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Update: 3805 Red River Historic Zoning Effort
Efforts to save this local landmark continue
"...Update: The City of Austin Planning Commission meets at 6pm, tomorrow, August 26, in Room 325..."

Aug. 25, 2014 Design Post by Anne Harris

What's Historic?
Latest arguments over historic zoning sound like déjà vu
"...How do you tell when a building is "historic"?..."

Feb. 26, 2010 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

What the Broken Spoke's Historic Designation Could Mean for Music Venue Preservation
Honky-tonk could join sites eyed for city venue investments
"...South Lamar honky-tonk the Broken Spoke appears headed toward historic landmark status, a city designation that could help secure..."

Nov. 18, 2022 Music Feature by Chad Swiatecki

Neither Side Pleased With Historic Zoning Changes
Council moves to change process for historic designation
"...The biggest divide in the historic landmark zoning debate, entertained by City Council last week,..."

June 18, 2010 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Historic Baker School Site Among Items on Final 2020 Council Agenda
School, pond, no house
"...zoning case in which the new owners of the landmark Baker School – Alamo Draft­house co-founders Tim and Karrie..."

Dec. 11, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

'Landmark' Lawsuit Rises Again: 'Broken Promise'
The city changed its rules after the last suit, but the plaintiffs argue nothing changed
"...County and the Austin Independent School District) over the historic landmark tax abatement program is back – and apparently..."

Nov. 16, 2012 News Feature by Elizabeth Pagano

New Rules for Old Buildings: The Historic Task Force
As the task force on historic preservation concludes its work, the outcome remains uncertain
"...The ad hoc city Historic Preservation Task Force chaired by Betty Baker was set..."

April 2, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

A Host of Historic Holdouts
Surrounded by the New Austin, these icons stuck around
" on all sides. Despite its status as a historic landmark, the Tiniest Bar has felt pressure from city..."

July 12, 2019 News Feature by Savana Dunning

Council Preview: Rewriting the Historic Zoning Standards
Stemming the flow of tax abatements to owners wanting historic zoning
"...looked most discussion-stoking – Item 65, amending the city's historic landmark zoning standards – may be quieter than the..."

Aug. 20, 2010 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

City Seeks to Break the Rich, White "Historic" Mold
Applicants wanted for equity-focused preservation workgroup
"...For decades, Historic Landmark Com­mis­sion Chair Terri Myers says, "Historic preservation was..."

June 11, 2021 News Feature by Clara Ence Morse

Rosewood Courts Historic-Zoning Talks Continue
Future uncertain for the first African-American public housing complex in the country
"...The plan to grant Rosewood Courts historic designation is coming along slowly, residents learned during a..."

May 6, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

A Happy Ending for Historic Saga
City staff backs as existing tax exemptions preserved
" part of the yearlong overhaul of the city's historic preservation ordinance. "If I don't have the exemptions, it's..."

Nov. 26, 2004 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

City Hall Hustle: Sins of Commission
Levy KO'd by Tovo as public safety assumes the position
"...natural disaster, assassination, and steroid investigations does board and commission action garner as much ink as Kathie Tovo's decision..."

July 15, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Former City Historic Preservation Officer Comments
"...Dear Editor, As the former city of Austin historic preservation officer, I would like to add my perspective..."

April 19, 2004 Postmarks

The Daily Hustle: 10/25/10
Hyde Park historic zoning fracas returns
"...On the city calendar: The Historic Landmark Commission meets in City Hall's Council Chambers, 301..."

Oct. 25, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Standing for Pine Street Station
As Pine Street vacates the station, a Capital Metro ultimatum looms
"...Station by attending the October Public Hearing of the Historic Landmark Commission on Monday, October 27, 7pm at One..."

Oct. 22, 2014 Qmmunity Post by Kate X Messer

Queen of the Hill: 3805 Red River Stands Another Day
Demolition efforts are delayed by the HLC
"...the idea that this routine meeting of the Texas Historic Landmark Commission was more well-attended than most. As the..."

July 30, 2014 News Post by Anne Harris

East Austinite’s Plan to Sell Home Nearly Thwarted
CM Houston's historic lack of compassion
"...move that triggers an automatic review by the city's Historic Preservation Office for any structure older than 40 years...."

Nov. 4, 2016 News Feature by Caleb Pritchard

Reji Thomas Has Left the Building
Pining for Pine Street
"...pleas at the Oct. 27 meeting of the city's Historic Landmark Commission, on behalf of Pine Street Station, was..."

Nov. 7, 2014 News Feature by Kate X Messer

City Hall Hustle: In the Historical Zone
If only the Pequot had filed for landmark status ... before the massacre
"...meeting also dwelt in the past, including suddenly controversial historic district zoning for Hyde Park, recommendations related to the..."

Nov. 26, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: History Abated
Council returns to the vexing question of historic zoning
"...Board of Education, we can do a dustup over historic standards pretty well ourselves here in Austin...."

June 11, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: Feeding the Meter
The high (political) price of free parking Downtown
"...of revisions to the city's tax abatement program for historically designated properties...."

July 22, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
As the city reviews historic zoning, neighbors consider buying Bellmont cottages
"...that he wants to sell the homes, which the Historic Landmark Commission has deemed worthy of historic designation and..."

Oct. 3, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

The Daily Hustle: 6/11/10
I don't need no cure … sweet Council hangover
" anew. And then, to no one's surprise, the historic zoning debate teetered on histrionic...."

June 11, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

The Daily Hustle: 6/7/10
Historic zoning haymaker coming to council?
"...An item capping historic zoning for homes – and the property tax losses..."

June 7, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Down Came the Rainey
With downtown redevelopment encroaching and property values the highest they've ever been, Rainey Street residents are getting ready to cash in their chips and leave.
"...of the Heritage Society of Austin and the city's Historic Landmark Commission to see Rainey Street, which was listed..."

Nov. 3, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Daily Hustle: 12/13/10
2010's final City Council meeting
"...council farewell to 2010: public safety cameras, WTP4, and historic zoning out the wazoo...."

Dec. 13, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Council Watch
Council holds commissioners court … and other matters
"...moment of cross-cultural confusion), dust-ups over CM Don Zimmerman’s commission appointments … and a few inconclusive zoning decisions...."

April 17, 2015 News Post by Michael King

Council: Whatever It Is, I’m Against It
Council blocks vaping, punts AFD overtime, and commissions students
"...use one of them to dither a proposed student commission within an inch of its life...."

May 15, 2017 News Post by Michael King

We’re Our Own Grandpaws
Thursday Council agenda packed with postponed business
"...of “vested development rights” (i.e., grandfathering) and the proposed historic zoning of the Baylor House (“Then There’s This,” April..."

April 15, 2014 News Post by Michael King

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