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Tag Archives: City of Austin Board of Adjustment

Monday, May 19, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Board of Adjustment grants variance to allow home to remain

Perseverance paid off at the Board of Adjustment, where after a postponement, a denial and a reconsideration, one East Austin homeowner ultimately won a variance that will allow his house to stay put.   Casey Weems returned to the board…

Monday, May 5, 2014 by Heydn Ericson

BoA bounces Hyde Park B&B case back to Planning Commission

The owners of the Adams House Bed-and-Breakfast might be feeling a bit like a pinball, being bounced back and forth between two city boards, neither of which appears to want to deal with their issue. The innkeepers, already dealing with…

Monday, April 28, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Board of Adjustment postpones variance to enclose South Austin carport

A request for a garage in South Austin spiraled into a late-night philosophical discussion at the Board of Adjustment.   Allison Marshall was seeking a variance that would allow her to decrease her front yard setback so that she could…

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Board of Adjustment postpones variance for title loan company

The Board of Adjustment is taking extra time to consider a case that could test the city’s new ordinance regulating payday lenders. One company, Texas Title Loans, is complaining that the law is being improperly applied to them retroactively.  …

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Board rejects setback variance, says small house is too big for its lot

It’s a really small house, but according to members of the Board of Adjustment, it’s too big for the lot. A request for a second setback variance for an East Austin home failed to win sufficient support from the board…

Thursday, April 17, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Artz Rib House project shows difficulty with remodeling plans

Though there were strong indications that some Board of Adjustment members are among those missing a restaurant where Artz Rib House once stood, they will have to wait along with everyone else for a proposed remodel to get sorted with…

Monday, March 17, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Board of Adjustment to look at tram regulations on Lake Austin

The Board of Adjustment will take a closer look at whether trams should be allowed on Lake Austin, even if they have to take a longer route to get there.   The subject arose at last week’s board’s meeting when…

Friday, March 14, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Building a foot too far could put East Austin resident out of bounds

What initially seemed like a small mistake could ultimately prove costly for one East Austin homeowner.   Eastside resident Cayce Weems returned to the Board of Adjustment  Monday asking for rear and side street setback for his house at 403…

Monday, March 10, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Board of Adjustment rules staff incorrectly determined address

Common sense prevailed at a specially called meeting of the Board of Adjustment Tuesday night.   The board met to interpret whether staff had acted in error in issuing a building permit at 3110 Grandview Street, which is located in…

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

BOA balks at mandating design standards for Bouldin Creek project

Bouldin Creek Neighborhood’s bid to require compliance with its design standards found a receptive audience at the Board of Adjustment last week. However, the board balked at requiring new construction to comply with the neighborhood’s voluntary standards.   Owners Eustolio…

Thursday, February 13, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

BoA wrangles over short-term rentals in North University

Undeterred by a lack of neighborhood concern, the Board of Adjustment continued its fight against short-term rentals in the North University Neighborhood Monday night.   Though the board approved a variance at 204 West 33rd St., they attached a condition…

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Board of Adjustment postpones request to ease setbacks on lot

A variance request for an empty lot in South Austin was met with questions from the Board of Adjustment at a recent meeting.   Jennifer Garcia of Kimball Bruehl Garcia Estes was representing property owner Robert Lee, requesting a variance…

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Board of Adjustment gets its feet wet with first Lake Austin ruling

The Board of Adjustment embraced its new role and made its first Lake Austin ruling last week, though some of the members continue to struggle with the practicalities.   The board voted in favor of a variance at 2921 Westlake…

Friday, December 20, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Previously denied fence variance back before Board of Adjustment

A contentious request for a variance on an East Cesar Chavez fence is back before the Board of Adjustment, even though the board had denied the same variance a year ago.   Agent Phil Moncada last represented Michael Kleinman a…

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Board of Adjustment does remedial work on Lake Austin regulations

Continuing to grapple with being thrown into the deep end of Lake Austin regulations, the Board of Adjustment took a closer look at their new responsibilities at a specially-called meeting last week.   Changes in process flummoxed the board at…

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Board of Adjustment seeks guidance on new Lake Austin rules

New Lake Austin rules hit members of the Board of Adjustment at their November meeting, causing general befuddlement. After expressing confusion about why they were hearing the case, the board decided on a postponement until Jan. 13 for the variance…

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Owners await Board of Adjustment ruling to build second dwelling

Two Austinites hoping to build another dwelling on their land will have to wait a bit longer to find out whether they have the required variance from the Board of Adjustment. Gregory Brooks and Neal B. Kassanoff are seeking a…

Monday, October 21, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Board of Adjustment denies variance to illegally built apartment

The Board of Adjustment took a hard line last week, voting that an illegally built apartment building will have to come down. Board members didn’t pull any punches, as they unanimously rejected a variance that would have allowed the apartment…

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