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Planning Commission recommends rezoning for East Austin townhome project

The Planning Commission last week backed a request to rezone a vacant East Austin tract at 4908 Lott Ave. to allow 62 townhomes – including five income-restricted units. Michael Whellan, who was representing the applicant, said that because the current…

South First multifamily project gets Planning Commission support

A 260-unit apartment proposal at 6311 S. First St. moved one step closer to construction after the Planning Commission recommended rezoning the vacant site at its Feb. 9 meeting. The new zoning allows the developer to add more units, including…

By opposing North Austin rezoning, Kelly sets tone for future zoning cases

At last week’s City Council meeting, new member Mackenzie Kelly offered a first glimpse of her approach to zoning cases: respect for neighborhood opposition. Kelly cast the lone dissenting vote in a request to allow multifamily housing on a North…

Planning Commission urges more housing in Montopolis

Last week the Planning Commission voted 8-4 to recommend rezoning 1013-1017 Montopolis Drive to accommodate higher-density residences, paving the way for multi-story residences like apartments and condos. Thrower Design applied to rezone the undeveloped 3.12-acre lot from single-family (SF-3) to…

Pier property rezoning wins final OK

City Council gave final approval at Wednesday’s meeting to rezone a small piece of property on Lake Austin at 1703 River Hills Drive. The property sits in District 10 Council Member Alison Alter’s district and she made the motion to…

ZAP narrowly recommends South Austin upzoning

A request to upzone a vacant South Austin lot squeaked through the Zoning and Platting Commission on Tuesday. The commission voted 6-5 to recommend Urban Family Residence (SF-5) zoning for 1105 Matthews Lane, where a developer envisions 10 townhome units…

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Council approves Saxon Acres rezoning case in Montopolis

City Council has approved a rezoning request for the Saxon Acres development in East Austin’s Montopolis neighborhood. The 3-acre tract at 316 Saxon Lane and 6328 El Mirando St. is now zoned Townhouse & Condominium Residence (SF-6) instead of Family…

South Austin multifamily project gets ZAP approval, Council postponement

The Zoning and Platting Commission has recommended multifamily zoning for a project at 10304 Old San Antonio Road in South Austin. But City Council will not take up the case until next year amid questions about traffic safety and flooding. Wendy…

Pier on Lake Austin rezoning takes next step

The new owners of the once popular Pier restaurant on Lake Austin will have to wait at least until January to get the zoning change they need to repair 20 boat slips on the marina at 1703 River Hills Road.…

Council approves church land use, zoning requests

City Council has granted initial approval to a series of land use and zoning changes for the David Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in the Chestnut neighborhood of East Austin. The church, located at 2211 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.,…

East side cold storage zoning put on ice

At the urging of Council Member Natasha Harper-Madison, City Council agreed last Thursday to postpone consideration of a zoning change for an industrial property at 6215 1/2 Johnny Morris Road that might serve as a cold storage facility. The 14-acre…

ZAP approves commercial zoning for Johnny Morris Road property

The Zoning and Platting Commission has approved a rezoning for commercial development near Colony Park. Commissioners voted Tuesday to rezone a property at 7008 Johnny Morris Road in Northeast Austin to Community Commercial with mixed-use and conditional overlay combining districts.…

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