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Mobile home park residents facing eviction in South Austin can stay a bit longer, judge rules

Roughly a dozen families living at a mobile home park in South Austin who received 60-day notices to leave will be able to stay for the time being after a Travis County judge issued a temporary restraining order Monday. Residents…

Manchaca Road can now be called Menchaca Road after judge tosses case

Manchaca Road is no more. A judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to block the city of Austin from changing the name of the South Austin road to honor a Texas revolutionary. The nearly yearlong battle stemmed from the…

Manchaca is (again) still Manchaca – for now

A Travis County district judge has hit pause on the city’s attempt to change Manchaca Road to Menchaca – again. Business owners from the group Leave Manchaca Alone sued to block the Austin City Council’s October decision to change the…

City Council votes: Manchaca to become Menchaca

Austin City Council voted Thursday afternoon to rename South Austin’s Manchaca Road to reflect its allegedly historically accurate spelling: Menchaca. While the issue may appear to be too simple for debate, the vowel in question is a placeholder for a…

Featured Collection: Sixth Street

Stream reveals details of six possible new Sixth Street music venues

Stream Realty Partners is eyeing the possibility of turning at least six of its properties on East Sixth Street into music venues, including a plan to convert the former Buffalo Billiards space into a daytime food hall with music in the evenings.…

'Spot Zoning' case moved to subcommittee

A strange example of patchy zoning came before the Planning Commission at its Tuesday meeting. Chair Stephen Oliver and Commissioner Michael Wilson co-sponsored an item that proposed initiating a code amendment to create an overlay district for two lots on…

'Stealth venue' gets caught in neighborhood’s radar

A note to Austin business owners: When seeking a late-hours permit, you might want to make sure that your social media doesn’t celebrate “great noise” as a positive attribute, particularly if your establishment is nestled between Bouldin Creek and Zilker…

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South Congress hotel waivers trump some neighbors' worries

After a successful night at the Planning Commission, a new South Congress hotel will have both a pool and a driveway — despite concerns about their placement from neighbors and the church next door. While the zoning at 2510 South…

Kitchen steps into planning personnel issues

Last fall, City Council Member Ann Kitchen asked Planning and Zoning Department Director Greg Guernsey to remove the staff member who had been overseeing the formation of one of the South Austin Combined Neighborhood Plan’s contact teams because she did…

Austin Police Department Budget, 2012-2022

During the 2020-21 budget process, City Council cut $31.5 million from APD’s budget, citing the protests and “community outcry against the disproportionate impact of police violence on Black Americans, Latinx Americans and other non-white ethnic communities,” according to the approved…

Council taps into zoning relief for South Austin beer store

A South Austin boutique beer shop looking to sell growlers to go got a boost from City Council on Thursday, but it’s not out of the woods yet. Council approved on first reading a measure to change WhichCraft Beer Store’s…

Panel shoots down tax abatement, for now

The former home of one of Austin’s most famous African-American baseball players may soon be restored, but that restoration will take place without the benefit of a city tax abatement this year. Historic Landmark commissioners voted 7-2 to deny the…

ZAP OKs medical offices in South Austin

Competing concerns over facilitating the construction of a medical office and maintaining the character of a quiet area led to a compromise among members of the Zoning and Platting Commission on Jan. 19. The panel voted to recommend rezoning a…

Austin Habitat for Humanity celebrates new headquarters, CEO

2015 has been an eventful year for Austin Habitat for Humanity. With bright new headquarters and a new leader at the helm, the nonprofit has built itself up into a good position to further help with the issue of affordable…

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