Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by Jack Craver

Property owners who forfeit landmark status will have to pay more

Owning a property that has been designated a historic landmark has its benefits and its drawbacks.The city of Austin, Travis County and the Austin Independent School District all offer hefty property tax exemptions for landmark properties – with the expectation…

Monday, November 5, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Justin Lane parcel primed for parks, affordable housing, creative space and more

The five-acre North Austin parcel known as the Justin Lane tract looks to be the home of a variety of new uses in the near future, including affordable housing, creative space, parkland and mixed-use development.At Thursday’s City Council meeting, a…

Friday, November 2, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

Camelback PUD project receives final approval from Council

When it comes to approving a highly visible planned unit development on an iconic piece of Austin property, it’s not going to be an easy decision. After all, the devil is in the details.On Thursday night, after several hours of…

Friday, November 2, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Despite road plans, Council OKs zoning

Council rejected recommendations of the city’s zoning and transportation staff and the Zoning and Platting Commission at Thursday’s meeting, granting on first reading a request for commercial and mixed-use zoning on a northeast Austin property at 9100 Brown Lane. The…

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Long road to expo center revamp could begin Thursday

Thursday’s City Council meeting is expected to see the first moves toward a long-off ballot initiative that will eventually lead to an ambitious rehabilitation of the Travis County Expo Center.The resolution, which is expected to pass on consent, will direct…

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 by Alyx Wilson

Planning Commission balks at neighborhood VMU

At its Oct. 23 meeting, the Planning Commission found itself reeling at a request for vertical mixed use on a rezoning case in Windsor Park at 6203, 6205 and 6207 Berkman Drive. The applicant presented two options that were agreed…

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