Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by Jessi Devenyns

Request for lakefront bulkhead variance creates new questions 

It’s not often that a request for a variance from the city’s code has no predecessors against which it can be compared. At the Environmental Commission meeting on Nov. 15, this unlikely scenario became reality.Janis Smith, civil engineer and representative…

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Council OKs annexing commercial area only

Last year, at the urging of District 5 Council Member Ann Kitchen, City Council rejected annexation of a 34-acre tract of land in Southwest Travis County that is almost totally surrounded by the city of Austin.On Thursday, Kitchen again argued…

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

Five years later, Imagine Austin gets progress report but no update

Despite a long road ahead, the progress report on Imagine Austin presented at the Nov. 7 joint land use commission meeting indicated that the city was on track in its implementation of the comprehensive plan. Still, some commissioners expressed frustration…

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Council to reconsider annexing ‘doughnut hole’

Owners of homes on Susie, Joy and Easy streets told City Council last week that they do not wish to be annexed any more than they did in 2016, when Council voted not to annex the approximately 34-acre Mooreland Addition…

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by Jessi Devenyns

Environmental Commission OKs Holdsworth Center PUD

At its Oct. 4 meeting, the Environmental Commission weighed the benefits of allowing the Holdsworth Center planned unit development to go forward in lieu of adhering to the current zoning for single-family residents on a 44-acre swath of undeveloped agricultural land along…

Monday, September 18, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

Commission recommends East 12th stay on urban renewal course

No speedometer exists for the vehicle of urban renewal, so the Planning Commission at its Sept. 12 meeting had to rely on guesswork to decide whether sections of the booming East 12th Street corridor should maintain their current pace of…

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