Tuesday, September 1, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Historic Landmark Commission approves nine-story affordable housing proposal

While towering, multi-floor designs with little relationship to historic facades have been a thorn in the side of the Historic Landmark Commission in recent months, a proposal for an affordable housing tower behind the historic home at 809 E. Ninth…

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Warehouse zoning hits snag at Council

What seemed like a simple zoning case, with neighbors supporting the proposed zoning change, was embroiled in a philosophical and legal discussion at last week’s City Council meeting. Council voted unanimously to postpone the case after Council Member Jimmy Flannigan…

Monday, August 31, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Kemp Street rezoning wins first reading OK

City Council voted 7-2 Thursday, with two members abstaining, to approve a zoning change that will allow for development of some market-rate and some affordable condominium housing at 508 Kemp St. in the Montopolis neighborhood. Council members Alison Alter and…

Friday, August 28, 2020 by Nina Hernandez

Planning Commission elects new leadership

At its regular meeting on Tuesday, the Planning Commission voted to elect new leadership. Todd Shaw was selected as chair and Claire Hempel will serve as vice chair. The two are replacing former Chair Conor Kenny and Vice Chair Fayez Kazi.Mayor…

Thursday, August 27, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Historic Landmark Commission vetoes skyscraper design for historic building

In recent months, there have been several cases of developers proposing multi-story buildings as a way to preserve the facades of historic structures while balancing the economics of Austin real estate.On Aug. 24, the Historic Landmark Commission firmly put its…

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 by Audrey McGlinchy

Thousands are out of work, but home sales in Austin are doing fine — better than fine. What gives?

Blake Taylor wants to be rid of the house she hardly leaves.Taylor lives with lupus, an autoimmune disease, and is terrified of what it would mean if she caught Covid-19. She’s been extra careful. When she heads to HEB to…

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