Monday, January 7, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

New construction is approved for historical lot in South Austin

Putting new construction on a historically zoned lot with an emblematic structure is not an everyday occurrence in Austin, so when it happens, it should be no surprise that it involves months of negotiation.After several months of back-and-forth with the…

Monday, January 7, 2019 by Jack Craver

Traffic concerns for proposed Braker Lane development give Zoning Commission pause

At the corner of Braker Lane and Dessau Road sits an oddly shaped 0.9-acre parcel of land that has been the subject of at least two heated zoning disputes.In mid-2016, the owner of 1308 E. Braker Lane, Sinh Tron Le,…

Friday, January 4, 2019 by Jack Craver

Arbitrator rules against city contractor in home repair case

An independent arbitrator has ruled in favor of a homeowner who accused a contractor hired by the city of not doing the necessary work to repair her home and ultimately leaving her house in worse shape than it was originally.Suzanne…

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by Jack Craver

Council gives initial approval for plan to transform Sekrit Theater

At its Dec. 13 meeting, City Council unanimously approved a zoning change that will transform Sekrit Theater into a community of small, eclectic houses.“I just want to be creative and build something I can be proud of and that my…

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

To light or not to light, that is the question

While no one wants to light West Campus up like the Las Vegas Strip, with such density comes a need for signage that can be seen both night and day.“We think that (not having signage) may be a safety concern…

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by Jack Craver

Old UT Co-op may become medical offices

The former University Co-op building on the corner of Medical Arts and Dean Keeton streets may soon be home to doctors’ offices and banks after City Council voted to rezone the property to allow medical uses and financial services.Following a recommendation…

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