Tag Archives: City of Austin Planning Commission

Monday, June 29, 2020 by Nina Hernandez

Two Montopolis rezoning cases move forward

The battle over a group of Montopolis rezoning cases continued at the Planning Commission last Tuesday. One of the cases – 1.32 acres at 200 Montopolis Drive and 6206 Clovis – passed on consent, and three others were postponed. After…

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by Nina Hernandez

Planning Commission punts MLK zoning case so applicant can work with neighbors

This story has been corrected to reflect a reconsideration of the case by the Planning Commission at the end of its meeting.The Planning Commission voted at its Tuesday meeting to postpone consideration of a zoning change for 5201 E. Martin…

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 by Elizabeth Pagano

Montopolis rezonings draw community ire

The Planning Commission is scheduled to hear a cluster of five development cases in Montopolis today, and it hasn’t escaped the notice of community leaders.Eight separate addresses covering more than 10 acres of the Southeast Austin neighborhood are seeking a…

Thursday, May 28, 2020 by Nina Hernandez

Planning Commission declines to rescind Simon-Caskey Tract plan

After a lengthy discussion at Tuesday night’s meeting, the Planning Commission ultimately voted to uphold its April 28 vote on the Simon-Caskey Tract Preliminary Plan in City Council District 8.The preliminary plan, approved April 28, calls for the development of…

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by Nina Hernandez

Planning Commission approves subdivision in West Oak Hill despite deed restriction concerns

At its May 12 meeting, the Planning Commission unanimously approved a preliminary plan for the Twilight Gardens subdivision in West Oak Hill. The plan will create 20 lots on 17.92 acres in Southwest Austin.Jerry Perales of Perales Land Development, who…

Thursday, May 14, 2020 by Nina Hernandez

Schlotzsky’s PUD clears Planning Commission

On Tuesday night, the Planning Commission voted 10-3 to approve the zoning case for 218 South Lamar, otherwise known as the Schlotzsky’s planned unit development.Owners Michael and William Pfluger want to build a 96-foot-tall building that would include pedestrian-oriented uses…

Monday, April 27, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Compromise reached at Lantana PCA, Environmental Commission recommends project

After postponing its recommendation on the project consent agreement at the Lantana project in Southwest Austin, the Environmental Commission has reached an agreement with the developer and the Save Our Springs Alliance on how to move forward.On Tuesday, the Planning…

Friday, March 13, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Council postpones airport overlay amendments with related zoning case

The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport plans to double in size over the next two decades, welcoming and sending off about 812 flights per day and serving as many as 30 million passengers a year by 2037.That increase in operations, said Shane…

Monday, March 2, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Planning Commission recommends Austin Green PUD with a laundry list of amendments

The Austin Green planned unit development, which is located just east of the Austin city limits on Harold Green Road, has now received two unanimous commission votes recommending that the 2,122-acre former sand and gravel mine receive PUD rezoning. On…

Thursday, February 27, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Planning Commission recommends Imagine Austin amendments but postpones neighborhood request

At Tuesday’s Planning Commission meeting, city staff asked commissioners for their recommendations for amending the language of the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan.Staff brought two requests to the dais. One was for an endorsement to alter the language of the Imagine…

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

City addresses pedestrian access with advancement of zoning request at Graffiti Park site advances

The Colorfield, a 10-unit condominium project located on one of two lots that is home to the now-closed Graffiti Park, is inching closer to redevelopment after roughly two years of site plan review.City Council approved the zoning request for the…

Thursday, January 30, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Planning Commission recommends rezoning for half of Castle Hill Graffiti Park

Two projects intending to replace the internationally famous “Graffiti Park” came before the Planning Commission on Jan. 28. However, only the 10-condo Colorfield project at 1006 Baylor St. received the commission’s recommendation.When the Historic Landmark Commission approved the demolition of the…

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Planning Commission supports request for 400-foot buildings in East Austin

There are not many places in the city where buildings tower 400 feet into the sky. However, there is a chance that the areas of Austin where these skyscrapers are permitted are about to expand.In a 9-0-1 vote, the Planning…

Thursday, January 16, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Planning Commission recommends Rendon house for historic zoning over owner’s wishes

The Planning Commission took another step Jan. 14 to pave the way for historic zoning for the home of the late Edward Rendon Sr. despite continued opposition from one of Rendon’s 16 heirs.With a vote in favor of historic zoning,…

Monday, January 6, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Planning Commission recommends a commercial zoning change in the heart of Brentwood

Commercial enterprises are sprinkled throughout Brentwood, a residential neighborhood in North-Central Austin. However, the request for a zoning change to turn a residential home into a real estate office brought concerned residents to the Dec. 10 meeting of the Planning…

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

West Campus home fails to receive required votes for historic designation

The Historic Landmark Commission recently recommended historic zoning for a 19th-century West Campus home at 704 W. 22nd St. against the owner’s wishes. Planning commissioners have now voted to deny the recommendation for historic zoning, preventing the case from moving…

Monday, December 16, 2019 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Two Apples, one day

Update on Oakwood… A Dec. 13 memo from Austin Parks and Recreation Department Director Kimberly McNeeley gives an update to the Oakwood Cemetery archaeological findings, with “next steps for the reinterment, memorialization and educational outreach related to burials that were…

Monday, December 2, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Austin Humane Society moves forward with 15-year expansion plan

The Austin Humane Society has been in its current facilities for 25 years. However, as Austin continues to grow, the shelter finds itself in need of an expansion to accommodate its own increasing populations.“We’ve outgrown our space,” said Frances Jonon,…

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 by Elizabeth Pagano

Paxton files suit against planning commissioners

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is once again challenging the makeup of Austin’s Planning Commission.In a suit filed Tuesday, Paxton asks to remove Fayez Kazi, James Shieh, Greg Anderson, Claire Hempel and/or Patrick Howard from the Planning Commission “because one…

Thursday, November 14, 2019 by Audrey McGlinchy

Land code heads to City Council with request to focus development on West Austin instead of East

Austin’s new land use code, which determines what can be built in the city and where, is one step closer to being finalized – but first, one city body is asking that the plan encourage development farther west instead of…

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