Tag Archives: CoA Planning Commission Codes & Ordinances Committee

Thursday, January 19, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Sidewalk Master Plan recommendations move forward

An overhaul of Austin’s sidewalk regulations took a small but significant step forward Wednesday night after a vote held by a lesser-known body.The Planning and Zoning and Platting commissions’ Codes and Ordinances Joint Committee recommended the initiation of changes to…

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 by Vicky Garza

Tenant relocation assistance program moves forward

In recognition of urgent community need, the Planning Commission’s Committee on Codes and Ordinances voted unanimously to push forward with a proposed tenant relocation assistance program, despite the lack of a draft ordinance at the meeting.As requested by City Council…

Monday, May 23, 2016 by Vicky Garza

Proposed ordinance puts charter schools at odds with neighborhoods

Though they gave it a shot, members of the Planning Commission’s Committee on Codes and Ordinances were unable to reach an agreement on what to do with the draft ordinance that would remove site development plan exemptions for charter schools.Andrew…

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 by Audrey McGlinchy

Committee loosens requirements for ADUs

Members of the Committee on Codes and Ordinances voted Tuesday to make it easier for residents to build accessory dwelling units, or ADUs. The ordinance, approved on a unanimous vote, does away with many of the parking provisions some said…

Monday, May 4, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

ADUs headed back to Codes and Ordinances

After nearly three hours of discussion Tuesday, the city’s Planning Commission opted to send a proposed Accessory Dwelling Unit, or ADU, code amendment back to its Codes and Ordinances subcommittee for a second time.Almost one year ago, City Council approved…

Thursday, March 19, 2015 by Kara Nuzback

Panel OKs parking cuts for some small apartments

In some parts of the city, accessory apartments on residential properties — called accessory dwelling units, or ADUs — may soon have fewer parking requirements.The Planning Commission Codes and Ordinances Subcommittee voted 2-1 in favor of easing parking requirements for…

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 by Kara Nuzback

City fails to patch SXSW crash-pad issue

An East Austin home whose lease holders are housing musicians in exchange for promotion on social media has city officials flummoxed. Neighbors of the Waller Street property argue that it is an inappropriate use of the house, which is zoned residential.…

Monday, February 9, 2015 by Kara Nuzback

Subcommittee seeks help for ADU changes

The Planning Commission Codes and Ordinances Subcommittee met Thursday to discuss amendments to a city ordinance regarding accessory dwelling units — apartments located on the same property as a house. But city staffer Ming-ru Chu could barely read through the…

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 by Kara Nuzback

Subcommittee meeting on ADUs canceled

A meeting of the Planning Commission Codes and Ordinances Subcommittee was canceled Tuesday because not enough members showed up. Voting members James Nortey, Jean Stevens and Nuria Zaragoza along with ex officio member Jeff Jack waited 30 minutes after the…

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…

Monday, September 22, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Panel signs off on changes to SMART housing program

Potential changes to the city’s SMART housing program are making their way back to City Council.The Planning Commission Codes and Ordinances Committee looked at the changes last week, voting unanimously to send them on to the full commission with their…

Friday, September 19, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Committee says Austin not ready for micro units

Though they may not be a bad idea, it just may not be the right time for micro units in Austin.That was the sentiment at the Planning Commission Codes and Ordinances committee Tuesday, where commissioners voted unanimously to deny recommending…

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…

Monday, February 24, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Planning committee backs code change to limit small lot amnesty

The city could soon change how it treats substandard lots, and though it’s still in the early process, some people are already concerned about what that change might mean.   A proposed change backed by the Planning Commission Codes and…

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