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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…

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…

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…

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Board rules tree-shielding carport must go

A Cherrywood resident who hoped to save both his cars and his trees found no fix at the Board of Adjustment. Adrian Young, who owns the house at 3216 Lafayette Ave., was seeking a variance to reduce the setback from…

Thursday, February 12, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Board rules Allandale Airstream can stay

At least one home in Allandale will remain weird, though the homeowner will have to work hard to obscure it if he doesn’t want to run afoul of city code again. Andrew Hutton was before the Board of Adjustment last December,…

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