Tag Archives: Zoning and Platting Commission

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Zoning and Platting Commission weighs in on proposed fire code

As Austin weathers the dog days of summer, wildfire risk is once again a hot topic in the city.A new report this week by the Office of the City Auditor said that the city could be doing a better job…

Monday, May 13, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Mobile home rezoning case raises questions about living arrangements

In an attempt to tackle gentrification head-on, last August City Council directed city staff to begin rezoning mobile home parks that were operating as such but were not appropriately zoned. Six of those rezoning cases came before the Zoning and…

Monday, January 7, 2019 by Jack Craver

Traffic concerns for proposed Braker Lane development give Zoning Commission pause

At the corner of Braker Lane and Dessau Road sits an oddly shaped 0.9-acre parcel of land that has been the subject of at least two heated zoning disputes.In mid-2016, the owner of 1308 E. Braker Lane, Sinh Tron Le,…

Monday, December 17, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

Camelback is back, but this time at the Ethics Review Commission

After so much contention and inflamed passions on both sides, it’s no surprise that the story of the Camelback planned unit development did not end with the Nov. 1 approval by Council.On Dec. 12, the Ethics Review Commission heard a…

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 by Alyx Wilson

Plans for Colony District Park permit move forward

The Zoning and Platting Commission had a few questions before unanimously approving a conditional use permit for additional amenities to Colony District Park last Tuesday.The park, which is located at 7201 Colony Loop Drive, is home to Overton Elementary School,…

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 by Joseph Caterine

Commission votes to deny rezoning for Northwest bar

The Zoning and Platting Commission voted to side with members of a Northwest Austin neighborhood against a request that would permit a bar to open in their neighborhood. It is not the first time this neighborhood has opposed similar requests,…

Monday, February 12, 2018 by Joseph Caterine

Commission vice chair calls density bonus programs a failure

At the Zoning and Platting Commission’s Feb. 6 meeting, Vice Chair Jim Duncan continued his series of CodeNEXT presentations with an indictment of the city’s density bonus programs, one of the city’s main approaches to facilitating housing for households making less…

Monday, October 9, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

The new ‘old code’ zoning category makes waves at commission

If adopted, CodeNEXT will be a total rewrite of the Land Development Code, but as comprehensive as the revisions will be, remnants of the old code will remain. At their Oct. 3 joint meeting, the land use commissions learned about…

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

CodeNEXT divides commission, spurs review of recommendation process

No city commission has been as prolific in its criticism of CodeNEXT than the Zoning and Platting Commission, and the commission fired off another letter of recommendation at its July 18 meeting in an effort to get feedback in before…

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

Zoning and Platting looks to pinpoint gentrification

As the only major growth city in the U.S. with a declining African-American population, Austin knows it has a gentrification problem, and the Zoning and Platting Commission took a step toward addressing it on May 2. Commissioners unanimously passed a…

Monday, March 6, 2017 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Of departures (people, codes and forts)

ZAP! Pow! Bang!… People paying attention to the membership of the Zoning and Platting Commission (if you are out there, you are probably reading this) may have noticed change has come/is on the horizon. As we reported, now-former Chair Thomas…

Monday, January 30, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

Planning Commission denies request for bank drive-in services on 38th

At the urging of two Zoning and Platting commissioners, the Planning Commission unanimously denied a rezoning request for a conditional overlay for drive-in services at 623 West 38th St. during its Jan. 24 meeting.City staff had supported Pioneer Bank’s request…

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 by Joseph Caterine

Land use commissions scramble to prepare for CodeNEXT draft release

Apprehension was in the air as representatives of the CodeNEXT team, led by Planning and Zoning Department Director Greg Guernsey, addressed the joint meeting of the Planning and Zoning and Platting commissions on Nov. 29.“The fact that we’re here, and…

Friday, November 18, 2016 by Joseph Caterine

ZAP approves Robert’s Rules training

A resolution to provide city staff and assistant city attorneys with training on Robert’s Rules of Order – and to make that training available to all members of boards and commissions – met with animosity from Commissioner Susan Harris at…

Thursday, November 3, 2016 by Joseph Caterine

Austin Oaks PUD wins ZAP recommendation

After hours of heated testimony and intense deliberation, the Zoning and Platting Commission passed a motion during its Nov. 1 meeting recommending the Austin Oaks planned unit development rezoning request with conditions.The project has been in the works since mid-2014,…

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Austin Oaks PUD plods toward Council

Discussion of Austin’s “other” planned unit development – the Austin Oaks PUD – has been postponed to the Nov. 1 meeting of the Zoning and Platting Commission. The postponement came at the request of some of the nearby neighbors, who…

Monday, August 8, 2016 by Jack Craver

Neighbors seek to block new mental health clinic in North Austin

A group of neighbors in Northeast Austin is seeking to stop a mental health clinic from coming to their area, saying they are concerned about the safety of children at a nearby elementary school.Austin Travis County Integral Care, the public…

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