Tag Archives: Palm School

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by Jack Craver

Eckhardt offers the city Palm School in exchange for expo center, hotel tax

Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt says that she and her colleagues on the Commissioners Court are willing to give away the Palm School to the city of Austin. But they want a couple of big things in return.In a letter…

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 by Jack Craver

Court approves Palm School protections but future of property uncertain

The Travis County Commissioners Court easily approved a set of restrictive covenants aimed at preserving the Palm School building if the county sells the property that is home to the historic structure.The court voted 4-1 in favor of a set…

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by Jack Craver

County hears pleas to preserve all of Palm School property

The future of the Palm School property remains unclear after a public hearing where activists implored the Travis County Commissioners Court not to sell any part of the land to a private developer.While the court voted unanimously in June to…

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Memo suggests expanding Palm School plan to include Waller Creek, medical district

The city’s Planning and Zoning Department has recommended greatly expanding the scope of revitalization plans focused around the Palm School property, to include the entirety of the Waterloo Greenway project and more of the downtown core.The change suggested would include…

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by Jack Craver

Commissioners debate future of Palm School property

Four months after voting to put in place restrictions on the Palm School property that would prevent the main building from being redeveloped, members of the Travis County Commissioners Court continue to display differences of opinion about the property’s future.On…

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Arts Commission eyes MACC-Palm School link in supporting city’s push for preservation

The Austin Arts Commission has signed on in support of the city’s goal of preserving the Palm School property as a historic cultural facility, in a nod to the ongoing negotiations with Travis County for ownership of the downtown site.The…

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by Jack Craver

Eckhardt proposes land swap with city for Palm School

Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt is willing to give the city of Austin the historic Palm School building. But she wants a lot in return.In a July 3 letter addressed to Mayor Steve Adler and City Council, Eckhardt proposed a…

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by Jack Craver

Travis County commissioners endorse preserving Palm School

Supporters of preserving the Palm School won a partial victory Tuesday when the Travis County Commissioners Court voted unanimously in favor of restrictions that will prevent the historic building from being demolished by a future landowner.However, the issue of who…

Friday, May 24, 2019 by Jo Clifton

Council OKs Palm School, convention center ideas

In a stunning victory for Mayor Steve Adler and Council Member Kathie Tovo, the Austin City Council on Thursday unanimously approved a 27-page resolution directing city staff to gather all the information necessary to move forward with an extensive renovation…

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by Jo Clifton

City eyes Palm School, bigger convention center

City Council Member Kathie Tovo, with assistance from Mayor Steve Adler, has produced a 23-page resolution outlining Council’s desire to create a plan for the southeast part of downtown, including use of the Palm School for cultural programming and expansion…

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Commissioners Court approves expensive survey of Palm School

Travis County’s cost to determine just how much of its Palm School building is truly historic has reached the six-figure mark.On Tuesday, the Travis County Commissioners Court unanimously approved peeling off $140,964 from a larger earmark in the current budget…

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

County’s North Campus plans to squeeze out Tax Office workers

Travis County is moving forward with plans to raise a multistory mixed-use project in North Central Austin.On Tuesday, the Commissioners Court unanimously endorsed a staff recommendation to cap at three stories the planned office component that would be added to…

Monday, February 1, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Austin Monitor Radio: The Palm School

Austin Monitor freelancer Caleb Pritchard joins Travis County Pct. 3 Commissioner Gerald Daugherty to talk about options for the Palm School and the property it sits on. Austin Monitor Radio is made possible by Austin Water.

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