Monday, August 24, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

ZAP recommends County Line rezoning

Last week, the city’s Zoning and Platting Commission unanimously approved a compromise that will allow County Line on the Lake to operate its patio legally, though it will prohibit outdoor amplified sound. Commissioners voted to recommend requesting a zoning change…

Friday, July 24, 2015 by Jack Craver

Legal questions abound at Zoning Commission meeting

While some city commissioners have been complaining about a lack of support from the city law department during commission meetings, a recent session of the Zoning and Platting Commission showed that the volunteer officials can have a hard time figuring out…

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 by Jack Craver

ZAP also suffers from lack of legal input, says commissioner

Planning Commissioners aren’t the only people at City Hall grumbling about the city law department. Jackie Goodman, a former mayoral candidate and former longtime Austin City Council member who is now vice chair of the Zoning and Platting Commission, said…

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Commission postpones South Austin rezoning case

A handful of lots at the corner of I-35 and Chaparral Road may become a set of multifamily developments with retail and office space in the near future. But not just yet. After much deliberation, the Zoning and Platting Commission…

Friday, July 17, 2015 by Jack Craver

Neighborhood concerns too late to block Montopolis development at Planning Commission

Despite vociferous objections from a neighborhood association leader, the city of Austin’s Planning Commission voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a preliminary plan to construct a 12-home subdivision at 737 Montopolis Road. City staff had recommended approval of the plan…

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 by Audrey McGlinchy, KUT

Commissioners OK commercial zoning in East Austin

Acknowledging neighborhood support and ties to the community, Planning Commissioners last week recommended a compromised rezoning designation for an East Austin home. The switch will allow commercial use of the property. The commissioners agreed only after expressing concern that allowing one…

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