Planning

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

City adjusts flood map adjustment timeline

The Atlas 14 study conducted by the National Weather Service indicated that in the immediate future, Central Texas is likely to experience more powerful storm events that will increase flooding by 30 percent. Last fall’s major floods turned scientific conjecture…

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Environmental Commission recommends SOS amendment for private development

Under the Save Our Springs Ordinance, which was passed in 1992, all land in the Barton Springs Zone is subject to increased development regulation in order to protect the water quality of the springs and the Edwards Aquifer. One of…

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Plan for ‘Statesman’ site precedes PUD amendment, push for funding options

The development team in charge of the waterfront property that houses the Austin American-Statesman newspaper plans to file an amendment to a planned unit development proposal for the site in the coming weeks, kicking off an expected year of negotiations…

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

BoA says project’s affordable housing is a token gesture

In Austin, “affordable housing” has become a magical phrase that is repeatedly heard within the walls of City Hall.Although affordable housing is undoubtedly needed in the city, the Board of Adjustment indicated that it’s fed up with this phrase being…

Monday, June 17, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Lack of notification brings case back to BoA

After the Board of Adjustment quickly approved a variance with hearty support last month to allow an increase in building height from 40 to 50 feet for the construction of a cultural center, the property at 810½ San Marcos St.…

Friday, June 14, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Flooding concerns prevent BoA from approving increased impervious cover

When it comes to drainage controls, how much of a good thing is too much? The answer is, when drainage control threatens to heighten flood risk due to the increase in impervious cover required for its installation.Jason Asbury came on…

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