Planning

Friday, November 21, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Real estate reform comes from Bull Creek process

City Council members Thursday quietly passed a resolution that instructs Austin City Manager Marc Ott to “forward to Council any written communication received by the City Manager from the State of Texas, or any agency of the State of Texas,…

Thursday, November 6, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

More questions raised about Austin micro units

It’s been a tough road for the micro unit ordinance, and so far this week hasn’t been any easier.While City Council passed a micro unit ordinance on first reading Oct. 16, at its most recent work session, it was clear…

Friday, October 31, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Neighbors lose fight against Lightsey plan

As an illustration of how heated the discussion about the South Austin Lightsey 2 project has become, Planning and Development Review Department Director Greg Guernsey opened the meeting by clarifying that his staff had not taken graft and that he…

Thursday, October 30, 2014 by Michael Kanin

City staff calls for Convention Center expansion

A memo from City of Austin Real Estate Services Officer Lauraine Rizer to Austin City Council members and Mayor Lee Leffingwell notes that there is “solid evidence for the need to expand the Convention Center.” And to do it, Rizer…

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 by Mark Richardson

Bankruptcy scuttles Apple’s Arizona operations

PHOENIX — A multimillion-dollar deal put together last year for Apple to manufacture sapphire glass components in a suburban Phoenix factory has unraveled after Apple’s partner in the venture unexpectedly filed bankruptcy Oct. 6, according to court papers.Austin and Phoenix…

Monday, October 27, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

Council delays vote to choose CodeNEXT process

After listening to opinions from staff, consultants and members of the public about how to move forward with the CodeNEXT process, City Council voted at a public hearing Thursday to keep all options on the table until it reopens the hearing and…

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