The Code

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Planning Commission OKs porch change

There were a lot of long discussions at the most recent meeting of the Planning Commission, but the discussion about changing the city’s Land Development Code in order to allow a more liberal approach to porches wasn’t one of them.The…

Thursday, January 7, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Small-lot code fix divides commissioners

Plans to tighten the city’s code to prevent an unintended use of the city’s small-lot amnesty provision are moving to City Council without a recommendation from the Planning Commission.Small-lot amnesty allows the development of lots as small as 2,500 square…

Thursday, November 5, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Land-use pros respond to lobby proposal

If City Council eventually approves an ordinance based on Council Member Leslie Pool’s resolution to revise the city’s lobby registration laws, the result could be a Planning Commission with no architects, engineers or other land-use professionals, according to a group…

Thursday, October 29, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

STR moratorium headed back to Council

Though the city continues to untangle City Council’s myriad proposed amendments to the Short Term Rental Ordinance, a proposed ordinance placing a moratorium on commercial short-term rentals sailed through the Planning Commission on Tuesday night.If approved by Council, the ordinance…

Thursday, October 29, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Lobby registration arguments continue

An attorney working on revisions to the city’s lobby registration ordinance has accused opponents of the change of refusing to negotiate in order to prevent the process from moving forward.Fred Lewis, the major architect of the proposed changes, told the…

Friday, October 23, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Opposition to lobbying resolution organizes

Some of Austin’s most influential members of the development, engineering, architectural and contractor communities have banded together to address mounting concerns over proposed revisions to the city’s Lobbying Registration Ordinance.The list of organizations concerned about the language in the currently…

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