Planning

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 by Kara Nuzback

Council limits Spicewood Springs project footprint

City Council voted Thursday to approve a zoning change that would allow a new professional office building on Spicewood Springs Road. Council limited the size of the structure to 12,000 square feet, despite protests from the applicants.The vote was 10-0,…

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Angry neighbors welcome Council to zoning

City Council heard its first zoning case on Thursday night. The hours-long battle between neighborhood and development interests on Burnet Road was, most likely, an accurate welcome to the process.In the end, plans for a multifamily project at 8528 Burnet…

Thursday, February 12, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Red Bluff Hotel project will get a second chance

At their most recent meeting, Planning Commissioners took the unusual step of rescinding their previous vote on the planned Red Bluff Hotel.The vote to rescind was unanimous, though commissioners made it clear that they may not support the variance upon…

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

No-show is a no-go at the Board of Adjustment

The Board of Adjustment extended no favors to an East Cesar Chavez homeowner who failed to appear at its Monday night meeting. Instead, the board quickly voted against her request for a greater floor-to-area ratio than the McMansion Ordinance allows.Homeowner…

Monday, February 9, 2015 by Kara Nuzback

Subcommittee seeks help for ADU changes

The Planning Commission Codes and Ordinances Subcommittee met Thursday to discuss amendments to a city ordinance regarding accessory dwelling units — apartments located on the same property as a house. But city staffer Ming-ru Chu could barely read through the…

Friday, February 6, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Council discusses future of Imagine Austin

Since its launch, Imagine Austin has inspired debates about affordability, growth, neighborhood autonomy and more. City Council continued this tradition Thursday in a special meeting with city staff and housing stakeholders about the comprehensive plan.The discussion touched on several major…

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