Tag Archives: Municipal Utility Districts

Friday, September 21, 2018 by Jack Craver

City of Austin adds 136 acres south of Onion Creek

On Thursday, City Council voted to have the city of Austin annex the Cascades Municipal Utility District, 136 acres of undeveloped land south of Onion Creek.The landowner, Onion Associates Ltd., entered into an agreement with the city in 2014 to…

Friday, November 11, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Pilot Knob zoning approved without fee waivers

With the threat of litigation hanging over their heads, City Council members on Thursday gave final approval to zoning for the Southeast Travis County Pilot Knob/Easton Park development. The vote was 9-1-1, with Council Member Don Zimmerman voting no and…

Monday, May 16, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Sun Chase promises more affordable housing

City Council approved planned unit development (PUD) zoning on second reading for the Sun Chase development in southeast Travis County, also known as the Southeast Travis County Municipal Utility District, on Thursday, with a new provision for 3 percent of…

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Pilot Knob fee waivers to cost city $50M – $80M

At their last meeting in December, when City Council members approved annexation for the Pilot Knob Planned Unit Development, they agreed to give up $50 million to $80 million in fee waivers for installation of water and wastewater lines over…

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 by Mark Richardson

Confederation of water utilities presses rate case against Austin

A group of local water districts continues to press their case against the City of Austin, claiming that the city’s wholesale water rates are unrelated to the cost of providing service. Both the Citizens for Fair Rates and the Austin…

Friday, February 14, 2014 by Austin Monitor

Council approves creation of Cascades MUD on first reading

Although the city has long objected to creation of Municipal Utility Districts in its extra-territorial jurisdiction, Council voted 5-2 last night to approve the Cascades MUD in southeast Travis County.   Council Members Laura Morrison and Kathie Tovo were opposed.…

Friday, February 7, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Cascades MUD project finally headed for City Council action

The 10th time proved the charm for the Cascades Municipal Utility District No. 1. The project won the support of the Planning Commission at its last meeting, and has moved on to the City Council.   The Planning Commission voted…

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

ZAP grants extension of site plan to build 397-unit project

With only four members on the dais, the Zoning and Platting Commission granted a neighborhood appeal of an extension of a site plan review by default last week.   Commissioners voted 3-1 to deny the appeal, but because they need…

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Cascades MUD set for 10th appearance at Planning Commission

A proposed municipal utility district in the Onion Creek area continues to mosey its way to City Council. But first, it will pay a 10th visit to the Planning Commission’s agenda.   After discussion, the Planning Commission opted to mull…

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Planning Commission delays vote on Cascades MUD to November

The Planning Commission isn’t weighing in just yet on a proposed municipal utility district in the Onion Creek area, despite pressure from some city departments to move the project along.   The Cascades MUD is much closer to Austin’s city…

Friday, October 11, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

ZAP denies contentious rezoning request at Balcones Country Club

Opponents of a bid to develop Balcones Country Club land won a unanimous victory at the Zoning and Platting Commission last week.   The Balcones Country Club Membership Association brought forward the proposal to rezone four lots from Rural Residential…

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