Thursday, July 29, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

Planning Commission recommends ‘missing middle’ project next to single-family homes

On Tuesday, the Planning Commission recommended multifamily zoning for a 20-unit townhome project at 901 & 907 Stobaugh St. in the Crestview neighborhood. The rezoning would represent a substantial increase in density compared to the single-family properties just west of…

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 by Elizabeth Pagano

City postpones skate shop demolition

A groundswell of support for a beloved Austin skate shop did not fall upon unsympathetic ears at the Historic Landmark Commission. Austin Community College was seeking a permit to demolish No-Comply Skate Shop at 812 W. 12th St. to make…

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

South Austin rezoning sails through ZAP

The Zoning and Platting Commission unanimously recommended the requested Family Residence (SF-3) zoning for a 2.4-acre lot at 2414 Drew Lane in South Austin on Tuesday. Council’s approval of the request would pave the way for 16 units that are…

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 by Chad Swiatecki

Panelists tout benefits of growing use of public-private partnerships

With real estate prices rising and land availability becoming more scarce throughout Central Texas, local governments and public institutions are finding more opportunities to consider public-private partnerships as a way to maximize the use of public land. While the Mueller…

Friday, July 23, 2021 by Chad Swiatecki

Convention center plans meet resistance from Downtown Commission skeptics

The Downtown Commission will consider asking City Council not to move forward with any new plans to expand the Austin Convention Center, with commission members asking city staff for more information to justify the project. Staffers gave an update on…

Thursday, July 22, 2021 by Chad Swiatecki

Greystar/HACA proposal recommended for redevelopment of Home Depot site

City staffers have recommended moving forward with a proposal from Greystar Development and the Housing Authority of the City of Austin for the redevelopment of the 19-acre East Austin site best known as the home of a long-closed and decaying…

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