Tuesday, February 18, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Housing at odds with parkland and open space in code rewrite

The city’s well-established reputation as a land of abundant green spaces collided with its lack of housing supply last week as City Council debated amendments to the draft Land Development Code.At stake were city requirements for open spaces and parkland…

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 by Chad Swiatecki

Panel will look at future of development and displacement along I-35

A panel of national experts convened by the Urban Land Institute will look at ideas next week for how Austin could steer development plans for the land surrounding – and possibly covering – Interstate 35 in the years to come.…

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Environmental Commission recommends a variance for 19 feet of fill

A developer building a commercial storage facility project requiring a variance for 19.5 feet of fill to construct a driveway on slopes steeper than a 15 percent grade received a unanimous recommendation from the Environmental Commission at its Feb. 5…

Thursday, February 13, 2020 by Audrey McGlinchy

Austin landlords repeatedly cited for health and safety violations could get right to rent revoked

José Pérez and his family were afraid of their stove.It caught on fire when they tried to cook, so the family bought prepared food. They had other problems in their apartment, too: The air conditioning went out for a week…

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

HLC debates ‘original character’ in Smoot-Terrace Park

In the city of Austin, a home is considered historic if it meets several criteria, among them being at least 50 years old. Thanks to the timeline associated with its remodeling choices, the home at 607 Oakland Ave. qualified twice…

Thursday, February 6, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

HLC discusses when historic zoning should be removed from a property

The Reuter House, a National Register historic home, has perched atop a hill overlooking a substantial lot in Travis Heights since 1934. Seven years ago, the back portion of the lot was subdivided and three lots were sold to new…

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