Tag Archives: City of Austin Land Development Code

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Historic Landmark Commission discovers code interpretation error

At its April meeting, the Historic Landmark Commission postponed the case for 1400 Winsted Lane in search of more context for the property. Instead, staff returned with a new reading of the code that could change how the commission does business…

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Cronk names team, spells out process for land use code rewrite

City Manager Spencer Cronk has selected the team that will handle the creation and adoption of the city’s new land use code, with the goal of completing the process by the end of 2019.In a memo issued Tuesday, Cronk gave…

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by Austin Monitor

Austin Monitor Radio: CodeNEXT with Evolve

This week, Evolve Austin’s Eric Goff and Austin Housing Coalition Executive Director Nicole Joslin chat with Austin Monitor freelance reporter Caleb Pritchard and editor Liz Pagano about CodeNEXT. To hear more about Evolve’s take on what needs fixing in the…

Monday, December 12, 2016 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: CodeNEXT update

CodeNEXT Citizens Advisory Group Chair Jim Duncan and Vice Chair Dave Sullivan join Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to chat about the rewrite of Austin’s Land Development Code. Sponsored by Austin Water. Post is embedded below.

Monday, June 27, 2016 by Cate Malek

Council reaches compromise on charter school land use debate

Last week, City Council voted to apply the same development standards to charter schools that were already required of local public schools, ending months of emotionally charged debate on the issue.In a 7-1-2 vote, with Council Member Ellen Troxclair opposed,…

Monday, May 9, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Charter school fight headed to City Hall

With an ordinance on the table that could mean an end for their current site plan exemptions, some Austin charter schools aren’t waiting for the fight to come to them.Austin Achieve Public Schools, Goodwill Central Texas, Harmony Public Schools, IDEA…

Monday, February 1, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Unresolved PUD changes spark Council fight

As has been widely reported by now, civility lost its way at last Thursday’s City Council meeting, culminating with a tweet from Council Member Leslie Pool.That tweet, since deleted, read, “So maybe this is the nail in Gallo’s coffin.” It…

Thursday, January 14, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Citizens plead for affordability from CodeNEXT

About 30 members of the public took the opportunity Tuesday night to address CodeNEXT, the citizens advisory group for rewriting Austin’s land development code. The majority of those speaking asked the panel to do something about Austin’s affordability problems.“We believe…

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Planning Commission OKs porch change

There were a lot of long discussions at the most recent meeting of the Planning Commission, but the discussion about changing the city’s Land Development Code in order to allow a more liberal approach to porches wasn’t one of them.The…

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Are digital billboards coming to Austin?

To date, Austin’s billboards have remained as static as the code that regulates them. But some are calling for changes that could allow digital billboards in the city.On Monday, members of the City Council Public Safety Committee voted to send…

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Planning Commissioners vote to expand powers

Last night, the Planning Commission made clear its power in regard to connectivity and subdivisions. It opted to keep recently controversial code language as-is, and instead offered up a new interpretation of that code.Commissioners voted unanimously in favor of an interpretation…

Thursday, March 26, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Adler promises to change building permit process

Speaking to a receptive audience at the Real Estate Council of Austin on Wednesday, Mayor Steve Adler said he and his colleagues intend to make sure that they fix problems in the city’s development and permitting process sooner rather than…

Thursday, November 20, 2014 by Kara Nuzback

Accessory dwelling unit change stalls in committee

The City of Austin wants to make it easier for residents to establish accessory dwelling units — or ADUs — such as garage apartments on their property in order to create more housing in the city center. At Tuesday’s meeting of…

Thursday, August 7, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

Council resolution would move city closer to allowing very small units

The City of Austin may soon designate a clear path within its Land Development Code for residents to legally construct and dwell in very small houses pending approval of a resolution to be voted on at today’s regular Austin City Council meeting.According…

Friday, July 25, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Ingle accuses Land Development Code panel member of ethics violation

Neighborhood activist Mary Ingle heightened the controversy around the city’s Land Development Code rewrite process Thursday by alleging that a member of the committee working on the rewrite has violated city ethics rules.In a sworn complaint, Ingle alleges that Melissa…

Thursday, June 5, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Despite criticism, Planning Commission reviews CodeNEXT rewrite

Though the process continues to draw criticism, the CodeNEXT code rewrite moves forward, and the Planning Commission looked at its latest benchmark last week.   Planning and Development ReviewUrban Planner George Zapalac  presented the Planning Commission with a draft of…

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Planning Commission nixes request for more impervious cover

Despite claims of staff error, the Planning Commission was unsympathetic to an East Austin homeowner in search of a zoning fix last week.   Blake and Toria English, the owners of 1307 Waller Street, were seeking a change from SF-3…

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.  …

Monday, April 14, 2014 by Kara Nuzback

Commission OKs recycling, composting plan for mobile food trucks

A city panel is working to encourage recycling and composting among Austin’s myriad mobile food trucks.   The Zero Waste Advisory Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to recommend amending city code to allow food trucks to use unattached trash receptacles, a…

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Riley’s push for micro-apartments draws complaint from Morrison

A push from Council Member Chris Riley to revise Austin’s Land Development Code to include new provisions to encourage the construction of micro-apartments raised concerns from Council Member Laura Morrison at Council’s Tuesday work session. There, Morrison argued that the…

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