Development

Thursday, April 3, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Planning Commission takes a turn at tackling Lake Austin zoning

It was the Planning Commission’s turn to tackle new Lake Austin regulations last week, and they had questions.   The proposed changes are the result of a nearly two-year process of looking at Lake Austin, proposing changes to the code…

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 by Kara Nuzback

SH45 SW opponents say roadway would cause damage to aquifer

State officials expect to have an environmental impact study of the proposed four-lane State Highway 45 Southwest ready for public review within the next two months. Challengers of the toll road plan say it would expose the Barton Springs zone…

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Landmark Commission postpones action on West Austin demolition

Developers itching to demolish a 1933 cottage in West Austin’s Heritage neighborhood will have to wait a month longer, after a ruling by the city’s Historic Landmark Commission last week.   Historic Preservation Officer Steve Sadowsky allowed that the 1933…

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Planning Commission denies MF-2 zoning for West Austin tract

A controversial development plan on Exposition Boulevard is back at City Hall.   Austin Elm Terrace, LP was asking for Multifamily (MF-2) zoning on the 3215 Exposition Boulevard lot, which is just over two acres. The tract was formerly part…

Monday, March 31, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council denies East Cesar Chavez restaurant a late-hours permit

East Austin’s Weather Up Restaurant will have to weather at least another year without late night hours, after an unsuccessful trip to City Council last week.   In February, the Planning Commission rejected the request for the conditional use permit…

Monday, March 31, 2014 by Kara Nuzback

Building and Standards Commission eases sanction for code violations

An Austin homeowner facing a glut of building code violations says his house was not inspected before he bought it in 2005, during the national housing bubble.   Austin’s Building and Standards Commission voted unanimously last week to give homeowner…

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