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Monday, July 15, 2019 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Considering the totality

Lodge party… After a divisive case in April concerning the use of the home at 2311 Shoal Creek Blvd., the question of whether a fraternity house is considered a single-family use or a club/lodge use was still up for debate.…

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

County examines solid waste needs and resources

Without a statutory requirement to provide waste disposal services, Travis County is reconsidering the best way to deal with waste, both illegal and legal, while increasing recycling rates.The county initiated an interlocal agreement with the Institute for Government Innovation at…

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Planning Commission sees its first development trying to ‘unlock affordability’

Last May, City Council unanimously passed the¬†Affordability Unlocked bonus program, a density program that loosens site restrictions and promotes the construction of more units in affordable and mixed-income housing developments.This month, the first developer came before the Planning Commission to…

Monday, June 24, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Staff suggests plaza program either be well-funded or be forgotten

After eight months of study, including a two-month extension, the Planning and Zoning Department has finalized its recommendations for a potential public plaza program to make it easier and cheaper for applicants and city departments to create temporary public plazas.…

Friday, June 14, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

City leverages development review for transit goals

The Austin Transportation Department says years of efforts to institutionalize Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan visions of a compact and connected city are finally panning out.Since signing a memorandum of understanding in December involving ATD, the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority and…

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Survey says spend creative spaces money throughout East Austin

More than 600 respondents to a recent survey have weighed in to push for the city to use $12 million in bond money to create multiple performance centers for arts and music uses in East Austin.Initial results of the survey,…

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