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Monday, September 18, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

Commission recommends East 12th stay on urban renewal course

No speedometer exists for the vehicle of urban renewal, so the Planning Commission at its Sept. 12 meeting had to rely on guesswork to decide whether sections of the booming East 12th Street corridor should maintain their current pace of…

Friday, September 15, 2017 by Audrey McGlinchy

Second draft of CodeNEXT allows more housing in more places, city says

Austin is releasing a second draft of CodeNEXT, the city’s rewrite of its Land Development Code, today.“We are really excited about the new draft coming out,” Peter Park of Opticos Design, a consultant hired by the city, told City Council…

Friday, September 15, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

Rezoning denial may not matter after CodeNEXT

When the world (of the current Land Development Code) is coming to an end, a single property zoning decision can seem insignificant. At the Zoning and Platting Commission’s Sept. 5 meeting, commissioners denied what one Northwest Austin community perceived to…

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

Rezoning denial could mean east side showdown

Planning commissioners took a united stand Tuesday night by voting to deny a rezoning application for an east side property that contains the former Montopolis Negro School.The case has drawn controversy as it has moved through other city commissions, thanks…

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

City to set ‘high bar’ for Colony Park developer candidates

City planners leading the move to redevelop more than 200 acres of East Austin property are making no bones about it: Developers looking to turn dirt on the Colony Park project will have a high bar to clear in terms…

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Plan for new development services staff on hold

Along the way to passing a budget for the upcoming fiscal year, City Council voted Tuesday to derail the Development Services Department’s plan to hire 51 new employees beginning in either January or March. The department has said it needed…

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