Land Development Code

Monday, March 23, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

BOA denies variances for Lake Austin tram

The Board of Adjustment rejected a request last week from a Lake Austin homeowner seeking to build a tram to a boat dock.Chris Pacitti was seeking variances from the Land Development Code that would have allowed him to construct the…

Friday, March 13, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Ott splits Planning & Development Review Dept.

Like the couple that marries and divorces but marries again only to divorce a few years later, the Planning and Development Review Department is once again being broken into a neighborhood planning department and a development review department.In a memo…

Thursday, March 12, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Board summarily rejects Lake Austin variances

The Board of Adjustment pulled no punches Monday night, but it did knock out a pair of questionable variance requests.Board members swiftly denied two Lake Austin impervious cover requests and brushed off a last-minute withdrawal request that could have allowed…

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Commission drops secrecy, shares legal opinion

After some deliberation, the Planning Commission has released the legal interpretation that clarifies how much discretion it must deny subdivisions that include required connections to streets, if the commission disagrees with the connections.The city’s legal opinion, according to a memo…

Monday, March 9, 2015 by Michael Kanin

Explainer: The Zucker Report marginalia

There was a lot of unveiling in the Zucker Report. We saw that a third-party analysis of the City of Austin’s Planning and Development Review Department did, indeed, show what appears as evidence of multiple divisions in shambles, as had…

Monday, February 23, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

BoA seeks answer to impervious cover question

As of last week, the Board of Adjustment was still looking for an explanation for an extra 10 percent of impervious cover in the plans for a Central Austin home.Board members postponed the case for a third time, in search…

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