Tag Archives: Austin City Council Comprehensive Planning and Transportation committee

Thursday, December 4, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Panel dusts off plans for Green Line rail

With the rail bond defeat in the rearview mirror, this week the City Council Comprehensive Planning and Transportation Committee took a look at a long-planned but almost forgotten rail line that could connect Austin will communities to the east.The proposed…

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

City switches downtown streets to slow traffic

Plans to convert downtown’s Seventh, Eighth, Brazos and Colorado streets from one-way to two-way streets are underway.On Monday, City Council’s Comprehensive Planning and Transportation Committee heard a presentation on a timeline for the change from acting Transportation Department Assistant Director…

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Committee mulls medical center skybridge proposal

A proposed medical center skybridge continued to provoke discussion Monday, when the City Council’s Comprehensive Planning and Transportation Committee took its turn questioning the need for a pedestrian walkway.The pedestrian bridge, to be located at 15th and Red River streets,…

Monday, September 8, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

South Lamar development problems get closer look

Development in the city’s South Lamar neighborhood may be approaching a tipping point. A recent report could have the city scrambling to make sure it doesn’t capsize.“Are we just going to give up on this neighborhood, or are we going…

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

Council committee questions plans for Oak Hill Parkway project update

Austin City Council members questioned Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority and Texas Department of Transportation representatives last week about their decision not to advance elements of a resident-supported plan to reconstruct the congested U.S. Highway 290 and State Highway 71…

Monday, March 10, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Panel debates future steps for Land Development Code rewrite

Some may think it’s moving too fast, and some may think it’s moving too slow, but most everyone agrees that the revision of the city’s Land Development Code continues to move toward what one stakeholder calls “difficult, necessary conversations.”  …

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

City panel reviews plan to convert East Sixth to a ‘Festival Street’

A proposed “Festival Street” for downtown East Sixth Street got high marks from those on hand at the Council’s Comprehensive Planning and Transportation Committee Monday afternoon. The city has $1 million on hand for the project’s design, thanks to the…

Monday, October 14, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Neighborhood lobbies for Pressler Street extension to Cesar Chavez

Members of the Austin City Council’s Comprehensive Planning and Transportation Committee are set Wednesday to weigh in on a possible extension of Pressler Street through the Lamar Beach area. The move would connect the Original West Austin Neighborhood with West…

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