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Thursday, February 12, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Commission powers remain unclear, residents remain agitated

On Tuesday, Planning Commissioners opted to postpone an item that should clarify whether they have the ability to approve a subdivision without requiring connectivity. But the sea of bright yellow t-shirts at the meeting made it clear that the issue…

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Council to postpone all this week’s zoning cases

After a lengthy discussion at Tuesday’s work session, City Council members decided —  without voting — that they would postpone all zoning items on Thursday’s agenda in the expectation that they will have a better understanding of what they are voting…

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Zoning lesson raises questions for new Council

With single-member districts up and running, myriad changes are on the horizon at City Hall. Tuesday, some clues about how city staff will tackle the nuts-and-bolts of the transition emerged in what was a largely uneventful mock City Council meeting.As…

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Fate of Crestview land parcel remains in limbo

Though the fate of an Austin Energy-owned parcel of land in the Crestview neighborhood remains uncertain, there was an update about 6909 Ryan Drive last month.Planning and Development Review Department Director Greg Guernsey wrote the Dec. 10 memo that provided an…

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Kitchen says Council meeting reform is top priority

Though District 5 City Council Member-elect Ann Kitchen ranks affordability, transportation and growth management as her top citywide issues this year, she believes that the new Council should start by streamlining its legislative process.“My first priority is to change how…

Monday, December 22, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Audit reveals big trouble with PDR fees

A city audit of the Planning and Development Review Department has found that the Office of the City Auditor “cannot provide assurance that development-related fees are charged accurately and consistently.”In one part of the audit, 40 percent of the fee…

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Gene Davis

BoA changes designation for two CrossFit facilities

During a dramatic, packed-beyond-capacity special meeting, the Board of Adjustment voted to reverse a previous staff decision and change the land use designation for two CrossFit locations in Brentwood.The new land use designation could potentially put CrossFit Central, 6205 Burnet…

Monday, September 22, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

Commission backs middle ground approach to LDC rewrite

Despite disagreement over the best way to move forward with CodeNEXT, the Zoning and Platting Commission has approved city staff’s recommendation for a middle-ground approach to rewriting the Land Development Code.Commissioner Gabriel Rojas was the only commissioner to vote against…

Monday, September 8, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

South Lamar development problems get closer look

Development in the city’s South Lamar neighborhood may be approaching a tipping point. A recent report could have the city scrambling to make sure it doesn’t capsize.“Are we just going to give up on this neighborhood, or are we going…

Monday, September 8, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

Service extension may signal city’s growth plans

In a move that may signal the city’s future growth plans, City Council has postponed decisions on whether to grant water and wastewater service extension requests for the Stokes Ranch development in the city’s Limited Purpose jurisdiction. Watershed Protection Department…

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