Land Development Code

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Land development code rewrite: Council works through responses to Cronk’s memo

According to Brent Lloyd, development officer at the Development Services Department, Austin City Council has already provided the “raw material” that will be necessary to guide city staffers as they begin to take up the task of writing a new…

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Board of Adjustment searches for the line between ‘fraternizing’ and ‘frat’

After purchasing former Texas Governor Ann Richards’ home on 2311 Shoal Creek Boulevard in 2017, the Texas Beta Students Aid Fund, which is the nonprofit arm of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity, retained single-family zoning on the property. Yet neighbors…

Monday, April 8, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Reshaping the land development code conversation

Still haunted by the misinformation battles of CodeNEXT, the Pedestrian Advisory Council passed two recommendations Monday, April 1, to help shift the land use conversation and support City Council as it takes up discussion of a new development code beginning…

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Council lines up next steps to revise land use code

Austin City Council members came together Tuesday morning for a preliminary discussion about City Manager Spencer Cronk’s five big questions about the city’s land development code that he released in a memo earlier this month.In the wake of the death…

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Neighbor takes out grievances over ADU at the Board of Adjustment

Although the Board of Adjustment prefers not to take neighborhood disputes into account when members consider variance requests, sometimes these conflicts can be difficult to ignore.Before hearing any cases at its March 11 meeting, the Board of Adjustment warned those…

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Catholic school cites safety concerns for fence; BoA thinks fence will cause more

Most people would agree that when it comes to schools, safety is sacrosanct. In today’s climate, parents, educators and the community alike may consider a campus that is wide open to public access to be, at the least, worrisome. Under…

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