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The 1704 Sword
Forum Fallout?
"...changed its environmental regulations since 1992, that the interim 1704 ordinance passed by the city approved grandfathering for 90%..."

April 23, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff

The Battle for the Springs: A Chronology
"...parts of the development in 10 years.1987 Legislature enacts HB 4, which bars a city from altering water quality..."

Aug. 9, 2002 News Feature

S.o.s. 101
"...House of Representatives' vote to revive the dreaded SB 1704 (now known as HB 1704) legislation, which was passed..."

April 30, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff

Council Watch
City Council considers status of various development-related lawsuits in executive sessions.
"...from pesky Austinites trying to protect their community. The 1704 Score Then there's HB 1704 (Item 9 on the..."

Oct. 22, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

On The Lege
Development Devils
"...legislative session (see "Council Watch"). The House overwhelmingly passed HB 1704, authored by Rep. Edmund Kuempel, R-Seguin, which ensures..."

April 23, 1999 News Column

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
Austin girds its loins for its biennial journey up Granite Mountain.
"...Properties, helping whack Austin with the legislative stick of HB 1704, the mandate that "forced" Austin to cut a..."

Dec. 20, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...Directors were pursuing "preventative litigation" against the tate over HB 1704 than the SOS board itself. "We did not..."

May 21, 1999 News Feature

SOS Sues Over Stratus Plan
Stratus Properties plans to develop 1,253 acres in the Barton Springs watershed, but the Save Our Springs Alliance believes state law prohibits their lofty plans.
"...The Circle C Neighborhood Association has joined SOS in the suit. The Save..."

June 28, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

Making a List
Examining the prospects for Austin's lobby at the 77th Legislature
"...hat handed to him. The Stratus Properties-driven Senate Bill 1704 rose from the dead with a vengeance as a..."

Dec. 29, 2000 News Feature by Amy Smith

Point Austin: The Way We Were
In Austin's politics of nostalgia, the truth is a frequent casualty
"...been worked out before the Legislature enacted House Bill 1704 (vetoed by Ann Richards in 1993, signed by George..."

May 2, 2008 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Blame It on Grandpa
In search of heroes and villains over AMD
"...Lantana tracts under rights "grandfathered" by the Legislature under HB 1704. As Amy Smith reported a few weeks ago,..."

Dec. 30, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Why Austin Gets Screwed
"...peaked last session, with the passage of House Bill 1704. The bill, sponsored by Seguin Republican Ed Kuempel, allows..."

Dec. 29, 2000 News Feature by Louis Dubose

Council Watch
City and developer Gary Bradley reach agreeement on development
"...limit on the damage done by the passage of HB 1704 -- which allowed developers to build under the..."

Nov. 26, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
Sending Out an SOS: Can the Fractured Austin Polis Find a Common Future?
"...challenging the applicability of Chapter 245 (better known as "HB 1704"), the state laws grandfathering developers' claims, to Stratus'..."

July 5, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Sitting in Limbo
Upholding Tradition
"...is preparing to bring forth the city's first-ever Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND), a Smart Growth-ish incentive tool passed by..."

May 7, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff

Naked City
House committee approves bill helping "cocktail napkin" applications skirt regulation
"...rules existed when you busted out the bulldozers. However, HB 1704 would broaden (the bill's supporters say "clarify") the..."

March 25, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
The council surrenders to Stratus and abandons its "Green" credentials
"...plan, as creating any rights under Chapter 245, née HB 1704. (Stratus' purported rights, Murphy continued, were created --..."

July 19, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: Saving Austin Now -- and Tomorrow
A skeptical analysis of the pending Stratus deal
"...rights under Ch. 245 of the same code, née HB 1704. We ignored Austin Tomorrow when we signed the..."

July 12, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Stratus Sparks Citizen Uprising
Hundreds of citizens turn out to denounce the proposed Stratus deal.
"...residents opposed to some proposed apartments adjacent to their neighborhood. "I think apartments are an important part of a..."

July 5, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Local news this week in Austin.
"...4,000 acres on the aquifer. Slusher has argued that HB 1704, the bill adopted during the '99 Legislature that..."

Feb. 2, 2001 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Naked City
The Planning Commission votes to recommend a renegotiation of a zoning overlay around the Hyde Park Baptist Church, which wants to build a five-story parking garage in the neighborhood, and a temporary halt on major construction in areas that have neighborhood plans in development. The measures go to council on Thursday.
"...can to stop the church from further scarring their neighborhood with a proposed block-long, five-story parking garage. This time,..."

Dec. 17, 1999 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

An S-O-S for SOS
What will the Stratus deal mean for the Springs?
"...to negotiate agreements with builders holding Chapter 245 (aka HB 1704) claims -- that is, claims under the state..."

Aug. 9, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

Suttle Scuttled?
Development lawyer Richard Suttle no longer finds himself on the Stratus payroll, coincidentally (?) at a time when the company tries to clean up its image.
"...Steve Drenner, who is viewed much more favorably among neighborhood and green activists. Drenner, observed one activist, "is the..."

Nov. 9, 2001 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
S.O.S vows to fight Stratus deal on Edwards Aquifer land, TARAL supports pro-choice candidates and raises money.
"...failed to stop the Legislature from enacting House Bill 1704, City Council surrendered. "Now they are about to retreat..."

Oct. 6, 2000 News Feature by Louis Dubose

Imminent Harm
The city plays a high-stakes, high-risk game with Stratus Properties, while the citizens look on
"...the leadership of Beau Armstrong. But to the seasoned neighborhood activists and the environmentalist old-timers, neither a name change..."

July 19, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

FWS Approves Stratus-pheric Development
"...Stratus officials have held informal meetings with environmental groups, neighborhood associations, and city leaders in an apparent attempt to..."

Nov. 2, 2001 News Feature by Amy Smith

Terms Sheet Terminology
The proposed agreement between Gary Bradley and the city of Austin
"...House Bill 1704: The agreement will secure improved water quality standards for..."

Nov. 26, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Council Watch
Council considers issues ranging from the Seaholm Power Plant, to the Gotham condominium project, to Southpark Meadows.
"...In the case of Southpark Meadows, neighbors are skittish about a zoning change that would allow..."

Nov. 19, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Worth the Dough?
"...input. Everything that happened with the Triangle happened because neighborhoods made it happen," Naishtat says, referring to the belated..."

June 18, 1999 News Column

The Texas Hammer: Save Our Springs (If They’ll Let Us)
Austin's environmental values are in perennial conflict with the legislators
"...signed similar legislation, and in 1999, yet another law (HB 1704) grandfathered other major developments. [inset-1-right]..."

March 17, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

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