Tuesday, October 29, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Taco trucks, booze and day care: Commission talks site use in code draft

The current Land Development Code rewrite is usually discussed in either the big-picture abstractions of elected leaders or the detailed, close-up focus of city staffers. Yet more practical questions tend to get little public attention. But at its meeting last…

Monday, October 28, 2019 by Audrey McGlinchy

Can you protest changes to your property under the land code rewrite? City says no.

City of Austin lawyers are refuting the claims of an Austin nonprofit that has been campaigning for property owners to protest the possible rezoning of their land under the city’s land use code rewrite.“City officials plan to rezone your home…

Monday, October 28, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Lake setbacks threaten construction of family home in West Lake

Paris Schindler, owner of the lot at 1901 Westlake Drive, came to the Board of Adjustment seeking a variance to construct a 6,354-square-foot family home.While normally a 2.26-acre property would easily accommodate such a structure, 44,000 square feet of the…

Friday, October 25, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Commission debates neighborhood planning and housing equity under code rewrite

The Planning Commission is divided over the role existing neighborhood plans should play in the new Land Development Code.Residents who benefit from neighborhood plans defended their merits Tuesday and urged commissioners to do more to help preserve those plans in…

Friday, October 25, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

For projects green or gray, developers and conservancies seek common ground

While discussing the often overlooked role of local conservancies and green infrastructure nonprofits, Hill Country Conservancy CEO George Cofer told a room full of local developers that they need to cooperate and look up from their balance sheets to ensure…

Thursday, October 24, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Atlas 14 flood plain ordinance advances with residential improvements waiver

The Watershed Protection Department has crafted a way to help residents living in the city’s flood plain continue to make improvements to their homes as one component of an ordinance amending city floodplain regulations.The Planning Commission endorsed the proposal Tuesday,…

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