Planning

Monday, November 18, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Council approves amendments to city code and new floodplain maps

City Council has unanimously approved amendments to the city code redefining what constitutes the 25-year and 100-year floodplains in Austin. The changes also amend floodplain regulations and expand staff’s ability to approve residential redevelopment within the expanded floodplains.The proposed code…

Monday, November 18, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

West Campus overlay grows without Planning Commission expansion

The 2004 University Neighborhood Overlay district has made West Campus a strong contender for the most urban neighborhood in the city. City Council passed an amendment to the district Thursday that will help generate even more growth, but some of…

Friday, November 1, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

‘Statesman’ site moves forward while staffers work on financing, governance for district

City staff has offered the first round of comments and requests for more information on the redevelopment plans for the 18.9 acres of waterfront property currently occupied by the Austin American-Statesman, with the site seen as the centerpiece of the…

Thursday, October 24, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Atlas 14 flood plain ordinance advances with residential improvements waiver

The Watershed Protection Department has crafted a way to help residents living in the city’s flood plain continue to make improvements to their homes as one component of an ordinance amending city floodplain regulations.The Planning Commission endorsed the proposal Tuesday,…

Monday, October 21, 2019 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council OKs ‘Domain on Riverside’

After months of combative public hearings, City Council has approved the vast, controversial Eastside development nicknamed the “Domain on Riverside.”The 97-acre project promises to bring housing, retail, restaurants and offices to Riverside Drive and Pleasant Valley Boulevard. But the development…

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…

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