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Urban Planning: A Roundup
How Austin is working toward getting better by design
"...economic downcycle is the ideal time to invest in urban-planning efforts. Without the pressures of fast-paced development activity created..."

Dec. 26, 2008 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Public Notice: Planning for Better Plans
What's been going on at the local Planning and Zoning Department?
"...the City Auditor on Monday issued an Audit of Neighborhood Planning – all in all, a pretty scathing review..."

Nov. 18, 2016 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: The Planning Puzzle
Music venues, hospitals, and neighborhood plans
"...The weather keeps bouncing back and forth, but looking at the schedule of community events..."

Jan. 13, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Lean and ... Leaner
A preview of the city's proposed (and shrinking) budget
"...in the General Fund, which is where your sales and property taxes live and which supports city departments that..."

Aug. 3, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Planning Commission Leaders Step Down to Chart Housing Waters
Conor Kenny and Fayez Kazi look to bring more affordable housing to Austin
"...The top two leaders of the city's Planning Commission – Chair Conor Kenny and Vice Chair Fayez..."

Sept. 4, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Crestview Neighborhood Development Buzz
North Lamar Transit-Oriented Development Zone changes and proposals abound at North-Central neighborhood meeting
"...Changes and rumors of changes to the North Lamar Transit-Oriented Develop­ment..."

Aug. 24, 2007 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Council Eyes Neighborhood Plan Changes -- Again, and Again, and Again
"...Some things about neighborhood planning never change -- even when you want to..."

May 23, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Council Recap: Water and Housing
Council takes on excessive water bills, "missing middle" in housing
"...to affordable housing, ground transportation chauffeurs, excessive water bills, and zoning to allow for a Boys and Girls Club..."

April 8, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Neighborly Planning
The city, businesses, and residents all seem pleased with the results of the East Martin Luther King Neighborhood Planning Workshop.
"...About 100 Eastside residents, business owners, and neighborhood leaders gathered in the "cafetorium" of Norman Elementary..."

Feb. 8, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

There Goes the Neighborhood
Council digs into short-term rentals this week
"...Enticed by the colorful murals, neighborhood pride, and affordable homes, Kristen Hotopp bought a house..."

Aug. 11, 2015 News Post by Natalia Ciolko

City Hall Hustle: Gas, Water, and Trash
There could be a higher utility bill in your future
"...resource-based geopolitical woes than that old 5 o'clock news standby, "Pain at the Pump"? Maybe John McCain's dim mantra,..."

Aug. 8, 2008 News Column by Wells Dunbar

True Love and Lawsuits in the Wedding Capital of Texas
'Til death do us party
"...All Gregory George wanted was some peace and quiet. In 2013, the 41-year-old former Texas General Land..."

April 27, 2018 News Feature by Kate Groetzinger

News Roundup: MLK, Chris Kyle, and the Lege
Get ready to celebrate "Chris Kyle Day"
"...post; the Senate tries to cut Planned Parenthood out; and more...."

Feb. 2, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

Neighborhood Soup
"...15, as 13 community groups made pitches to the Planning Commission for the two open slots in the city's..."

Aug. 1, 1997 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Missoula, Montana and Boulder, Colorado
Tale of Two Cities
"...City planning" is one..."

Dec. 15, 1995 News Feature

Public Notice: Planning Is Doing
Eastside wins, Council struggles
"...the talk this week about property tax exemptions, the planning agendas are where the action is...."

June 12, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Saving Woody and the Woodburn
In the late Seventies, Betty Baker lent a hand to help rescue a cat named Woody and ultimately the old house on whose roof the cat was stranded
"...drawn-out development battle between the Hyde Park Baptist Church and its Hyde Park neighbors, there has been no love..."

April 2, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Council: ADUs Coming to Your Neighborhood?
Land-use advocates at AURA are calling on Council to approve the ADU ordinance
"...forms of housing sufficient to respond to the high demandand maybe even bend the affordability curve. One..."

Nov. 20, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Planning South Shore Central: The ROMA Report
2000 study of redeveloping the South Shore was a good first effort
"...Shore Central area surrounding the proposed Gotham/Mirabeau condo tower and to recommend updated development guidelines. The resulting report, "Austin..."

Jan. 19, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Developing Stories: Counting Cars and Fears
Officials say their hands are tied at Northcross – but is that true?
"...in Austin? Will our elected representatives – the mayor and City Council members – stand up for their convictions..."

June 8, 2007 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Riley and Tovo Join the Mix
Incumbents enter and 10-1 Races Begin to Take Shape
"...running again. CM Mike Martinez has announced for mayor. And the two eligible to run – Chris Riley and..."

April 7, 2014 News Post by Michael King

Protect and Preserve
How can we keep Austin's cultural heritage authentic?
"...things do. On the weekend of June 20, reports and rumors flew. Two beloved clubs on Red River Street..."

July 24, 2015 News Feature by Cindy Widner

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
Is "neighborhood planning" the tool for the job Austin needs done?
"...The usual disclosure: I can't write "objectively" about neighborhood planning, because I chaired the Central East Austin Neighborhood..."

Sept. 6, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Developing Stories: Million-Dollar Vision
Will council fund a fresh comprehensive planning process?
"...It's looking more and more like the city of Austin will be brave..."

May 23, 2008 News Column by Katherine Gregor

'Y' Can't We Be Friends?
The Fix290 Coalition provides a test case for highway and community compatibility
"...The first group, which grabs most of the headlines and defines much of the public debate, might be called..."

June 16, 2006 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Mixed Use Meeting Tonight
"...several inform meetings regarding the recently passed Commercial Design Standards Ordinance, and its centerpiece, the Vertical Mixed Use provision...."

Dec. 13, 2006 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Developing Stories
More lessons from Seattle
"...Following the 2007 Neighborhood Planning Conference held May 5, this column shared ideas..."

June 15, 2007 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
The city council proposes a number of changes to several city departments, including DRID, PECSD, and the Planning Commission.
"...The devil is in the details, they say, and never is that more true than when the City..."

March 30, 2001 News Feature by Emily Pyle

Public Notice: The End of Single-Family?
Possibly. And look who’s leading the charge.
"...possible game-changer at Mon­day's joint work session of the Zoning & Platting and Planning commissions on CodeNEXT, but it..."

Dec. 8, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

The Taco Kings, Besieged
A conflict with neighborhoods has made the previously independent street taco vendors organize in self-defense
"...of AVATACO, a newly formed association of Austin taco stand owners, spill out of a van on the corner..."

Aug. 11, 2006 News Feature by Michael May

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