Planning

Thursday, October 29, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Domain substation may compromise Red Line Trail

Austin Energy needs a new substation to serve the population growth around the Domain and the utility already owns a site in an ideal location for that purpose. However, the Public Works Department’s Urban Trails team has been eyeing that…

Thursday, October 29, 2020 by Daniel Salazar

ZAP briefed on Onion Creek flooding and development

Zoning and Platting commissioners were briefed last Tuesday on the effects of flooding on development in South Austin’s Onion Creek.Kevin Shunk, the floodplain administrator in the city’s Watershed Protection Department, gave the presentation in response to questions from ZAP.Shunk said…

Friday, October 2, 2020 by Daniel Salazar

Design Commission advances new hotel project on downtown parking lot

The Design Commission unanimously voted Wednesday to recommend a density bonus for a proposed 17-story hotel project at 617 Colorado St. in downtown Austin.The site is currently a surface parking lot at the southeast corner of Seventh and Colorado streets.…

Friday, September 25, 2020 by Daniel Salazar

Planning Commission approves South Austin condo rezoning

The Planning Commission unanimously approved a rezoning request that paves the way for more condominiums in South Austin at its Tuesday night meeting.Staff recommended the rezoning of a 1.45-acre tract at 219 Lessin Lane, near Ben White Boulevard and South…

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Board of Adjustment debates the value of maintaining area character

Swapping primary and secondary residences is an approach to creating larger living spaces for homeowners that has become a popular tactic for preserving homes that contribute to area character. However, at the Sept. 14 meeting of the Board of Adjustment,…

Monday, September 21, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Schlotzsky’s PUD wins first round approval

City Council voted 7-4 on first reading last week to approve zoning that would allow a 96-foot tower on the property at 218 S. Lamar, the home of a closed Schlotzsky’s restaurant. Leading the dissent was District 5 Council Member…

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