Planning

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…

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Zoning lesson raises questions for new Council

With single-member districts up and running, myriad changes are on the horizon at City Hall. Tuesday, some clues about how city staff will tackle the nuts-and-bolts of the transition emerged in what was a largely uneventful mock City Council meeting.…

Thursday, January 15, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

South Austin case closed, garage remains open

A South Austin homeowner’s plea to retain a garage door ended this week at the Board of Adjustment. Ginny Catania, who is the owner of 903 Ethel St., won her latest variance request. Though Catania had initially sought to retain…

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…

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…

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