Friday, January 25, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Despite higher valuation, Montopolis School property appears headed to court

The city’s purchase offer via eminent domain for the Montopolis Negro School property appears to be headed to court.On Tuesday a three-member Special Commissioners Hearing agreed on a value of $464,000 for the schoolhouse portion of the Southeast Austin property…

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by Jack Craver

Planning Commission OKs change to 30-year-old development agreement

Homes produce a lot less sewage now than they did 30 years ago. That’s partly why the Planning Commission decided Tuesday to allow the construction of an office building in western Travis County over the objections of city staff.The story…

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

City quietly moving forward on redevelopment portfolio properties

Behind-the-scenes work on the redevelopment of four city-owned parcels is continuing, with requests for proposal resolutions for three of the properties expected to come before City Council by the end of March.The four properties are: an Austin Energy parcel at…

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Historic precedent prompts Board of Adjustment to grant setback variance

With rising rents in Austin, folks looking for an affordable place to live are becoming creative with their housing configurations. Even some who already have homes are looking to subdivide their lots to ease the burden and maybe even benefit…

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

City-approved wellness center project not OK’d by BOA for second time

Sometimes, one commission’s idea of a good project is not supported by another commission, which seemed to be the case for the project at 1800 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.Sharon Shuppert, who owns the property and is a licensed…

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Workforce housing group eyes four apartment complex purchases in 2019

An investment group focused on preserving workforce housing units around Austin has announced plans to add 1,200 more apartment units to its portfolio in 2019.The Austin Housing Conservancy Fund expects to purchase four apartment complexes around the city this year…

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