Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by Jo Clifton

Council overrides staff to OK Blackland rezoning

Last Thursday, Council gave final approval to a zoning change that will allow an East Austin property owner to build five units on a lot at 2107 Alamo St., replacing an existing duplex. The vote was 10-1, with Council Member…

Monday, April 15, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Despite neighborhood objections Planning Commission approves increasing density for East Austin project

On the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Tillery Street, single-family homes meet higher-density residential developments. Although this tenuous balance between property usage has been negotiated for decades, there remains a line between the two districts.Finding that fine…

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by Jo Clifton

Flats on Shady Lane gets final approval

Council Member Jimmy Flannigan has a message for Austinites who think that their neighborhoods are getting more than their share of rental housing: You’re not alone.Last Thursday, as he made the motion to approve zoning that will allow developers to…

Thursday, March 14, 2019 by Jack Craver

Planning Commission OKs taller building in West Campus

The Planning Commission granted near-unanimous approval for a rezoning in West Campus to allow an old student housing complex at 2408 Leon St. to be replaced with a new, larger apartment complex.The property owner, Arlington Capital Austin, wants the lot…

Friday, March 8, 2019 by Jack Craver

Council signals support for row houses over staff objection

City Council signaled support for a project that will bring five row houses to the Blackland neighborhood in East Austin, over the objections of city staff and a vocal contingent of neighborhood residents.Council approved “on first reading” rezoning the property…

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 by Alyx Wilson

ZAP unanimously approves Keilbar Lane rezone

The Zoning and Platting Commission granted its blessing to a new condominium development at 1903 Keilbar Lane during their Jan. 29 meeting.The applicant, Michael Winningham, hopes to build up to seven condominium units which he said he believes are compatible…

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