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Tag Archives: South Lamar

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

Unadopted South Lamar Corridor Plan influences Planning Commission appeal

A subpar neighborhood traffic analysis did not stop the Planning Commission from granting an appeal for a 60,000-square-foot mixed-use project at 2010 South Lamar Blvd. during its Jan. 10 meeting.Due to the site plan not meeting city code with its…

Thursday, January 21, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

South Lamar zoning error may have fix on the way

A costly mistake by the city may soon be fixed for one South Lamar business owner, but if the most recent Planning Commission meeting is any indication, the rezoning might not go down without a fight.Planning and Zoning Department senior…

Thursday, November 5, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Court denies injunction against Foundation Communities

How much havoc can one neighbor wreak on a $20 million affordable housing project backed by federal, state and local governments and nonprofits? Potentially, quite a bit.On Tuesday, Foundation Communities avoided potential disaster for its Bluebonnet Studios on South Lamar…

Thursday, January 29, 2015 by Kara Nuzback

Planners approve extended hours for Odd Duck

After postponing 12 other public hearings Tuesday, the Planning Commission approved a request for a late-night permit to serve alcohol from Odd Duck, a restaurant on South Lamar Boulevard.The conditional-use permit, which allows the eatery to stay open until 2…

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, October 31, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Neighbors lose fight against Lightsey plan

As an illustration of how heated the discussion about the South Austin Lightsey 2 project has become, Planning and Development Review Department Director Greg Guernsey opened the meeting by clarifying that his staff had not taken graft and that he…

Monday, October 20, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Environmental Board hears Lightsey 2 project

Though it is still in the early stages, South Austin’s Lightsey 2 project made a detour to the Environmental Board last week, where developers were advised to be more creative with their plans.Citing “ongoing concerns” with drainage, off-site flooding, fees-in-lieu…

Friday, October 10, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Staff plans for South Lamar development mitigation

A memo distributed last week by the City of Austin Planning and Development Review Department director Greg Guernsey lays out a set of recommendations from city staff designed to mitigate some effects of development on neighborhoods in the South Lamar…

Thursday, September 25, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Development headed to Environmental Board

A controversial South Austin development is on hold for at least another month, after the Planning Commission opted to take the unusual tack of sending the development’s preliminary plan to the Environmental Board for comment.The PSW Real Estate development at…

Monday, September 8, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

South Lamar development problems get closer look

Development in the city’s South Lamar neighborhood may be approaching a tipping point. A recent report could have the city scrambling to make sure it doesn’t capsize.“Are we just going to give up on this neighborhood, or are we going…

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