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Tag Archives: Planned Unit Development

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…

Friday, July 11, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Austin Oaks PUD draws concerns from residents, Council members

Though still in its early stages, a new Planned Unit Development in northwest Austin is already furrowing brows.The Austin Oaks Planned Unit Development would be built on 31.37 acres at the southwest corner of Spicewood Springs Road and MoPac Expressway.…

Monday, June 23, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council grants floodplain variance for Park PUD on Barton Springs

Despite warnings from staff, the City Council approved a floodplain variance for one of South Austin’s most familiar lots at its June 12 meeting, finally clearing the way for development of the Park PUD.   In March 2011, after a…

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Environmental Board backs Oak Hill PUD with affordable housing

The Environmental Board gave the go-ahead for changes to a 2007 Planned Unit Development west of Oak Hill Wednesday night. The changes would allow Foundation Communities to build affordable multifamily units on the site, which was originally planned for office…

Thursday, April 3, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Planning Commission takes a turn at tackling Lake Austin zoning

It was the Planning Commission’s turn to tackle new Lake Austin regulations last week, and they had questions.   The proposed changes are the result of a nearly two-year process of looking at Lake Austin, proposing changes to the code…

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…

Friday, January 24, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council plans to move on Rob Roy zoning, covenant change

Though a lawsuit is already pending, the City Council will move ahead with a Rob Roy zoning and a change in a restrictive covenant change next week.   Before Council looked at the matter Thursday, Rob Roy homeowners Russ and…

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