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Tag Archives: Crestview

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Developer wins suit against Crestview neighbors

Mark Dawson Homes has won its lawsuit against the residents of the Crestview neighborhood who tried to enforce an expired restrictive covenant against the developer that might have prevented it from building two homes on one lot at 7801 Mullen…

Monday, February 6, 2017 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Just more fake news

Alt-facts… The national press has caught wind of Travis County’s skirmish with Gov. Greg Abbott over immigration policy, for better and worse. Reputable outlets such as CBS News and the Washington Post have deigned to talk to County Judge Sarah…

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 by Jo Clifton

More neighbors sued over restrictive covenant

Attorneys for Mark Dawson Homes have made good on the threat to sue 61 homeowners in the Crestview neighborhood’s Meadowlawn subdivision, claiming that the lawsuit is the only avenue they have to remove a restrictive covenant that might prevent the…

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

“Pork chop” battle continues between districts

At the intersection of Morrow Street and Lamar Boulevard, a concrete barrier prevents District 4 residents to the east from heading due west into District 7. But the divisions between those who want to see the barrier removed and those…

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Neighbors sued over restrictive covenant

After threatening to sue a developer for violating a restrictive covenant, 21 members of the Crestview neighborhood were surprised when the developer turned the tables on them, filing suit to have the covenant declared void and seeking up to $100,000…

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Crestview home finds new life in Del Valle

When the demolition of 1208 Stobaugh St. came before the Historic Landmark Commission in November, it seemed to strike a nerve with Historic Preservation Officer Steve Sadowsky, who – faced with an agenda full of demolitions – urged the city…

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Korean church rezoning moves at snail’s pace

The struggle persists over the rezoning of the former site of the Korean United Presbyterian Church on Justin Lane. Neighbors who see the possibility of increased traffic and danger to pedestrians continue to clash with those who see the possibility…

Monday, November 30, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Landmark Commission OKs Crestview demo

At its most recent meeting, the Historic Landmark Commission was asked to consider 14 demolitions, which is on the low end of normal this year.One of the few demolitions that didn’t pass on consent was the demolition of 1208 Stobaugh…

Thursday, September 3, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Korean church rezoning inspires competing petitions

Last week, the Planning Commission gave its blessing to a new set of plans for redeveloping the former site of the Korean United Presbyterian Church in Crestview. The case will now head to City Council with neighborhood supporters, a list…

Friday, August 21, 2015 by Jack Craver

Planning Commission delays action on new Crestview church redevelopment proposal

It’s Round 2 in the fight between Crestview neighborhood activists and developer David Kahn.The neighborhood won the first round in May, when City Council declined to endorse Kahn’s request for a zoning change to build a 70,000-square-foot office complex and…

Thursday, July 9, 2015 by Jack Craver

Crestview park could be on the way

Crestview Neighborhood activists may finally get the new park they’ve wanted for years. Austin Energy is currently in the process of finding a new storage site so that one of its current properties, at 6909 Ryan Drive, can be converted…

Monday, May 18, 2015 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: gates, pies and tracheotomies

Council ponders homestead exemption, pie… City Council members may have been craving pie Wednesday afternoon, having tossed the metaphor around while discussing ways to fairly distribute the costs and benefits of a proposed homestead tax exemption on residents. Council Member…

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Council to consider Crestview valid petition case

On Thursday, City Council will be considering its first valid petition case in which the neighborhood opposes any zoning change for the property in question.Developer David Kahn is proposing to build a project of just under 70,000 square feet, including an…

Sunday, May 3, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Reporter’s Notebook: Zim appointments continue

More nomination fun … District 6 City Council Member Don Zimmerman continued his streak of commission nominations last week. Zimmerman posted his latest round of picks Thursday on the Council message board, and they include Antonio Buehler to the Public…

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Gated neighbors ask Crestview for a change

Neighborhoods and developers strike deals all the time. But what happens when people move into those compromises? One group of Crestview residents says that the time has come for the newcomers to be seen as neighbors, and they are asking…

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Fate of Crestview land parcel remains in limbo

Though the fate of an Austin Energy-owned parcel of land in the Crestview neighborhood remains uncertain, there was an update about 6909 Ryan Drive last month.Planning and Development Review Department Director Greg Guernsey wrote the Dec. 10 memo that provided an…

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Crestview office project gets initial approval

Changes to a proposed Crestview office project were enough to keep it alive at City Council last week.Currently, the 2.275 acres at Justin Lane and Cullen Avenue are home to a Korean Presbyterian Church. Developer David Kahn is proposing to…

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Crestview rallies against office building

Crestview residents turned out in force at last week’s Planning Commission meeting to protest a proposed office building in their neighborhood.Though developer David Kahn argued that the office project was an appropriate buffer between residential and commercial uses, neighbors disagreed.…

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