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Camelback PUD back on Council agenda

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by Jo Clifton

The second and third readings for the Camelback Planned Unit Development is on today’s Council agenda and seems likely to gain final approval. Council approved the PUD on first reading in a vote of 10-0 on Oct. 18, with Council Member Leslie Pool absent. Entrepreneur Jonathan Coon’s ambitious project on Lake Austin has gained support from neighbors and numerous other groups, but two neighborhoods across the lake from the proposed PUD are still unhappy. The Bunny Run and Aqua Verde neighborhoods are particularly concerned about the proposed dock and mechanized access from the dock up to the residence. Council Member Alison Alter, whose district includes the property, has been working with Coon and opponents to reach a resolution. Alter told her colleagues during Tuesday’s work session that mediation between the two sides apparently failed. She asked that Council allow people who wanted to speak to do so at 7 p.m., noting that there were people who wanted to talk to Council that would not be able to appear earlier in the day. Mayor Steve Adler said anyone who was there earlier in the day would be allowed to speak, but Council would listen to speakers at 7 p.m. also and that Council would not vote until everyone had spoken. Alter posted her proposed amendments on the City Council Message Board.

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