the needs for shade will be in the afternoon when the sun sets in the west. I could not be imagining the angle right but it seems like C would be less helpful for blocking the most amount of people from direct sunlight
CCS–Liliana Tabasco
01:56:41
Ms. Elizabeth Gillespie, we appreciate your input.
Raul Perez
01:56:43
Anything with a tie we all play Rock, Paper, Scissors :)
Elizabeth Gillespie
01:57:05
Concept C
CCS–Liliana Tabasco
01:57:36
Mr. Perez, too funny!
Brandon Farmahini
02:01:33
Adult Swim Tuesdays from 7-10pm. Bring the margaritas
Mitzi Wright
02:02:18
thanks for answering that question
Raul Perez
02:02:22
If a heated part of the pool is not an option, which I hope it is, can there be a hot tub?
Brandon Farmahini
02:02:52
You mean we can bring Food Trucks in the parking lot when you say concessions?
Raul Perez
02:04:48
No, Brandon. More like they do at Deep Eddy Pool. They sell hotdogs, chips, and colas for like a $1 or $2.
Brandon Farmahini
02:05:15
Thanks Raul
Maurice Kaunda
02:05:23
Target date for completion and opening
Mitzi Wright
02:05:26
elevation per options
Mitzi Wright
02:06:42
thanks I was curious about the various views
Raul Perez
02:08:53
Thank you, Ms. Scott.
Brandon Farmahini
02:09:21
Agree with Barbara about the water heater.
Mitzi Wright
02:10:14
Not to be confused with keeping the water cool at 100+degree months.... :)
Raul Perez
02:10:20
I'll be happy to provide the firewood. Just saying. Thank you all for the hard work and input. This pool is a great add to this neighborhood. Been here since 2005 and I can't wait to see this project completed.
Brandon Farmahini
02:10:43
Question about permitting: Isn’t the city required to respond to the permit application within 30 days with notes? Do you mean it will take a year to go back and forth and address all of the city notes?
Elizabeth Gillespie
02:10:45
Thanks everyone! This is exciting....
Mitzi Wright
02:10:57
Thank you all...
CCS–Liliana Tabasco
02:11:13
Don’t forget a copy of the presentation and meeting video will be available on the Colony Park Aquatic Facility Website: www.austintexas.gov/department/colony-park-aquatic-facility
Pamela Williams
02:11:15
Thank you
COA Marjorie Flanagan AIPP
02:11:23
Thank you from Art in Public Places
Maurice Kaunda
02:11:29
Thank You and everyone stay safe
CCS-Victor Terrazas
02:11:33
Una copia de la presentación y el video de la reunión estarán disponibles en el sitio web de la instalación acuática de Colony Park: www.austintexas.gov/department/colony-park-aquatic-facility