Land Development Code

Monday, July 27, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Casar proposes ADU policy revision timeline

Amid a public outcry for more available housing, City Council is reconsidering restrictions on accessory dwelling units such as granny flats and garage apartments. Council Member Greg Casar has proposed an approach to that review that considers related issues, including…

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

New BoA reverses ADU decision

Though the city’s new accessory dwelling unit ordinance is expected to remain in committee until fall, one North Hyde Park homeowner will be able to proceed with an ADU after a second chance with a new board worked out in…

Monday, May 4, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Code advisory group to get new east side members

The City Council Planning and Neighborhoods Committee decided at last week’s meeting to add four new members to the group of citizens putting together recommendations for a new Land Development Code, known as the Code Advisory Group, or CAG.Since its…

Monday, May 4, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

ADUs headed back to Codes and Ordinances

After nearly three hours of discussion Tuesday, the city’s Planning Commission opted to send a proposed Accessory Dwelling Unit, or ADU, code amendment back to its Codes and Ordinances subcommittee for a second time.Almost one year ago, City Council approved…

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

BoA approves variance and chides HOA

Rules may be rules, but this week one northwest homeowners association learned that it takes more than dogma to get the Board of Adjustment on board with nudging a backyard shed and foundation.Homeowners Yaguo Wang and her husband, Jian Ku,…

Thursday, April 9, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

City works to build trust in wake of Zucker Report

On Wednesday, Austinites had a chance to address the Zucker Report publicly for the first time.Developers, neighborhood advocates and other stakeholders offered their feedback on the report and the development process in two meetings, and heard from Zucker Systems President…

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