Housing

Thursday, March 5, 2015 by Kara Nuzback

Developer seeks creative class on Cameron Road

A developer is one step closer to building a median-priced apartment complex aimed at young artists on Cameron Road in Northeast Austin.At the Zoning and Platting Commission meeting Tuesday, commissioners unanimously approved a zoning change for the property at 9201…

Monday, March 2, 2015 by Kara Nuzback

Planners deny East Riverside change

At its most recent meeting, the Planning Commission voted 5-3 to deny zoning changes to several undeveloped lots from 5600 to 7522 Penick Drive, off East Riverside Drive.Ron Thrower of Thrower Design spoke for landowner Bill Greif and asked the…

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Zimmerman struggles to stop subsidized housing

There are only two subsidized housing developments in City Council Member Don Zimmerman’s District 6, as compared to 47 in Council Member Ora Houston’s District 1 and 46 in Council Member Pio Renteria’s District 3, according to data compiled by…

Thursday, January 29, 2015 by Mark Richardson

Travis Commissioners hear TCAD, legislative issues

Property tax relief is high on the agenda for the Texas Legislature this session, and Travis County is getting its ducks in a row to follow the issue over the next few months. Along that line, it heard updates from…

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

RECA calls for more housing; Austin reacts

Last week, the Real Estate Council of Austin released a paper calling for a fix to Austin’s affordable housing problem. As a solution, the group called for 100,000 new housing units in the city by 2025.The paper, which is filled…

Thursday, January 15, 2015 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: The Austin Apartment Association and Source of Income

The Austin Apartment Association’s Robbie Robinson joins Monitor Publisher Mike Kanin to discuss recent Council legislation that banned the use of source of income as a means to deny tenant occupancy and the organization’s opposition to the move. Embedded below.Austin…

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