Tuesday, March 20, 2018 by Jack Craver

City leaders discuss legacy of segregation from 1928 plan

At a press conference at City Hall on Monday, city leaders and activists recognized the 90th anniversary of Austin’s first zoning code, which enshrined legal segregation by race and ethnicity.The 1928 Master Plan was most notable for establishing the former…

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by Syeda Hasan

Austin could change the way it issues demolition permits

As the number of demolitions soars in Austin, the city is considering changing the way it issues permits to make sure teardowns are done safely and people affected are properly notified.Since 2010, the number of demolition permits issued in Austin…

Monday, February 26, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Staff overrules Design Commission on downtown tower

A controversial downtown tower is moving forward despite the Design Commission’s declaration that it violates the city’s urban design guidelines.The project at 405 Colorado St. would replace a surface parking lot with a 25-story structure with 13 levels of parking.…

Friday, February 23, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Catellus on shortlist to develop Colony Park

The city has taken a big step toward selecting Catellus Development Corp. as the master developer for the Colony Park development in East Austin.Catellus, the company chosen in late 2004 to be the master developer for the Mueller community, is…

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…

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