Planning

Monday, February 3, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Audit finds tax increment financing works

According to a report from the Office of the City Auditor, the city has successfully used tax increment financing to attract development to places that otherwise might not have seen new infrastructure, such as Austin’s old airport, now the Mueller…

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by Chad Swiatecki

Area leaders hear of economic, community benefits forecast for innovation district

A market analysis of the burgeoning health care innovation district in the northeastern section of downtown forecasts the cluster of businesses could eventually increase property values by an additional $102 million over standard development, and bring the city an estimated…

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

A heated ZAP tackles displacement

Nearly two years to the day citizens debuted the People’s Plan on Martin Luther King Day 2018, the topic of displacement mitigation came before the Zoning and Platting Commission for an update.On Jan. 21, commissioners listened to a report on…

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Commission calls city’s approach to South Austin planning “piecemeal”

Cases that come before the Zoning and Platting Commission are reviewed individually. But when a zoning request change at 12001 S. Interstate 35 came up at the Jan. 7 meeting, it caused the commission to lament the overall process for…

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Planning Commission supports request for 400-foot buildings in East Austin

There are not many places in the city where buildings tower 400 feet into the sky. However, there is a chance that the areas of Austin where these skyscrapers are permitted are about to expand.In a 9-0-1 vote, the Planning…

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Without paperwork, commissioners hear testimony on rezoning, but hold off on decision

It’s unusual for the Zoning and Platting Commission to postpone a final plat but hear a preliminary plan for a zoning case. Yet that is exactly what commissioners did at their Dec. 17 meeting, before discovering that they could not…

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