Thursday, November 14, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Planning Commission backs zoning change for Hancock area hotel

Plans for a boutique hotel at the 1928 Commodore Perry Estate sailed through the Planning Commission Tuesday night, despite opposition from the Hancock Neighborhood Association.   Commissioners unanimously approved the zoning request in an 8-0, vote, with Commissioner Dannette Chimenti…

Thursday, November 14, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Council panel reveals early list of Google Connections finalists

Members of the Council’s Emerging Technology and Telecommunications Committee Wednesday offered a preliminary list of finalists for the Google Community Connections program. If eventually approved by the full Council — and OK’d by Google – those entities that remain on…

Friday, November 8, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Commission recommends zoning change for 13-acre tract in South Austin

With Election Night activities going on elsewhere, the Zoning and Platting Commission had a quiet meeting Tuesday, focusing on a single case in Southwest Austin.   The Sawmill Drive property that the panel considered is just northwest of the Oak…

Thursday, November 7, 2013 by Gene Davis

Leffingwell appoints committee to explore Innovation District

Mayor Lee Leffingwell, using descriptions such as “a catalyst for long-term prosperity” and “creating the Austin of the future,” set high expectations for an Innovation District being planned just west of the future Dell Medical School Campus at the University…

Thursday, November 7, 2013 by Mark Richardson

City, county to expand home buyouts for flooded areas

The City of Austin and Travis County are both preparing to expand their ongoing programs to buy and demolish the homes of residents who live in flood-prone areas. And with last week’s severe flooding in the Onion Creek 25-year flood…

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 by Mark Richardson

Commissioners vote to move heritage tree for road expansion

After assurances that the state would pay for most of the cost, Travis County Commissioners voted Tuesday to remove and transplant a 30-inch Heritage Oak tree standing in the way of an expansion of Frate Barker Road in South Austin.…

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