Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by Jack Craver

Planning Commissioners zero in on CodeNEXT mapping

CodeNEXT, the seemingly interminable process of rewriting the city’s land use regulations, has been guided by two distinct goals. The first is to provide a simpler code that is easier for the layperson to understand, including by introducing new language…

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Clerk certifies anti-CodeNEXT petition

City Clerk Jannette Goodall on Monday certified that she and her staff had validated enough signatures to require the city to place a referendum on CodeNEXT, the proposed rewrite of the city’s Land Development Code, on the November ballot.According to…

Friday, April 20, 2018 by Sommer Brugal

Commission votes to allow residential buffer between neighborhood and small business development

At its April 17 meeting, the Zoning and Platting Commission approved a rezoning on Ferguson Lane and Sansom Road, despite strong urges to reject the proposal from the residents of Walnut Place Neighborhood Association. The agreed-upon motion includes a residential…

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by Jack Craver

Planning Commission skeptical of apartment complex in Southeast Austin

Things aren’t looking good for a landowner in Southeast Austin hoping to turn a 10-acre tract into a 125-unit apartment community.At its latest meeting, few members of the Planning Commission voiced support for the request by the property owners, Angelos…

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Some say city’s home rehab loans hurt them

Three Austinites have told the Austin Monitor their homes have suffered serious damage at the hands of a specific contractor hired by the city to improve their homes through the Home Rehabilitation Loan Program. And a fourth homeowner has expressed…

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by Jack Craver

Affordability trumps traffic concerns for Govalle apartment complex

The Planning Commission recommended that City Council approve a zoning change that will allow a 290-unit apartment complex to be built at 1125 Shady Lane, near the intersection of Bolm Road and Airport Boulevard.The commission voted 7-4 to change the…

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