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…

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Council considers details of lowering housing occupancy cap

Austin City Council members Tuesday continued to explore a potential change in development rules that lowers the city’s occupancy cap from six to four unrelated persons. Though the measure, brought by Council Member Mike Martinez, is aimed squarely at what…

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Appeal allows Co-op to move Dabney-Horne House

There have been plenty of twists and turns along the way, but it looks like plans to move the historic Dabney-Horne House 12 feet are fairly unstoppable, due to a scheduling problem.   The case has been in and out…

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