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…

Friday, May 15, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Korean church rezoning fails without a motion

By declining to take action, City Council quickly scuttled a developer’s plans Thursday to build 70,000 square feet of office space and approximately 10 apartments in the Crestview neighborhood. Developer David Kahn purchased the site at Justin Lane and Cullen…

Thursday, May 14, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Council to delay Red Bluff Hotel variance hearing

Although City Council members are scheduled to hear an appeal today on a variance granted by the Planning Commission to allow construction of a new hotel on Red Bluff Road in East Austin, staff will likely seek a postponement to…

Friday, May 8, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Council gives initial approval for Ace Salvage deal

City Council gave first-reading approval Thursday to an ordinance that will eliminate an auto salvage business above Bull Creek, remove contamination in the critical water quality zone and add to the trail system for that area. In return, owner Roy…

Monday, April 13, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

HOA asks city for help with proposed development

A planned development may be smack-dab in the middle of a neighborhood, but Zoning and Platting Commissioners — and the city — prefer to stay out of it. Residents told commissioners that they were concerned that a newly proposed southeast Austin development may not…

Thursday, April 9, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Northwest PUD project remains stalled

Though developers introduced it last summer, the Austin Oaks Planned Unit Development continues to linger among the city’s boards and commissions as the neighborhood and developers work on hammering out some kind of compromise. Developer Spire Realty Group LP has…

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