Tuesday, March 20, 2018 by Jack Craver

South Lamar neighbors to get office traffic instead of residential traffic

Nearly two years ago, the Planning Commission voted 10-1 to recommend a zoning change that would allow a 70-unit apartment building to be built on a vacant lot at 2413 Thornton Road.As is often the case in zoning battles, nearby…

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 by Joseph Caterine

Commission votes to deny rezoning for Northwest bar

The Zoning and Platting Commission voted to side with members of a Northwest Austin neighborhood against a request that would permit a bar to open in their neighborhood. It is not the first time this neighborhood has opposed similar requests,…

Friday, March 9, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Council torn on height of east side project

Even though they expressed a wide variety of opinions on the East Fourth Street zoning case, City Council members voted unanimously on first reading Thursday to grant a 60-foot height on the proposed office building and sent the developer off…

Monday, March 5, 2018 by Joseph Caterine

East side zoning case gets personal

It takes great care for the Planning Commission to balance developer and neighborhood concerns for any zoning case. That can be especially true when the land in question is smack dab in the middle of one of the most rapidly…

Friday, February 9, 2018 by Jo Clifton

East side developer just needs a driveway

Developer John Klitz isn’t asking for much from his zoning case. As attorney Jeff Howard told City Council last week, Klitz and his company, SL Shady Lane, are only seeking to remove a conditional overlay on his property at 1105…

Friday, January 26, 2018 by Joseph Caterine

Neighborhood fights for holistic infrastructure improvements on east side rezoning

Less than a week after the Planning Commission held a CodeNEXT discussion on the predicament of upzoning in areas with insufficient infrastructure, it had the opportunity to weigh in on a real-life example. At their Jan. 23 meeting, commissioners voted…

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