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Monday, May 22, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

Zoning and Platting brainstorms for CodeNEXT recommendation

The Good, the Missing and the Unacceptable: not a reboot of the Clint Eastwood classic, but the categories of CodeNEXT criticism established as the foundation of the Zoning and Platting Commission’s letter of recommendation at its May 16 meeting. Like…

Friday, May 19, 2017 by Jack Craver

Council upholds demolition of two West Campus properties

After waiting nearly 400 days, a property owner in the West Campus neighborhood will be able to demolish two buildings that have been held up by neighbors seeking to get them classified as historic landmarks. City Council voted narrowly Thursday…

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

UTC endorses second convention center skybridge

Plans for another new skybridge in downtown Austin have cleared the second of three challenges set forth last month by a skeptical Planning Commission. On May 9, the proposal scored the support of the Urban Transportation Commission after that body…

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

Planning Commission assembles CodeNEXT working groups

CodeNEXT has a way of inspiring drama, even over as something as mundane as the approval of working groups. Case in point: Planning Commissioner Patricia Seeger attempted to make a motion on May 9 to approve breaking into three committees…

Monday, May 15, 2017 by Syeda Hasan

Austin won’t reopen its housing voucher waitlist anytime soon

The federal housing choice voucher program, which used to be called Section 8, is aimed at helping low-income families meet their housing costs. Here in Austin, it’s one way the city is trying to meet the growing demand for deeply…

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

Zoning and Platting looks to pinpoint gentrification

As the only major growth city in the U.S. with a declining African-American population, Austin knows it has a gentrification problem, and the Zoning and Platting Commission took a step toward addressing it on May 2. Commissioners unanimously passed a…

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