Planning

Thursday, March 24, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Parking and character battle at BoA case

Is a lack of parking a neighborhood characteristic? In East Austin, maybe it is. At the most recent meeting of the Board of Adjustment, George Rodenbusch was seeking a variance to reduce the number of required parking spaces from four…

Thursday, February 25, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

After Austin Oaks charrette, strong divisions remain

Despite some hope that a charrette process would lead to smooth(er) sailing for the Austin Oaks planned unit development, conflict persists. In late January, developers and neighborhood representatives spent five days working on the details of the PUD, which is…

Thursday, February 4, 2016 by Jack Craver

Boys & Girls Club gets nod from Planning Commission

A major new Boys & Girls Club will likely be coming to Northeast Austin, thanks to action taken by the Planning Commission at its Jan. 26 meeting last week. Despite objections from some nearby residents and opposition from the University…

Friday, January 22, 2016 by Vicky Garza

Planning and Neighborhoods Committee approves contact-team changes

City Council’s Planning and Neighborhoods Committee has voted unanimously to move forward on staff-proposed changes that would add oversight and compliance requirements to neighborhood-plan contact teams. The ordinance, which on Jan. 12 was also approved by the Planning Commission, would…

Thursday, January 21, 2016 by Jack Craver

Planning Commission recommends major PUD east of Austin

The Planning Commission recommended last week that City Council members approve a planned unit development for a massive mixed-use project in an unincorporated area of Travis County, about 10 miles east of the airport – where, if approved, the effort could…

Thursday, January 21, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

South Lamar zoning error may have fix on the way

A costly mistake by the city may soon be fixed for one South Lamar business owner, but if the most recent Planning Commission meeting is any indication, the rezoning might not go down without a fight. Planning and Zoning Department…

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