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How to Build Neighborhoods
Erin McGann is the sole newcomer in a race dominated by incumbents
"...things in common. They live in older, quaint Central Austin neighborhoods, they're both former neighborhood association presidents, they've served..."

Sept. 5, 2014 News Feature by Amy Smith

Getting off the Road
Rail will help, roads will help – but so will your decision not to drive today
"...also apply to traffic congestion. Viewed as a budget, Austin's roads are stretched to their limit. Building more roads..."

June 27, 2014 News Feature by Robyn Ross

PUD Proposal Wins Few Friends
Developers of proposed condo seek a zoning change to allow a height of 96 feet at Riverside and Lamar project
"...vocal opponents of the rezoning, which include the Zilker Neighborhood Assoc­i­a­tion, Save Town Lake, the Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association,..."

April 12, 2013 News Feature by Elizabeth Pagano

Developing Stories: Protecting the Waterfront (Part 2)
Council vote to determine future of waterfront
"...a watchdog limiting development. The Real Estate Council of Austin has argued against both reinstating height limits and a..."

May 1, 2009 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
"...animal rightists can do it, too! On Tuesday, the Austin Police Department busted the most visible and incompetent of..."

Sept. 14, 2007 News Feature

Naked City
A roundup of what to expect today at City Hall
"...Stratus Properties – proposing to buy from the city Downtown Block 21, on Second Street directly north of City..."

Feb. 18, 2005 News Feature by Michael King

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from around the world
"...down after the supposedly done-deal meet-and-confer agreement with the Austin Police Association proved to be a bit more controversial..."

March 19, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Tweaking the ARA Plan
Seven years after its creation, the Austin Revitalization Authority hopes new revisions to its urban renewal plan can push Eastside redevelopment forward.
"...was once a vibrant corridor of commerce for East Austin's African-American community. The city was then on the verge..."

Aug. 1, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
"...In the face of opposition from the Downtown Austin Alliance, the city's Design Commission has asked city..."

June 7, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Naked City
Calling Chairman Chiz
"...facility at all) -- despite the opposition of the neighborhood and rejection by the Austin City Council, and whatever..."

April 27, 2001 News Feature by Michael King

Naked City
Downtown de-vitalization, flying Ron Wilson, Hyde Park flood & Ed Herman speaks
"...If it seems like the windows at the downtown Brown Lofts (in the Brown Building at Seventh and..."

March 23, 2001 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Council Watch
Citizens voice their approval of the recommendations of the Police Oversight Focus Group; proposed City Hall balloons and its price tag grows; Rainey Street Historic District nears its day of reckoning.
"...whenever he agrees with the pastor, 38 extremely vocal Austinites spoke at a public hearing about the Police Oversight..."

June 9, 2000 News Column by Jonathan David Carroll

CSC: Take Two
Political Push Ups
"...led by El Concilio member and East Town Lake Neighborhood Association president Robert Donley, objected strenuously to Push Up's..."

March 12, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff

Mind the Bullock
"...developers haven't adequately addressed a single one of the neighborhoods' concerns -- not traffic, not flooding, not aesthetics, not..."

March 28, 1997 Column

'Chronicle' Endorsements
May 14 City Council elections
"...holistically about those urban issues and their impact on neighborhoods and the environment, occasionally to comic extreme – he..."

April 29, 2011 News Feature

City Hall Hustle: Park Pud? Pick Your Punch Line.
Developer scales down plans for office tower
"...GO-MU-CO-NP request on first glance (that's general office-mixed use-conditional overlay-neighborhood plan), committing more of this alphabet soup to memory..."

Jan. 14, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

What's Historic?
Latest arguments over historic zoning sound like déjà vu
"...According to the city of Austin, historic properties, aside from meeting a few basic criteria..."

Feb. 26, 2010 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

The Chips Are Down
Budget balancing picks up speed – and it's anything but fun and games
"...the table's de facto leader, when we reached NH-3 (Neighborhood Housing and Community Development), cutting contributions to senior services..."

June 26, 2009 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Developing Stories
City just says no to $1 million. Go figure.
"...a whopping $1 million check to the city of Austin Afford­able Hous­ing Trust Fund, and in turn the city..."

Oct. 5, 2007 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...Quote of the Week"The Kool-Aid's in there, but they're..."

Aug. 5, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

The environment, the alleged marijuana, the traffic, Ventura's highway, and more.
"...A lot of the great music that's been in Austin over the last 25 or 30 years is due..."

June 8, 2001 Column

What destroys a neighborhood? How can bikes help? What's wrong with the Julia Roberts/Brad Pitt vehicle THE MEXICAN? A few answers to these questions---and more!---right here, right now.
"...In "Welcome to Austin. You're Screwed." [March 9] by Erica C. Barnett and..."

March 23, 2001 Column

The Year It All Went Wrong
Looking back at club closings in Austin in 1999.
"...are being put to page, another vital piece of Austin is in danger of being taken away. Who knows..."

Dec. 31, 1999 Music Feature by Michael Bertin

The Good Earth
TEA for Texas
"...projects ranked number one, more popular items being two Downtown Austin Alliance's Great Streets pedestrian improvement projects (about $2..."

July 23, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...will increase. Under the the proposed change, requested by Austin's three cab franchise holders,American Yellow Checker, Austin Cab, and..."

July 23, 1999 News Feature

Benign Growth?
The State of Affairs
"...develop their land. Good authority has it that the Austin legislative delegation informed city officials that the failure of..."

April 16, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff

City Council: No Tubes for You!
Tubing, 24-hour bike trails, and zoning on this week's agenda
"...Seeing as how it's Austin City Limits Weekend II: The Shakedown, there's no City..."

Oct. 11, 2013 News Feature by Michael King

The Daily Hustle: 8/3/10
Sparks rains on City Council
"...Agenda highlights for August 5, 2010:..."

Aug. 3, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Developing Stories: Great Public Spaces Summit
Dancing in the streets, singing odes to streetscapes
"...lovers, loiterers, lunching lawyers, and everyone else. Now that Austin is a big city, it's time to provide properly..."

July 10, 2009 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
" gas – those thousands of hipsters clogging the Downtown streets are here for the South by Southwest Interactive,..."

March 14, 2008 News Feature

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