Tag Archives: East Austin

Monday, February 9, 2015 by Kara Nuzback

Subcommittee seeks help for ADU changes

The Planning Commission Codes and Ordinances Subcommittee met Thursday to discuss amendments to a city ordinance regarding accessory dwelling units — apartments located on the same property as a house. But city staffer Ming-ru Chu could barely read through the…

Monday, February 2, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Historic gambit could derail east side condo plan

A bid to stave off an East Austin condominium development gained traction last week when a neighborhood push to save the houses on land slated for development found unanimous support at the Historic Landmark Commission. Swede Hill neighbors came forward…

Monday, November 24, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Landmark Commission delays fate of Pine Street

The future of East Austin’s Pine Street Station will remain in limbo for at least another month after last week’s postponement of a grass-roots bid for historic landmark designation. Though the Historic Landmark Commission again discussed the buildings at Fifth…

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Housing, not retail, on the way for East Austin

A fight for more retail space proved unsuccessful at the Planning Commission last week, where commissioners unanimously approved a conditional use permit that will allow an affordable housing project to be built despite the neighborhood’s wishes. “It may not be…

Friday, October 31, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Crowd pleads with HLC to save Pine Street Station

The possible demolition of East Austin’s Pine Street Station drew impassioned pleas to the Historic Landmark Commission this week. On Monday night, a crowd of Austinites implored the commission to initiate historic zoning for the buildings located at 414 Waller…

Thursday, October 30, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Urban farms battle is back at Planning Commission

The fight over urban farms reignited at the Planning Commission on Tuesday night, where a battle took place over whether East Austin’s Springdale Farm should get a zoning change that would allow it to continue to hold events. The owners…

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Tank farm to be transformed into creative collective

A former tank farm tract in East Austin is set to get a hipster makeover, if the city approves its zoning change. The land, located at 1023 Springdale Road, is just under 10 acres. It is currently zoned a combination…

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 by Kara Nuzback

East Austin candidates pack stage at North Door

Candidates went head-to-head in the race to represent East Austin voters in District 3 at the latest in a series of community forums hosted by the Austin Monitor and KUT News. All of the district’s 12 candidates attended Monday’s question…

Thursday, September 11, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Board grants variance for novel preservation plan

The Board of Adjustment gave the go-ahead for a novel preservation strategy at its Monday night meeting. Newcastle Homes’ Lex Zwarum’s proposal, which he describes as a “win-win,” will zone the existing house at 2100 East 14th St. as a…

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