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Tag Archives: Hyde Park Neighborhood Association

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 by Jack Craver

In Hyde Park, urbanists say they’re the ones defending neighborhood character

In Austin’s ongoing battle over development, it’s generally the traditional neighborhood associations that talk about defending “neighborhood character” and developers and urbanist activists who argue that a growing city needs to accept change, whether that is taller buildings or reduced…

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano

Hyde Park variance no-show flops at BoA

Though there are no guarantees for getting a variance at the Board of Adjustment, a recent Hyde Park case proved one thing for sure: You might want to show up.David Rudick, the owner of 4008 Ave. C, was not present…

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 by Syeda Hasan

In Hyde Park, residents question how CodeNEXT will be implemented

Since the city released its first draft of a new land development code earlier this year, residents and city leaders have been working to understand how it will shape Austin neighborhoods.In Hyde Park, residents have adopted a tool that regulates…

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 by Syeda Hasan

State report outlines potential new locations for Austin State Hospital

Austin is home to one of the first mental health care facilities in Texas, but state lawmakers are considering selling the property and relocating the facility.The Austin State Hospital admits about 4,000 patients a year, serving 39 counties. But its…

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 by Syeda Hasan

Hyde Park neighborhood groups divided over future of Austin State Hospital

State leaders are considering selling the Austin State Hospital, a historic facility near the Hyde Park neighborhood, but residents are divided over the future of the site.After construction was completed in 1861, the Austin State Hospital becaome the first facility…

Thursday, July 14, 2016 by Syeda Hasan

Hyde Park residents vote to keep state hospital, but Texas lawmakers will decide its fate

For more than a century, the Austin State Hospital has been a fixture in Hyde Park. While the facility near Guadalupe and 41st streets is primarily a psychiatric hospital, its winding trails and tree-lined campus are a popular recreational space…

Monday, January 18, 2016 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Peacocks and loose lips

Wherever you go, there you are… Though it seems that former Austin Energy General Manager Larry Weis is eager to put Austin behind him, it looks as though he may be taking a bit of his history with him to…

Friday, September 25, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Griffin School wins variances, though protests lingered

The Griffin School has finally received its variances from the city of Austin’s Board of Adjustment.Board members voted unanimously to amend a previous variance that decreased the minimum street width requirements for the school, which is located at 5000 Martin Ave.,…

Friday, August 14, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Griffin School faces another delay

After yet another postponement at the Board of Adjustment, the fate of the Griffin School remains unclear. Board members warned that this postponement would be the last. The school, which is located at 5000 Martin Ave. in Hyde Park, is…

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Griffin School variance delayed once again

The Board of Adjustment once again postponed a crucial variance for the Griffin School on Monday. Though some residents of the surrounding Hyde Park neighborhood continue to oppose the variance, board members expressed hope that the details of a compromise…

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Griffin School enrollment causes trouble at City Hall

Last week, Austin’s Griffin School went to the Board of Adjustment to ask for a variance crucial to its continued operation.Griffin is a private liberal arts school at 5000 Martin Ave. in Hyde Park that teaches students in grades 9-12.…

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 by Terrence Henry

Competing Hyde Parkers: Won’t You Be In My Neighborhood Association?

This story comes to us courtesy of our reporting partners at KUT.For a city of nearly a million people, many big decisions in Austin tend to be influenced by a self-selected few. Lots of small recommendations by neighborhood associations can…

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