Thursday, October 31, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Landmark Commission rejects Crestview bid to designate home

Some Crestview Neighborhood residents were left crestfallen at Monday night’s Historic Landmark Commission meeting after their bid to designate the McKown-James House fell flat.   The commission voted to initiate the historic zoning process at its Sept. 9 meeting, despite…

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 by Mark Richardson

Austin may be competing with Phoenix for new Apple facility

Phoenix and Austin could be in competition again, this time in a race to lure Apple to manufacture computers in a local facility with the possibility of hundreds of jobs and millions in economic development to either region.   An…

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Planning Commission OKs daycare with restrictions, reservations

The Planning Commission threw its unanimous support behind a proposed Central Austin daycare last week despite some reservations about the viability of the business plan.   The commission voted in favor of a change at 4505 IH-35 from SF-3 to…

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council approves fund to preserve heritage of Rainey Street District

Though they ultimately voted unanimously to create a Rainey Street District Fund from collection of development fees, it took at fair amount of bickering for City Council members to get there last week. It remains to be seen exactly how…

Monday, October 28, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Environmental Board denies variance, orders fill removed from lot

Though it has been in place for years, the Environmental Board definitively shut down a variance request that would have allowed a huge amount of fill to remain in northeast Austin. Instead, the board recommended that that fill be removed,…

Friday, October 25, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Council OKs prevailing wage as part of economic development deals

The City Council on Thursday voted to make Austin the second city in Texas to mandate prevailing wages for construction workers as part of its economic development process. Mayor Lee Leffingwell was the only Council member to oppose the measure.…

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