Land Development Code

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

West Austin variance case troubles some neighbors

This month, the Board of Adjustment will take another look at a West Austin case that has some (but not all) neighbors disturbed.Phil Moncada represented Lee Ann Concienne before the board. Concienne is seeking several variances for her home at…

Friday, November 20, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Council loosens rules on accessory dwelling units

Austin homeowners hoping to build accessory dwelling units on their properties now have a better chance of being able to do so, based on new rules that City Council passed on Thursday.The measure reducing restrictions on accessory dwelling units, or…

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Council mulls granny flats, garage apartments

Ahead of a Thursday vote that could loosen rules for building accessory dwelling units such as granny flats and garage apartments, City Council debated the potential benefits and risks of the move at a work session on Tuesday.Council Member Greg…

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…

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