Tag Archives: Floodplain variance

Monday, March 16, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Decision on floodplain variance on hold

Sam Kumar, owner of Journeyman Austin Holdings Inc., came to City Council last week requesting a floodplain variance to allow parking in both the 100-year floodplain and the 25-year floodplain at his building at 1000 N. Lamar Blvd. Kevin Shunk,…

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

City adjusts flood map adjustment timeline

The Atlas 14 study conducted by the National Weather Service indicated that in the immediate future, Central Texas is likely to experience more powerful storm events that will increase flooding by 30 percent. Last fall’s major floods turned scientific conjecture…

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 by Jo Clifton

Hyde Park flood plain variance finally OK’d

Even though Mayor Pro Tem Delia Garza did not really approve of granting flood plain variances to allow construction of a home at 4515 Avenue D, she changed her vote last week so that the property owner would not have…

Friday, March 8, 2019 by Jo Clifton

Flood plain variance a conundrum for Council

After hearing from the city’s flood plain expert, Council voted 6-5 Thursday to grant a variance to allow a property owner to replace an older, smaller home in the flood plain of Waller Creek at 4515 Avenue D with a…

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Council OKs Koenig flood plain variance

Despite a recommendation from the city’s flood plain engineers that they deny the variances, City Council members voted 6-4 at their last meeting to grant variances allowing construction of an apartment complex, partially within the 25-year flood plain and partially…

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

City Council OKs parking garage in floodplain

Despite concerns from staff, City Council unanimously approved a variance last week that will allow a downtown developer¬†to build condominiums with parking in the floodplain.Mayor Lee Leffingwell said the key point for him was that there was egress from 1010…

Monday, June 23, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council grants floodplain variance for Park PUD on Barton Springs

Despite warnings from staff, the City Council approved a floodplain variance for one of South Austin’s most familiar lots at its June 12 meeting, finally clearing the way for development of the Park PUD. ¬† In March 2011, after a…

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