Tag Archives: City of Austin University Neighborhood Overlay (UNO)

Monday, November 18, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

West Campus overlay grows without Planning Commission expansion

The 2004 University Neighborhood Overlay district has made West Campus a strong contender for the most urban neighborhood in the city. City Council passed an amendment to the district Thursday that will help generate even more growth, but some of…

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Planning Commission endorses West Campus density

When the University Neighborhood Overlay (UNO) was established in 2004, the idea spurring its creation was to increase housing opportunities for students in an area close to classrooms and campus life.In the 15 years since, the need for affordable student…

Monday, May 6, 2019 by Elizabeth Pagano

Planning commissioners strike heritage tree compromise

When it comes to preserving heritage trees, when should development take precedence? That was the question planning commissioners sought to answer at their most recent meeting, where developers of a property at 2111 Rio Grande St. were seeking variances to…

Thursday, March 14, 2019 by Jack Craver

Planning Commission OKs taller building in West Campus

The Planning Commission granted near-unanimous approval for a rezoning in West Campus to allow an old student housing complex at 2408 Leon St. to be replaced with a new, larger apartment complex.The property owner, Arlington Capital Austin, wants the lot…

Friday, March 17, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

Form-based considerations inform West Campus variance case

In the haze of CodeNEXT fever, the form-based language of building types and footprints continues to creep into discussions of land use, and those considerations found their way into the Board of Adjustment’s meeting Monday night.For its final item, the board heard…

Monday, May 16, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

New co-op wrangles with parking at BoA

Could a brand-new co-op be on the way in the University Neighborhood Overlay? Probably, but there are some parking issues to clear up before the project can move forward.Though some Board of Adjustment members seemed wary of the request for…

Monday, April 11, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Reporter’s Notebook: Music and moments of vindication

Which genre do you live in?… In case you missed it, the city’s district music summits kicked off this weekend with the punk/alternative summit in District 2. Even if you didn’t go, there are nine summits left to catch, each…

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Landmark Commission hears tale of two houses

A novel bid to preserve two unrelated homes in West Campus passed through the Historic Landmark Commission on Monday night. Commissioners approved a half-mile move for the historic Dabney-Horne House, in the hopes that its relocation could save the Clyde…

Thursday, September 10, 2015 by Sunny Sone

AURA, UT group want to tear down wall, plant trees

Tear down that (West Campus) wall.The West Campus Wall – which runs along much of the University of Texas’ western edge, separating the campus from Guadalupe Street – has long been a symbol of UT’s isolation from the rest of…

Friday, July 3, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Home of legendary UT coach remains in limbo

After a trip through the Planning Commission last week, the fate of famed University of Texas track coach Clyde Littlefield’s former house remains uncertain.Commissioners voted 4-3 to deny historic zoning for the West Campus home, with Chair Danette Chimenti and…

Friday, March 28, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council moves forward with proposal to allow micro apartment units

The discussion about micro apartment units boiled down to a few small details at Thursday’s City Council‘s meeting.   Council members approved a resolution 7-0, initiating a code amendment that could decouple parking requirements from units that are less than…

Monday, March 3, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council makes late changes to Downtown Density Program

There were big changes at the last minute for the city’s Downtown Density Bonus Program Thursday night.   City Council voted 7-0 to codify community benefits of the Downtown Density Bonus Program not relating to affordability. They also voted to…

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,…

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