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Tag Archives: Planned Unit Development

Friday, January 15, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

PUD changes advance despite commission stalemate

Changes to the city’s Planned Unit Development policy are moving forward as quickly as promised, but they will be doing so without a recommendation from the Planning Commission.If approved by City Council, the proposed amendment to the city’s Planned Unit…

Thursday, January 7, 2016 by Jack Craver

Zoning commissioner voices concerns about Austin Oaks charrette

Developers and neighbors participating in the design charrette regarding Austin Oaks, a proposed major mixed-use development at the southwest corner of MoPac Expressway and Spicewood Springs Road, told the Zoning and Platting Commission on Tuesday that preparations for the event…

Monday, December 7, 2015 by Jack Craver

ZAP chair hopes to avoid more PUD postponements

Gabriel Rojas, the chair of the Zoning and Platting Commission, told colleagues at the commission’s meeting last week that he hoped the discussion over the Grove at Shoal Creek Planned Unit Development – a controversial proposal for a mixed-use development…

Monday, November 23, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Council makes density bonus rules more stringent

Changes to the city’s Planned Unit Development density bonus program, designed to encourage developers to build more on-site affordable housing, won City Council approval on a vote of 10-1 on Thursday. Only Council Member Don Zimmerman voted against the overall…

Friday, November 20, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Council OKs Pilot Knob on second reading

City Council took the next-to-last step in approving Planned Unit Development zoning for the 2,200-acre Pilot Knob project in Southeast Austin last night.The project sits in the district of Council Member Delia Garza, who last week expressed concerns that there…

Friday, November 13, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Pilot Knob attorney seeks fee waivers

City Council heard more ideas about how to create more long-lasting affordable housing in the Pilot Knob Municipal Utility District last night. But, on agreement between Council Member Delia Garza and Richard Suttle, the attorney for the developer, the vote…

Friday, November 6, 2015 by Jack Craver

Developers and neighbors come together on Austin Oaks charrette

Negotiations between neighbors and developers over the proposed Austin Oaks Planned Unit Development are going swimmingly, according to what representatives involved in the process told the Zoning and Platting Commission on Tuesday.After agreeing in September to engage with neighbors through…

Friday, October 9, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Garza wants more low-cost housing for MUD

Although zoning for the Pilot Knob Municipal Utility District received unanimous approval on first reading Thursday, District 2 City Council Member Delia Garza tried hard to get the matter postponed in order to get a promise from the developer for…

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

PUD rules change ambles on

A bid to change the way the city approves Planned Unit Developments is moving forward, sort of, but it appears that no changes will be made in haste.On Thursday, City Council passed a diluted version of Mayor Pro Tem Kathie…

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

PUD proposal could impact Grove application

Since it was announced in April, the proposed Grove at Shoal Creek Planned Unit Development has provoked a critical response from neighbors. Now, City Council is mulling over a policy change that could make it more difficult for that project’s…

Thursday, September 17, 2015 by Jack Craver

Zoning Commission delays Austin Oaks PUD indefinitely

The Austin Oaks Planned Unit Development (PUD) drama will live to see many more days. But some members of the Zoning and Platting Commission are not happy about it.“When we heard this case before, on July 7th, we were promised…

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Council likely to postpone “Grove” zoning decision

A quorum of City Council members sent a clear message at a Tuesday work session that they plan to postpone a zoning decision set for Thursday related to the Grove at Shoal Creek.“Frankly, I don’t know enough about this tract…

Thursday, July 9, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Austin Oaks PUD saga continues

It has been almost a year since developer Twelve Lakes LLC requested a zoning change for the proposed Austin Oaks Planned Unit Development, and it will likely be more than two months before the city is able to come to…

Monday, June 22, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Reporter’s Notebook: Running late

Council still behind on appointments… Many of the city’s current boards and commissions have met for the last time, and in just over a week their memberships will expire. But the question remains: Are the new commissions ready? Not quite.…

Monday, April 13, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Reporter’s Notebook: Appointment drama continues

Casar challenges District 6 appointment … Last Friday, Council Member Greg Casar used the City Council Message Board to announce that he will be asking Council to rescind the District 6 nomination to the Commission on Immigrant Affairs, Rebecca Forest.…

Thursday, April 9, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Northwest PUD project remains stalled

Though developers introduced it last summer, the Austin Oaks Planned Unit Development continues to linger among the city’s boards and commissions as the neighborhood and developers work on hammering out some kind of compromise.Developer Spire Realty Group LP has already…

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Neighbors organize against planned Northwest PUD

The Austin Oaks Planned Unit Development in Northwest Austin has already come under fire, inspired an opposing website and sparked the creation of a new neighborhood alliance, despite being very early in the zoning process.Developers Spire Realty Group LP presented…

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Token hearing held for controversial Marshall PUD

City Council members and neighbors both had concerns about a proposed Planned Unit Development in Southwest Austin last week, despite the fact that neither group actually has a say in what will happen with the development.As part of the PUD…

Friday, September 26, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

PUD changes planned

Proposed changes to the city’s Planned Unit Development ordinance that are intended to increase on-site affordable housing are moving forward with the full support of City Council.Council members voted 7-0 to approve a resolution whose objective is to close the “fee-in-lieu”…

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council eyes curtailing fee-in-lieu for PUDs

In a move to get developers to build on-site affordable housing, City Council members are considering offering fewer choices to those who use planned unit development zoning.A resolution — sponsored by Council Member Laura Morrison and co-sponsored by Kathie Tovo…

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