Land Development Code

Thursday, November 5, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

BoA fails to get past cinder block wall

Fences might make for good neighbors, but apparently 9-foot-tall cinder block walls are another matter entirely.At their last meeting, Board of Adjustment members considered a variance for a wall that has already been constructed along Speedway at 101 W. 32nd…

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Murky CodeNEXT process raises eyebrows at Planning Commission

This month, the city will hold events designed to test aspects of the ongoing CodeNEXT Land Development Code rewrite, and last week some Planning commissioners were concerned that they were unprepared for the exercise.The events, called “Sound Check,” will take…

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Casa de Luz parking troubles back at City Hall

It’s been a while since Casa de Luz was at City Hall, but the business and its parking woes were back, albeit briefly, at last week’s Board of Adjustment meeting.This time, founder Eduardo Longoria was at the Board of Adjustment…

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Clarksville home gets its basement at the BoA

Though not everyone was thrilled by the news, plans for a new home in Clarksville are moving forward as proposed after a variance from the Board of Adjustment.Matt Fajkus, who is the architect for the project, spoke on behalf of…

Friday, October 16, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

ADU discussion takes a turn

Though there was some hope that City Council would end its consideration of an accessory dwelling unit ordinance yesterday, it was misplaced.Council voted unanimously on Thursday to adopt the recommendations of the Planning and Neighborhoods Committee, but it did so…

Thursday, October 15, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council may finally bid adieu to ADU deliberation

After more than a year, City Council is closing in on new regulations for accessory dwelling units that, ostensibly, will make it easier for Austinites to build small, secondary homes on their property.As Council Member Greg Casar announced at Tuesday’s…

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