Preservation

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Commission says Lightsey house should stay

The endless struggles of Lightsey 2 made their way through the Historic Landmark Commission on Monday. There, commissioners voted in favor of historic zoning for the main house at 1805 Lightsey Road unanimously, throwing a wrench into plans to demolish…

Monday, April 20, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Downward oxygen trend a risk for salamanders

Barton Springs is the only known home to the endangered and federally protected Barton Springs and Austin Blind salamanders. Unfortunately, for these unique creatures, the level of life-sustaining dissolved oxygen in their ecosystem has dropped on average over the past…

Friday, April 17, 2015 by Audrey McGlinchy, KUT

Urban Forestry Board critical of USA Cycling report

Members of the Urban Forestry Board are highly critical of the methods used in a report by USA Cycling that claims the city, not the cycling organization, caused most of the damage done to 57 trees in Zilker Park during…

Thursday, April 16, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Proposed local historic district in jeopardy

The proposed Bluebonnet Hills Historic District hit another speed bump Tuesday, this time at the Planning Commission. At the end of a lengthy discussion, commissioners opted to postpone the case until May 26. This will give the applicants time to…

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…

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…

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