Preservation

Thursday, December 18, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Commission seeks to preserve Tarrytown home

On Monday, the Historic Landmark Commission pushed to preserve a Tarrytown house. Its owners would like to see it gone.Though commissioners had the option of postponing the case to allow for more research, Commissioner Terri Myers instead urged her colleagues to…

Monday, December 15, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council OKs landmark status for Red River house

Those worried that one of Austin’s most beloved houses was destined for demolition could rest easy over the weekend.Despite the owner’s objections, the Austin City Council voted last week to make the Red River International House a historic landmark. Council…

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Sushi concept too raw for Landmark Commission

The Historic Landmark Commission has postponed a request to enhance the rooftop deck of Austin’s oldest warehouse district building, after they heard promises that plans for a sushi restaurant could be toned down.Nelson Davis Warehouse, located at 117 W. 4th…

Monday, November 24, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Landmark Commission delays fate of Pine Street

The future of East Austin’s Pine Street Station will remain in limbo for at least another month after last week’s postponement of a grass-roots bid for historic landmark designation.Though the Historic Landmark Commission again discussed the buildings at Fifth and…

Thursday, November 20, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Proposed local historic district wins first victory

A proposed local historic district within Travis Heights won the unanimous support of the Historic Landmark Commission this week.“I received something like 17 letters in favor of this, and only one letter in opposition,” said Commissioner Terri Myers.Bluebonnet Hills is…

Monday, November 10, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Neighborhood buys time for Cherrywood house

Though no one seemed particularly taken with the house up for demolition, concerns about the looming loss of neighborhood character in Cherrywood were enough to win a postponement at the Historic Landmark Commission’s last meeting.Pecan Valley Homes was seeking a…

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