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Tuesday, February 20, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Entrepreneur has a new plan for Champion tract

Lake Austin Collective, the neighborhood group that has fought, threatened and sued over the fate of the Champion tract on RM 2222, may have finally found a hero in entrepreneur Jonathan Coon, the founder of 1-800 Contacts.Coon has taken an…

Friday, February 16, 2018 by Jack Craver

Council approves Champion tract deal

By a one-vote margin, City Council on Thursday gave its blessing to the controversial Champion development.Mayor Steve Adler, along with Council members Greg Casar, Pio Renteria, Delia Garza, Jimmy Flannigan and Ellen Troxclair, voted to approve an amendment to a…

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by Jack Craver

The battle over conditional overlays

City Council Member Jimmy Flannigan is fed up with conditional overlays.Conditional overlays – COs in the parlance of City Hall insiders – are zoning rules that apply to a specific property. They often end up included as part of a…

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano

East Austin ADU stalled at BoA

Over the past few years, the city has worked to make it easier to build accessory dwelling units. But, despite a chorus of those who tout the addition of a small secondary home as a way for homeowners to capitalize…

Thursday, January 25, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Planning Commission takes on transit and CodeNEXT

Two of the great planning processes of Austin’s current age came together under one roof on Wednesday night as the Planning Commission talked both CodeNEXT and Project Connect with the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority.Todd Hemingson, Capital Metro’s vice president for…

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

Environmental Commission rejects Champion tract amendments

After years of lawsuits related to the development of the Champion tract, proposed amendments to the original 1996 development agreement will go to City Council without the Environmental Commission’s blessing.“We are here to tell you what the best environmental thing…

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