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Neighborhood Planning: COA Style

Aug. 20, 1999 News Feature

The Real Story Is Neighborhood Planning
"...a suburban parking lot with a drive-thru window. The neighborhood associations have countered with a plea for enlightened urban..."

June 28, 2004 Postmarks

City Planning: Goodbye Riley, Hello Weiss
Planning Commission loses attorney, gains architect
"...The city Planning Commission saw the departure of member Chris Riley this..."

Aug. 17, 2007 News Post 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
"...action on the local scene is that the city Planning and Zoning Depart­ment is preparing to roll out the..."

Jan. 13, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

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

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

UT Area Cautious -- at Best -- Over Planning Effort
Campus-area residents take their turn in the city's neighborhood-planning spotlight.
"...The six neighborhoods comprising the Central Austin Combined Neighborhood Planning Area cover..."

Jan. 17, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

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 School..."

Feb. 8, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Here Comes the Neighborhood
Capital Metro, City Hall, and Eastside neighbors come together to share their hopes -- and fears -- for the Saltillo corridor.
"...barrio. Historically, not everyone has agreed on what the "neighborhood character" is, let alone should be. Or on much..."

June 27, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

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

Community Planning Disbandment Month
"...I heard the mayor proclaim October as National Community Planning Month. The Dawson Neighborhood Association and Dawson Neighborhood Planning..."

Oct. 23, 2007 Postmarks

Austin Comp Planning: A Brief History
Moving forward sometimes requires looking back
"...As our 2010 comprehensive planning effort bumps and grinds, it lends perspective to realize..."

Feb. 5, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

City Disrespects Planning Process
" staff proposed their own amendment to the Dawson Neighborhood Plan, and they did so without notifying the two..."

April 10, 2007 Postmarks

City Planning: Goodbye Riley, Hello Weiss
Planning Commission loses attorney, gains architect
"...The city Planning Commission saw the departure of member Chris Riley last..."

Aug. 24, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Crestview Neighborhood Development Buzz
North Lamar Transit-Oriented Development Zone changes and proposals abound at North-Central neighborhood meeting
"...Develop­ment Zone abounded at a meeting of the Crestview Neighborhood Association last week. Well, not so much rumors as..."

Aug. 24, 2007 News Feature by Lee Nichols

On the Edges of Gentrification, Planning a Different East Riverside Drive
City’s declared goals for the corridor and those of private developers do not necessarily coincide
"...corridor as akin to that of the still-in-progress Mueller neighborhood. "I see it, hopefully, as becoming one of our..."

Feb. 15, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

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

Neighborhood Watch
Sustainable Neighborhoods group advocates 'family-friendly' north side development
"...the concern – slightly overstated – voiced by Sustainable Neighborhoods of North Central Austin, a nonprofit citizens group that's..."

March 22, 2013 News Feature by Robyn Ross

Contradictions Between Neighborhood and Urban Planning
"...Dear Editor, I am involved in a neighborhood planning effort and find that existing residentially zoned property..."

April 13, 2005 Postmarks

Public Notice: Making Plans for Planning
Planning and Development Review Department is under the microscope
"...At the "Neighborhood Issues" deep-dive session on Thursday, and then pointedly in..."

Feb. 27, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Neighborhood Plans Might Disappear
"...On the other side of the river, the Dawson Neighborhood Association is having the same problems with city staff..."

May 13, 2007 Postmarks

Zaragoza Resigns From Planning Commission
Todd Shaw tapped as replacement
"...CodeNEXT, Nuria Zaragoza is stepping down from the city’s Planning Commission – just two weeks before draft three of..."

Jan. 29, 2018 News Post by Sarah Marloff

The Next New Neighborhood
City and residents plan a sustainable Colony Park
"...respondent: What were the most important issues facing her neighborhood? How would she rate her access to fresh food?..."

April 4, 2014 News Feature by Robyn Ross

Defending Dawson Neighborhood
"...ragtag group didn't have a PowerPoint presentation for the Planning Commission; no colored maps, no aerial photos, no snapshots,..."

May 21, 2007 Postmarks

I-35 Planning Not a Two-Way Street
To some East Austin residents, the Texas Dept. of Transportation is an Orwellian evil empire-like state agency that will pave over your house if not watched closely, despite the agency's best efforts to put on a happy face.
"...First English Lutheran Church, between TxDOT officials and Eastside neighborhood leaders, regarding the controversial $2 billion expansion plans for..."

Aug. 16, 2002 News Feature by Dave Mann

Past Planning Efforts
"...many ambitious plans and schemes, both to save the neighborhood and to replace it. Viewed with hindsight, the Rainey..."

July 16, 1999 News Feature

'Dream City' or Neighborhood Threat?
A proposed church development has some residents losing sleep
" Southwest Austin, the collective antenna of Oak Hill neighborhoods has been on full alert as plans have steadily..."

March 25, 2011 News Feature by Amy Smith

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

City Hall Hustle: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
City politics and the people way over there
"...Judging by the chatter on the Austin Neighborhoods Council listserv and an angry AustinPost blog from activist..."

Dec. 10, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

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