Tag Archives: Development Services Department

Friday, October 16, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Builders hope city fee hikes will improve service

Homebuilders who were not paying attention during September’s city budget deliberations might have been surprised to learn that the “volume builder submittal fee” for construction of a single-family home or duplex, which has cost $29 per home since 2007, shot…

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

City staff fixes plan review backlog, looks ahead

When it comes to planning and development, city staff has a lot on its plate in the foreseeable future. It no longer has to worry, though, about a plan review backlog that began to pile up earlier this year.Development Services…

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Concrete pouring ordinance may need more time

City staff’s proposed restrictions on notoriously loud and bright overnight concrete pouring at downtown sites may not be ready to hit the ground yet. That’s according to a discussion City Council had at its Tuesday work session ahead of a…

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 by Jo Clifton

One city employee dead, another in critical condition

One city employee has died and another is in critical condition at Brackenridge Hospital as a result of a collision that occurred in south Austin before noon on Monday.A late-evening memo from City Manager Marc Ott says that Robert Egan,…

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

City puts a price tag on planning backlog fix

Austin is looking at solutions to fix its plan review backlog, but the fix is going to cost the city.Since the publication of the Zucker Report draft, the Development Services Department has worked to create strategies to eliminate the backlog.…

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Planning Commissioners vote to expand powers

Last night, the Planning Commission made clear its power in regard to connectivity and subdivisions. ItĀ opted to keep recently controversial code language as-is, and instead offered up a new interpretation of that code.Commissioners voted unanimously in favor of an interpretation…

Thursday, April 16, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

BoA to interpret rule on attic dormers next month

For almost a year, the Zilker Neighborhood Association has been waiting for an explanation about McMansion dormers. This week, association members took their questions to the Board of Adjustment and asked for an interpretation.After a discussion of the issue, board…

Thursday, April 9, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

City works to build trust in wake of Zucker Report

On Wednesday, Austinites had a chance to address the Zucker Report publicly for the first time.Developers, neighborhood advocates and other stakeholders offered their feedback on the report and the development process in two meetings, and heard from Zucker Systems President…

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