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Planning Commission struggles with rare downzoning request

The Planning Commission, unsatisfied with a requested downzoning in Montopolis, voted Feb. 22 to postpone the case so that the applicant could add more units – including affordable units – to its proposal. The applicant, Alpha Builders Group, plans to…

Zoning for east side brewery wins final approval

City Council gave final approval Thursday for zoning to allow construction of a huge development, including a new brewery and 275-foot-tall building at 6705 and 6501 Regiene Road on the city’s east side. The plan for the 16-acre site includes…

ZAP OKs live music, alcohol sales at soccer-themed food court

The Zoning and Platting Commission on Feb. 15 recommended allowing live music and additional cocktail lounge space at the Pitch, a food court concept next to Austin FC’s training center. The Pitch, which opened earlier this month, features an outdoor…

ZAP disapproves of rezoning for cliffside condos

Should extreme topography influence whether or not to grant a rezoning? That was the main question the Zoning and Platting Commission wrestled with Tuesday over a request to rezone a property at 4833 Spicewood Springs Road to allow 20 condo…

Planning Commission OKs latest northwest downtown rezoning

The Planning Commission recommended approval last Tuesday of a rezoning to allow an office and residential building at 815 W. 11th St., adding to a list of developments planned for a sleepy, historic part of downtown. The change from Limited…

Statesman PUD wins unanimous support from Planning Commission

A massive mixed-use development planned for the former Austin American-Statesman site moved one step closer to approval Tuesday, receiving the unanimous recommendation of the Planning Commission – but not before commissioners spent several hours debating changes they would like to see…

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Small business forced to pay thousands on zoning 'technicality'

The Zoning and Platting Commission Tuesday blamed the city’s complex code after hearing the case of a landscaping business being forced to rezone its property at a cost of thousands of dollars.  The 1.7-acre property at 13561 Pond Springs Road…

Disagreement over valid petition delays Northeast Austin zoning case

A controversial rezoning at the intersection of Grady and Brownie in Northeast Austin turned more contentious at City Council Thursday when a neighbor and the applicant accused each other of exploiting a nonnative-English-speaking family to sway their opinion on the case.…

520-unit multifamily project on the way to St. Elmo area

Eight acres of vacant land in South Austin may soon turn into 520 apartments and condos. The Planning Commission Tuesday recommended a zoning change for the project at 4700 Weidemar Lane, but not before addressing neighbors’ concerns about the rerouting…

After long wait, Toomey Road rezoning wins initial approval

At the urging of Council Member Ann Kitchen, City Council gave first reading approval for rezoning the apartment complex property at the corner of Toomey Road and Sterzing Street close to Zilker Park. Tenants of the complex, which will be…

ZAP says MF-2 too dense for Menchaca, a Project Connect corridor

On Tuesday, the Zoning and Platting Commission rejected Multifamily Low-Density (MF-2) zoning for three properties along Menchaca Road over objections from some commissioners who argued for more density on a corridor slated for Project Connect investment. “When I look at…

Major development on Regiene Road wins first-round OK

City Council voted unanimously Thursday to approve on first reading Major Planned Development zoning for a 16-acre East Austin site previously zoned for industrial uses. The only industrial use allowed on the site at 6501 and 6705 Regiene Road will…

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