Monday, October 25, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

Council to adopt TIRZ, implement full south waterfront plan

The long-delayed South Central Waterfront Plan moved closer to implementation Thursday after City Council initiated a tax increment reinvestment zone to guide the use of new property tax revenue on the south shore of Lady Bird Lake.  The TIRZ is…

Friday, October 22, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

ZAP votes against rezoning for affordable housing project, the Rhett

The Zoning and Platting Commission Tuesday recommended denying a rezoning for the Rhett, an affordable housing project at 1000 East Yager Lane in North Austin.  The commission’s vote comes as the city falls short on its affordable housing production goals.…

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 by Jo Clifton

Council gives initial approval to denser zoning on S. Lamar site

Last Thursday, Council gave first reading approval to rezoning of about 3 acres of land close to the intersection of South Lamar and Menchaca. Developer John Warnock promises to provide 10 percent of an estimated 450 apartment units to renters…

Friday, October 15, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

Rezoning to bring back Austin Opry House headed for Council vote

The revival of storied music venue Austin Opry House moved one step closer to reality Tuesday when the Planning Commission recommended rezoning the site at 200 Academy Drive to make way for a mixed-use development. Beyond reviving the 1,200-capacity venue,…

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 by Seth Smalley

County readies for next wave of federal rental assistance

On Tuesday, the Travis County Commissioners Court reviewed the progress on Emergency Rental Assistance Program funding dispersal. The county met a U.S. Treasury deadline to distribute 65 percent of its $10.7 million in federal ERAP funding by the end of…

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 by Chad Swiatecki

PARD proposes delaying fee change that would double parkland costs for developers

The Parks and Recreation Department will likely ask City Council to delay a scheduled doubling this budget year of the fees developers pay to fund the acquisition and development of parkland around the city. The dramatic increase is the result…

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