Latest Headlines for Wednesday, June 28

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Early numbers in, Red River venues optimistic about impact of new rules

The numbers are starting to roll in on the city’s experiment to allow later outdoor music in the Red River Cultural District. Early financial reports and anecdotes from club owners in the stretch of 13 bars and live music venues…

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Commissioners Court considers controversial variance request

A platoon of concerned residents showed up to Travis County Commissioners Court on Tuesday to try to put the brakes on a proposed development near their homes. Live Oak Springs would deliver 85 new homes near FM 1826 and Zyle…

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

School board calls for biggest bond in its history

Unprecedented in cost, the $1.05 billion bond package the Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees officially approved at its last meeting before summer break is its most ambitious yet. Unlike the 2013 bond election where the package was divided…

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by Syeda Hasan

Austin architects say CodeNEXT limits opportunity for ‘missing middle’ housing

As Austin’s new land development code, known as CodeNEXT, is being written, city staff and the private sector are working to understand how it will shape future development. Last month, members of the Austin Chapter of the American Institute of…

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano

Austin Monitor Radio: City Demographer Ryan Robinson

City of Austin demographer Ryan Robinson sits down with Austin Monitor editor Liz Pagano to talk about demographic shifts, trends and even a few predictions about the future of this fair city of ours. Join us, with the embedded audio…

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Project Connect advances despite lingering concerns over key details

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Board of Directors on Monday gave its blessing to the handful of staff-curated corridors that will be studied for potential high-capacity transit investments. The 6-0 vote, with Council Member Delia Garza and fellow Board Member…