Tag Archives: Planning and Zoning Department

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 by Jo Clifton

One city employee dead, another in critical condition

One city employee has died and another is in critical condition at Brackenridge Hospital as a result of a collision that occurred in south Austin before noon on Monday.A late-evening memo from City Manager Marc Ott says that Robert Egan,…

Friday, May 8, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Council gives initial approval for Ace Salvage deal

City Council gave first-reading approval Thursday to an ordinance that will eliminate an auto salvage business above Bull Creek, remove contamination in the critical water quality zone and add to the trail system for that area.In return, owner Roy Cavanaugh…

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

City puts a price tag on planning backlog fix

Austin is looking at solutions to fix its plan review backlog, but the fix is going to cost the city.Since the publication of the Zucker Report draft, the Development Services Department has worked to create strategies to eliminate the backlog.…

Friday, April 17, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Burnet Road case limps through second reading

With two months more experience under their belts, City Council took up its first zoning case for a second time. Though the results were nearly identical to the outcome in February, Council will take up the Burnet Road rezoning for…

Monday, April 13, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

HOA asks city for help with proposed development

A planned development may be smack-dab in the middle of a neighborhood, but Zoning and Platting Commissioners — and the city — prefer to stay out of it.Residents told commissioners that they were concerned that a newly proposed southeast Austin development may not meet…

Thursday, April 9, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

City works to build trust in wake of Zucker Report

On Wednesday, Austinites had a chance to address the Zucker Report publicly for the first time.Developers, neighborhood advocates and other stakeholders offered their feedback on the report and the development process in two meetings, and heard from Zucker Systems President…

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