Tag Archives: Rainey Street

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Transportation Department releases Rainey Mobility Study

The Austin Transportation Department published a report this week analyzing the traffic impacts of future mobility scenarios for downtown’s Rainey neighborhood.“The popularity of the Rainey Street entertainment district has led to mobility challenges and concerns over interactions between pedestrians, bicyclists,…

Thursday, December 5, 2019 by Samuel King

No cars, but bikes and scooters will be allowed on Rainey Street during weekend closure

Beginning tonight, Thursday, Rainey Street will close to vehicle traffic three nights a week as part of a pilot program to ease congestion.Initially, bikes, scooters and pedicabs were going to be banned during the closure, but staff from the Austin…

Thursday, November 7, 2019 by Samuel King

Pilot program will clear cars from Rainey Street on weekend nights

On weekend nights, Rainey Street can be crowded with cars, scooters and pedestrians. Pretty soon, only one of those groups will be allowed on the street.The city of Austin is getting ready to shut down Rainey Street to vehicle traffic…

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Rainey Street bungalow bar seeks to expand, HLC expresses concerns

The popular watering hole Clive Bar inhabits a small Craftsman house at 609 Davis St., which is just on the corner of Rainey Street. The owners are looking to reconfigure the property to add a two-story structure with a mezzanine…

Friday, August 23, 2019 by Jo Clifton

Divided Council puts off Rainey funding decision

Council Member Kathie Tovo tried mightily on Thursday to convince her colleagues to appropriate funding for projects within the Rainey Street Historic District, as Council promised when it passed a resolution to that effect in 2013.The 2013 resolution directed staff…

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

City to consider Rainey Street closure pilot

City Council directed the city manager Wednesday to immediately initiate a shared streets pilot to improve mobility and safety in the Rainey Street District.The pilot is to consider restricting vehicle access in some areas to reduce conflicts between cars, pedestrians,…

Friday, July 7, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Boulevard eyed as solution to Rainey Street traffic

A major revamp of the Rainey Street neighborhood is one of the options in front of business and community leaders looking to solve an anticipated spike in traffic over the next decade.Members of the advisory board for the Emma S.…

Monday, June 5, 2017 by Syeda Hasan

Report finds most traffic on Rainey Street stems from surrounding roadways

Traffic congestion has long been a concern for people who live and work along Rainey Street. Last year, neighbors struck a deal with a developer looking to build new condos in the area. They agreed to conduct a comprehensive traffic…

Friday, March 17, 2017 by Syeda Hasan

Rainey Street traffic study calls for less parking, more pedestrian crossings

Last year, residents of the Rainey Street neighborhood struck a deal with a developer looking to build new condos in the area. They agreed to conduct a comprehensive traffic study, determining what the most pressing transportation needs are and how…

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 by Syeda Hasan

Rainey Street condo developer to fund neighborhood traffic study

Yet another new high-rise condo complex could be coming to the Rainey Street neighborhood. But before it breaks ground, developers and residents are working to identify the top traffic needs in the area.The Austin-based Sutton Company wants to build new…

Thursday, May 21, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Committee considers density bonus revamp

On Monday, City Council’s Planning and Neighborhoods Committee started the conversations about whether it could change Austin’s Downtown Density Bonus Program to require on-site affordable housing.The Downtown Density Bonus Program allows developers increased entitlements, such as more height, in exchange…

Monday, March 30, 2015 by Kara Nuzback

Planners, residents call for Rainey master plan

The Planning Commission says it will likely deny several property owners’ joint request to vacate land on East Avenue, near Rainey Street, because the area needs a neighborhood plan.Ben Turner of Consort Inc., representing four landowners, asked the commission at…

Thursday, October 30, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

Parks Board says ‘no thanks’ to Rainey house

The Parks and Recreation Board voted Tuesday to recommend that City Council “politely decline” the donation of a small historic house for use as the Rainey Street History Center. The vote came after the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican-American Cultural Center…

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council approves fund to preserve heritage of Rainey Street District

Though they ultimately voted unanimously to create a Rainey Street District Fund from collection of development fees, it took at fair amount of bickering for City Council members to get there last week. It remains to be seen exactly how…

Friday, October 18, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Council to update density benefit regulations for Rainey Street area

Austin City Council members Thursday OK’d the start of a process that will result in a set of changes to the way that developers can exchange extra project density for community benefits in the area in and around Rainey Street.…

Thursday, October 17, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Council looks at compromise on Rainey Street density bonus plan

Austin City Council members returned Tuesday to the question of how to calculate public amenities associated with density bonuses for projects located in the Rainey Street neighborhood downtown. As part of the discussion – postponed from Council’s last agenda –…

Thursday, October 3, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Delay sought for Density Bonus plans for Rainey Street

Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole plans to delay an item on today’s Austin City Council agenda that seeks to reconcile the city’s new Downtown Density Bonus program with one in place in the exploding Rainy Rainey Street area. With the postponement,…

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