Tag Archives: City of Austin Zoning and Platting Commission

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 by Austin Monitor

City of Austin Zoning and Platting Commission

Note: Rotating locations due to City Hall renovation through Oct., 2014. Please check ZAP agenda for meeting place.

Friday, July 25, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

ZAP approves zoning change to allow proposed learning center

The Zoning and Platting Commission refused to let zoning stand in the way of education last week. Commissioners voted 5-0 to recommend a mix of Single Family and Neighborhood Commercial – Mixed Use (LR-MU) zoning at 2103 West Slaughter Lane.…

Friday, July 18, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

ZAP grudgingly OKs subdivision variance for gated community

Members of the Zoning and Platting Commission railed against the traffic flow planned for a gated community in the city’s two-mile extraterritorial jurisdiction, but finally approved the subdivision Tuesday night. Developers were asking for a variance in order to make…

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

ZAP postpones case for salvage business in hopes of a better plan

After nearly a decade worth of talks with the city about its fate, an environmentally complicated piece of Northwest Austin land had its turn at the Zoning and Platting Commission last month but came away with a postponement.   The…

Monday, June 9, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

ZAP rejects neighborhood’s plea to keep new traffic off their street

The Zoning and Platting Commission heard a plea from a group of South Austin residents to keep traffic from a proposed development off their street, but the panel said no to their concerns.   Most of the neighbors who spoke…

Monday, June 2, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

ZAP backs project on Spicewood Springs Road despite objections

The Zoning and Platting Commission gave its blessing to more commercial zoning on Spicewood Springs Road at its last meeting, despite worries from neighbors that the change would just lead to more problems for residents of the area.   The…

Monday, April 21, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

ZAP rejects variance and zoning request for Del Valle development

Acknowledging staff concerns that a plan for a Del Valle development conflicted with one of the basic principles of Imagine Austin, the Zoning and Platting Commission rejected a variance and subdivision request Tuesday night.   But Cuatro Consultants Engineer Hugo…

Monday, April 14, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Council hears early report on future of boards and commissions

Austin City Council members appeared generally receptive to a host of potential changes to the structure of the city’s many – some say too many – boards and commissions. Still, as the Boards and Commission Transition Taskforce, which has become…

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

ZAP backs compromise with developer, neighborhood on duplexes

Brokering a compromise between worried neighbors and developers, the Zoning and Platting Commission last week asked that plans for a duplex development in far South Austin be scaled back.   The owners, Brian and Geryl Winterowd, were seeking a change…

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

ZAP grants extension of site plan to build 397-unit project

With only four members on the dais, the Zoning and Platting Commission granted a neighborhood appeal of an extension of a site plan review by default last week.   Commissioners voted 3-1 to deny the appeal, but because they need…

Friday, January 17, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

ZAP reluctantly approves new subdivision for Steiner Ranch

A small rebellion at the Zoning and Platting Commission was thwarted last week, with commissioners acquiescing to code and, in the end, approving a Steiner Ranch subdivision.   Previously, the commission had rejected the subdivision, citing health and safety concerns.…

Monday, January 13, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Zoning and Planning Commission OKs water treatment plant variances

A proposed water treatment plant for Travis County Water Control and Improvement District 17 continues to clear city hurdles, despite staff’s concerns.   This past Tuesday, the Zoning and Platting Commission voted to approve variances that will allow increased impervious…

Monday, January 13, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Proposed Northwest Austin restaurant fails to get ZAP backing

An even split at the Zoning and Platting Commission wasn’t enough to get a recommendation for a proposed Northwest Austin restaurant Tuesday night.   Developer Twelve Lakes LLC hopes to build the Austin Oaks Restaurant at 7601 Wood Hollow Drive.…

Friday, January 10, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

ZAP denies fill variance for property in city’s northwest ETJ

The Zoning and Platting Commission, following the Environmental Board‘s lead and staff’s counsel, denied a variance Tuesday for a north Austin property that has been in violation of city regulations for years.   The site, at 15101 Debba Drive, is…

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

ZAP approves multifamily zoning despite Rob Roy opposition

A gamble on a reduced Zoning and Platting Commission paid off for developers of a controversial West Austin project. The property is currently undeveloped and located at 800 North Capital of Texas Highway, also known as Loop 360. The land…

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

ZAP cites density issues in denying planned Steiner Ranch project

The last residential project proposed for the Steiner Ranch development failed to win over a concerned Zoning and Platting Commission last month.   “It’s like we’re holding this hostage, and that’s really not appropriate… (But) I don’t want to read…

Friday, November 8, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Commission recommends zoning change for 13-acre tract in South Austin

With Election Night activities going on elsewhere, the Zoning and Platting Commission had a quiet meeting Tuesday, focusing on a single case in Southwest Austin.   The Sawmill Drive property that the panel considered is just northwest of the Oak…

Monday, October 28, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Environmental Board denies variance, orders fill removed from lot

Though it has been in place for years, the Environmental Board definitively shut down a variance request that would have allowed a huge amount of fill to remain in northeast Austin. Instead, the board recommended that that fill be removed,…

Friday, October 11, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

ZAP denies contentious rezoning request at Balcones Country Club

Opponents of a bid to develop Balcones Country Club land won a unanimous victory at the Zoning and Platting Commission last week.   The Balcones Country Club Membership Association brought forward the proposal to rezone four lots from Rural Residential…

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Eastside juice bar gets go-ahead despite some Council misgivings

Despite hand-wringing over the prospect of a drive-though in far East Austin, a modest juice bar proposal emerged unscathed from City Council consideration last week.   “Here’s a guy trying to make a go of a small business. Everybody knows…

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