Development

Friday, February 21, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Council approves economic incentive deals for Websense, Dropbox

Austin City Council members Thursday approved nearly $700,000 in non-property tax based incentives in an attempt to lure two new tech firms, Websense and Dropbox, to Austin. The deal came on a 5-2 tally with Council Members Laura Morrison and…

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Council members OK Websense, Dropbox incentive deals

Austin City Council members today approved nearly $700,000 in economic development incentives designed to lure Dropbox and Websense to the capital region. The agreements will come with stipulations for the creation of 540 new jobs and millions of dollars worth…

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by Jimmy Maas

LCRA raises permit fees for developers to recover 100 percent of cost

Developers along the Highland Lakes will be paying more for construction permits as part of the Lower Colorado River Authority’s effort to keep what’s left of its water supply as clean as possible.   The LCRA Board of Directors approved the…

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council efforts to block plan to move historic house could fall short

City Council members did what they could last week to thwart plans to move the historic Dabney-Horne House, but only time will tell whether it will be enough to keep the structure in place.   The University Co-op has owned…

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Planning Commission nixes plans for Montopolis condo project

Montopolis Neighborhood residents’ fears of gentrification were convincing enough to sway the Planning Commission from endorsing a condominium project last week.   Kemp Street Properties LLC was seeking the change from SF-3 zoning to SF-6 zoning on 5.38 acres at…

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 by Jimmy Maas

LCRA to consider shifting watershed ordinance fees to developers

For the first time ever, the Lower Colorado River Authority may raise fees to develop within the Highland Lakes watershed. The only question seems to be how much of those fees will be passed on to developers.   The measure…

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