Tag Archives: Planned Unit Development

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Grove memos defend city process

A lengthy series of memos defending the city’s review of the Grove at Shoal Creek planned unit development emerged yesterday, and it could set the stage for the case returning to City Council later this month. Attorney Jeff Howard, who…

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Neighbors, ARG Bull Creek still fighting over Grove

Neighborhoods surrounding the proposed Grove at Shoal Creek – a huge, mixed-use planned unit development slated for the area around 45th Street and Shoal Creek – have worked mightily to prevent it, even accusing some city staff members of hijacking…

Friday, August 12, 2016 by Jack Craver

Arguments heat up over controversial Grove PUD

Plans and feelings will have to change dramatically in the coming weeks if City Council is ever to reach a consensus on the Grove at Shoal Creek, an enormous mixed-use development proposed for a 75-acre tract of land in North…

Monday, July 18, 2016 by Jack Craver

Zoning Commission narrowly recommends Grove PUD

After 13 hours of testimony and debate over two meetings, a proposal to build a 75-acre mixed-use development on what is now a vacant tract of land between Bull Creek Road and 45th Street won an important endorsement Thursday night…

Friday, June 24, 2016 by Jack Craver

ZAP postpones Grove PUD debate after seven hours of testimony

After roughly seven grueling hours of testimony from neighbors on both sides of the issue, the Zoning and Platting Commission opted shortly before 3 a.m. Wednesday to postpone its decision on a controversial planned unit development proposed for a 75-acre…

Monday, June 20, 2016 by Jack Craver

Environmental Commission votes narrowly against Grove PUD

After six hours of testimony from neighbors at a previous meeting and a two-and-a-half-hour question and answer session with city staff and project developers at its most recent one, members of the city Environmental Commission remained deeply divided over a…

Thursday, June 16, 2016 by Jack Craver

CM Garza has second thoughts about Sun Chase PUD

After voting to support it just a month ago, City Council Member Delia Garza said on Wednesday that she’s not sure she can continue to back a massive Planned Unit Development east of Austin in Del Valle.The Sun Chase PUD…

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 by Syeda Hasan

Legal battle over Shoal Creek PUD intensifies

A few months ago, residents of Austin’s Shoal Creek neighborhood sued to stop a massive new development from going up. Now that legal battle is getting more complicated.Twenty homeowners filed a lawsuit in district court in April over a proposed…

Monday, June 13, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Shoal Creek PUD remains in limbo for now

Discussion surrounding the Grove at Shoal Creek Planned Unit Development continues to dominate some of the city’s boards and commissions. Last week, the Zoning and Platting Commission illustrated that point by taking an hour to postpone the case.Commissioners voted unanimously…

Friday, June 3, 2016 by Vicky Garza

Grove PUD plan punted back to developers

After getting the thumbs-down from the Parks and Recreation Department last week, the Grove at Shoal Creek Planned Unit Development has been put in a two-week timeout by the Environmental Commission to give the developer time to address some outstanding…

Friday, May 27, 2016 by Vicky Garza

Parks board weighs in on Shoal Creek PUD

After more than three hours of presentations and testimony, the Parks and Recreation Board decided to send the message that the amount and quality of open space planned for The Grove at Shoal Creek Planned Unit Development is not to…

Monday, May 23, 2016 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Passes and postponements

Official solicited, got free SXSW passes… Rondella Hawkins, who oversees the city’s Office of Telecommunications and Regulatory Affairs, requested and received three complimentary badges for 2016’s SXSWi, the interactive portion of the famous festival that Austin hosts, from festival director…

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, April 27, 2016 by Syeda Hasan

Potential Shoal Creek development sparks debate among neighbors

In Austin’s Shoal Creek neighborhood, residents are divided over the prospect of a massive new mixed-use development. While some welcome the growth, others say the proposal hasn’t been properly vetted. But taking a walk around the Shoal Creek neighborhood, one…

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Activists upset about Grove transportation review

Members of the Bull Creek Road Coalition are expressing alarm about what they consider an abrupt end to the transportation review process for Milestone Community Builder’s planned unit development called the Grove at Shoal Creek.Architect Chris Allen sent out a…

Monday, March 28, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Reporter’s Notebook: You should see the other guy

CodeNEXT, now… Though in the background (for some people), the CodeNEXT Land Development Code rewrite continues to chug along. And this month: a new milestone! The city has released its draft “Natural and Built Environment Code Prescription” (found in its…

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

City strikes back on Pilot Knob lawsuit

Though downtown has been almost completely colonized by South by Southwest, a development in the Pilot Knob lawsuit filed by Brian Rodgers last month managed to break through the tech fog Monday.Taking into account the March 22 settlement deadline from…

Friday, March 4, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Council starts Pilot Knob amendments

City Council voted 10-1 Thursday to start the amendment process on the affordable housing portion of the zoning ordinance that created the Pilot Knob planned unit development in Southeast Travis County. Council Member Don Zimmerman voted no.Council initiated the amendments,…

Thursday, March 3, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy

The nitty-gritty of a Pilot Knob reconsideration

City Council members will decide today whether to revisit an affordable housing deal approved by vote in December. And how they might re-table the deal is a bit mystifying.Council Member Ellen Troxclair is proposing an amendment that would initiate a…

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Council dilemma: Make growth pay for itself?

When City Council takes up the question of whether to reconsider the zoning case for the Pilot Knob/Brookfield planned unit development on Thursday, it will be threading its way through two competing policies as well as zoning laws. Those competing…

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