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Council OKs zoning for massive redevelopment of far South Congress area

City Council on Thursday unanimously approved Community Commercial, Mixed Use and General Commercial Services zoning that will allow the site of a Southeast Austin auto salvage yard to become a vertical mixed-use development with more than 1200 multifamily units and…

‘Parking district’ proposal may solve South Congress parking woes

The dicey parking shuffle on South Congress is about to get a bit more predictable, thanks to the city’s Transportation Department. City Council’s Mobility Committee rang in 2023 with the welcome announcement that a new South Congress Parking & Transportation…

As Congress Avenue bats prepare to migrate, officials consider ways to better care for the colony

Austin’s bats are in need of additional protections and the city is preparing to take some small steps to aid the colony.  During an Animal Advisory Commission meeting last week, members voted unanimously on recommendations to help the Congress Avenue bats…

Parks board raises concerns over Statesman PUD proposal, calling it 'not superior’

The Parks and Recreation Board said Wednesday that the highly anticipated mixed-used development plan composed of several buildings on the former Austin American-Statesman lot does not do enough to protect the iconic space in front of the Congress Avenue Bridge.…

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City, police union resume labor contract negotiations

The city of Austin and the Austin Police Association returned to the bargaining table Wednesday after a brief hiatus stemming from an impasse on oversight provisions. The city initiated the pause early this month after the police union said it…

Trouble finding a parking spot on South Congress Avenue? The city is working on it.

Those of us who have braved the journey to find parking on South Congress Avenue during peak hours know it is not for the faint of heart. You might be circling, searching for an open spot for what feels like…

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