Tag Archives: Armbrust & Brown

Friday, January 12, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano

Whellan joins Armbrust & Brown

Today, Armbrust & Brown PLLC announced that attorney Michael Whellan, who is a former president and shareholder of Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody will be joining their firm on Jan. 15.It’s a big change for Whellan, who is well-known at…

Thursday, May 5, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

CTRMA board gets up to speed on MoPac tolling

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority formally adopted a high-tech tolling policy on Tuesday after a discussion that revealed not all were fully up to speed on the MoPac Improvement Project.At its monthly meeting, the CTRMA board of directors voted…

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Surf park looking to avoid wipeout over permitting dispute

A massive facility east of Austin and touted as North America’s first inland surf park is proving to be a gnarly conundrum for Travis County officials.The central problem is the legal definition of a pool and whether Nland Surf Park’s…

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Pilot Knob fee waivers to cost city $50M – $80M

At their last meeting in December, when City Council members approved annexation for the Pilot Knob Planned Unit Development, they agreed to give up $50 million to $80 million in fee waivers for installation of water and wastewater lines over…

Thursday, January 21, 2016 by Jack Craver

Planning Commission recommends major PUD east of Austin

The Planning Commission recommended last week that City Council members approve a planned unit development for a massive mixed-use project in an unincorporated area of Travis County, about 10 miles east of the airport – where, if approved, the effort could…

Friday, November 13, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Pilot Knob attorney seeks fee waivers

City Council heard more ideas about how to create more long-lasting affordable housing in the Pilot Knob Municipal Utility District last night. But, on agreement between Council Member Delia Garza and Richard Suttle, the attorney for the developer, the vote…

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 by Jack Craver

HEB asks commission to help neighbors

One after another, the neighbors emphasized that they were not anti-HEB. But in the midst of a pronounced spike in traffic fatalities throughout the city, Park Ridge neighborhood residents came to voice their concerns at a Tuesday meeting of the…

Monday, August 10, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Austin to soon have one less A.D. Stenger home

When the Historic Landmark Commission meets later this month, it will not consider whether to grant historic zoning on a Barton Hills home designed by A.D. Stenger. That ship sailed last month, when a bare-bones commission did not have the…

Friday, July 31, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Landmark Commission blesses Castle Hill change

A Castle Hill development delayed by bureaucracy got some encouraging news at the Historic Landmark Commission on Monday.Historic Landmark commissioners voted unanimously to recommend modification of the Castle Hill Local Historic District’s preservation plan and design standards. Previously, the standards…

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Commission approves Cebolla Creek plan

In spite of concerns about potential flooding, the Zoning and Platting Commission approved a preliminary plan July 7 for the proposed Cebolla Creek subdivision near both Onion and Bear creeks.The move came, however, after a failed motion and a tense…

Thursday, May 14, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Council to delay Red Bluff Hotel variance hearing

Although City Council members are scheduled to hear an appeal today on a variance granted by the Planning Commission to allow construction of a new hotel on Red Bluff Road in East Austin, staff will likely seek a postponement to…

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Environmental Board gives nod to Lake Austin tram

A homeowner hoping to build a tram to Lake Austin continued his quest through the city’s boards and commissions last week.Chris Pacitti, who owns the home at 70 Pascal Lane, had more luck at the Environmental Board, which recommended his…

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Council to decide on X Games funding application

The Austin City Council is considering whether to endorse the application of the Circuit of the Americas for funding from the Texas Major Event Trust Fund for the summer X Games this year and in 2016 and 2017.The Major Event…

Monday, March 23, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

BOA denies variances for Lake Austin tram

The Board of Adjustment rejected a request last week from a Lake Austin homeowner seeking to build a tram to a boat dock.Chris Pacitti was seeking variances from the Land Development Code that would have allowed him to construct the…

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Springdale apartment complex appeal denied

City Council has rejected an appeal by DeWayne Lofton, who was seeking to overturn a decision of the Planning Commission to grant a conditional use permit for an affordable housing complex at 5905 Springdale Road.Lofton, president of Pecan Springs/Springdale Neighborhood…

Thursday, February 26, 2015 by Kara Nuzback

Planning Commission OKs Red Bluff Hotel variance

The Planning Commission approved a variance Tuesday that allows the developer of a proposed hotel on Red Bluff Road to build within the primary setbacks of the property, much to the dismay of neighboring residents.Commissioners had previously approved two of…

Thursday, February 12, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Red Bluff Hotel project will get a second chance

At their most recent meeting, Planning Commissioners took the unusual step of rescinding their previous vote on the planned Red Bluff Hotel.The vote to rescind was unanimous, though commissioners made it clear that they may not support the variance upon…

Thursday, February 5, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Tarrytown house will not be zoned historic

After getting more information, the Historic Landmark Commission reversed its decision to save a Tarrytown house through historic designation. Instead, the new owners will be able to move forward with their plans to tear the house down.Commissioners considered the residence…

Monday, February 2, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Council hears appeal of affordable housing case

As its first land use case, City Council heard an appeal of a conditional use permit for an affordable housing project Thursday. One thing Council members learned immediately is how difficult fulfilling all of their campaign promises might be, especially…

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 by Jo Clifton

Decker golf proposal likely going to next Council

Lobbyist Richard Suttle surprised most observers Tuesday by asking City Council to postpone a decision on whether to allow his client, Decker Lake Golf LLC, to create a PGA-style golf complex at Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park. The request came…

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