Tag Archives: Transit Oriented Development (TOD)

Monday, June 14, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

Council to adopt Project Connect TOD plans by next summer, early code fixes by year’s end

City Council on Thursday laid out its land use planning priorities for areas near Project Connect stations, passing a resolution directing city staff to help with the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Equitable Transit-Oriented Development (eTOD) studies. The studies will lead…

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

Council wants Project Connect TOD plans in place ‘pronto’

The city is set to overhaul its transit-oriented development policies to allow denser, more equitable development near future Project Connect stations as soon as possible.  “We need to be ready from the word ‘go’ to let areas near our transit…

Monday, August 24, 2020 by Chad Swiatecki

ULI panel explores the lessons of transit-oriented development

With transit-oriented developments likely to become more prevalent as Austin relies more on mass transit in the coming years, the planners and builders involved in their creation are confronted with the issues of affordability, displacement and appropriate economic incentives. Those were…

Friday, July 26, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Commission pushes for increased height, reduced compatibility ahead of code rewrite

The Planning Commission voted Tuesday to initiate a code amendment that would increase the building height limit from 60 to 85 feet at properties located within a transit-oriented development or zoned as vertical mixed-use. For good measure, the amendment would…

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Council approves fee-in-lieu for more housing

Greg Anderson, director of operations for Austin Habitat for Humanity, pronounced his organization “happy, happy, happy” on Friday. The declaration came after City Council approved a deal that would allow Cielo Property Group to build a new mixed-use project with…

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

East Austin cottage relocation plan worries some

A plan to relocate four Calcasieu cottages from East Austin has stalled at the Historic Landmark Commission for the time being, with some commissioners deciding the current plan is just too risky to endorse. Built by the Calcasieu Lumber Company…

Monday, April 27, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Reporter’s Notebook: Pressley deposed

Pressley denies bad press caused election loss … Former City Council candidate Laura Pressley believes that errors made by Travis County, not the bad publicity she received before last November’s election and the December runoff, were the reasons that she…

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 by Jenny Blair

Capital Metro board chooses two finalists for Plaza Saltillo project

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority selected two finalists Monday in the competition to develop the East Side’s Plaza Saltillo. They were Endeavor Real Estate Group and Saltillo Collaborative. The board plans to announce a final choice at its June 23…

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Capital Metro hears proposals to redevelop Plaza Saltillo area

It’s a familiar headline at this point, but more change is coming to East Austin.   After years of planning and discussion, Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority is on the verge of selecting a development plan for the Plaza Saltillo area.…

Thursday, March 27, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Morrison resolution seeks to preserve ability to get New Starts grant

Council Member Laura Morrison has crafted a resolution she hopes will help preserve affordability along a proposed new mass transit route and ensure that the city can secure federal money in the form of a Federal Transportation Agency New Starts…

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