Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by Jimmy Maas

Travis Commissioners vote to spend $15 million on SH45 SW

The Travis County Commissioners Court approved spending $15 million in county funds Tuesday toward a plan to extend the southwest portion of State Highway 45 from the end of MoPac Boulevard to FM 1626. The vote fulfilled Travis County’s part…

Monday, March 17, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Board of Adjustment to look at tram regulations on Lake Austin

The Board of Adjustment will take a closer look at whether trams should be allowed on Lake Austin, even if they have to take a longer route to get there.   The subject arose at last week’s board’s meeting when…

Monday, March 17, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council approves zoning changes for Rob Roy multifamily project

Despite the opposition of neighborhood residents, the City Council voted unanimously on March 6 to approve changes to land use rules that would allow developers to build a multifamily project.   Rob Roy residents were on hand at last week’s…

Friday, March 14, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Building a foot too far could put East Austin resident out of bounds

What initially seemed like a small mistake could ultimately prove costly for one East Austin homeowner.   Eastside resident Cayce Weems returned to the Board of Adjustment  Monday asking for rear and side street setback for his house at 403…

Thursday, March 13, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Planning Commission won’t amend NCCD to fix permit mistake

The Planning Commission has shot down a city staff scheme to fix a mistake that left a neighborhood business in limbo.   Though the request was solely to initiate an amendment to the Hyde Park Neighborhood Conservation Combining District (NCCD,)…

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 by Mark Richardson

Battle over SH45SW features argument between Biscoe and Bunch

The never-ending case of SH 45 Southwest has dogged County Judge Sam Biscoe for the past 25 years of his public life. But at Tuesday’s Commissioners Court meeting – with his December retirement date in sight – the normally reserved…

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