Tag Archives: City of Austin Zoning and Platting Commission

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

ZAP recommends allowing cellphone tower on church property

Data use on cell phones has become so ubiquitous that Verizon Wireless is finding some of its towers overwhelmed by capacity. One area Verizon is unable to adequately serve is in North Austin at the Parmer Lane and MoPac Expressway…

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

ZAP says unlimited RVs should be allowed in mobile home parks

City Council will attempt to alleviate some of Austin’s affordability pressures on Thursday by discussing rezoning mobile home parks that are operating as such yet are not appropriately zoned and by amending the mobile home ordinance to allow recreational vehicles in…

Friday, May 24, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Annexation causes confusion over property zoning at ZAP

Before being annexed into the city of Austin in 1984, the half-acre lot at 9606 Swansons Ranch Road operated as a commercial lot with a gunsmithing business and later a seafood business. After annexation, the parcel of land, which was…

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

ZAP recommends rezoning AISD property for commercial use

Austin Independent School District’s Rosedale School is a special institution that serves students of all ages with severe disabilities, including children who are medically fragile or who need intensive behavioral support. Many of these special-needs children require intensive medical care,…

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Affordability Unlocked gets ZAP approval, with concerns

With a $250 million bond geared toward affordable housing, a goal to preserve 10,000 affordable units over the next 10 years and a City Council resolution seeking ways to increase the number of affordable units, city staff members brought forward…

Monday, March 18, 2019 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Dark Skies over ZAP

Doggone open data… During last week’s SXSW-adjacent session at Capital Factory about the value of open data provided by governmental entities, the city of Austin got an unexpected plaudit that also offered a not-unexpected snapshot into the city’s priorities. Panelist…

Friday, March 15, 2019 by Alyx Wilson

Junction Athletic Complex concerns don’t find a place at ZAP meeting

The Zoning and Platting Commission’s hands were tied when it came to many of the concerns raised by neighbors at ZAP’s March 5 meeting on the proposed Junction Athletic Complex at 8921 W. U.S. Highway 290.The case was only set…

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 by Alyx Wilson

ZAP unanimously approves Keilbar Lane rezone

The Zoning and Platting Commission granted its blessing to a new condominium development at 1903 Keilbar Lane during their Jan. 29 meeting.The applicant, Michael Winningham, hopes to build up to seven condominium units which he said he believes are compatible…

Monday, February 11, 2019 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Clarifications

The devil (or the donut) is in the details… When it comes to zoning and platting, make no mistake that the commissioners who sit on ZAP pay attention to the details of each and every case. In fact, this was…

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Zoning and Platting Commission discusses validity of previous vote

At the last meeting of the Zoning and Platting Commission on Jan. 29, even with a full dais the commission was unable to muster the supermajority vote needed to approve a request for a flag lot at 11603 Tedford St.Dissatisfied…

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by Alyx Wilson

ZAP contemplates uprooting

Last month, on Jan. 15, the Zoning and Platting Commission heard a long-awaited briefing from the University of Texas’ Uprooted study on gentrification and displacement in Austin.Dr. Jake Wegmann, one of the three authors, presented a summarized version of the…

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 by Jack Craver

North Austin neighborhood group doesn’t want more renters

A family seeking to sell roughly 30 acres of undeveloped property in North Austin won approval last month from the Zoning and Platting Commission for a zoning change that will allow the land to be developed into over 130 homes,…

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 by Alyx Wilson

ZAP favors half of zoning case

In the end, the Zoning and Platting Commission approved a rezoning for 200 feet of a property just east of U.S. Highway 183 at 7712 FM 969. However, the approval was made not exactly at the recommendation of staff or…

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by Alyx Wilson

ZAP recommends driveway at South Chisholm Trail

After several years of debate on what to do with the two lots on the corner of Slaughter Lane and South Chisholm Trail, a deal has been struck. Jim Wittliff, representing the property owner Mario Solis, presented the compromise for…

Friday, October 12, 2018 by Alyx Wilson

Island Cove boat dock variance passes with some tension from neighbors

At its Oct. 2 meeting, the Zoning and Platting Commission approved an environmental variance on a site plan for a boat dock sitting below Mount Bonnell at 4409 Island Cove. The variance passed with a “soft no” from staff and…

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 by Alyx Wilson

ZAP endorses Camelback PUD

For more than two hours, 25 Austinites spoke in support of or in opposition to, or expressed a neutral stance on, a new planned unit development known as the Camelback PUD at the most recent meeting of the Zoning and…

Friday, September 28, 2018 by Alyx Wilson

ZAP commissioners clash on a vote for extended Rundberg Lane and Belmont Apartments

Between the rotating podium speakers and the flurry of questions from across the dais, everyone had at least a few clashing opinions about a District 1 rezoning case at the Zoning and Platting Commission on Tuesday night.LDG Development LLC applied…

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano

ZAP considers West Austin historic zoning

Going against the wishes of the property’s owners and their neighbors, a majority of the Zoning and Platting Commission endorsed a bid for historic zoning in Old West Austin at its most recent meeting.Though it wasn’t enough for a recommendation,…

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

Despite need for housing, ZAP does not approve Southwest Austin subdivision

After the Environmental Commission failed to recommend the environmental suitability of a densely planned Southwest Austin subdivision due to traffic concerns, the preliminary plan for this development proceeded to the Zoning and Platting Commission.Much like the hearing in June, the…

Monday, July 23, 2018 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Communication

They don’t want to talk to you… Staff from the Development Services Department repeatedly told members of the Zoning and Platting Commission at their Tuesday meeting that they were legally obligated to approve a site plan for the controversial Champion…

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