Friday, September 17, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

For neighbors’ sake, Planning Commission recommends downsizing multifamily project by half

In an attempt to appease neighbors wary of new multifamily development, the Planning Commission Tuesday recommended less dense zoning than was requested by the owner of several vacant lots at Grady and Brownie drives in North Austin. The commission followed…

Friday, September 10, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

ZAP recommends VMU zoning on increasingly dense Slaughter Lane corridor

On Tuesday, the Zoning and Platting Commission unanimously recommended Vertical Mixed-Use zoning to allow a 290-unit multifamily development with ground floor retail at 1017 W. Slaughter Lane. Though VMU zoning is more often seen in the central city, commissioners thought…

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

12th and Springdale rezoning gets final Council approval

In a move that will bring more housing to East Austin, City Council approved the rezoning of 1200, 1202 and 1208 Springdale Road at its Aug. 26 regular meeting.  Mayor Pro Tem Natasha Harper-Madison made the case at the meeting…

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

Council gives initial OK to Fair Market rezoning

City Council has tentatively approved a height increase for a new East Austin office project that would replace Fair Market, an event space, on the southern half of the block bordered by Waller, East Fifth and Sixth streets. Council Member…

Monday, August 30, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

Council approves ‘multimodal’ residential project in northwest downtown

City Council said yes to more density in the northwest corner of downtown by voting unanimously Thursday to approve Downtown Mixed-Use (DMU) zoning with a 90-foot height limit for Shoal Cycle, a 210-bed multimodal-friendly apartment project at 812 W. 11th…

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

ZAP fails to recommend rezoning for 100 percent affordable apartments

A tie vote at the Zoning and Platting Commission last Tuesday means that the rezoning for Fox Hollow, an affordable housing project, goes to City Council without ZAP’s recommendation. Half of the commission sided with neighbors who say the site…

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