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Tag Archives: Downtown Commission

Friday, January 18, 2019 by Jack Craver

City hopes 10-foot fence will deter crime on Red River

The city of Austin is inching toward a “short-term” solution to a downtown alleyway that police and business owners say has become a magnet for criminal activity.Drug dealing, prostitution and human waste are frequent issues in the alley between Beerland…

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

CodeNEXT failure, scooters and developers lead to new look at downtown plan

The Downtown Austin Plan, conceived in the midst of the 2008 financial crisis and approved in 2011 as Austin’s commercial real estate market was kicking back into high gear, is going to get a hard look under the hood.Last month,…

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Ciclovia on hold while parking proposal creates controversy on Congress Avenue

The dream of shutting down Congress Avenue for a daylong bicycle festival is in a state of suspended animation.City Council made a step toward the idea just over a year ago when it voted on a resolution directing the city…

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Innovation team sets sights on bedbugs, overcrowding at homeless shelter

The Innovation Office earlier this month issued a set of recommendations to mitigate serious problems plaguing the 14-year-old Austin Resource Center for the Homeless at East Seventh and Neches streets.Last week, the office’s so-called i-team briefed the Downtown Commission on…

Monday, March 26, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Dockless bike-share pilot development rolls forward

More than a year after an aborted attempt to move into Austin without permission, several dockless bike-sharing companies have switched gears and are now patiently working with the Transportation Department as it develops a pilot program that could put the…

Thursday, January 18, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Public toilet pilot program flush with users

The Downtown Commission learned on Wednesday evening that the city’s ongoing public toilet pilot program has served more than 8,000 users since its launch in late September.The official total through Jan. 2, according to city engineer David Magaña, is 8,355…

Monday, October 30, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Downtown leaders eye busing changes to manage traffic growth

Downtown Austin leaders are hoping that proposed changes in downtown routes and frequency for Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus service will increase the number of employers in the city’s core willing to offer alternative transportation plans for their employees in…

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Report spells out Congress Avenue’s potential transformation

The future of Congress Avenue leading up to the state Capitol could see bicycles claiming the middle of the road as cars pass on both sides. That is one configuration in the discussion for an eventual makeover of the street…

Monday, July 24, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Sobriety center likely won’t open until 2018

After years of planning, the downtown Austin sobriety center is still months away from opening its doors.On Wednesday night, the interim head of the nonprofit outfit that will operate the center told the Downtown Commission that the center’s future building…

Monday, January 23, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Downtown commissioners hear about live music reforms

A proposed reform that would set new parameters for live music venues and their neighbors is still on pace for a City Council vote this March following scrutiny by the Downtown Commission last week.Alex Lopez, deputy director of Austin’s Economic…

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

City works to smooth out new concrete ordinance

A code amendment that promises to change how the city handles after-hours concrete installation is moving forward.The interim ordinance, passed by City Council in November, is set to expire March 31 without further Council intervention.The city held a third stakeholder…

Monday, February 23, 2015 by Caleb Pritchard

County pitches courthouse plan to Downtown group

Travis County officials presented plans for a proposed $291.6 million Civil and Family Courthouse to Austin’s Downtown Commission last week in an early bid to shore up city support before taking the plan to voters ahead of November’s bond election.…

Friday, November 21, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

Council sets overnight concrete pour ordinance

Following lengthy discussion and public input, City Council unanimously passed an interim ordinance Thursday that limits overnight concrete pouring in parts of downtown from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. and initiates a 60-day stakeholder process for a permanent solution.The ordinance,…

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