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Tag Archives: City of Austin Zoning and Platting Commission

ZAP members OK 'spot zoning' for ADU

Last Tuesday, the Zoning and Platting Commission heard what may be one of the last requests to build an accessory dwelling unit on a Single Family Residence-Standard (SF-2) lot after City Council resolved to allow ADUs in such spots in December.…

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Committee sends 'meeting place question' to full Council

Although they rejected the idea of changing the bylaws of three land use commissions to designate a specific meeting place, members of the City Council Audit & Finance Committee on Wednesday expressed their willingness to consider directing staff to hold…

Land use commissions worry move from City Hall will hurt public participation

In a rare joint meeting, three land use commissions frustrated by an unwelcome move from City Hall grilled city staff last Monday about why meetings will soon be held in the new Permitting and Development Center. The staffers, after hearing…

ZAP says MF-2 too dense for Menchaca, a Project Connect corridor

On Tuesday, the Zoning and Platting Commission rejected Multifamily Low-Density (MF-2) zoning for three properties along Menchaca Road over objections from some commissioners who argued for more density on a corridor slated for Project Connect investment. “When I look at…

Land use commissions face uphill battle to stay at City Hall

When City Council approved plans for a new Permitting and Development Center in 2017, the idea was that all land use commissions would eventually hold meetings there as part of a “one-stop shop” for all things development. But now that…

ZAP votes against rezoning for affordable housing project, the Rhett

The Zoning and Platting Commission Tuesday recommended denying a rezoning for the Rhett, an affordable housing project at 1000 East Yager Lane in North Austin.  The commission’s vote comes as the city falls short on its affordable housing production goals.…

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As one family finds out, rezoning a property in Austin 'takes perseverance'

Most of the time, developers’ representatives appear before the Zoning and Platting Commission to request a zoning change. But on Tuesday, the commission heard a request not from someone looking to turn a profit, but from a family aiming to…

ZAP recommends VMU zoning on increasingly dense Slaughter Lane corridor

On Tuesday, the Zoning and Platting Commission unanimously recommended Vertical Mixed-Use zoning to allow a 290-unit multifamily development with ground floor retail at 1017 W. Slaughter Lane. Though VMU zoning is more often seen in the central city, commissioners thought…

ZAP fails to recommend rezoning for 100 percent affordable apartments

A tie vote at the Zoning and Platting Commission last Tuesday means that the rezoning for Fox Hollow, an affordable housing project, goes to City Council without ZAP’s recommendation. Half of the commission sided with neighbors who say the site…

Cave concern means no ZAP recommendation for Luby’s rezoning

Two weeks ago, Zoning and Platting commissioners made one thing clear: Without more information about two caves under the Luby’s cafeteria site in Northwest Austin, the commission can’t discuss the Multifamily-Highest Density (MF-6) zoning requested by the developer, who wants…

ZAP lacks votes in contentious 3M property rezoning

The Zoning and Platting Commission last Tuesday failed to recommend rezoning part of 3M Company’s former campus in Northwest Austin, falling short of the six votes required for a motion to pass. The case now goes to City Council without…

Hindered by traffic concerns, ZAP punts on rezoning case

Members of the Zoning and Platting Commission disagreed Tuesday on the proper zoning for an apartment project at 1434 Genoa Drive in South Austin, letting the zoning case move to City Council without their input. The commission’s main sticking point…

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