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Going Vertical
The new VMU zoning could transform your neighborhood – and you have 90 days to help decide how
"...central-city density. Yet the prospect of adding more people and cars and high-rises to one's own central neighborhood –..."

Feb. 9, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Here Comes the Train
Can city staff, citizens, and neighborhoods realize – and build – a more livable city?
"...Standing at the end of Rutledge Spur Road at the..."

Jan. 28, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Use Only as Directed
Patenting the Formula
" 1994 when the city first formed the Citizens Planning Committee, whose report is the Magna Carta of Austin's..."

Aug. 20, 1999 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

First Hearing for Land Development Code Revision Lawsuit
Plaintiffs claim city hasn't met state law requirements for zoning changes
"...Lawyers representing the city of Austin and a group of property owners met in the 345th..."

March 13, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

St. David's Named Austin FC's First Corporate Sponsor
Also zoning change for McKalla Place moves forward
"...with UT Athletics), providing support for the team's players and coaches during the home games to be played at..."

May 24, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Next Target: Springdale
Eastside activists target another urban farm
"...Glenn and Paula Foore are tired. It is etched upon their..."

Nov. 14, 2014 News Feature by Anna Toon

Austin @ Large: Painting by Numbers
Design standards turn out to be (maybe) more than just skin-deep
"...last 18 months of running battles over big boxes and small businesses, the effort to create new (or, more..."

Dec. 10, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

The Promised Land
Jews and Neighbors Lay Competing Claims
"...a swimming complex, two ball fields, two tennis courts, and hike-and-bike trails on eight acres of the 40-acre site...."

March 6, 1998 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

City of Dreams
Visions in Earlier Austin Plans Not Unlike Our Own
"...was mud, an unruly river fed by unpredictable creeks, and hills and "fertile and gracefully undulating woodlands" whose beauty..."

Dec. 1, 1995 News Feature

The Park Is in the PUD-ing
Council approves Park PUD despite neighborhood opposition
"...Park returned Lazarus-like from the dead, overcoming years of board-and-commission purgatory, a staff recommendation to deny its zoning request,..."

Jan. 21, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

The Rumble at Bunny Run Heads to Council
Neighbors say school reneged on promise of no apartments
"...Bunny Run, a pricey neighborhood nestled between Highway 360 and a tight bend in the Colorado River in northwest..."

Feb. 18, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

One Size Doesn't Fit All
City Land Code Revisions
"...from a benefactor, the 36-year-old pastor planned to purchase and renovate an abandoned tract in the southern, gang-infested reaches..."

Dec. 8, 1995 News Feature

Naked City
"...June 2006 EMS call, should be retrained for "sensitivity" and returned to the force. See "Cruz Beating."..."

Dec. 14, 2007 News Feature

Squaring the Triangle
The Three Austins Collide at a Central-City Crossroads
"...lot of things, but one of them is "change." And whatever else the three-cornered empty space between Guadalupe, Lamar,..."

July 4, 1997 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
"...C. Brinsmade, with contributions this week by Roger Baker and Andy Langer...."

July 7, 1995 News Feature

Council Recap: Clearing the Decks for 2021 in a City That Never Stops Growing
Zoning, housing, and COVID relief dominate year's final meeting
"...up its final meeting of the year, usually long and contentious, before 10pm and without any major squabbles...."

Dec. 11, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

Public Notice: Death of a Planner
John Fregonese tried to get us all to a better place
"...the first brief message. Fregonese had recently turned 68, and though he lived and worked in Portland, Ore., his..."

June 22, 2018 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Council: Historic or Just Old?
Bull Creek tract makes an appearance, as does Bluebonnet Hills
"...9pm, reflecting a fairly fast-paced rip through a heavy zoning agenda (several postponements and a handful of first readings..."

June 15, 2015 News Post by Michael King

Then There's This: One Step Forward ...
Updates on Barton Springs, Gables Hotel, and amphitheatres
"...It's hard to imagine spring break and SXSW without Barton Springs Pool in the mix, but..."

March 15, 2013 News Column by Amy Smith

Austin @ Large: What Happens Next?
Suggestions for a 2004 City Hall to-do list
"...It's been a pretty horrid year -- unless racial and class conflict, public poverty, confusion and dishonesty in positions..."

Dec. 26, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

City Hall Hustle: Agreeing To Disagree
Outside City Hall, crowds gather; inside City Hall, clouds form
"...hold our unelected financial elites have on the globe, and also to the protesters and their as-yet-uncrystallized message. As..."

Oct. 7, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

The Bigger Picture
Planning comprehensively
"...comprehensive plan – plus a study of fresh long-range planning approaches – City Council has finally taken action to..."

Jan. 11, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Council Watch
Council considers issues ranging from the Seaholm Power Plant, to the Gotham condominium project, to Southpark Meadows.
" last week, as it's taken all that time and more just to get a handle on the mass..."

Nov. 19, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Breaking the Code
Plain English Is the Goal for Land Development Rules
"...illustration by Doug Potter..."

May 15, 1998 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Why Portland Doesn't Look Like Austin
Rose (City)-Colored Glasses
"...It is unsurprisingly cold and..."

Dec. 15, 1995 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Communication Breakdown
Does the closure of HausBar Farms spell trouble for the urban farming movement?
" commissioned by City Council to address urban agriculture and local food systems, "If local farmers and food artisans..."

April 12, 2013 Food Feature by Anna Toon

City Hall Hustle: Tweetfully Yours
The City Council considers food, names, and form-based code
" hour later. With a lengthy agenda but no outstanding item of controversy, there was a chance food-vendor regs..."

Oct. 1, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Our readers talk back.
"...unopposed. This is not true. Jon Porter has filed and is running in that district as a Democrat for..."

April 23, 2004 Column

Public Notice: Mapping Our Transitions
Staff briefing starts to put corridor rezoning in focus
"...City Council held a special called meeting on the Land Development Code Revision update on Wednesday (Aug. 28) to..."

Aug. 30, 2019 News Column by Nick Barbaro

The Daily Hustle: 9/23/10 (Updated)
Lil Wayne, Lil Kim - Lil Zilker? Park naming, rezoning & more
" City Council this morning, with the consent agenda and presentations from the three finalists tasked to develop form-based..."

Sept. 23, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

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