Tuesday, September 8, 2020 by Daniel Salazar

ZAP endorses mixed-use for East Austin tract

On Tuesday night, the Zoning and Platting Commission voted in favor of mixed-use zoning for an East Austin property, but once again clashed over the scope of conditional overlays.ZAP commissioners recommended designating a 4.67-acre tract at 5601 Nixon Lane, off…

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 by Audrey McGlinchy

The CDC has banned most evictions. Here’s what Central Texas renters need to know.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published an order last week that could protect renters who’ve lost wages or work hours from eviction until Jan. 1.Why did the order come from a public health agency? The CDC argues keeping…

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Historic Landmark Commission approves nine-story affordable housing proposal

While towering, multi-floor designs with little relationship to historic facades have been a thorn in the side of the Historic Landmark Commission in recent months, a proposal for an affordable housing tower behind the historic home at 809 E. Ninth…

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Warehouse zoning hits snag at Council

What seemed like a simple zoning case, with neighbors supporting the proposed zoning change, was embroiled in a philosophical and legal discussion at last week’s City Council meeting. Council voted unanimously to postpone the case after Council Member Jimmy Flannigan…

Monday, August 31, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Kemp Street rezoning wins first reading OK

City Council voted 7-2 Thursday, with two members abstaining, to approve a zoning change that will allow for development of some market-rate and some affordable condominium housing at 508 Kemp St. in the Montopolis neighborhood. Council members Alison Alter and…

Friday, August 28, 2020 by Nina Hernandez

Planning Commission elects new leadership

At its regular meeting on Tuesday, the Planning Commission voted to elect new leadership. Todd Shaw was selected as chair and Claire Hempel will serve as vice chair. The two are replacing former Chair Conor Kenny and Vice Chair Fayez Kazi.Mayor…

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