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Point Austin: Our Neighbors' Keepers
More than one way to save a neighborhood
" lawmaking) enabled nonprofits like the Guad­a­lupe Neigh­borhood Devel­op­ment Corporation ( to establish community land trusts as a way..."

June 22, 2012 News Column by Michael King

All Over Creation: Site Specifics
Fusebox Festival helps the community envision a new kind of development with thinkEAST
"...just one of the winning aspects of thinkEAST, a development project in East Austin that aims to create a..."

Jan. 30, 2015 Arts Column by Robert Faires

All Aboard
New ARA Board Swells With Inclusion
" It's `we' now," muses Mark Rogers on the Guadalupe Neighborhood Development Corporation's (GNDC) new status as a member..."

Feb. 13, 1998 News Column by Kayte VanScoy

Under One Roof
Can the City Make Good on Its Affordable Housing Promise?
"...years ago, when the city was seducing Computer Sciences Corporation to a downtown office site, public officials talked a..."

July 28, 2000 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Naked City
The city gets into the affordable housing development business, buying land in East Austin for a mixed-use development there.
"...officials have learned the same lesson about subsidizing residential development in East Austin that many people are taught about..."

June 1, 2001 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Naked City
Architect Antoine Predock presents a sleeker, more sharply angled version of his City Hall design; the Bennett Tract faces a tough road with neighbors and the developer at an impasse over the size and scale of proposed development on the East Austin tract.
"...compared with the money at stake in the proposed development on the Bennett Tract in East Austin. Thursday, city..."

May 11, 2001 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Spotting the Rare Cheap Rental
The history and habits of a not-quite-extinct-yet Austin species
"...Good houses, renting cheaply, once roamed the neighborhoods of the central city, but I live in the..."

June 25, 2004 News Feature by Michael Erard

Urban on the Rocks
It's the Sprawl, Y'all
"...look like a way to dump growth into established neighborhoods that don't want it, or can't handle it, or..."

April 30, 1999 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The ARA Faces the Music
For the Austin Revitalization Authority, Eastside renewal proves to be a long, slow dance
"...had fairly hummed with successful African-American-owned businesses before the neighborhood hit the skids in the Sixties and was then..."

Aug. 29, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

New Life for Plaza Saltillo
City to reshape old rail yard into transit hub
"...stretches of property in East Austin is poised for redevelopment, with two finalists competing for the chance to reshape..."

June 13, 2014 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Bennett There, Done That
", the primarily Hispanic and Anglo residents of the Guadalupe neighborhood. The African-American neighbors, and especially the adjoining Ebenezer..."

March 23, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

What Land Use Code Do We Need to Build the City We Want?
Planning a way forward after CodeNEXT
"...on land use. The presumptive 8-3 Council balance on development issues has already taken shape as Adler et al...."

April 12, 2019 News Feature by the News Staff

Mapping the Future
Seven longtime Austinites talk about Smart Growth, neighborhood planning, and the future of Central Austin in an October roundtable discussion.
"...and we're actually starting to look at collaborative solutions. Neighborhood planning has gone from a weird idea to one..."

Dec. 3, 1999 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Changing of the Board
"...Letty McGarrahan, Guadalupe Assoc. for an..."

Oct. 24, 1997 News Column

The Participants
"...first mixed. He also led the ad hoc Downtown Development Advisory Group, charged with producing guidelines for downtown public/..."

Dec. 3, 1999 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Habitat for Humanity Director on Affordability
Greg Anderson promotes increased density, developer involvement in code rewrite
"...15 years of experience working with the existing land development code – in his current role, his time spent..."

July 14, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Plaza Saltillo Decision Comes Down to Money
Cap Metro chooses Endeavor over Saltillo Collaborative
"...In a blow to neighborhood and grassroots activists, the Capital Metro board on Mon­day..."

June 27, 2014 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
A long-awaited decision on the rezoning of the Bennett Tract, which has sat vacant awaiting redevelopment for more than 10 years, should happen this Thursday.
" planned, the council will determine just what Riata Development Corp. can and can't build on the tract, whose..."

May 4, 2001 News Feature by Emily Pyle

Dream Homes in East Austin?
"...which perfectly frames the state Capitol building beyond a neighborhood park and a hillside of trees. This could be..."

Aug. 15, 1997 News Column by Kayte VanScoy

There's No Place Like Home
"...good fortune - when Robinson was selected by the Guadalupe Neighborhood Development Corporation (GNDC) for a vacancy in one..."

Aug. 21, 1998 News Feature

Kenny Dorham's Backyard in Danger
"...East End IBIZ District and a number of local neighborhood associations, including his own Robertson Hill Neighborhood Association, whose..."

June 13, 2014 Music Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Looking for Cheap Dirt
Trying to make housing 'affordable' has a whole lot to do with the facts on the ground
" it to provide affordable units in expensive central neighborhoods, when the same investment could serve more people on..."

May 12, 2006 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

ARA, CRP, E-I-E-I-O -- The Central East Scorecard
An introduction to the East Austin revitalization efforts.
"...of all kinds -- African-American community leaders, the surrounding neighborhoods, property owners, institutions, and the private sector. The ARA's..."

Aug. 29, 2003 News Feature

Govalle Neighbors Rally to Save Pecan Grove
City-owned property slated for affordable housing
"...was approved. Project coordinator Javier Delgado, overseeing the city's redevelopment of the property for affordable housing, confirmed this week..."

Feb. 22, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Home Is Where the Tax Credits Are
"...The tax credits are used for the private sector development of affordable multi-family housing. Since 1986, more than 74,000..."

Aug. 28, 1998 Column

Life on the 38th Parallel
GAINing Ground
"...Austin infamous are contradictions of prosperity. They are the neighborhoods of the East Side, many of them thriving enclaves..."

Jan. 12, 1996 News Feature

Urban Removal?
East 11th and 12th Get Plowed
"...would pay for the first part of the Austin Redevelopment Authority (ARA) plan, which calls for the acquisition and..."

Nov. 17, 1995 News Feature

Whether You Like It or Not...
Eric Mitchell's Redevelopment Dreams
"...political sleight of hand and an understanding of urban development minutiae that far outstrips his predecessor, Mitchell is on..."

Sept. 29, 1995 News Feature

Naked City
"...issue, but several news organizations, including the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), report that more than 20 deaths may have..."

June 30, 1995 News Feature

Bygone Buildings
Right in the booming heart of Austin, folks can still find evidence of times past. Devin Greaney explores some of Austin's abandoned haunts.
"...of an easy metaphor for the course of downtown development might want to consider this one: In 1836, Susanna..."

Jan. 26, 2001 Features Feature by Devin Greaney

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