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Tag Archives: Planned Unit Development

Friday, June 22, 2018 by Sommer Brugal

Zoning and Platting remains unhappy with PUD ordinance

With Draft 3 of CodeNEXT currently under review, the Zoning and Platting Commission voted to send a letter to the mayor and City Council concerning the code’s failure to address problems with the city’s current system of planned unit developments.Commissioner…

Monday, June 11, 2018 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Soccer games

Bound for Cow Town?… Another new wrinkle in Austin’s (never-ending?) professional soccer saga developed slowly last week after ESPN soccer analyst Taylor Twellman opined, during a segment on Sacramento recently losing out on a Major League Soccer expansion bid, that…

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by Jo Clifton

‘Snoopy PUD’ a model for future development

After many months of work, hearings, arguments and tweaks to its design, the “Snoopy PUD,” also known as the 425 W. Riverside Drive Planned Unit Development, and also known as the “Hooters PUD,” has finally made it through the City…

Friday, April 13, 2018 by Jack Craver

Grove PUD remains in limbo

The drama over the Grove at Shoal Creek may be far from over. The project has been tangled in city bureaucracy ever since City Council greenlighted the controversial planned unit development at the corner of 45th Street and Bull Creek…

Thursday, April 5, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano

Grove PUD plan postponed

The Grove at Shoal Creek Planned Unit Development was back at City Hall for a moment this week. This time, the Zoning and Platting Commission postponed approval of its preliminary plan, with some commissioners citing unanswered questions about the plan,…

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 by Jo Clifton

‘Snoopy PUD’ wins first-round approval

Council approved a complicated set of Planned Unit Development regulations at their March 22 meeting for the piece of property at Riverside Drive and South First Street currently occupied by a Hooters and a surface parking lot.As Planning and Zoning…

Monday, January 22, 2018 by Joseph Caterine

CodeNEXT wrong on PUDs, says commission

Waiting for the release of the third and final draft of CodeNEXT has not stopped the Zoning and Platting Commission from continuing to criticize the second draft, even after the commission submitted its formal recommendation last October. One of the…

Thursday, January 18, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

Environmental Commission recommends Hooters PUD

Unable to wait for the codification of the new South Central Waterfront Vision Framework Plan and its associated environmental standards, eager builders came to the Environmental Commission on Jan. 3 in pursuit of a planned unit development on the site…

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…

Friday, April 14, 2017 by Jack Craver

At last, City Council approves Austin Oaks PUD

After just over two hours of debate Thursday night, City Council gave its final approval for Austin Oaks, the controversial planned unit development on 31 acres of land at the corner of MoPac and Spicewood Springs Rd.The development was approved…

Monday, December 19, 2016 by Jack Craver

Council moves toward Austin Oaks PUD approval

Shortly after approving the contentious Grove at Shoal Creek planned unit development on Thursday, City Council took an important step toward approving another West Austin development that has divided neighbors over concerns about traffic, environmental protection and neighborhood preservation.In the…

Friday, December 16, 2016 by Jack Craver

Council approves Grove PUD

After more than two years of fierce debate among neighbors, a developer and City Hall leaders, City Council finally approved the Grove at Shoal Creek, a massive planned unit development to be built on 75 acres of vacant land at…

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 by Jack Craver

Casar pushes for alternative to neighborhood deal on Grove PUD

The fight over the Grove at Shoal Creek, a massive mixed-use development that has sparked fierce debate in surrounding neighborhoods, may not be over after all.A number of City Council members signaled Tuesday that they are not committed to supporting…

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 by Syeda Hasan

Round Rock drafts its first land development code

It’s no secret that development is booming in Austin and its surrounding suburbs. Just north of Austin, the city of Round Rock is working to accommodate that growth by creating its first-ever land development code.One might think of the code…

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 by Syeda Hasan

The Grove at Shoal Creek moves closer to final Council OK

After months of discussion and more after-hours debate and testimony at City Hall last night, City Council is moving forward with plans for a controversial development known as the Grove at Shoal Creek.As with most discussions on the case, it…

Thursday, November 3, 2016 by Joseph Caterine

Austin Oaks PUD wins ZAP recommendation

After hours of heated testimony and intense deliberation, the Zoning and Platting Commission passed a motion during its Nov. 1 meeting recommending the Austin Oaks planned unit development rezoning request with conditions.The project has been in the works since mid-2014,…

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Austin Oaks PUD plods toward Council

Discussion of Austin’s “other” planned unit development – the Austin Oaks PUD – has been postponed to the Nov. 1 meeting of the Zoning and Platting Commission. The postponement came at the request of some of the nearby neighbors, who…

Friday, October 21, 2016 by Jack Craver

City Council approves Grove PUD ‘placeholder’

City Council took an important procedural step Thursday toward approval of a major planned unit development that has fiercely divided several neighborhoods in West Austin. Council voted to approve the Grove at Shoal Creek PUD on first reading, the first…

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 by Jack Craver

Council wants to move forward with Grove PUD

Mayor Steve Adler hopes to start the process of approving the Grove at Shoal Creek, a controversial planned unit development in Central Austin, at City Council’s next meeting on Thursday.At a Council work session on Tuesday, Adler explained to Council…

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 by Syeda Hasan

Council inches closer to action on Grove at Shoal Creek PUD

For several months now, City Council’s decision about whether to approve the zoning for the Grove at Shoal Creek, a proposed 75-acre mixed-use development, has driven hours of debate and faced numerous delays. Why is it taking so long?When we’re…

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