Thursday, November 1, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Long road to expo center revamp could begin Thursday

Thursday’s City Council meeting is expected to see the first moves toward a long-off ballot initiative that will eventually lead to an ambitious rehabilitation of the Travis County Expo Center.The resolution, which is expected to pass on consent, will direct…

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Golf, recreation areas considered for future of Walter Long Park

Golf course, or no golf course?There are other questions being discussed with community members in and around East Austin about the future of Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park, but one of the main questions is whether the 3,695-acre park should…

Monday, October 22, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

Landowner offers environmental concessions, gets commission approval for restricted covenant updates

Down in Southwest Austin, behind the Oak Hill HEB, is an undeveloped 18-acre parcel of land that is subject to a 1987 restrictive covenant.Currently, the undeveloped land at 6901 Old Bee Caves Road is zoned for commercial use, but because the…

Friday, October 19, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

Camelback PUD unanimously passes first reading at Council

In an uncharacteristically quick manner, City Council unanimously passed the first reading of the Camelback Planned Unit Development at Thursday’s meeting.The PUD, which has been the subject of great neighborly debate for the last several months, is a 145-acre property…

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by Alyx Wilson

Planning Commission approves the removal of a heritage tree downtown

The Planning Commission approved a rare heritage tree variance at a recent meeting.The commission only sees cases like this one, where people are looking to remove protected trees that exceed 30 inches in diameter, once a year or less. This…

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by Alyx Wilson

ZAP recommends driveway at South Chisholm Trail

After several years of debate on what to do with the two lots on the corner of Slaughter Lane and South Chisholm Trail, a deal has been struck. Jim Wittliff, representing the property owner Mario Solis, presented the compromise for…

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