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…

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…

Monday, November 3, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Oakmont Heights neighbors concerned over demos

With three houses in their neighborhood slated for removal to make way for new construction, residents in Oakmont Heights are concerned. At their most recent meeting, Historic Landmark Commissioners voted 4-0 to postpone the release of the demolition permit for…

Friday, October 31, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Crowd pleads with HLC to save Pine Street Station

The possible demolition of East Austin’s Pine Street Station drew impassioned pleas to the Historic Landmark Commission this week. On Monday night, a crowd of Austinites implored the commission to initiate historic zoning for the buildings located at 414 Waller…

Thursday, October 30, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

Parks Board says ‘no thanks’ to Rainey house

The Parks and Recreation Board voted Tuesday to recommend that City Council “politely decline” the donation of a small historic house for use as the Rainey Street History Center. The vote came after the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican-American Cultural Center…

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