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Tag Archives: Save Our Springs Ordinance

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 by Jessi Devenyns

Concerned citizens and commissioners display disapproval at SOS amendments

On Wednesday night, it was standing room only at the Environmental Commission meeting as concerned citizens gathered to express their dissent over the Watershed Protection Department’s seven proposed amendments to the current Land Development Code.Six of these stand-alone amendments were…

Thursday, June 29, 2017 by Jo Clifton

City, AISD agree on Bowie expansion rules

The city and the Austin Independent School District have reached an agreement on how the district can expand Bowie High School even though it is over the environmentally sensitive Barton Springs Zone of the Edwards Aquifer.City Council voted unanimously at…

Thursday, July 2, 2015 by Courtney Griffin

CTRMA hears SH45 SW impact may be overblown

While many public entities have already voiced their concerns about State Highway 45 Southwest’s possible environmental consequences, a consultant with the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority said the anxiety might be misplaced.At Wednesday’s regular meeting, Michael Barrett presented CTRMA’s board…

Monday, June 30, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council bounces first project from developer under new ordinance

The city’s first, somewhat rushed test of its new Vested Rights Ordinance is complete and City Council has rejected a developer’s request for a Southwest Austin project. The test came at last week’s meeting, which did not end until after…

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Environmental Board OKs redevelopment in Barton Springs zone

The Environmental Board gave an enthusiastic thumbs-up to redevelopment plans in the Barton Springs Zone Wednesday night.   Parkside Community School is moving from its current Toomey Road location, where rising rents have become unmanageable, to a new home at…

Friday, October 18, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Watershed Protection Ordinance gets first rewrite in 28 years

City Council members took something of a strange path getting there but in the end, they approved the first major changes to the city’s Watershed Protection Ordinance since 1986 on a 7-0 vote.   Because the ordinance rewrite also involved…

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by Michael Kanin

New Watershed Protection Ordinance up for Council consideration

Austin City Council members may offer only limited approval to a series of dramatic changes to the city’s Watershed Protection Ordinance. The rewrite, a document that exchanges small allowances of additional impervious cover for more protection of the city’s creek…

Friday, September 27, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Council approves SOS Ordinance variances for Garza Tract

After many years of debate and heartburn, members of the Austin City Council late Thursday night approved a set of Save Our Springs Ordinance variances for a stretch of land in Southwest Austin known as the Garza Tract. With the…

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