Tuesday, May 14, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Lions Municipal legislation creating questions for city course

With momentum growing behind legislation that could change the ownership and operational framework of the West Austin property that contains Lions Municipal Golf Course, city leaders are watching closely to see what options might become available for future use of…

Monday, May 13, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Mobile home rezoning case raises questions about living arrangements

In an attempt to tackle gentrification head-on, last August City Council directed city staff to begin rezoning mobile home parks that were operating as such but were not appropriately zoned. Six of those rezoning cases came before the Zoning and…

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Code rewrite leaves little room for small area planning pilot

City Council will not be taking action Thursday on a resolution intended to direct City Manager Spencer Cronk to initiate a pilot small area planning project on North Lamar Boulevard between Tech Ridge Transit Center and U.S. Highway 183.Although the…

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Affordability Unlocked gets ZAP approval, with concerns

With a $250 million bond geared toward affordable housing, a goal to preserve 10,000 affordable units over the next 10 years and a City Council resolution seeking ways to increase the number of affordable units, city staff members brought forward…

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by Jo Clifton

Streamlined housing plan comes to Council

In keeping with its commitment to increase Austin’s affordable housing stock, Council will consider an ordinance Thursday which will eliminate certain requirements that currently apply to all new housing, affordable as well as market rate.Under a new program called Affordability…

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Growing up: Council wrestles with competing water and housing needs

Between an invasion of zebra mussels, an extended boil-water notice due to continued flooding and the concerning results of the Atlas 14 regional rainfall study, city water problems have crowded to the surface in the months since the last land…

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