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ZAP weighs industrial rezoning request near Colony Park

The Zoning and Platting Commission has recommended rezoning a tract near Colony Park in response to a request to build a refrigerated warehouse in Northeast Austin. The commission heard a rezoning request for a 14.7-acre property at 6215 1/2 Johnny…

Planning Commission approves zoning, land use changes for Govalle project

The Planning Commission has approved zoning and future land use map changes for a mixed-use project in the Govalle area of East Austin. A developer wanted to change the future land use map from commercial and single-family to mixed-use for…

Planning Commission approves vertical mixed use on South Congress

Last week the Planning Commission approved a rezoning for a new multifamily project at 4329 S. Congress Ave. between State Highway 71 and St. Elmo Road. Through the vote, commissioners recommended adding a Vertical Mixed-Use Building combining district to the site’s…

ZAP approves rezoning for multifamily near Connally High School

The Zoning and Platting Commission has approved a rezoning request for a multifamily apartment complex on Austin’s far northern fringe. At its Tuesday meeting, ZAP approved rezoning 23.6 acres of undeveloped land for the Cypress Creek Apartment Homes at 1417…

Pier zoning takes one step forward

Joe Liemandt, who is the founder of the software company Trilogy, and his friend, Andy Price, purchased a 4.46-acre property on Lake Austin that previously housed the Pier restaurant at 1703 River Hills Road. The restaurant closed in 2005, but…

Planning Commission approves Crestview townhouse project

The Planning Commission on Tuesday evening approved future land use and zoning changes for a townhouse project in the Crestview neighborhood of North Austin. Commissioners approved rezoning about three-quarters of an acre at 902 and 904 Morrow St. from Family…

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Council approves Pecan Springs compromise

After 11 months of wrangling between neighbors and development representative Ron Thrower, 10 of 11 City Council members on Thursday finally approved the rezoning of 3500 Pecan Springs Road, from Family Residence – Neighborhood Plan (SF-3-NP) combining district to Townhouse…

Reworked Kemp Street rezoning continues to draw fire

Today, Austin City Council will take up a contentious Montopolis zoning case that opponents say will speed gentrification and wreak havoc on a nearby preserve. But supporters of the reworked plan for 508 Kemp St. tout the creation of affordable…

Neighbors nervous about Shady Lane upzoning

The owners of 914 Shady Lane in the East Austin neighborhood of Govalle have asked City Council to grant zoning for their four-acre property that will allow construction of townhomes and condominiums as well as some neighborhood commercial uses. The…

Large complex on S. First to replace Mercury Hall

Despite protests from neighbors and a valid petition against the zoning change, City Council voted 9-2 on Sept. 17 to rezone a 0.847-acre lot at 3504 S. First St. to allow for construction of a three-story apartment complex, a five-story…

ZAP endorses mixed-use for East Austin tract

On Tuesday night, the Zoning and Platting Commission voted in favor of mixed-use zoning for an East Austin property, but once again clashed over the scope of conditional overlays. ZAP commissioners recommended designating a 4.67-acre tract at 5601 Nixon Lane,…

Warehouse zoning hits snag at Council

What seemed like a simple zoning case, with neighbors supporting the proposed zoning change, was embroiled in a philosophical and legal discussion at last week’s City Council meeting. Council voted unanimously to postpone the case after Council Member Jimmy Flannigan…

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