Monday, September 17, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

Board of Adjustment postpones Travis Heights ADU case, again

Citing neighborly discord, the Board of Adjustment postponed for the third time a variance request to treat an already-standing 1930s bungalow as an accessory dwelling unit.In a creative solution to add more density and square footage to a lot, architect…

Friday, September 14, 2018 by Alyx Wilson

Ballpark Apartments protesters disrupt Planning Commission meeting

This week’s Planning Commission meeting came to an unexpected and abrupt pause on Tuesday. Around a dozen protestors from Defend Our Hoodz, or Defiende el Barrio, chose to stand and chant in the middle of the agenda reading rather than…

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

Board of Adjustment fails to grant ‘ugly’ variance

On occasion, members of a neighborhood find a redevelopment project to be such an eyesore that they use it as their case as to why it shouldn’t be built in the first place.“We don’t need any more ugly. We’ve got…

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 by Alyx Wilson

Plans for Colony District Park permit move forward

The Zoning and Platting Commission had a few questions before unanimously approving a conditional use permit for additional amenities to Colony District Park last Tuesday.The park, which is located at 7201 Colony Loop Drive, is home to Overton Elementary School,…

Friday, September 7, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

Development Services preliminary budget asks for 50 new employees

According to the 2017 customer satisfaction poll by the Development Services Department, the time it takes to complete the inspection process was ranked as the most important component but had the lowest satisfaction rating.In an effort to change that perception,…

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by Syeda Hasan

Fewer Austin residents are burdened by housing costs, but many still struggle

Austin is slowly making progress toward becoming a more affordable city, according to a new analysis, but many residents are still finding it difficult to pay for housing.The report released Wednesday by the nonprofit HousingWorks Austin finds that compared to…

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