Tag Archives: Public Improvement District

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Del Valle PID moves forward, but county is not done negotiating

The petition to create the Velocity Crossing Public Improvement District in Del Valle was unanimously approved by the Travis County Commissioners Court Tuesday morning after its third and final public hearing.As the county’s first commercial PID, the development has raised…

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

County says affordable housing should be priority in Del Valle PID

Public improvement districts are becoming more prevalent in eastern Travis County, but commissioners are worried that not enough is being done to ensure that lower-income residents will benefit from the opportunities PIDs bring to their communities.Before voting next week on…

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 by Jo Clifton

‘Snoopy PUD’ wins first-round approval

Council approved a complicated set of Planned Unit Development regulations at their March 22 meeting for the piece of property at Riverside Drive and South First Street currently occupied by a Hooters and a surface parking lot.As Planning and Zoning…

Friday, January 13, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Developer proposes twin PIDs for single development

The man behind Travis County’s first official public improvement district is back for more, this time with a proposal that ratchets up the complexity of an already intricate process.Last Tuesday, Pete Dwyer of Dwyer Realty Companies presented to the Commissioners…

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 by Jack Craver

Council OKs WildHorse Ranch PID

A major mixed-use development planned in eastern Travis County cleared an important hurdle Thursday, when City Council voted 8-2 not to object to the first-ever public improvement district created by the Travis County Commissioners Court.Key to approval of the resolution…

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 by Jack Craver

Council members raise concerns about WildHorse PID

Travis County’s first attempt at its very own public improvement district could be imperiled by a skeptical City Council, which by state law must give its blessing to such projects if they are located within Austin city limits.Discussing the WildHorse…

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

County creates first PID, possibly setting up showdown with city of Austin

City Council is now on the clock to determine whether it wants to be the spoiler for Travis County’s first-ever public improvement district.The Commissioners Court voted on Tuesday to approve the creation of the WildHorse Ranch PID in far Northeast…

Friday, August 5, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Commissioners Court refines PID procedures

The Travis County Commissioners Court has made some notable procedural adjustments in the face of controversy over the public improvement district (aka PID) policy it passed earlier this year.On Tuesday, the court took several votes to tweak the procedures by…

Thursday, July 21, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

County PID project hits yet another snag

City Council Member Ora Houston urged the Travis County Commissioners Court on Tuesday to tap the brakes on a proposed massive project in far East Austin.Houston personally visited the court’s regular weekly voting session to tell the commissioners that she…

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

PID passions fly at Travis County

A public hearing over a public improvement district sparked heated words between members of the Travis County Commissioners Court on Tuesday morning.After wrangling the lengthy discussion to its conclusion, County Judge Sarah Eckhardt admitted that she had opened a Pandora’s…

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

PID problems aired at Commissioners Court

Two Travis County commissioners are each keeping a wary eye on the slow creation of the county’s first-ever public improvement district, or PID.Commissioners Brigid Shea and Gerald Daugherty took time during the Commissioners Court’s weekly voting session on Tuesday to…

Friday, March 4, 2016 by Jack Craver

How should Austin fund its transportation needs?

The City Council Mobility Committee largely steered clear of discussing a potential bond election during a meeting Wednesday focused on how the city can finance its looming transportation needs.A bond election, said Council Member Ann Kitchen, who chairs the committee,…

Monday, February 1, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

County’s new PID policy touted as victory for both labor and developers

It may have a name only a wonk could love, but Travis County’s brand-new PID policy could have sweeping implications for a large swath of residents whose every thought isn’t consumed with local governance.On Tuesday, the Commissioners Court approved a…

Thursday, January 14, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Commissioners Court discusses PID policy

The Travis County Commissioners Court waded deep into the weeds of a policy marsh on Tuesday and emerged on the other side a little closer to an agreement that could have significant rewards for construction workers and the affordable housing…

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

County ponders first Public Improvement District

The Travis County Commissioners Court held a public hearing on Tuesday about a petition to create the Wildhorse Ranch Public Improvement District, which, if approved, would be the first development of its kind created by the county.Commissioners also provided direction…

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

City Finance Committee compares notes with CapMetro on rail costs

With an upcoming rail bond election almost certainly on the horizon, the city continues to take a closer look at what a new urban rail system might mean. A special called meeting gave the Austin City Council’s Audit and Finance…

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