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…

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Planning Commission delays vote on Cascades MUD to November

The Planning Commission isn’t weighing in just yet on a proposed municipal utility district in the Onion Creek area, despite pressure from some city departments to move the project along.   The Cascades MUD is much closer to Austin’s city…

Monday, October 14, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Watershed Ordinance rewrite still has some hurdles to overcome

The massive Watershed Protection Ordinance passed its first official hurdle at City Council earlier this month, though a few bones of contention remain and much more discussion is likely on the horizon.   After unanimously approving the new ordinance on…

Monday, October 14, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Neighborhood lobbies for Pressler Street extension to Cesar Chavez

Members of the Austin City Council’s Comprehensive Planning and Transportation Committee are set Wednesday to weigh in on a possible extension of Pressler Street through the Lamar Beach area. The move would connect the Original West Austin Neighborhood with West…

Friday, October 11, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

ZAP denies contentious rezoning request at Balcones Country Club

Opponents of a bid to develop Balcones Country Club land won a unanimous victory at the Zoning and Platting Commission last week.   The Balcones Country Club Membership Association brought forward the proposal to rezone four lots from Rural Residential…

Thursday, October 10, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Controversial vested rights ordinance wins commission approval

After a slight delay, the city’s new Vested Rights Ordinance, formerly known as the Project Duration Ordinance, is headed to City Council with the unanimous blessing from the Planning Commission. However, it remains controversial.   Council members have already discussed…

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