Development

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Austin voters approve Affordable Housing bonds by wide margin

City of Austin voters handily approved $65 million in affordable housing bonds Tuesday. The vote recharges an Affordable Housing program left without a clear funding path after $70-million-plus ballot question failed at the polls in 2012.   At the end…

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 by Mark Richardson

Arizona wins new Apple manufacturing plant

Apple announced Monday that it plans to open a manufacturing operation in a Phoenix suburb that will eventually create up to 2,000 jobs making sapphire glass for a number of the company’s products. The deal was announced Monday by Arizona…

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Judges Hill neighbors dispute calculation of support for district

After five years of work, Old Judges Hill may very well be Austin’s next Local Historic District, but not everyone in the neighborhood thinks that’s a good idea.   Proponents and opponents of the change spoke their piece at the…

Monday, November 4, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Landmark Commission recommends Historic status for East Austin home

With a bid for historic zoning underway, perhaps one property in central East Austin will keep its neighborhood identity for the time being.   The house, which is located at 805 Lydia Street, was built by Eloy and Soledad Guajardo…

Thursday, October 31, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Landmark Commission rejects Crestview bid to designate home

Some Crestview Neighborhood residents were left crestfallen at Monday night’s Historic Landmark Commission meeting after their bid to designate the McKown-James House fell flat.   The commission voted to initiate the historic zoning process at its Sept. 9 meeting, despite…

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 by Mark Richardson

Austin may be competing with Phoenix for new Apple facility

Phoenix and Austin could be in competition again, this time in a race to lure Apple to manufacture computers in a local facility with the possibility of hundreds of jobs and millions in economic development to either region.   An…

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