Tag Archives: historic preservation

Thursday, December 5, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Commission stalls demolition permit in favor of relocating house

A dramatic back story failed to earn an initiation of historic zoning at the Historic Landmark Commission last month, much to the relief of an East Austin couple hoping to sell off their property.   The commission voted 4-0 to…

Thursday, November 14, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Planning Commission backs zoning change for Hancock area hotel

Plans for a boutique hotel at the 1928 Commodore Perry Estate sailed through the Planning Commission Tuesday night, despite opposition from the Hancock Neighborhood Association.   Commissioners unanimously approved the zoning request in an 8-0, vote, with Commissioner Dannette Chimenti…

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Judges Hill neighbors dispute calculation of support for district

After five years of work, Old Judges Hill may very well be Austin’s next Local Historic District, but not everyone in the neighborhood thinks that’s a good idea.   Proponents and opponents of the change spoke their piece at the…

Monday, November 4, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Landmark Commission recommends Historic status for East Austin home

With a bid for historic zoning underway, perhaps one property in central East Austin will keep its neighborhood identity for the time being.   The house, which is located at 805 Lydia Street, was built by Eloy and Soledad Guajardo…

Thursday, October 31, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Landmark Commission rejects Crestview bid to designate home

Some Crestview Neighborhood residents were left crestfallen at Monday night’s Historic Landmark Commission meeting after their bid to designate the McKown-James House fell flat.   The commission voted to initiate the historic zoning process at its Sept. 9 meeting, despite…

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council approves fund to preserve heritage of Rainey Street District

Though they ultimately voted unanimously to create a Rainey Street District Fund from collection of development fees, it took at fair amount of bickering for City Council members to get there last week. It remains to be seen exactly how…

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Landmark Commission OKs historic zoning for Commodore Perry estate

The Historic Landmark Commission unanimously recommended historic zoning for the 1928 Commodore Perry estate at last month’s meeting, despite neighborhood fears that the designation is part of a larger, more nefarious scheme. The matter must now move on to the…

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