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Preservation Austin endorses Sixth Street protections

Thursday, June 16, 2022 by Elizabeth Pagano

Preservation Austin is officially backing Council Member Kathie Tovo’s resolution to initiate historic zoning for the Sixth Street National Register District. The resolution, which is on today’s agenda, would offer protections for the buildings that are facing increased development pressures in recent months. In a letter to City Council, Preservation Austin wrote, “A local historic district here would support a balanced approach between preservation and density so that the most intact blocks of contributing buildings retain their historic character. The city of Austin’s Historic Design Guidelines outline best practices for preservation and development to thrive together, which would support Stream Realty’s plans for street improvements and the district’s revitalization.”

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