Land Development Code

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council moves toward closing small-lot loophole

When the small-lot amnesty tool was adopted by the city, no one envisioned that it would lead to houses that spanned two small lots being demolished in order to build more new homes. But that is what’s happening today. And,…

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Steck House at center of project, now BoA case

The city’s Board of Adjustment is taking a little more time to consider whether a North University site plan was approved in error.Appellant Leon Barish has asked the board to weigh in on how staff applied the compatibility setback for…

Friday, January 22, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Tree plea backfires at Board of Adjustment

An attempt to get a taller sign for a carpet store on Anderson Lane found no success at the most recent Board of Adjustment meeting, when board members were reluctant to help avoid a tree.The board voted 7-2 to deny…

Friday, January 15, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

PUD changes advance despite commission stalemate

Changes to the city’s Planned Unit Development policy are moving forward as quickly as promised, but they will be doing so without a recommendation from the Planning Commission.If approved by City Council, the proposed amendment to the city’s Planned Unit…

Friday, January 15, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Board rules former cat palace can stay

There was opposition from the neighborhood association, but that wasn’t enough to keep the Board of Adjustment from a unanimous decision to allow one Zilker neighborhood resident to keep her Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) in place in her backyard.Tracy Perkins,…

Thursday, January 14, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Citizens plead for affordability from CodeNEXT

About 30 members of the public took the opportunity Tuesday night to address CodeNEXT, the citizens advisory group for rewriting Austin’s land development code. The majority of those speaking asked the panel to do something about Austin’s affordability problems.“We believe…

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