Tuesday, October 22, 2013 by Mark Richardson

Despite opposition, Daugherty aiming to get SH45SW back on track today

Travis County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty hopes to take a major step today to get his fellow Commissioners to endorse building the controversial SH45 Southwest roadway between South MoPac Boulevard and FM 1626. The roadway has been in the planning stages for…

Monday, October 21, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Board of Adjustment denies variance to illegally built apartment

The Board of Adjustment took a hard line last week, voting that an illegally built apartment building will have to come down. Board members didn’t pull any punches, as they unanimously rejected a variance that would have allowed the apartment…

Friday, October 18, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Council to update density benefit regulations for Rainey Street area

Austin City Council members Thursday OK’d the start of a process that will result in a set of changes to the way that developers can exchange extra project density for community benefits in the area in and around Rainey Street.…

Thursday, October 17, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Council looks at compromise on Rainey Street density bonus plan

Austin City Council members returned Tuesday to the question of how to calculate public amenities associated with density bonuses for projects located in the Rainey Street neighborhood downtown. As part of the discussion – postponed from Council’s last agenda –…

Thursday, October 17, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

City Council to take up battle over Urban Farms Ordinance

A fight over revisions to the city’s Urban Farm Ordinance has made its way to City Council, but with a postponement looming, that fight may not be over quite yet.   Opponents to ordinance changes are calling for a postponement,…

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Suit threatened over on-site affordable housing at South Lamar PUD

Though it is almost in the home stretch, there may be more trouble on the horizon for the proposed planned unit development high-rise project at 211 South Lamar.   Threatening a lawsuit against the city, Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid…

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