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Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by Jack Craver

Do historic districts help or hurt affordability?

There is a wide range of views about how historic preservation rules relate to Austin’s housing affordability problems.Some argue that actions taken to prevent the demolition of old homes advance affordability because, in general, older homes are cheaper than new…

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by Ryan Young

Board of Adjustment fights over North Loop parking space

Parking was a major sticking point at the July 9 Board of Adjustment meeting, where board members tackled the lack of parking at one particular North Loop property, exposing a rift in Austin’s current transportation thinking.Lauren and Joe Cunningham are…

Friday, July 13, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Winnebago tract could blossom with Urban Roots agreement

The city is exploring a possible deal that would see the 9-acre East Austin parcel widely known as the Winnebago tract used as a site for urban farming, job training and possible collaboration with Austin’s arts community.Council approved a resolution…

Friday, July 13, 2018 by Jack Craver

North Austin apartment complex could include 125 affordable units

In many ways, the zoning case before the Planning Commission this Tuesday involving a proposed 258-unit apartment building was pretty typical. A developer wanted to build more units, and nearby neighbors were unhappy about it.What was unusual about the proposed…

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by Jack Craver

Some areas of the city care a lot more about CodeNEXT

What do Austinites think about CodeNEXT? It’s hard to say.A poll conducted by the Austin Chamber of Commerce, which supports CodeNEXT, found 45 percent in favor, 36 percent opposed and 19 percent unsure.When City Council recently held two public hearings…

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

Three Congress storefronts will soon be dismantled

For over a decade, three properties at 907, 909 and 911 Congress Ave. have stood vacant as they awaited a plan to restore their original facades. In September of 2006, two of the properties were approved for dismantling, but now…

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