Preservation

Thursday, March 26, 2015 by Kara Nuzback

Swede Hill residents ward off condo proposal

The Swede Hill Neighborhood Association scored a victory at Tuesday’s Planning Commission meeting when commissioners denied a developer’s zoning change request to allow him to build condominiums in the historic neighborhood.It was the second night in a row that the…

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

East Austin will lose home to demolition

The Historic Landmark Commission approved a proposal at its meeting Monday to demolish an East Austin home originally built in the 1920 early 1900s.The house at 1409 Canterbury St. will be demolished to make way for new construction, despite a…

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Pine Street Station headed down the tracks

Though it is not what either side wanted, the Historic Landmark Commission voted Monday night in favor of a compromise at Pine Street Station.Historic Preservation Officer Steve Sadowsky explained that the owner of the land, the Capital Metro Transportation Authority,…

Monday, March 23, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Proposed East Austin demo agitates neighbors

The Historic Landmark Commission will decide the fate of an East Austin home built in the early 1900s. The owner of the Canterbury Street home would like to demolish it, but neighbors have asked for a hold on demolitions in…

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

With second thoughts, duplex project advances

It may have taken a couple of years, but the Historic Landmark Commission has given its blessing to plans for four new duplexes on the lot of a historic home in the North University neighborhood.Cater Joseph was asking permission to…

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Possible strip club makes museum wary of deck

With a proposed Congress Avenue strip club drawing fire from groups across the city, it might not be the right time for other tenants of 422 Congress Ave. to ask for changes.Though the owners of Shiner’s Saloon explained that they…

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