Latest Headlines for Tuesday, February 18

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 by Spencer Cronk

2019 accomplishments: Laying the groundwork for the future

In the final week of 2019, Austin celebrated its 180th birthday. The city has changed a lot since its foundation in 1839. While some things inevitably change as a city grows and evolves, we remain dedicated to our community’s vision…

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Housing at odds with parkland and open space in code rewrite

The city’s well-established reputation as a land of abundant green spaces collided with its lack of housing supply last week as City Council debated amendments to the draft Land Development Code.At stake were city requirements for open spaces and parkland…

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 by Chad Swiatecki

Panel will look at future of development and displacement along I-35

A panel of national experts convened by the Urban Land Institute will look at ideas next week for how Austin could steer development plans for the land surrounding – and possibly covering – Interstate 35 in the years to come.…

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Environmental Commission recommends a variance for 19 feet of fill

A developer building a commercial storage facility project requiring a variance for 19.5 feet of fill to construct a driveway on slopes steeper than a 15 percent grade received a unanimous recommendation from the Environmental Commission at its Feb. 5…

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 by Austin Monitor

Austin Monitor Radio: Austin Justice Coaltion

Chas Moore, the founder and executive director of the Austin Justice Coalition, joins Austin Monitor reporter Jessi Devenyns and editor Elizabeth Pagano this week. Tune in below to listen to a conversation that spans AJC’s focus of 2020, from the…

Friday, February 14, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

With second vote, Council advances draft land use code

While City Council has not arrived at a consensus on the draft Land Development Code, members began a conversation that could lead in that direction during Council’s second reading this week.Before Council approved the draft on second reading in a…