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TipSheet: Zoning and Platting Commission

Monday, September 15, 2014 by Mark Richardson

The Zoning and Platting Commission meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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:

1. Code Revision: CodeNEXT Code Approach Alternatives and Annotated Outline
Owner/Applicant: City of Austin – Planning & Development Review Department
Agent: Matt Dugan, Planning & Development Review Department
Request: Discussion and possible action on Code Approach Alternatives and
Annotated Outline
Staff: Matt Dugan, 512-974-2725,;
Planning and Development Review Department

The Commission will hear a report on the status of the CodeNEXT project, which is rewriting the city Land Development Code. The commission could take action and endorse the Code Approach Alternatives and Annotated Outline.

(See CodeNEXT, June 5)

6. Rezoning: C814-2014-0110.SH – Colony Park Sustainable Community Initiative
Location: Loyola Lane, Walnut Creek/Elm Creek/Decker Creek Watersheds
Owner/Applicant: Austin Housing Finance Corporation (Sandra Harkins)
Agent: Urban Design Group (Laura Toups)
Request: SF-2, SF-3, and MF-2 to PUD
Staff Rec.: Recommended, with conditions
Staff: Heather Chaffin, 512-974-2122,;
Planning and Development Review Department

The city Housing Finance Department is seeking zoning changes to the area in Northeast Austin it is developing as Colony Park. When completed, the 208-acre planned community will provide affordable housing developed through  a federal planning grant. Nearby resident have protested the development of Colony Park in the past

(See Colony Park, July 8)


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