Thursday, February 26, 2015 by Audrey McGlinchy

Plans for Decker golf course divide Parks board

A proposed golf course split Austin’s Parks and Recreation board down the middle Wednesday night when members landed undecided on whether to recommend to City Council a 50-year license with Decker Golf LLC to build a high-end golf complex in…

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Parks to consider Decker Golf; Council may punt

Although consideration of an agreement with Decker Golf LLC is on this week’s City Council agenda, Mayor Steve Adler said Monday that staff would be requesting postponement of an item allowing a 50-year license agreement for construction of new PGA-style…

Friday, February 20, 2015 by Audrey McGlinchy

Board may amend applications to protect city trees

On paper, Austin protects its trees. City code requires people to get approval from the city arborist before damaging or removing a tree. But representatives from the Austin Heritage Tree Foundation told the Environmental Board on Wednesday that these ordinances…

Friday, February 20, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Staff says Decker golf plan may limit water hazard

A proposal to construct a set of golf courses in Austin in the midst of a record drought has whipped up controversy over the past few months, but city staff has indicated that a plan the prospective developer floated last…

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Council reopens debate on downtown park events

In the wake of public outcry related to a national cyclocross event at Zilker Park earlier this year, City Council has rekindled a long-running debate about the use of urban parks for special events. “I think it is incumbent on…

Thursday, January 22, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

City plans to repair cyclo-cross damage at Zilker

City staff has revealed a one-year plan that they hope will remediate tree and turf damage related to a national cyclo-cross championship held in Zilker Park earlier this month. Watershed Protection Department Environmental Officer Chuck Lesniak told the Environmental Board…

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