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Tag Archives: Lake Austin

Friday, January 19, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

Environmental Commission weighs options, recommends boat dock variance

It is always difficult to plan a project. However, conventional wisdom suggests that when three construction options exist, you pick the path of least resistance and do not select the choice that requires you to seek a variance from City…

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by Jessi Devenyns

Environmental Commission OKs Holdsworth Center PUD

At its Oct. 4 meeting, the Environmental Commission weighed the benefits of allowing the Holdsworth Center planned unit development to go forward in lieu of adhering to the current zoning for single-family residents on a 44-acre swath of undeveloped agricultural land along…

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano

BoA backs staff on Lake Austin wall

At its most recent meeting, the Board of Adjustment ruled against a Lake Austin homeowner hoping to overturn a staff decision and retain their wall. Though board members expressed sympathy for a frustrating experience with the city and heard testimony…

Friday, September 9, 2016 by Mose Buchele

Plan to reduce grass carp in Lake Austin sparks new concerns for anglers

Standing next to Lake Austin, watching the wake of passing motorboats lick the shoreline, you likely wouldn’t think there was anything amiss. But just below the water’s surface, many of the creatures that call the reservoir home are struggling for…

Monday, August 24, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

ZAP recommends County Line rezoning

Last week, the city’s Zoning and Platting Commission unanimously approved a compromise that will allow County Line on the Lake to operate its patio legally, though it will prohibit outdoor amplified sound.Commissioners voted to recommend requesting a zoning change for…

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Environmental Board gives nod to Lake Austin tram

A homeowner hoping to build a tram to Lake Austin continued his quest through the city’s boards and commissions last week.Chris Pacitti, who owns the home at 70 Pascal Lane, had more luck at the Environmental Board, which recommended his…

Monday, March 23, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

BOA denies variances for Lake Austin tram

The Board of Adjustment rejected a request last week from a Lake Austin homeowner seeking to build a tram to a boat dock.Chris Pacitti was seeking variances from the Land Development Code that would have allowed him to construct the…

Thursday, March 12, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Board summarily rejects Lake Austin variances

The Board of Adjustment pulled no punches Monday night, but it did knock out a pair of questionable variance requests.Board members swiftly denied two Lake Austin impervious cover requests and brushed off a last-minute withdrawal request that could have allowed…

Thursday, February 5, 2015 by Kara Nuzback

ZAP discusses Lake Austin accessibility

An uncontested request to allow a new residential boat dock on Lake Austin prompted the Zoning and Platting Commission to discuss the difficulty property owners face when making lake access ways more accessible.City staffer Liz Johnston said at the commission…

Thursday, December 18, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Homeowners seek to preserve vegetation, lake view

A fight over the value of invasive species ended in a postponement at the Board of Adjustment last week.Ginger and John Mitchell are permitted to build a dock at their home on Lake Austin. But the places where they could…

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

Zoning and Platting says no to wheelchair tram

Following a lengthy discussion last week about setting precedents, the Zoning and Platting Commission narrowly voted to deny a property owner’s request to build a wheelchair tram from his backyard to Lake Austin.Applicant Rod Roberts said he requested variances to…

Monday, September 8, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Panel rejects tram, but hopes for creative solutions

The Environmental Board continued to take a hard line against allowing Lake Austin homeowners more than one path of access to the lake from their ridgetop homes last week.This time, William and Kathryn Darling were requesting a variance for a…

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