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Thursday, April 3, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Planning Commission takes a turn at tackling Lake Austin zoning

It was the Planning Commission’s turn to tackle new Lake Austin regulations last week, and they had questions.   The proposed changes are the result of a nearly two-year process of looking at Lake Austin, proposing changes to the code…

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Planning Commission denies MF-2 zoning for West Austin tract

A controversial development plan on Exposition Boulevard is back at City Hall.   Austin Elm Terrace, LP was asking for Multifamily (MF-2) zoning on the 3215 Exposition Boulevard lot, which is just over two acres. The tract was formerly part…

Monday, March 31, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council denies East Cesar Chavez restaurant a late-hours permit

East Austin’s Weather Up Restaurant will have to weather at least another year without late night hours, after an unsuccessful trip to City Council last week.   In February, the Planning Commission rejected the request for the conditional use permit…

Thursday, March 27, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Planning Commission OKs variance for Lake Austin boat dock

Though they faced criticism from residents on the other side of Lake Austin, the owners of a Rob Roy property are well on the way to getting a boat dock.   The Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve the variance…

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Commission initiates code amendment for small lot amnesty

Modifications to the city’s small lot amnesty policy continue to move forward, with a code amendment now on the horizon.   The Planning Commission voted unanimously at its last meeting to initiate the code amendment, which will clarify that the…

Monday, March 24, 2014 by Kara Nuzback

Split Council rejects high-dollar condos in low-income neighborhood

In a 4-3 vote, the Austin City Council narrowly denied a zoning change to allow for condos on a plot of land at 600 Kemp St., a small road that runs perpendicular to Montopolis Drive.   Council Members Laura Morrison,…

Thursday, March 20, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council to look at new rule: Brew beer here, drink beer here

If the Austin City Council approves changes to city code today, thirsty Austinites will be able to drink their beer straight from the source.   Last week, the Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve code changes that will allow beer…

Thursday, March 13, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Planning Commission won’t amend NCCD to fix permit mistake

The Planning Commission has shot down a city staff scheme to fix a mistake that left a neighborhood business in limbo.   Though the request was solely to initiate an amendment to the Hyde Park Neighborhood Conservation Combining District (NCCD,)…

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Planning Commission nixes plans for Montopolis condo project

Montopolis Neighborhood residents’ fears of gentrification were convincing enough to sway the Planning Commission from endorsing a condominium project last week.   Kemp Street Properties LLC was seeking the change from SF-3 zoning to SF-6 zoning on 5.38 acres at…

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

City Council approves limits on occupancy rates on first reading

After a very long night at its last meeting, the Austin City Council had taken definitive steps toward a reduction of maximum occupancy rates in single-family dwellings.   Council voted on first reading to reduce the maximum occupancy from six…

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Appeal allows Co-op to move Dabney-Horne House

There have been plenty of twists and turns along the way, but it looks like plans to move the historic Dabney-Horne House 12 feet are fairly unstoppable, due to a scheduling problem.   The case has been in and out…

Friday, February 7, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Cascades MUD project finally headed for City Council action

The 10th time proved the charm for the Cascades Municipal Utility District No. 1. The project won the support of the Planning Commission at its last meeting, and has moved on to the City Council.   The Planning Commission voted…

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Little Woodrow’s on Burnet survives two-year fight to serve alcohol

It certainly wasn’t easy, but the Little Woodrow’s bar on Burnet Road now has the right to serve alcohol.   The City Council granted an appeal late Thursday, permitting liquor sales and a waiver that allows parking closer to residential…

Thursday, January 30, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Lower maximum occupancy limits continue to race toward Council

After several attempts at a compromise on lowering maximum occupancy limits, the Planning Commission ultimately struck upon a solution Tuesday night that earned unanimous support. On an 8-0 vote, the commission recommended a citywide occupancy limit of four unrelated people,…

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Planning Commission opposes church’s expansion of parking lot

Though there were hopes that it could help alleviate parking troubles on South Congress Avenue, the Planning Commission shot down a zoning change request by the Congress Avenue Baptist Church at the commission’s most recent meeting. The next stop for…

Thursday, January 23, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Measure to set residential occupancy limits headed for City Council

An effort to curb stealth dorms that would radically limit how many unrelated people can live in Austin’s residences is heading quickly back to City Council.   This past November Council started the process of limiting occupancy to four unrelated…

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Cascades MUD set for 10th appearance at Planning Commission

A proposed municipal utility district in the Onion Creek area continues to mosey its way to City Council. But first, it will pay a 10th visit to the Planning Commission’s agenda.   After discussion, the Planning Commission opted to mull…

Monday, January 6, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Environmental Board worries about subdivision above Barton Springs

The Environmental Board has taken the unusual step of weighing in on a case not formally before them, letting the city know exactly what its members think about a subdivision planned to sit on Little Zilker Creek. The board, though…

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Planning Commission opposes ending covenant to allow condos

Prospective developers of an East Austin tract might have to come up with another plan after the Planning Commission declined to recommend terminating a restrictive covenant on the property.   Paul Saustraup asked to terminate the restrictive covenant at 1120…

Thursday, December 12, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Lack of permit allowing alcohol may doom Little Woodrow’s

After the Planning Commission failed to grant its bid for a conditional use permit that would have allowed the establishment to serve alcoholic beverages, the Burnet Road Little Woodrow’s may never come to pass.   The bar has faced staunch…

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