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Austin Oaks postponed (again!)

Friday, March 3, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano

At just past 12:30 a.m., after a very long day, City Council decided it wasn’t reasonable to go on, postponing the Austin Oaks planned unit development yet again. This time, Council promised to take the case up early at its March 23 meeting. The decision was met with some hostility by a crowd that seemed angry at both the idea of postponing the case and moving forward with hearing the case. Michael Whellan, who represents the developer of the PUD, made a bid to get some of the information out in a condensed presentation, noting that having his team sitting through hours of the meeting was beginning to get expensive. That, too, was met with hostility from the crowd. Mayor Steve Adler apologized for the delay, but the consensus was that after the long (and emotionally fraught) hearing on Plaza Saltillo, it would be irresponsible to take on another complicated zoning case.

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