Development

Monday, October 11, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

As one family finds out, rezoning a property in Austin ‘takes perseverance’

Most of the time, developers’ representatives appear before the Zoning and Platting Commission to request a zoning change. But on Tuesday, the commission heard a request not from someone looking to turn a profit, but from a family aiming to…

Friday, October 8, 2021 by Audrey McGlinchy, KUT

The average monthly rent in Austin is now $1,500. Prices are rising at the fastest pace ever.

Elisa Regulski was getting desperate. The 29-year-old’s lease on an apartment in South Austin was days away from ending, but after putting in half a dozen applications she still didn’t have a place to move. “I wasn’t sleeping very well,”…

Thursday, October 7, 2021 by Willow Higgins

Housing and Planning Committee examines barriers to ADU construction

The city’s Housing and Planning Committee met Tuesday to discuss the regulations for accessory dwelling units, secondary housing units located somewhere on a residential lot. As Austin’s housing crisis persists and the median sale price of homes continues to rise, ADUs…

Thursday, October 7, 2021 by Seth Smalley

In wake of Rosemont snafu, county updates housing bylaws

On Oct. 5, the Travis County Commissioners Court approved changes to the bylaws of the Strategic Housing Finance Corporation. The amendments came in the wake of a massive blunder at the Rosemont apartment complex in South Austin – which is…

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 by Andrew Logan

Can the Dry Creek Café be saved?

Austin realtor Sherry LeBlanc was devastated when she found out the Dry Creek Café & Boat Dock was set to close its doors on Oct. 31. The historic watering hole was “more of a community than a bar” for her…

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 by Nathan Bernier, KUT

Montopolis Bridge in East Austin could get $7 million in amenities and visual improvements

An 83-year-old East Austin bridge with a view of the downtown skyline could get some major aesthetic upgrades under a project being considered by the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority. The Montopolis Bridge was opened to traffic in 1938 to replace an…

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