Tag Archives: Waterfront Overlay

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Environmental Commission recommends increased impervious cover in waterfront overlay

Historically, it is rare for the Environmental Commission to recommend a variance to increase impervious cover in a waterfront overlay. Lately, however, the redevelopment of old, heavily covered lots has the commissioners opting for the lesser of two evils and…

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Board of Adjustment debates request to sacrifice heritage tree or waterfront overlay

The Board of Adjustment exists to help residents achieve variances from the Land Development Code’s building regulations, but only if an applicant is willing to provide information and evidence of a valid hardship.Dan Coops, the owner of 71 Julius St.,…

Monday, June 22, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Environmental Board gives green light to project

Last week the Environmental Board recommended a waiver for a new building on Shoal Creek downtown.The waiver will allow encroachment into the 70-degree angle of the city’s waterfront overlay. Though the Environmental Board is required to hear about the waiver,…

Thursday, May 14, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Council to delay Red Bluff Hotel variance hearing

Although City Council members are scheduled to hear an appeal today on a variance granted by the Planning Commission to allow construction of a new hotel on Red Bluff Road in East Austin, staff will likely seek a postponement to…

Thursday, February 12, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Red Bluff Hotel project will get a second chance

At their most recent meeting, Planning Commissioners took the unusual step of rescinding their previous vote on the planned Red Bluff Hotel.The vote to rescind was unanimous, though commissioners made it clear that they may not support the variance upon…

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