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Planning

Monday, August 20, 2018 by Jack Craver

Do ‘flag lots’ threaten neighborhood character?

No neighbors voiced opposition to the plans, but two members of the Planning Commission last Tuesday voiced concern about a developer’s attempt to subdivide three large lots in East Austin to create “flag lots” that would each include two homes.The…

Friday, August 17, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

For grandfathered signs, the proof is in the permitting

Occasionally, despite one’s best intentions to provide the right board or commission with the proper permitting to ensure a smooth continuation of a project, a request is presented incorrectly.“I’m not sure that this item is properly before the board,” Assistant City…

Thursday, August 16, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

Cellphone tower ruffles Board of Adjustment

Sometimes, if you don’t know what to do, you have to ask.Vincent Huebinger, representing Crown Castle International and Dean Davidov in a request to relocate a single-antenna cellphone tower to another location at 610 1/2 Kenniston Drive on the southeast…

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Four city parcels ID’d for redevelopment focus in next budget

The Economic Development Department is recommending City Council spend the next budget year focusing on putting four pieces of city-owned property into higher use with mixtures of housing, commercial space, parklands and more.A recent memo detailed the department’s efforts since…

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

Despite need for housing, ZAP does not approve Southwest Austin subdivision

After the Environmental Commission failed to recommend the environmental suitability of a densely planned Southwest Austin subdivision due to traffic concerns, the preliminary plan for this development proceeded to the Zoning and Platting Commission.Much like the hearing in June, the…

Friday, August 3, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

Environmental Commission votes against tram, arguing for safety

Everyone knows the saying, “If everyone jumped off a cliff, would you do it too?” Well, spoiler alert, the answer should be no.Although that was not exactly the question that the Environmental Commission asked at its Aug. 1 meeting, it…

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