Tag Archives: Vertical Mixed Use (VMU)

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…

Thursday, July 25, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Zoning request highlights role of commission, need for new land use code

The Planning Commission went against the official staff suggestion Tuesday evening, recommending the addition of a Vertical Mixed Use designation to the current General Commercial Services-Mixed Use Combining District-Neighborhood Plan Combining District zoning of 3706 Goodwin Ave., near the intersection…

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 by Alyx Wilson

Planning Commission balks at neighborhood VMU

At its Oct. 23 meeting, the Planning Commission found itself reeling at a request for vertical mixed use on a rezoning case in Windsor Park at 6203, 6205 and 6207 Berkman Drive. The applicant presented two options that were agreed…

Thursday, August 25, 2016 by Jack Craver

Commission split on mixed-use zoning near Lamar

The Planning Commission urged a property owner and his neighbors to try to reach a compromise Tuesday after a hearing in which both sides of a contentious zoning case accused the other of duplicity.“They’re traumatized; I’m traumatized,” said John Scott…

Friday, March 28, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council moves forward with proposal to allow micro apartment units

The discussion about micro apartment units boiled down to a few small details at Thursday’s City Council‘s meeting.   Council members approved a resolution 7-0, initiating a code amendment that could decouple parking requirements from units that are less than…

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Riley’s push for micro-apartments draws complaint from Morrison

A push from Council Member Chris Riley to revise Austin’s Land Development Code to include new provisions to encourage the construction of micro-apartments raised concerns from Council Member Laura Morrison at Council’s Tuesday work session. There, Morrison argued that the…

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