Tag Archives: South Austin

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Commission says Lightsey house should stay

The endless struggles of Lightsey 2 made their way through the Historic Landmark Commission on Monday.There, commissioners voted in favor of historic zoning for the main house at 1805 Lightsey Road unanimously, throwing a wrench into plans to demolish the…

Thursday, April 16, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Proposed local historic district in jeopardy

The proposed Bluebonnet Hills Historic District hit another speed bump Tuesday, this time at the Planning Commission.At the end of a lengthy discussion, commissioners opted to postpone the case until May 26. This will give the applicants time to return…

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 by Courtney Griffin

AISD board decides deadline for land purchase

The Austin Independent School District board of trustees directed district staff Monday to — after many years of discussion — create a timeline ending in January 2016  for the district to spend bond money to buy land for a proposed…

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council members lock down South Austin gate

The Planning Commission and the city’s legal department will address a section of city code today that could give commissioners discretion over connectivity in preliminary plans. Last week, City Council exercised its own discretion and passed a resolution that will…

Friday, February 20, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Planners look at big picture and deny rezoning

After taking a look at the impact of similar businesses nearby, the Planning Commission shot down a South Austin rezoning request at its last meeting.The 0.85 acre lot is located at 4102 and 4200 Manchaca Road. Owner Mitchell Whiddon is…

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Planning Commission to revisit Lightsey 2

Despite still being in the early stages of development, PSW Real Estate’s Lightsey 2 project continues to provoke outrage in South Austin. And despite approving the preliminary plan at an earlier meeting, the Planning Commission will now take another look…

Friday, September 5, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

South Austin park is nameless no more

Though discussion remained contentious up until the bitter end, the third time proved the charm last week for a once-nameless park in South Austin.City Council christened the park at 3000 Del Curto Road “The Tom Lasseter South Lamar Neighborhood Park”…

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council gets first crack at South Austin Plan

Despite an unexpected rescheduling of the public hearing, neighbors concerned about the South Austin Combined Neighborhood Plan showed up in force Friday afternoon.City Council members took up the plan Friday, after making the unorthodox decision late Thursday evening to continue…

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