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Monday, April 16, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano

Mary Street historic district sails to Council

Travis Heights is one step closer to getting its first local historic district after a trip to the Planning Commission last week.The Mary Street historic district is a modest bid for a historic district that would cover just 2.5 acres…

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano

Proposed demolitions rattle Old West Austin

At the most recent meeting of the Historic Landmark Commission, neighbors showed up in force to protest the prospect of demolishing a swath of homes in the heart of Old West Austin.The five demolitions are all part of a single…

Friday, November 3, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano

Hyde Park loses another historic home

At their most recent meeting, Historic Landmark Commissioners were dismayed to find a Hyde Park project that they had approved had taken a turn for the extreme.“This a virtual demolition,” declared Commissioner Terri Myers.The house at 4207 Ave. H was…

Friday, August 11, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano

Penick Place historic bid goes ‘a bridge too far’

Will Penick Place be Austin’s next local historic district? It’s possible, but a rough start at the Historic Landmark Commission means that neighbors hoping to enshrine their neighborhood will have to rethink their priorities, and most likely scrap a dogged…

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano

Push to landmark 1960s dairy homestead gets new life, and death, at City Hall

For a second time, the Historic Landmark Commission has denied historic zoning for a home that was once the site of the Schieffer Dairy. Though the house at 3901 Brookview Road is now headed for demolition, it has spurred the…

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano

Austin’s new historic district: Aldridge Place

It’s been a long time coming, but City Council approved the Aldridge Place Local Historic District last week, making it the fourth such district in the city.Council members approved the district in a vote of 8-3 with Council members Jimmy…

Friday, January 13, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano

Fighting demolitions, Ebony Acres residents hope city will recognize their history

Spurred by a rash of proposed demolitions, several East Austin citizens are hoping to move forward with a historic district for their neighborhood later this month.Late last year, potential demolitions on Grant Street, E M Franklin Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue…

Thursday, October 29, 2015 by Jack Craver

Ethics Commission reprimands Historic Landmark commissioner

Two weeks after sanctioning City Council Member Don Zimmerman for campaign finance violations, the Ethics Review Commission reprimanded Arif Panju, after finding that he had violated city conflict of interest rules by participating in a discussion over a proposed historic…

Thursday, August 6, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

In East Austin, another demolition

East Austin will soon say goodbye to yet another home built in the early 1900s.At last week’s Historic Landmark Commission meeting, commissioners voted to release a demolition permit for the house at 1613 Canterbury St. Commissioners Terri Myers, Grace McKenzie…

Friday, July 17, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Historic district will get new homes with commission blessing

A plan to build four new units in the Hyde Park Local Historic District sailed through the Historic Landmark Commission at its most recent meeting. Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the project, despite some worry from a neighbor that it…

Thursday, May 28, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Historic District wins Planning Commission support

The proposed Bluebonnet Hills preservation district was back at City Hall this week. This time, it won the support of the Planning Commissioners.On Tuesday, commission members voted 5-1 to recommend creation of the Bluebonnet Hills Historic District, with Commissioner Brian…

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Bluebonnet Hills district gets go-ahead … again

For a second time in as many months, the Historic Landmark Commission has endorsed the creation of the Bluebonnet Hills preservation district.Though the commission already voted to recommend the district in November, there was a noticing error for that hearing,…

Thursday, November 20, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Proposed local historic district wins first victory

A proposed local historic district within Travis Heights won the unanimous support of the Historic Landmark Commission this week.“I received something like 17 letters in favor of this, and only one letter in opposition,” said Commissioner Terri Myers.Bluebonnet Hills is…

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