Tag Archives: Circuit of the Americas (CoTA)

Friday, July 17, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Environmental Commission recommends environmental aspects of COTA PUD

The Circuit of the Americas has been making its way through city boards and commissions on its quest to expand from a concert venue and racetrack into a more residential- and retail-focused development.The 1,153-acre parcel located east of State Highway…

Thursday, June 4, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Parks board recommends moving forward with COTA development

The motor racing track Circuit of the Americas has long been known for big-name concerts and Formula 1 races. In the future, however, the development may become better known for its water park, parkland and residential uses.With 1,037 acres of…

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 by Jo Clifton

Voters overwhelmingly reject Proposition A

Updated: 10:21 p.m: Austin voters on Tuesday resoundingly rejected city Proposition A. With the final tally complete, more than 64 percent of those voting cast ballots against the proposition, which began as a reaction to the city’s decision to lease…

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by Jimmy Maas

Paperwork could cost Circuit of the Americas $20 million for last year’s F1 race

The Circuit of the Americas could be out as much as $20 million in incentives from the governor’s office.The office informed COTA officials they missed a critical filing date for a human trafficking prevention plan in advance of the Formula…

Monday, June 6, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Reporter’s Notebook: True Facts

Über Uber… Avid Whispers readers will note that, last week, we reported on an erroneous Uber claim that the Circuit of the Americas racetrack was outside of the Austin City Limits and drivers “could earn BIG” by driving people to…

Friday, December 11, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Council narrowly supports COTA tax incentive bid

Following a contentious debate about the nature of tax incentives, a fractured City Council voted Thursday to endorse applications for funds from the Texas Major Events Reimbursement Program for upcoming events at the Circuit of the Americas.Both items – one…

Friday, April 3, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Council OKs X Games bid for major state funding

By a narrow margin, Austin City Council voted Thursday to endorse the application of the Summer X Games to the Texas Major Event Trust Fund for 2015 only. It also voted to remove the possibility that the X Games will…

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…

Friday, January 10, 2014 by Mark Richardson

Eckhardt criticizes McCombs for seeking tax breaks, suing appraisal district

Travis County Judge candidate Sarah Eckhardt continued her verbal campaign against billionaire businessman Red McCombs Thursday, taking him to task for asking taxpayers to contribute millions of dollars to build the Circuit of the Americas race track but going to…

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 by Adam Schragin

Public Safety Commission criticizes Special Events Ordinance

Members of the Public Safety Commission, upset that they could not get information on the amount of money Special Events were costing the city, passed a resolution on Monday asking that the city monitor such expenses and seek reimbursement.  …

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