Tuesday, February 9, 2021 by Ramon Rodriguez

Former East Austin tank farm to become PUD

After years of failed proposals and persistent remediation efforts, the Environmental Commission unanimously voted last Wednesday to advance the development of a former East Austin tank farm into a mixed-use development called Springdale Green. Located near the intersection of Springdale Road…

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 by Seth Smalley

Ellen Wyse house denied historic designation, after owners protest

A debate at the Jan. 26 meeting of the Planning Commission centered around the merits of historic preservation versus the potentially regressive effects of a historic landmark designation on cash-strapped property owners. The owners and developer of the Ellen Wyse…

Monday, February 8, 2021 by Sean Saldaña

Demolition proposal receives pushback from Tarrytown residents, commission delays decision

A demolition request for a 1938 home received a surprising amount of pushback from community members at the Jan. 25 meeting of the Historic Landmark Commission. The home at 2803 Bonnie Road was first constructed for Frank D. and Ollie…

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 by Harrison Young

Planning Commission urges more housing in Montopolis

Last week the Planning Commission voted 8-4 to recommend rezoning 1013-1017 Montopolis Drive to accommodate higher-density residences, paving the way for multi-story residences like apartments and condos. Thrower Design applied to rezone the undeveloped 3.12-acre lot from single-family (SF-3) to…

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 by Sean Saldaña

Former Threadgill home on its way to historic designation

Commissioners at the Jan. 25 meeting of the Historic Landmark Commission voted to advance the historic designation process for 4310 Rosedale Ave., the former home of Kenneth and Mildred Threadgill. Kenneth Threadgill, an Austin-based country musician who collaborated with national…

Monday, February 1, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

Planning Commission recommends rezoning Delta Kappa Gamma building to make way for tower

Paving the way for a proposed 31-story residential tower on the site of the historic Delta Kappa Gamma building at 416 W. 12th St., the Planning Commission voted 11-0-1 last Tuesday to recommend the requested Downtown Mixed-Use (DMU) zoning. The…

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