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Tarrytown home officially a 'tear-down' now

Austin will say goodbye to another Fehr and Granger home after a short-handed Historic Landmark Commission failed to move forward with a recommendation for historic zoning at its most recent meeting. Unlike most cases where the Historic Preservation Office weighs…

Two-year permit puzzle continued at the BoA

It’s back to the drawing board for some Lake Austin homeowners who have yet to move into the home they purchased in 2014. Armbrust & Brown’s Eric DeYoung represented the owners, Stone Park Trust, at the Board of Adjustment meeting…

Pemberton bid for historic zoning raises questions about Austin’s racist past, historic future and policy on tax abatement

Is historic preservation honoring Austin’s racist past? That’s the question that came up at the most recent meeting of the Historic Landmark Commission during a sprawling conversation that ultimately landed on how the city manages its historic tax exemptions. In…

Grove PUD promises housing for teachers

Though the Grove at Shoal Creek Planned Unit Development hasn’t made much progress through the city’s boards and commissions yet, that hasn’t stopped developers from moving forward in some respects. Yesterday, ARG Bull Creek Ltd. announced plans to set aside…

Featured Collection: Austin Energy 2022 rate case

Austin Energy ramps up outreach for proposed rate changes

Austin Energy has entered the public hearing phase of its base rate review process, following its proposal to raise service costs. The monthslong dialogue with stakeholders and city staff, slated for resolution by City Council in November, has surfaced predictable…

Roessner-designed home slated for demolition

There are many factors the city weighs when considering what is and isn’t a historic property. On Monday, the Historic Landmark Commission considered the cost of expensive, ongoing upkeep that only delays the inevitable. Though no one cast doubt on…

Midcentury modern home sparks modern debate

Everyone seemed to agree that it is a lovely house. But that wasn’t nearly enough to quell a debate on historic tax abatements that overwhelmed a West Austin historic zoning case at the Historic Landmark Commission last week. The homeowner,…

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West Austin home demolition moves forward

In accordance with the owners’ wishes, the demolition of a West Austin home built in 1939 will be moving forward. “I think this is simply a case of a house that’s being demolished because it doesn’t fit somebody’s needs,” said…

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