Monday, October 19, 2020 by Daniel Salazar

Planning Commission approves Crestview townhouse project

The Planning Commission on Tuesday evening approved future land use and zoning changes for a townhouse project in the Crestview neighborhood of North Austin. Commissioners approved rezoning about three-quarters of an acre at 902 and 904 Morrow St. from Family…

Friday, October 16, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Council approves Pecan Springs compromise

After 11 months of wrangling between neighbors and development representative Ron Thrower, 10 of 11 City Council members on Thursday finally approved the rezoning of 3500 Pecan Springs Road, from Family Residence – Neighborhood Plan (SF-3-NP) combining district to Townhouse…

Thursday, October 15, 2020 by Elizabeth Pagano

Reworked Kemp Street rezoning continues to draw fire

Today, Austin City Council will take up a contentious Montopolis zoning case that opponents say will speed gentrification and wreak havoc on a nearby preserve. But supporters of the reworked plan for 508 Kemp St. tout the creation of affordable…

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Neighbors nervous about Shady Lane upzoning

The owners of 914 Shady Lane in the East Austin neighborhood of Govalle have asked City Council to grant zoning for their four-acre property that will allow construction of townhomes and condominiums as well as some neighborhood commercial uses. The…

Monday, September 28, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Large complex on S. First to replace Mercury Hall

Despite protests from neighbors and a valid petition against the zoning change, City Council voted 9-2 on Sept. 17 to rezone a 0.847-acre lot at 3504 S. First St. to allow for construction of a three-story apartment complex, a five-story…

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 by Daniel Salazar

ZAP endorses mixed-use for East Austin tract

On Tuesday night, the Zoning and Platting Commission voted in favor of mixed-use zoning for an East Austin property, but once again clashed over the scope of conditional overlays. ZAP commissioners recommended designating a 4.67-acre tract at 5601 Nixon Lane,…

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