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Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by Jack Craver

Council approves 18 townhouses in Northeast Austin

In spite of opposition from neighbors who fear flooding and increased traffic, at its Nov. 15 meeting City Council overwhelmingly approved a rezoning to allow the construction of 18 new homes on a vacant lot at 10300 Dessau Road.The site…

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by Mose Buchele

Austin explores options for new pedestrian bridge over Lady Bird Lake

There are enjoyable ways to walk or bike across Lady Bird Lake, but the Pleasant Valley Bridge is not one of them. A narrow sidewalk, a chain-link fence and low guardrails are all features that make the East Austin crossing…

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Berkman zoning sparks quiet argument

Council Member Ora Houston joined her colleagues Thursday in a unanimous vote to rezone properties on Berkman Drive, but she was clearly conflicted about it.The decision will allow a developer to build 40 rental units and assorted retail in the…

Monday, November 19, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

A ‘dire need’ for student housing convinces Board of Adjustment to approve variance

This month the Board of Adjustment approved a variance request for a multifamily unit located just behind the Drag,¬†after postponing it in September for being “ugly.”At its Nov. 8 meeting, the Board of Adjustment reevaluated whether the lot at 2713…

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by Alyx Wilson

Planning Commission recommends Sekrit Theater move forward with tiny housing development

The Planning Commission recommended a rezoning Tuesday for an East Austin venue known as Sekrit Theater that will enable the owner to turn the two-acre plot into a tiny housing development, with some conditions.The owner, Austin artist Beau Reichert, requested…

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

Board of Adjustment postpones setback request with no site plan

The Board of Adjustment needs a good reason to grant a request for reducing the setback from the waterfront. If a case from its most recent meeting is any indication, asking for an arbitrary number of feet without having a…

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