Monday, August 2, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

Developer sidesteps valid petition, drawing Council members’ ire

Five City Council members voted against an affordable housing project in Northeast Austin after the developer skirted a valid petition by reducing the requested rezoning area. The case still passed on first reading Thursday, with six votes in favor, but…

Thursday, July 29, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

Planning Commission recommends ‘missing middle’ project next to single-family homes

On Tuesday, the Planning Commission recommended multifamily zoning for a 20-unit townhome project at 901 & 907 Stobaugh St. in the Crestview neighborhood. The rezoning would represent a substantial increase in density compared to the single-family properties just west of…

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

South Austin rezoning sails through ZAP

The Zoning and Platting Commission unanimously recommended the requested Family Residence (SF-3) zoning for a 2.4-acre lot at 2414 Drew Lane in South Austin on Tuesday. Council’s approval of the request would pave the way for 16 units that are…

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

ZAP lacks votes in contentious 3M property rezoning

The Zoning and Platting Commission last Tuesday failed to recommend rezoning part of 3M Company’s former campus in Northwest Austin, falling short of the six votes required for a motion to pass. The case now goes to City Council without…

Friday, July 9, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

ZAP recommends multifamily project against neighbors’ wishes

A rezoning for a 330-unit multifamily project is heading to City Council with the unanimous recommendation of the Zoning and Platting Commission – and against the wishes of several neighbors who spoke at the meeting.  The commission voted Tuesday to…

Thursday, June 24, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

Downtown co-living project gets Planning Commission support

Shoal Cycle, a 70-unit co-living project planned for 812 W. 11th St., went to the Planning Commission Tuesday to seek Downtown Mixed-Use (DMU-CO) zoning with a conditional overlay bumping the allowable building height to 90 feet. The commission voted to…

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