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Naked City
Two historically opposed neighborhoods along Manor Road find a common enemy in plans to expand neighborhood arterials to make room for traffic into the redeveloped Mueller Airport site.
News Story  June 29, 2001, by Kevin Fullerton
"...The corridor is the closest thing East Austin has to an urban village, and it was developed without a dime of city assistance. But it could be so much more, says McCarver, a board member with the Blackland Community Development Corporation...."

Housing Blueprint Strategery
City Council works Merck, Housing Plan, Austin Oaks PUD
DAILY News  April 17, 2017, by Michael King
"...The allies included the UT Dell Medical School, the Central Healthcare District, Huston-Tillotson University, Austin Community College, Austin ISD, Seton Healthcare, the Chambers, Capital IDEA, et al. Among these institutional supporters, the handful of opponents last week and Thursday – mostly at the notion of providing any financial tip to a major corporation – couldn’t gain much traction...."

Dissenting Voices
News Story  June 12, 2014, by Michael King
"...Even as the Project Connect proposal moves closer to official approval and enabling votes, opposition to the urban rail project continues to simmer. Last week, two groups otherwise unlikely to find common ground – mass transit supporters Central Austin Community Develop­ment Corporation and highway enthusiasts Coalition on Sustainable Transporta­tion – both issued salvos strongly opposing the current Project Connect proposals...."

Home, Sweet Home
(Or Slum, Slum, Slum?)
News Story  February 16, 1996, by Robert Bryce
"...Thomas Wakely, executive director of the Corporation for Affordable Housing (CAH), says the density at Meadows is simply too high. "They are building another slum out there," said Wakely, whose non-profit group gets its primary support from the North Central Austin Community of Churches, a coalition of 20 congregations..."

Eric Mitchell Speaks!
News Story  November 2, 2001, by Michael King
"..."Where were these people then? … Where were these people when a true, empowering project, Anderson Community Development Corporation … were stopped for nothing — this whole thing was taken away from them and stopped. Where were these people that an initiative that that community had taken the initiative and developed and had going on — all of a sudden, they’re running over to East Austin and saying, ‘We got something great that’s going to help the community.’…..."

Under One Roof
Can the City Make Good on Its Affordable Housing Promise?
News Story  July 28, 2000, by Kevin Fullerton
"...Two years ago, when the city was seducing Computer Sciences Corporation to a downtown office site, public officials talked a lot about doughnuts: cities like Detroit that had allowed commercial activity to escape outside their borders, hollowing the tax base and ghettoizing inner-city neighborhoods. Since then, the mayor and City Council have "incentivized" not only CSC but also Intel to the Central Business District, recently investing in a Convention Center hotel to boot..."

Bigger, Better, Smarter
San Diego is everything Austin wants to be: livable, transit-oriented, pedestrian-friendly, and downtown-centric. But will tools that worked in the nation's largest border and military base town translate to Central Texas?
News Story  January 14, 2000, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...But San Diego has already been proactive; its urban core did not become a hot market by magic. The wizard behind the curtain is the Centre City Development Corporation (CCDC), founded in 1975 to use public money and power to leverage private investment in the central business district..."

Prepare for Departure
Mueller Airport Redevelopment Project Inches Toward Council Approval
News Story  June 30, 2000, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...When the state was still playing, EPS recommended an independent corporation -- a joint venture, in effect, between city, state, private sector, and community -- to acquire and develop the New Mueller. Such a corporation would need money, to build out Mueller's infrastructure and negotiate real-world development deals, and those funds would have come from the state's purchase of its 282 acres..."

The Lay of the Land
Timing Is Everything
News Story  February 4, 1999, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...Well, we sure as hell wouldn't get the headquarters of Computer Sciences Corporation, for good or ill. But that doesn't mean we wouldn't get new office space at all..."

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
Columns  February 8, 2002
"...They have a lock on most cable TV in most larger cities and areas of the country, they control a major segment of the so-called "News Media" through their publications and buying that rathole CNN. He who controls information controls the people, and this mega-corporation, which came to life under the Clinton administration and which has oddly enough avoided the wrath of silly little trolls like Jim Hightower who bitch about "Large Global Corporations" at the drop of a hat, has control of a large segment of the media that provides information..."

Steering Urban Renewal
Housing Director Bill Cook
News Story  November 17, 1995
"...In his role as head of the Neighborhood Housing and Conservation Office (NHCO), Cook is caught in a nasty crossfire between Councilmembers Brigid Shea and Eric Mitchell, both of whom are closely monitoring Cook's guidance of Mitchell's $100 million project to redevelop East 11th and 12th Streets, called the Austin Redevelopment Authority (ARA). Recently, Mitchell criticized Cook for recommending a development corporation comprised partly of Central East Austin neighborhood representatives -- representatives whom Mitchell fears may want to derail the project..."

Postmarks
Urban planning and noise in the Hood
Columns  August 3, 2001
"...We're sensitive to Alcoa-Rockdale's importance to the livelihoods of many Milam and Lee county citizens. Our consistent aim is not to shut the place down but to persuade the corporation to switch to a cleaner burning fuel such as natural gas...."

Mapping the Future
Seven longtime Austinites talk about Smart Growth, neighborhood planning, and the future of Central Austin in an October roundtable discussion.
News Story  December 3, 1999, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...But even in East Austin, which the Boom has supposedly passed by, there is optimism. "Ten years ago on East 10th Street, buildings were burning down and being torn down, and crime was out of control," says Mark Rogers, director of the Guadalupe Neighborhood Development Corporation (GNDC) in East Austin...."

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
Columns  February 1, 2002
"...They have a lock on most cable TV in most larger cities and areas of the country, they control a major segment of the so-called "News Media" through their publications and buying that rathole CNN. He who controls information controls the people, and this mega-corporation, which came to life under the Clinton administration and which has oddly enough avoided the wrath of silly little trolls like Jim Hightower who bitch about "Large Global Corporations" at the drop of a hat, has control of a large segment of the media that provides information..."

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
News Story  March 31, 2006
"...• Also, social service agency LifeWorks, lending help to at-risk families and pregnant and homeless teens, got a $300,000 loan from the Austin Housing Finance Corporation at last week's City Council meeting. As noted on the AHFC agenda, the loan will go toward renovating the agency's emergency shelter into "a six-unit, 12-bed transitional housing facility for low-income homeless youth and young adults" that will let them assist an additional 20 people a year, on top of the 40 they help on average now..."

Building From Scratch
It Takes a City and a State to Raise a Village
News Column  February 18, 1999, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...A better start, in the view of the Process and Goals Task Force, would have been to create the entity that will manage and develop the New Mueller project. (The city has hired a property manager to oversee RMMA in the interim.) Back in 1996, the task force recommended a "dependent non-profit" model -- the same sort of development corporation that's been discussed for downtown for years, and a large-scale model of what a lot of Eastside neighborhoods use to create affordable housing...."

Hallucination Village
Reynolds and Mitchell Dream Big
News Column  November 29, 1996, by Alex de Marban
"...The story began two months ago, shortly after the city's Austin Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) proposed this year's budget for how it would spend the city's annual Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). CDBG grants are federal housing dollars, and to receive them, the city must go through a five-month public input process to determine how much money should go to targeted neighborhood organizations, how much to low-income rental owners, etc. But Mitchell, who unearthed $8.3 million in uncommitted housing money last year, raised a number of puzzling questions about the CDBG spending plan..."

The Rent Rub
Working Poor Getting Stiffed on Housing Costs
News Story  August 21, 1998, by Kevin Fullerton
"...Similar breakdowns occur in individual projects due to arrive in the near future. For example, the city recently issued $20 million in tax-exempt revenue bonds through the Austin Housing Finance Corporation to finance construction of the 256-unit, "reasonably priced" Scarbrough Apartments..."

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
News Story  April 15, 2005, by Lee Nichols and Cheryl Smith
"...• Austin Energy's Green Building Program and Austin Housing Finance Corporation were presented with the EPA's Clean Air Excellence Award last week for their roles in creating the Montopolis Net-Zero Energy Homes subdivision, whose 85 planned ultraefficient homes are designed to use photovoltaic solar panels to generate more energy annually than they consume. (The homes are also designed to be affordable to buyers earning less than 80% of the median area income.) The "It's the Thought That Counts" Award might be more appropriate, however, since as of March 31, the city has officially halted the Montopolis project's progress..."

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
Columns  November 24, 2000
"...So why is this deal on the table? Why are we faced with the exact same weak rationalizations for "doing a deal," e.g., the alternative is far worse, they will hurt us in the Legislature, this is "almost" protecting water quality, we need to move on to other issues, etc. Why would such a strong mayor and council assume such a weak position? Why would the most offensive corporation in Austin be handed city sewer service and other special privileges? Why are we so richly rewarding such bad behavior? Why was this deal hatched in secret? What is the hurry?..."

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