Thursday, November 12, 2020 by Minka Atkinson

Two more homes from the Air-Conditioned Village slated for demolition

The Historic Landmark Commission voted at its Oct. 26 meeting to again postpone discussion on the proposal to demolish a pair of homes located in Austin’s Air-Conditioned Village until its November meeting. The two houses, at 2505 and 2507 Park View Drive,…

Thursday, November 12, 2020 by Elizabeth Pagano

Shocking none, BoA OKs illuminated sign on the Drag

The Board of Adjustment unanimously approved a variance that will allow a new lighted sign on Guadalupe Street. Most of the questions at the meeting Monday were directed at the city code itself, which apparently prohibits illuminated signs despite their…

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 by Daniel Salazar

City studies changes in Austin’s industrial land use

Mark Walters with the Housing and Planning Department gave a presentation to Zoning and Platting commissioners last week on a city study that evaluated trends of industrial land use in Austin. Walters said city staffers have noticed the “continuing erosion…

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 by Elizabeth Pagano

Board of Adjustment raises renovation cap in Rosedale

Generally speaking, Austin’s Board of Adjustment isn’t wild about granting variances from the Land Development Code to those who have bought their way into a preexisting situation. Luckily for one family in the Rosedale neighborhood, that’s not always the case;…

Monday, November 9, 2020 by Jasmine Lopez

Landmark commission OKs rooftop deck in historic district

The Historic Landmark Commission has approved a renovation plan in the Smoot/Terrace Park Historic District that includes a rooftop deck, possibly setting a precedent for such decks going forward. Neighbors had objected to plans that would add a rear second…

Friday, November 6, 2020 by Daniel Salazar

Planning Commission approves vertical mixed use on South Congress

Last week the Planning Commission approved a rezoning for a new multifamily project at 4329 S. Congress Ave. between State Highway 71 and St. Elmo Road. Through the vote, commissioners recommended adding a Vertical Mixed-Use Building combining district to the site’s…

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