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Tag Archives: Plaza Saltillo

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Council looks to adjust TOD density bonus programs

An extra helping of housing for low-income families could be coming to near East Austin soon thanks to action taken by City Council on Thursday.The body unanimously supported an item sponsored by Council Member Pio Renteria and aimed at allowing…

Thursday, June 29, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Updated: Plaza Saltillo development finally breaks ground

A giant empty field east of downtown Austin has at long last commenced its transformation into hundreds of apartments and thousands of square feet of office, retail and restaurant space.On Tuesday, Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority President and CEO Linda Watson…

Friday, March 3, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Plaza Saltillo survives near derailment

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Plaza Saltillo development survived a harrowing journey at City Council on Thursday night, but just barely.Council eventually voted early Friday morning to approve the zoning request sought by the developer, Endeavor Real Estate Group, after…

Monday, February 27, 2017 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: More on Agenda 21

Alternative facts? In our media? It’s more likely than you think… Over the weekend, Zoning and Platting Commissioner Jim Duncan seized the rhetorical zeitgeist in a letter to City Council members, wherein he warned them that the commission had not, as…

Friday, February 17, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Plaza Saltillo advances amid accusations of broken promises

After years in the making, the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Plaza Saltillo is only one vote away from its ultimate fate.City Council on Thursday night gave second-reading approval to the zoning change that will clear the way for the project,…

Friday, February 10, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Plaza Saltillo moves forward, shorter for now

City Council gave provisional approval to the long-gestating Plaza Saltillo project on Thursday evening, but in a form dramatically different from what the developer proposed.As he signaled he would during a work session on Tuesday, Council Member Pio Renteria offered…

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Labor group calls foul on Plaza Saltillo document

As Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Plaza Saltillo development project snakes its way through City Hall, one prominent labor rights group is raising concerns about the transit agency’s partner in the deal.The Workers Defense Project shared with the Austin Monitor a…

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Council approves fee-in-lieu for more housing

Greg Anderson, director of operations for Austin Habitat for Humanity, pronounced his organization “happy, happy, happy” on Friday. The declaration came after City Council approved a deal that would allow Cielo Property Group to build a new mixed-use project with…

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Plaza Saltillo agreement falls short of labor advocates’ approval

The Capital Metro Transportation Authority’s board of directors on Monday approved the terms of its partnership with private developers to bring a massive urban infill project to the eastern gate of downtown Austin.At its monthly meeting, the board voted 7-0…

Monday, March 21, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Travis Dems target Capital Metro with labor resolution

The Travis County Democratic Party has thrown its weight behind the effort to provide rigorous protections for construction workers hired to build a massive infill project on land owned by the Capital Metro Transportation Authority.At the party’s annual convention on…

Friday, March 18, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Plaza Saltillo project draws fire from labor advocates

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s plan to redevelop 10 acres of largely empty land near downtown Austin has drawn criticism from labor advocates.The Workers Defense Project organized a rally of dozens of activists at the front door of Cap Metro’s…

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Pine Street Station may not be stationary for long

East Austin’s Pine Street Station may soon be on the move, with the unanimous approval of the Historic Landmark Commission.In what Historic Preservation Officer Steve Sadowsky called “an extremely unusual situation,” historic zoning was extended to the building earlier this…

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 by Audrey McGlinchy

CapMetro seeks new Pine Street Station owner

Members of the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority board voted Monday to speed up the search for a new owner for Pine Street Station.The board waived the two mandatory 30-day periods during which the agency has to make the item it is…

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 by Gene Davis

Yogurt shop variance request frozen for now

The Board of Adjustment gave an overall warm reception to a parking variance request sought for a new frozen yogurt shop on East Sixth Street.However, instead of granting the variance request, several BOA members said they thought the Development Assistance…

Monday, November 24, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Landmark Commission delays fate of Pine Street

The future of East Austin’s Pine Street Station will remain in limbo for at least another month after last week’s postponement of a grass-roots bid for historic landmark designation.Though the Historic Landmark Commission again discussed the buildings at Fifth and…

Friday, October 31, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Crowd pleads with HLC to save Pine Street Station

The possible demolition of East Austin’s Pine Street Station drew impassioned pleas to the Historic Landmark Commission this week.On Monday night, a crowd of Austinites implored the commission to initiate historic zoning for the buildings located at 414 Waller St.…

Thursday, September 25, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Plaza Saltillo development raises concerns

The redevelopment of East Austin’s Plaza Saltillo area is just underway, and some residents are already worried.This summer, the Capital Metro Transportation Authority board selected Endeavor Group to head the redevelopment of the 10-acre tract of the former East Austin…

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Capital Metro hears proposals to redevelop Plaza Saltillo area

It’s a familiar headline at this point, but more change is coming to East Austin.   After years of planning and discussion, Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority is on the verge of selecting a development plan for the Plaza Saltillo area.…

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