"...Developers occasionally agree to a greater level of affordability – usually with a city "buy-down" of some units. Should the current market pressure extend beyond the corridor into the more affordable streets to the south, there's little the city can do to stop rising rents and ultimately gentrification as affordable properties with working-class tenants are replaced by higher-earning professionals, families replaced by younger singles...."
"...Don't ask what Blindspotting is about. It's about every raw nerve in America – guns, gentrification, racism, rehabilitation, self-identity, and cultural perception – and how it's happening in Oakland, California...."
"...The day before, an art installation by Jean-Pierre Verdijo – “Agency at the Crossroads” – opened in the ACA gallery, and a couple dozen DOH members attended (at Verdijo’s invitation). The installation, painted and constructed on the gallery walls, is in part a meditation on the effects and meaning of “gentrification” in Austin Eastside neighborhoods..."
"...The subject of Latinx Culture in East Austin is decidedly heavy, and there's something a little more unsettling about the fact that the documentary was filmed and narrated by some of the neighborhood's youngest members. "This is about gentrification," Donnelly said..."
"...26 – they filed for a demolition permit while concurrently applying for a permit to stage an event at the space during the period of this year's SXSW. (See "Gentrification Refugees," Feb..."
"...The Feb. 12 demolition of the family-owned piñata business has become a touchstone of community debate about the gentrification of the Eastside – what was once a Latino working-class hub is giving way to increased real estate development that caters to a higher-income demographic...."
"...As rapid development has put some city residents at risk of displacement, cases like Sanchez's illustrate how defenseless mobile homeowners can be to the wave of gentrification that has swelled with rising property values. Despite the danger, thousands of Austin families continue to choose to live in these humble abodes..."
"...“A decade ago Austinites would rarely dare to venture to the east side of the I H 35 corridor. Though the city has never been home to truly seedy or sinister areas, going east of the highway prior to the mass gentrification of downtown was not advised..."
"...This whole encroachment on our land and total disrespect of our people must stop. Gentrification of this type smacks of racism!..."
"...It seems that success and happiness for companies and elitist entrepreneurs has always meant poverty and misery for natives; their dreams came at our expense! Where's the integrity and praiseworthiness in such achievements? Our community is losing its rich, colorful culture, its traditions and family unity. To us, gentrification is cultural genocide!..."
"...The line between improvement and gentrification is just one of the complicated and textured layers of interwoven discussion that these freewheeling, freestyling pals deal with. Collin (the real center of the story) is on the last three days of parole for a crime that he definitely did commit, and he's trying to stay out of trouble..."
"...Students marching down the streets for their rights, incidents of police brutality against minority community members, and a changing Austin landscape in response to gentrification are familiar recent headlines. However, these issues have been affecting Austinites for generations...."
"...In a morning press conference outside Blazier Elementary School, four City Council Members – Delia Garza, Pio Renteria, Greg Casar, and Jimmy Flannigan – declared their unhappiness with the current CodeNEXT process, and called for the next draft to fully address citywide inequality, affordability, gentrification, and displacement...."
"...A lively North Door crowd, occasionally rambunctious, heard 12 District 3 City Council candidates address Austin growth, gentrification, affordable housing, urban rail, and urban farms, in the third forum sponsored by the Chronicle, Austin Monitor, KUT-FM, KXAN-TV, and Univision...."
"...Eastside leader Susana Almanza was the first to speak against the development. "This particular project is going to open the floodgates of gentrification in Montopolis," she said..."
"...Not reviewed at press time. Brothers Ralphi and Junior overcome years of separation on the streets of Spanish Harlem to use salsa dancing to overcome the tide of gentrification...."
"...At a Tuesday work session this week, City Council members got their first look at a yearlong study they commissioned last September, when they asked UT researchers to conduct "a study of gentrification, displacement and mapping of vulnerable neighborhoods" in the city...."
"...Yet the 30-year-old Chicano rapper decries locals having become outsiders on the central Eastside. His latest single "What Happened to Austin? (My Beautiful City)" offers a scathing, first-hand perspective of gentrification – related in the local vernacular:..."
"...As the title states, the franchise is "back in business," but business may not be as good for this sequel as it was for the first film. B2 is funny and expands our background knowledge of these likable characters, but the story gets bogged down in some pace-stopping scenes about community gentrification, some mildly confusing temporal transitions, and some exchanges that should be side-splittingly funny but are only mildly amusing..."
"...For years, East Austin residents have decried gentrification. As Austin property values appreciate exponentially, developers have descended upon the city to capitalize on the hot real estate market..."
"...To Eastside activist Susana Almanza, historic zoning in East Austin -- and the tax breaks to property owners that go along with it -- are directly linked to gentrification. The City Council found Almanza's argument valid enough to create a special committee to consider the issue..."
"...Two weeks ago, in the "Best of Austin" issue, I riffed on Eastside revitalization, or gentrification, and whether we can create one without the other. Clearly, I'm not alone in contemplating this quandary; last week, Council Members Raul Alvarez and Danny Thomas unveiled a plan to designate most of East Austin as a "Community Preservation and Revitalization Zone."..."
"...And then there's the age-old gentrification debate. It can be both good and bad, he says..."
"...The attack on the building was associated with "Defend Our Hoodz," a "revolutionary" anti-gentrification cadre, but DOH denies responsibility. Instead, on its Facebook page, the group "applaud[ed] the hood for defending itself from greedy sellouts," while condemning the Chronicle and other media for implying any connection..."
"...The attack on the building was associated with “Defend Our Hoodz,” a “revolutionary” anti-gentrification cadre, but DOH denies responsibility. Instead, on its Facebook page, the group “applaud[ed] the hood for defending itself from greedy sellouts” while condemning the Chronicle and other media for implying any connection..."
"...Well, thank God – gracias a Dios – for the Latino Comedy Project. Because, when you’re not busy fighting or deriding gentrification, or when you’re not busy leveraging your privilege to pretend it's ever such a good thing, here’s an opportunity to laugh your ass off about the particular mess we’re in...."
"...In March, UT Austin's Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis issued a report on the effects of Eastside gentrification on longtime residents who have remained in their homes while many of their previous neighbors have moved away. ("Those Who Stayed: The Impact of Gentrification on Longstanding Residents of East Austin," by Eric Tang, et al.) The report was based on interviews with longtime residents of a single central East Austin census block (63 heads of household among 341 homes, selecting residents who have lived in their homes since at least 1999)..."
"...11-13 – council members will also be expecting the next draft of CodeNEXT, the land use code revisions that have been in the works for years. Tuesday morning at Blazier Elementary School, in far Southeast District 3, four council members – Delia Garza, Pio Renteria, Greg Casar, and Jimmy Flannigan – fired a shot across the dais, challenging city staff and their colleagues to produce a code "for all Austinites," and to substantively address affordability, gentrification, residential displacement, and the increasing economic segregation of the city. [inset-1-right]..."
"...That's why I was very surprised when "Public Notice: Tracking the Major Arcana" [News, Jan. 15] claimed Casar was "the council's most hawkish pro-gentrification vote on land-use issues." That statement flies in the face of reality. On the contrary, in a short time, Casar has done more to combat gentrification and support low-income residents than virtually any of his predecessors on Council..."
"...In cities across America, gentrification is both a hot-button issue and a good way to get angry graffiti sprayed all over your construction signs. With population density returning to city centers, low-income neighborhoods with local histories and identities are vanishing under the weight of high-end condominiums..."
"...On the one hand, the numbers tell a story of gentrification: Lower-income families move to the suburbs to buy double the house for half the price, and are replaced by childless couples, empty nesters, and middle-income families with one child or two, rather than three or four. They also tell a story of sprawl: Inner-suburban school populations plateau when neighborhood kids grow up and younger families choose neighborhoods even further out..."
"...For, like medieval castles of yore, the historic homes and neighborhoods of Central Austin are sometimes captured and become base camps for the other side, whichever side that may be. Does historic preservation create gentrification or retard it? Does it further the goals of neighborhood planning or hinder them? Does it hasten or delay the decay of the urban tax base? Is it Smart Growth or its opposite? In practice, the answer is, "All of the above."..."
"...As if scheduled just in time for Michael King's feature about the future of the East Riverside Corridor Plan (see "On the Edges of Gentrification," Feb. 15), Austin City Council takes up a couple of significant rezonings in the corridor at their next regular meeting, Thursday, Feb..."
"...Austin’s biggest challenges, such as increasing unaffordability, displacement, gentrification, flooding, and traffic are getting worse. The land development code should be an important tool to help with these challenges, however, our current code is not serving us well..."
"...Little Pink House is not one of the great civil rights movies (it's no Loving or To Kill a Mockingbird), but its slow, steady charm never lets go of the fact that these are people's homes on the line. While eminent domain has become a bugbear of the right, this reframes it as an aspect of gentrification, a core issue for the modern left..."
"..."It's disingenuous," Peters said. "The problem is the process of gentrification wasn't working fast enough for these guys, and they couldn't wait the two years left on my clients' lease."..."
"...The question that seems to be on many people's lips regarding Dove Springs is whether or not it is on an upswing, "turning the corner," "getting better." In a recent conversation, Senior City Planner Margaret Valenti made a nuanced distinction between seeing changes in Dove Springs as "gentrification" or "renaissance." She described gentrification as change that sacrifices the culture of the community, and renaissance as change that enhances that culture. I believe she's onto something when she makes the distinction, but I continue to wonder what "getting better" means in terms of Dove Springs..."
"...The issue, she believes, comes down to power: who has it and who doesn't. It's the common concern running from the Eastside, pro-affordability, anti-gentrification wing of her campaign team to the Ayn Rand libertarian industrialist wing..."
"...For an issue so focused on history, it's ironic that the current controversy has failed to recall a similar debate over the program from the recent past. Though the 25 cases (and the approximately $400,000 in combined tax breaks) appeared as a sudden shock at the end of 2009, tax breaks for historic landmarks roiled Austin politics throughout the first half of the last decade – driven, at that time, by arguments over gentrification...."
"...The weekend's long over, so now we can go ahead and say it: gentrification. It's always a slap, that word, but I'm afraid it's unavoidable here..."
"...So, in The Last Days of the San José, what we have at the skeletal level is a 90-minute long, Decameron-esque tale of the human underbelly of a real estate deal's unexpected detour, one that ultimately contributed hugely to the gentrification (the "SoCo"-ization, if you will) of South Congress. (Lambert notes that at the time the renovation finally began, the gentrification of the area was well under way, to the point that people were actually complaining that the motel was an eyesore.) On the surface, a seemingly straightforward tale, but oh, the wash of contradictory emotions this doc sets in play and the layers of knotty, unanswerable questions moral, ethical, sociological and city planning issues it raises..."
"...City Hall's Smart Growth gentrification-purge of lower-income Austinites has been up and running since 1998. The goal of this development-fueled purge is to remove Austinites from their homes by increasing higher property taxes through "managed" development..."
"...Howdy y'all, Re: "Betty Baker Rules" [News, April 2] – "How is it ... so many individual planning decisions come down in favor of asphalt and poured concrete." City Hall's Smart Growth gentrification-purge of lower-income Austinites has been up and running since 1998..."
"..."We really don't have any specific ideas about what should happen there," says ROMA principal Jim Adams. What his firm doesn't want to happen in and around the Saltillo District is gentrification and displacement of existing residents and business owners -- a concern shared by Eastside leaders who have been intimately involved in the project..."
"...But now that redevelopment is actually happening, a different question has emerged: Will the current renaissance of redevelopment give the Eastside the economic boost it's been waiting for, or destroy the neighborhood forever?Of ROMA and Rivalry In July, Cap Metro's board of directors will decide whether to award a contract to San Francisco-based ROMA Design Group -- the same consultants behind the city's Seaholm District and Mueller redevelopment plans -- to develop the Saltillo plan. The transit authority hasn't disclosed the identities of other bidders for the contract, worth between $100,000 and $250,000, but has put much energy into assuaging concerns among neighbors who feared a consultant would ignore their viewpoints on issues like gentrification..."
"...Solutions or Symbolism? Though El Concilio is a neighborhood group and Fernandez a former vice-president of the Austin Neighborhoods Council, his term as chair of the Holly Neighborhood Planning Team went sour after 18 months of work, when he broke with the team and opposed the plan's call to rezone Eastside industrial property (until then, a major goal of El Concilio and its allies). Now, Fernandez thinks neighborhood planning abets gentrification, drives out low-income residents, and lays the groundwork for light rail, which El Concilio has vociferously opposed for years...."
"...Gentrification w/o Representation..."