Tag Archives: Clarksville

Thursday, September 30, 2021 by Kali Bramble

Clarksville demolition cases reveal challenges faced by preservationists

The Historic Landmark Commission grappled with its own limitations this past Monday as it oversaw the outcome of two Clarksville demolition cases with palpable disappointment. The two homes, located at 1805 Waterston Ave. and 1104 Toyath St., are both contributing…

Friday, September 11, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Mary Baylor House receives recommendation for historic zoning

The house of civil rights activist Mary Freeman Baylor had been run-down for years until new owners bought the Clarksville property in 2014 and began fixing it up, on the heels of a thwarted attempt to demolish the house. The property…

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

Dissatisfied with lack of compromise, Historic Landmark Commission stalls

After its fourth public hearing, the Clarksville storybook house remains a point of contention between owner, commission and the Clarksville Community Development Corporation. Priscilla Glover, the owner of 1002 Charlotte St., told the commissioners at their Nov. 19 meeting, “I…

Thursday, September 27, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

A storybook-inspired home is not a fairy-tale ending for Clarksville neighbors

Sure, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but sometimes a desire for architectural continuity within a neighborhood trumps the desires of a homeowner. At 1002 Charlotte St. in the Clarksville neighborhood, there is a small one-story home built…

Monday, August 7, 2017 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Cool for cats?

It is in Austin!… During a discussion of the Aquatic Master Plan during a City Council work session last Tuesday, Council Member Delia Garza highlighted the dearth of public pools in her southeastern district, which includes parts of Del Valle.…

Friday, July 28, 2017 by Jack Craver

Clarksville meeting displays fear of CodeNEXT and density

On Wednesday night the pews at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Clarksville were packed with nearby residents who had come to hear about how their surroundings would be impacted by CodeNEXT, the proposed rewrite of the city’s Land Development…

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Clarksville demolition sails through city process

Last week, plans to demolish a contributing home in the Clarksville National Register Historic District moved forward after less than 15 minutes of discussion at the Historic Landmark Commission. Pecan Valley Homes can now move forward with the planned demolition…

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Clarksville home gets its basement at the BoA

Though not everyone was thrilled by the news, plans for a new home in Clarksville are moving forward as proposed after a variance from the Board of Adjustment. Matt Fajkus, who is the architect for the project, spoke on behalf…

Friday, July 10, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Clarksville addition distresses preservationists

Plans to expand a 1935 Clarksville cottage have rattled Austinites worried about preserving the history of a neighborhood that they fear is disappearing piece by piece. The house at 1704 West 10th St. is currently a contributing building to the…

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