Planning

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by Jo Clifton

Industrial lot wins mixed-use zoning on second reading

Although Council Member Pio Renteria pushed for more affordable housing on a Southeast Austin site that is currently industrial, he made the motion to approve the compromise offered by attorney David Hartman at last week’s Council meeting.Before the vote, Jerry…

Monday, December 2, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Austin Humane Society moves forward with 15-year expansion plan

The Austin Humane Society has been in its current facilities for 25 years. However, as Austin continues to grow, the shelter finds itself in need of an expansion to accommodate its own increasing populations.“We’ve outgrown our space,” said Frances Jonon,…

Friday, November 22, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

MLK crossing compromises Capitol Complex pedestrian concept

The Texas Capitol Complex is now well into the first phase of construction. Funding for the second of three phases was allocated during this year’s legislative session.The project lays out a grand vision of a “cultural gateway” linking the Texas…

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…

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