Planning

Friday, March 26, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

Council postpones vote on Rainey towers, Tovo pushes density bonus changes

Council Member Kathie Tovo previewed her upcoming push to change the downtown density bonus rules as part of her opposition to three new residential towers planned for the Rainey Street District. “I believe we need to have a policy conversation…

Thursday, March 11, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

Planning Commission picks favorite Dougherty design option

On Tuesday, the Planning Commission weighed in on preliminary design options for the relocated Dougherty Arts Center, adding an important recommendation to feedback already collected from other boards, commissions and community members. The community arts center is currently located in…

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

Planning Commission recommends making Chalmers Avenue block car-free

The Planning Commission said at its Feb. 9 meeting that the city should allow Chalmers Avenue between East Third and East Fourth streets to become a car-free zone, with pedestrian and bike paths and green space replacing the asphalt. The…

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 by Ramon Rodriguez

Former East Austin tank farm to become PUD

After years of failed proposals and persistent remediation efforts, the Environmental Commission unanimously voted last Wednesday to advance the development of a former East Austin tank farm into a mixed-use development called Springdale Green. Located near the intersection of Springdale Road…

Thursday, January 14, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

Planning Commission grants variance for ‘innovative’ office proposal

The Planning Commission on Tuesday approved an environmental variance for an office project at 1514 W. Koenig Lane, but not before working through the details of city environmental requirements that make developing the site tricky. Applicant Joel Levine plans to…

Monday, November 30, 2020 by Daniel Salazar

Environmental Commission endorses variance for new Concordia dorm

The Environmental Commission has recommended a variance for Concordia University in order to build a new residence hall on its campus in Northwest Austin. The university wants to construct another campus residence hall for students at 11400 Concordia University Drive…

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