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Walnut Avenue house will (kind of) stay put

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

An odd request for an East Austin demolition did not move forward at the most recent meeting of the Planning Commission. Instead, commissioners approved an alternate proposal for the home at 1611 Walnut Ave. Developer MX3 Homes had previously claimed that demolition was necessary after building a second home on the lot. However, after facing skeptical commissioners in October, the developers apparently revised their plans. The commission instead approved a request to relocate the house within the lot, reorienting it to face 17th Street. According to the staff report, the developers will also rehabilitate the house and preserve its exterior.

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