Tag Archives: Real Estate Council of Austin

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Millennials talk future of Austin real estate

There are plenty of stereotypes about millennials – Americans born between 1982 and 2000 – but there’s no arguing that, at more than a quarter of the population, they are a major focus for many industries. This is certainly true…

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Council puts off vote on parkland fees

Last week, City Council postponed action on a staff proposal that would significantly increase parkland dedication fees for developers of most new residential developments, with fees dependent on density. Staff brought forth the proposal after more than a year of…

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 by Jack Craver

Ethics Commission begins to examine proposed lobbying changes

The Ethics Review Commission is under pressure to deal quickly with proposed changes to city lobbying rules.On Monday, City Council Member Leslie Pool, the chief backer of a resolution directing the city manager to draft a substantial revision to the…

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Cap Metro delays hiring service plan consultant

After hearing conflicting advice on which firm to choose, the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority board of directors voted unanimously Monday to postpone selecting a consultant to head up the development of the organization’s 10-year service plan. The board will take…

Thursday, August 13, 2015 by Jo Clifton

RECA report on affordability blames city, neighbors

As the city struggles to provide development review services needed to ensure that its many regulations are being followed, the Real Estate Council of Austin reports that “Austin is steadily losing ground in its efforts to become a ‘beacon of…

Monday, April 27, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Reporter’s Notebook: Pressley deposed

Pressley denies bad press caused election loss … Former City Council candidate Laura Pressley believes that errors made by Travis County, not the bad publicity she received before last November’s election and the December runoff, were the reasons that she…

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Shoal Creek Conservancy partners with city

The Shoal Creek Conservancy announced Tuesday that it has signed a collaborative agreement with the city.The agreement comes out of a May 2014 City Council resolution that directed the city manager to explore a public-private partnership in order to create…

Thursday, March 26, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Adler promises to change building permit process

Speaking to a receptive audience at the Real Estate Council of Austin on Wednesday, Mayor Steve Adler said he and his colleagues intend to make sure that they fix problems in the city’s development and permitting process sooner rather than…

Friday, February 6, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Council discusses future of Imagine Austin

Since its launch, Imagine Austin has inspired debates about affordability, growth, neighborhood autonomy and more. City Council continued this tradition Thursday in a special meeting with city staff and housing stakeholders about the comprehensive plan.The discussion touched on several major…

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

RECA calls for more housing; Austin reacts

Last week, the Real Estate Council of Austin released a paper calling for a fix to Austin’s affordable housing problem. As a solution, the group called for 100,000 new housing units in the city by 2025.The paper, which is filled…

Thursday, January 15, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Local state reps talk turkey at RECA luncheon

On Wednesday, Rep. Paul Workman (R-Austin) and state Rep. Eddie Rodriguez (D-Austin) gave members of the Real Estate Council of Austin a preview of the upcoming legislative session.Despite the partisan gap, the two representatives found some common ground during the preview.…

Friday, November 7, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Divided Council debates approach to CodeNEXT

Those who enjoy debate about how the city will approach the rewrite of the its Land Development Code are in luck: City Council will consider its approach to CodeNEXT for a third time later this month.Council held the first part…

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio, Show 4

The Monitor‘s Mike Kanin and Elizabeth Pagano talk Vested Rights with Real Estate Council of Austin’s Ward Tisdale and Council Member Laura Morrison.

Friday, June 13, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Council OKs measure to have Austin Energy collect all line fees

The Austin City Council unanimously Thursday approved an item that directs Austin Energy officials to collect full reimbursement for the cost of line extensions. The measure, long supported by veteran Electric Utility Commissioner Shudde Fath, would allow the utility to…

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Council members set to go forward with Vested Rights Ordinance

Austin City Council members Tuesday indicated their collective intent to move ahead with a second reading of a contentious new set of grandfathering regulations at their Thursday meeting. Their action could include a vote on a set of proposals from…

Monday, April 28, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Vested Rights Ordinance headed back for Council vote this week

A revised Vested Rights Ordinance is headed back to City Council again this Thursday.   The ordinance is intended to fill the hole left when Council repealed Austin’s Project Duration Ordinance in March 2013, after an opinion from Attorney General…

Thursday, April 10, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Vested Rights Ordinance jumps final hurdle on way to Council vote

After several months delay, the latest version of the Vested Rights Ordinance is headed back to City Council.   Members of the Planning Commission expressed reservations from the dais Tuesday about what effect it might or might not have on…

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Canceled work session leaves several Council issues hanging

Austin City Council members were prepared to discuss new visitability regulations, an agreement between the City of Austin and the University of Texas that would have allowed for an $85,000 study of the Project Connect effort, and the Holly Shores…

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

RECA forum discusses the effects of districts on Austin city politics

Politically attuned Austinites continue to wrestle with the uncertain future that the 10-1 City Council district system will bring, and that was the topic of discussion at a forum hosted by the Real Estate Council of Austin on Tuesday.  …

Friday, December 13, 2013 by Michael Kanin

City buys Hays County land to block development over aquifer

Austin City Council members Thursday unanimously approved the $18 million acquisition of land in Hays County that might otherwise have been developed as the Jeremiah Ventures project. With the move, Council members eliminated a long-running fight over grandfathering rules, environmental…

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