Tag Archives: Zilker Neighborhood Association

Thursday, August 15, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Planning commissioners say South Lamar development will make Austin a ‘real city’

To bring more commercial and multifamily space to the South Lamar Corridor, Endeavor Real Estate Group, the owner of a 1.8-acre lot on the corner of South Lamar Boulevard and Bluebonnet Lane, requested a zoning change at the Aug. 13…

Friday, August 25, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano

Carport door raises big issues in Zilker

A recent case at the Board of Adjustment will allow one Zilker resident to finally close the door of their carport. But the case has also opened the door on neighborhood association politics and what happens when a complex Land…

Monday, October 24, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

BoA votes to protect ‘compatibility to nothing’

A recent Board of Adjustment variance case proved that sometimes rules are rules, even absent the reasons they were put in place.William Faust, representing applicant Greg Smith before the board, explained that a small, vacant tract of residentially zoned land…

Monday, July 18, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

‘Stealth venue’ gets caught in neighborhood’s radar

A note to Austin business owners: When seeking a late-hours permit, you might want to make sure that your social media doesn’t celebrate “great noise” as a positive attribute, particularly if your establishment is nestled between Bouldin Creek and Zilker…

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 by Jack Craver

Planning Commission OKs condo development

Despite concerns raised by neighbors, including a telephone psychic who worried that the noise from nearby construction could harm her business, the Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval last week of a zoning change to facilitate the construction of six single-family…

Friday, January 15, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Board rules former cat palace can stay

There was opposition from the neighborhood association, but that wasn’t enough to keep the Board of Adjustment from a unanimous decision to allow one Zilker neighborhood resident to keep her Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) in place in her backyard.Tracy Perkins,…

Thursday, April 16, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

BoA to interpret rule on attic dormers next month

For almost a year, the Zilker Neighborhood Association has been waiting for an explanation about McMansion dormers. This week, association members took their questions to the Board of Adjustment and asked for an interpretation.After a discussion of the issue, board…

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…

Monday, January 26, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

When is a carport a garage? Ask the BOA

At its last meeting, the Board of Adjustment considered whether staff had made an error by issuing a building permit at 904 Jessie St. David King, on behalf of the Zilker Neighborhood Association, made the appeal. In the end it…

Thursday, January 15, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

South Austin case closed, garage remains open

A South Austin homeowner’s plea to retain a garage door ended this week at the Board of Adjustment.Ginny Catania, who is the owner of 903 Ethel St., won her latest variance request. Though Catania had initially sought to retain the…

Friday, October 25, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Final vote on Special Events Ordinance may wait until January

Though Council members unanimously approved the pending on first reading Thursday, that action came with anticipation of the creation of a Council subcommittee that would deal with lingering issues about the matter. Chief ordinance sponsor Council Member Mike Martineztold his…

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