Wednesday, January 21, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Zoning lesson raises questions for new Council

With single-member districts up and running, myriad changes are on the horizon at City Hall. Tuesday, some clues about how city staff will tackle the nuts-and-bolts of the transition emerged in what was a largely uneventful mock City Council meeting.…

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 by Kara Nuzback

Planners back apartment complex on Burnet Road

An automotive repair shop on Burnet Road could become a 60-foot-tall apartment building, if City Council approves a zoning change for the property. At a Planning Commission meeting last week, Robert Crump and Charles Gordon, owners of the property at…

Thursday, January 15, 2015 by Kara Nuzback

Neighbors rally against eastside hotel proposal

Developers seeking a variance to turn an old warehouse on Red Bluff Road into a hotel were met with opposition from neighbors, who say the property owners should build within zoning laws to maintain the area along the Colorado River.…

Friday, November 14, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

High-end Montopolis condos get planning approval

A proposal for high-priced condominiums in Montopolis is moving forward, despite concerns from the neighborhood that the project could be a harbinger of gentrification. PRJ Development was asking for a neighborhood plan amendment from Civic to Mixed Use and to…

Thursday, November 13, 2014 by Jo Clifton

Downtown hotel zoning shifts to code amendment

After almost a year of going through the zoning change process, including trips to four different commissions and winning initial approval from City Council, developers of the Aloft Austin & Element Hotel are now seeking an amendment to the Land…

Thursday, October 30, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Urban farms battle is back at Planning Commission

The fight over urban farms reignited at the Planning Commission on Tuesday night, where a battle took place over whether East Austin’s Springdale Farm should get a zoning change that would allow it to continue to hold events. The owners…

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