Planning

Friday, October 18, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Developer turns variance process upside-down, asks Environmental Commission for ‘feedback’

In an unusual request, development lawyer Richard Suttle with Armbrust & Brown appeared before the Environmental Commission on Oct. 16 to ask not for a site plan variance, but for feedback on a possible upcoming one.“I’m anticipating needing to come…

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Memo suggests expanding Palm School plan to include Waller Creek, medical district

The city’s Planning and Zoning Department has recommended greatly expanding the scope of revitalization plans focused around the Palm School property, to include the entirety of the Waterloo Greenway project and more of the downtown core.The change suggested would include…

Monday, October 14, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

At Robinson Ranch, the apple may fall far from the tree

When Apple Inc. announced its plans to build a $1 billion campus late last year, there was a wave of speculation about what the company’s expansion would mean for Austin in terms of traffic congestion and employment opportunities.However, there was…

Friday, October 11, 2019 by Jack Craver

Zyle Road residents still have doubts about development

Residents of rural southwest Travis County have succeeded in getting a neighboring landowner to significantly reduce a proposed development they feared would cause safety issues in their isolated community. However, they continue to worry that a major development with inadequate…

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Planning Commission votes in favor of protecting future ears from airport expansion

Generally speaking, residential use is prohibited within the airport overlay zones. The exception is the third zone (AO3) of the airport overlay, which under certain circumstances permits residential development.“We don’t just meet one of the three thresholds, we meet two,”…

Friday, September 20, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

City awaits toilets for downtown public restroom project

Austin’s first permanent public restroom project downtown has been pushed back several months due to problems in the manufacturing process.Portland Loo, the company that makes the solar-powered restrooms, told staff earlier this month it has run into “parts and labor…

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