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TipSheet: Planning Commission

Monday, September 8, 2014 by Mark Richardson

The Planning Commission meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday at One Texas Center.

In the interest of space, we’ve decided not to post the entire agenda here. The City Clerk’s office hosts a copy at its website.

Items of interest for Planning Commission include:

6. Preliminary Plan: C8-2013-0118 – Lightsey 2
Location: 1805 Lightsey Road, West Bouldin Creek Watershed, South Lamar NPA
Owner/Applicant: AJF Partners, Ltd.; Annie Foss
Agent: PSW Homes (Casey Giles)
Request: Approval of a preliminary plan of 16 lots and related right-of-way on 4.0
Staff Rec.: Recommended
Staff: Sylvia Limon, 512-974-2767,;
Planning and Development Review Department

  • The development has already faced opposition at the Board of Adjustment and during an earlier trip to the Planning Commission. It was also the subject of the most recent Environmental Board Citizens Communications, where concerned neighbors worried about plans to remove heritage trees on the land, even though the development was not being considered by the board.

12. Site Plan – Conditional Use
Permit: SPC-2014-0106A – Zilker Brewing
Location: 1701 East 6th Street, Waller Creek Watershed, East Cesar Chavez NPA
Owner/Applicant: Zilker Brewing Company, LLC
Agent: Site Specifics (John Hussey)
Request: Approval of a Conditional Use Permit to allow a brewery/cocktail lounge
in the Plaza Saltillo TOD, NBG Commercial Mixed Use Subdistrict, and
of a variance from Section 25-5-146(B) to allow parking less than 200’
from residential uses.
Staff Rec.: Recommended
Staff: Christine Barton-Holmes, 512-974-2788, christine.bartonholmes@;
Planning and Development Review Department

  • Business owner Zilker Brewing wants to open wants to open a brewery/cocktail lounge at the Plaza Saltillo TOD. Owner is seeking a variance in order to allow his parking lot to be within 200 feet of residential properties. No known opposition.

13. Code Revision: CodeNEXT Code Approach Alternatives and Annotated Outline
Owner/Applicant: City of Austin – Planning & Development Review Department
Agent: Daniel Parolek, Opticos Design
Request: Briefing on Code Approach Altertnatives and Annotated Outline
Staff: George Zapalac, 512-974-2725,;
Planning and Development Review Department

  • CodeNEXT officials will brief Planning Commissioners on the Code Approach Alternatives and Annotated Outlines document, which describes three approaches for reorganizing and revising Austin’s Land Development Code (LDC). The approaches range from reorganizing the current content of the existing code to rewriting large sections of the LDC. CodeNEXT will brief the City Council on Oct. 2, with a Council decision scheduled for Oct. 23.

14. Briefing, Discussion and Possible Action: Pease Park Master Plan
Request: Briefing, discussion and possible action on a recommendation to City
Council on the Pease Park Master Plan.
Staff: Kim McKnight, 512-974-9478,;
Parks and Recreation Department

  • The Planning Commission will discuss and possibly make a recommendation on the Pease Park Master Plan, which has drawn opposition from a group of Frisbee golf players upset that the plan does not restore the park’s Frisbee golf course.
    The master plan is currently scheduled to go before City Council on Oct. 16. – See more at:
    The master plan is currently scheduled to go before City Council on Oct. 16. – See more at:
    The master plan is currently scheduled to go before City Council on Oct. 16. – See more at:

    The Master Plan is scheduled to go to Council Oct. 16.


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