Tuesday, June 23, 2020 by Elizabeth Pagano

Montopolis rezonings draw community ire

The Planning Commission is scheduled to hear a cluster of five development cases in Montopolis today, and it hasn’t escaped the notice of community leaders.Eight separate addresses covering more than 10 acres of the Southeast Austin neighborhood are seeking a…

Friday, June 19, 2020 by Nina Hernandez

ZAP approves restaurant use for plot at Slaughter and Cullen despite neighborhood concerns

On Tuesday night, the Zoning and Platting Commission agreed to an applicant’s request to remove restaurant (general) and restaurant (limited) uses from the conditional overlay attached to the property.Rob Pivnick of LG Slaughter and Cullen LLC owns 116 W. Slaughter…

Thursday, June 18, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Travis County $10M mortgage and rental assistance program to go live June 29

After spending a month working through the details of a proposed rent and mortgage assistance program for Travis County residents impacted by the economic fallout from Covid-19, the Commissioners Court unanimously voted to allocate $10 million of the county’s $61…

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Board of Adjustment debates request to sacrifice heritage tree or waterfront overlay

The Board of Adjustment exists to help residents achieve variances from the Land Development Code’s building regulations, but only if an applicant is willing to provide information and evidence of a valid hardship.Dan Coops, the owner of 71 Julius St.,…

Monday, June 15, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Board of Adjustment calls retroactive variance request a ‘cluster’

Although the structure at 1401 E. Third St. is already completed, it cannot pass final inspection due to encroachment into the property’s side setback.In an effort to avoid reconstructing the entire building, the applicant came before the Board of Adjustment…

Thursday, June 11, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Alley vacation granted despite protests

City Council voted unanimously on June 4 to grant vacation of an alley between East Eighth and East Ninth streets in order to facilitate construction of a multifamily complex, in spite of a request from neighbors in an adjacent residential…

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