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Wednesday, August 30, 2000 by

City's SMART Housing initiative

Results of the city's SMART Housing initiative–an effort to encourage the inclusion of low and moderately priced housing units in residential construction–have exceeded all city estimates this year, a housing official reported told the Planning Commission last night. More than…

Tuesday, August 29, 2000 by

AMLI Residential and Bonner Carrington faced another obstacle last night in their quest to put a seven-story residential/retail midrise on the revitalized Second Street corridor in downtown Austin. The Historic Landmark Commission voted 5-2, with Commission Chair Lauretta Dowd absent, to delay AMLI’s request to demolish the Tips Warehouse, which currently sits on the site in the 200 Block of West Second Street.

Along with the city's lease of the Poleyard property to Post Properties, the AMLI-Bonner Carrington project has been promoted as a significant catalyst for the return of residential living to Austin's core. AMLI-Bonner Carrington has proposed six stories of apartments…

Monday, August 28, 2000 by

City Council approves zoning

For Chestnut Neighborhood plan The City Council last week approved on first reading a Neighborhood Plan Combining District for the Chestnut Neighborhood of East Austin. The area is bounded on the north by Martin Luther King Boulevard, on the east…

Friday, August 25, 2000 by

City Council starts negotiations

The City Council voted Thursday to begin the public portion of negotiating with the owners of the 4,200-acre Steiner Ranch to settle a lawsuit in much the same way that the city settled disputes with Gary Bradley. City Attorney Andy…

Thursday, August 24, 2000 by

City Council set for final arguments

City Council Members met once again Wednesday to sing from different hymnals on the subject of what bond propositions to put before the voters in November. If you read Tuesday’s edition of In Fact Daily, rest assured that you missed…

Wednesday, August 23, 2000 by

Dallas Mayor says rejecting Light

Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk barely touched on Light Rail during his luncheon presentation before Real Estate Council of Austin on Tuesday. That is, right up until Light Rail opponent Gerald Daugherty stood up and asked if Kirk felt it wise…