Tag Archives: Austin Interfaith

Friday, May 20, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Facing pressure, flagship Torchy’s drops alcohol waiver request

Anyone who has been to the South Congress Torchy’s Tacos since it opened in January might be surprised to learn that alcohol sales aren’t soon on the way. Since its opening, the restaurant has featured two large bars — one…

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Mobile home rezoning wins praise from all sides

Last week’s City Council meeting ended on a high note when a once-contentious rezoning for an East Side mobile home park found agreement and praise from all sides. Council Member Greg Casar summed it up, saying, “This is how you…

Thursday, October 22, 2015 by Jack Craver

Mobile home development stokes hope and fear

The Zoning and Platting Commission narrowly approved a recommendation Tuesday for an 855-home expansion of the Oak Ranch mobile home park on the east side after three hours of contentious testimony from neighbors on both sides of the issue.The commission…

Friday, September 26, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Torchy’s Tacos liquor plan raises eyebrows

A plan to sell hard liquor at the new South Congress Torchy’s Tacos has caught the attention of Austin Interfaith.For its 1822 South Congress Ave. location, Torchy’s Tacos is seeking a waiver from the portion of the city code that…

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 by Kara Nuzback

Austin Interfaith grills mayoral candidates on affordability

Only three of the eight candidates in the running for mayor participated in a question-and-answer session hosted by Austin Interfaith on Tuesday. And rather than give candidates a forum to lay out their individual platforms, Austin Interfaith directed four specific…

Thursday, January 23, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Measure to set residential occupancy limits headed for City Council

An effort to curb stealth dorms that would radically limit how many unrelated people can live in Austin’s residences is heading quickly back to City Council.   This past November Council started the process of limiting occupancy to four unrelated…

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by Mark Richardson

Commissioners still pondering prevailing wage questions

Travis County Commissioners found themselves in the middle of tug-of-war Tuesday over proposed policy changes to the county’s Economic Development and Construction Procurement Practices. The issue of the county requiring a prevailing wage of $11 per hour for all construction…

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council denies zoning change for Bluff Springs convenience store

With negotiations in shambles, there will be no zoning change for construction of the Bluff Springs Food Mart in the near future.   The owner of the proposed convenience store was seeking the zoning change in order to remove a…

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Dove Springs group wants fresh food, limited alcohol at new store

Representatives from the Dove Springs community and Austin Interfaith are hoping that a zoning change can be a positive one, as they continue to work with the property owner to help create a small oasis in one of the city’s…

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