Wednesday, February 19, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

BOA balks at mandating design standards for Bouldin Creek project

Bouldin Creek Neighborhood’s bid to require compliance with its design standards found a receptive audience at the Board of Adjustment last week. However, the board balked at requiring new construction to comply with the neighborhood’s voluntary standards.   Owners Eustolio…

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

City Council approves limits on occupancy rates on first reading

After a very long night at its last meeting, the Austin City Council had taken definitive steps toward a reduction of maximum occupancy rates in single-family dwellings.   Council voted on first reading to reduce the maximum occupancy from six…

Friday, February 14, 2014 by Austin Monitor

Council approves creation of Cascades MUD on first reading

Although the city has long objected to creation of Municipal Utility Districts in its extra-territorial jurisdiction, Council voted 5-2 last night to approve the Cascades MUD in southeast Travis County.   Council Members Laura Morrison and Kathie Tovo were opposed.…

Thursday, February 13, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Council to study homestead preservation districts to boost affordability

Austin City Council members are set to consider a measure today instructing city staff to begin evaluating whether the city could use homestead preservation districts as a tool to promote affordability. Council Member Mike Martinez is the sponsor of the…

Thursday, February 13, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

BoA wrangles over short-term rentals in North University

Undeterred by a lack of neighborhood concern, the Board of Adjustment continued its fight against short-term rentals in the North University Neighborhood Monday night.   Though the board approved a variance at 204 West 33rd St., they attached a condition…

Thursday, February 13, 2014 by Andy Sevilla

Hays County loses $400K in real estate sale

SAN MARCOS— With the opening of the Hays County Government Center in early 2012, county employees began their exodus to the newly constructed $50 million government complex leaving four downtown county buildings empty in San Marcos.   After nearly two…

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