Tag Archives: Historic Landmark Commission

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Landmark Commission blocks two demolitions in Bryker Woods

Faced with increasingly large numbers of demolition permits for historic homes, and very few tools to stop them, the Historic Landmark Commission held out hope for compromise last week.   Commissioners stalled two demolitions in the Bryker Woods neighborhood alone.…

Monday, May 5, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

High taxes force Travis Heights resident to find new home for cottages

Saying that he can no longer bear the cost of rising property taxes, one long-term Travis Heights resident is looking for a new home for his historic cottages, much to the heartbreak of some neighbors.   Charles Flores explained that…

Friday, April 4, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Planning Commission punts Baylor House issue to City Council

City Council will soon be asked to consider whether or not to grant historic zoning for Clarksville’s Baylor House, but they will have to do it without input from a dividedPlanning Commission.   A split Planning Commission was unable to…

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Landmark Commission postpones action on West Austin demolition

Developers itching to demolish a 1933 cottage in West Austin’s Heritage neighborhood will have to wait a month longer, after a ruling by the city’s Historic Landmark Commission last week.   Historic Preservation Officer Steve Sadowsky allowed that the 1933…

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Landmark Commission backs historic status for Clarksville house

The house that once belong to a beloved Clarksville activist may be preserved against its owner’s wishes if the Historic Landmark Commission and the neighborhood have their way.   Commission members remained steadfast in their conviction that the Baylor house…

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Appeal allows Co-op to move Dabney-Horne House

There have been plenty of twists and turns along the way, but it looks like plans to move the historic Dabney-Horne House 12 feet are fairly unstoppable, due to a scheduling problem.   The case has been in and out…

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Commission votes to initiate historic zoning on Clarksville house

A band of Clarksville residents won their first victory at the Historic Landmark Commission last week. They found unanimous support for historic zoning on a house that they say is integral to their community’s history.   The commission voted 5-0 to…

Thursday, January 9, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Landmark Commission endorses housing project for National Register

The Historic Landmark Commission has given its full blessing to an east-side housing project’s nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.   The nomination is for the Rosewood Courts, located at Chicon Street and Rosewood Avenue. The Texas Historic…

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Owners await Board of Adjustment ruling to build second dwelling

Two Austinites hoping to build another dwelling on their land will have to wait a bit longer to find out whether they have the required variance from the Board of Adjustment. Gregory Brooks and Neal B. Kassanoff are seeking a…

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…

Monday, November 25, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Landmark Commission gives 1928 bungalow month-long reprieve

The Historic Landmark Commission put off a proposed demolition last week, granting at least another month to a Heritage Neighborhood bungalow.   Ed Lopez would like to tear down his 1928 bungalow at 2910 Rio Grande Street in order 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…

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…

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