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Another zoning case bites the dust
Thursday, October 3, 2019 by Jo Clifton
With District 1 City Council Member Natasha Harper-Madison on vacation, Council had already planned a number of postponements from today’s meeting. Late Wednesday afternoon, representatives of the J.J. Seabrook Neighborhood Association in East Austin and developer Glenn F. Cooper (the Urban Groundskeeper, Inc.) told the Austin Monitor that they had agreed to ask Council for a postponement on a case involving rezoning the property at 2205 Tillery Street and 3303 Manor Road. Matt Tynan, an attorney and member of the neighborhood association, said his group felt that the Development Services Department had not given neighbors proper notice for the hearing before the Planning Commission or for consideration by Council. Tynan and his neighbors are concerned about the planned commercial services/vertical mixed-use/family residence zoning that would eliminate any requirement for affordable housing and increase impervious cover on the site to 95 percent. Amanda Swor of the Drenner Group said Wednesday night that the developer had already met with neighbors but was willing to do so again before Oct. 17, the date the case is expected to be rescheduled.
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