Tag Archives: City of Austin Board of Adjustment

Thursday, March 12, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Board summarily rejects Lake Austin variances

The Board of Adjustment pulled no punches Monday night, but it did knock out a pair of questionable variance requests.Board members swiftly denied two Lake Austin impervious cover requests and brushed off a last-minute withdrawal request that could have allowed…

Monday, February 23, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

BoA seeks answer to impervious cover question

As of last week, the Board of Adjustment was still looking for an explanation for an extra 10 percent of impervious cover in the plans for a Central Austin home.Board members postponed the case for a third time, in search…

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Board rules tree-shielding carport must go

A Cherrywood resident who hoped to save both his cars and his trees found no fix at the Board of Adjustment.Adrian Young, who owns the house at 3216 Lafayette Ave., was seeking a variance to reduce the setback from 15…

Thursday, February 12, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Board rules Allandale Airstream can stay

At least one home in Allandale will remain weird, though the homeowner will have to work hard to obscure it if he doesn’t want to run afoul of city code again.Andrew Hutton was before the Board of Adjustment last December, seeking…

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

No-show is a no-go at the Board of Adjustment

The Board of Adjustment extended no favors to an East Cesar Chavez homeowner who failed to appear at its Monday night meeting. Instead, the board quickly voted against her request for a greater floor-to-area ratio than the McMansion Ordinance allows.Homeowner…

Monday, January 26, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

When is a carport a garage? Ask the BOA

At its last meeting, the Board of Adjustment considered whether staff had made an error by issuing a building permit at 904 Jessie St. David King, on behalf of the Zilker Neighborhood Association, made the appeal. In the end it…

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 by Gene Davis

Yogurt shop variance request frozen for now

The Board of Adjustment gave an overall warm reception to a parking variance request sought for a new frozen yogurt shop on East Sixth Street.However, instead of granting the variance request, several BOA members said they thought the Development Assistance…

Thursday, January 15, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

South Austin case closed, garage remains open

A South Austin homeowner’s plea to retain a garage door ended this week at the Board of Adjustment.Ginny Catania, who is the owner of 903 Ethel St., won her latest variance request. Though Catania had initially sought to retain the…

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

BOA puts plan for new kindergarten on hold

Plans to add a kindergarten to St. Andrews Episcopal School remain on hold for now.McLean & Howard, LLP attorney Jeff Howard represented St. Andrews School, which is located at 32nd Street and Wabash Avenue. He explained to the Board of…

Monday, December 22, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

BOA sides with staff on neighborhood appeal

Plans for a home at 2015 Goodrich Ave. will go on after the Board of Adjustment ruled against a neighborhood appeal earlier this month.Before the appeal reached the earlier hearing, three of the neighborhood’s other complaints had been resolved. The remaining…

Thursday, December 18, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Homeowners seek to preserve vegetation, lake view

A fight over the value of invasive species ended in a postponement at the Board of Adjustment last week.Ginger and John Mitchell are permitted to build a dock at their home on Lake Austin. But the places where they could…

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Cultural icon or not, panel says Airstream is still RV

They may have a dedicated following, but under city code Airstream trailers are still recreational vehicles, and parking one in your front yard comes with the same consequences.Andrew Hutton is asking the Board of Adjustment for a variance from a…

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Board of Adjustment worries about envelope pushing

With the likelihood of a complete pass from the city fading, one South Austin homeowner will be looking for creative solutions for the problems triggered by a garage door this month.Though some members of the Board of Adjustment appeared reluctant…

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Gene Davis

BoA changes designation for two CrossFit facilities

During a dramatic, packed-beyond-capacity special meeting, the Board of Adjustment voted to reverse a previous staff decision and change the land use designation for two CrossFit locations in Brentwood.The new land use designation could potentially put CrossFit Central, 6205 Burnet…

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 by Gene Davis

Speedy BoA won’t indulge no-shows at meeting

Toward the end of what a staff liaison called a historically short meeting, the Board of Adjustment took the uncommon step of denying three variance requests in which the applicants did not show up on time to present their cases.Board…

Monday, September 22, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Highland area development still seeking signs

A second visit to the Board of Adjustment was not enough for a North Central Austin development that hopes a network of signs will help increase its visibility.Since the last visit, developers of the Linc on Middle Fiskville Road had…

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Cherrywood casita gets BoA approval

Despite a squabble over parking that split the Board of Adjustment last week, plans for a Cherrywood casita will move forward.Homeowner Holly Kincannon was asking for two variances in order to build a casita behind her house at 3102 Lafayette Ave.…

Friday, September 12, 2014 by Austin Monitor

Whisper Roundup: Accuracy a casualty in mayor’s race

Longtime readers of the Austin Monitor and its predecessor will remember Whispers as a column of information about what is really going on at City Hall, Travis County and the myriad other entities we cover. With our recent changeover to…

Thursday, September 11, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Board grants variance for novel preservation plan

The Board of Adjustment gave the go-ahead for a novel preservation strategy at its Monday night meeting.Newcastle Homes’ Lex Zwarum’s proposal, which he describes as a “win-win,” will zone the existing house at 2100 East 14th St. as a historic…

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Environmental Board nixes variance for tram

Though there was some debate, Environmental Board members in the end voted against granting a variance that would have allowed building a tram along Lake Austin.The board had already rejected a request at its previous meeting for a variance from…

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