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Then There's This: Light and Air
Condo Dwellers fear dark days ahead with parking structure next door
"...condo boom. The subdued, 60-unit building with expansive windows and balconies sits just across from Republic Square at Fifth..."

Jan. 25, 2013 News Column by Amy Smith

Opposes Zoning Change for Suburban Lodge
"...Dear Editor, Regarding the rezoning for property at 2501 S. I-35, currently known as..."

Feb. 10, 2011 Postmarks

Developing Stories: The Promise of Planning
Can the city deliver on East Riverside?
"...for transforming East Riverside Drive – nearly a year and a half ago, at community visioning workshops. The planning..."

Feb. 12, 2010 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Council: Zoning Futures, Budget Preview, Cilantro
Light agenda heading into budget season
"...Among a baker's dozen of zoning cases, today marks the return of the Baylor House..."

May 2, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Planning Commission Welcomes Input
"...modest amounts of housing at 80% median family income and mixes of uses is that in many neighborhoods across..."

May 21, 2007 Postmarks

Morrison and Tovo Retarget STRs
Council's on break, but these two are hard at work
"...takes its summer break, two council members, Laura Mor­ri­son and Kathie Tovo, are keeping staff busy looking for more..."

July 13, 2012 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

After Numerous Delays, Cactus Rose Zoning Case Heads to Council
Relocation plans for residents of the mobile home park remain tentative
"...The Lenox Oaks rezoning application will likely be approved on first reading at..."

Sept. 23, 2016 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

Beside the Point: Planning What's Affordable
The Downtown Austin Plan comes lumbering toward its official adoption
"...same. Nevertheless, we'll try to maintain the city politics bandstand here for a couple of weeks until the return..."

Nov. 11, 2011 News Column by Michael King

Playback: CodeNEXT and the Austin Music Scene
How might the update of Austin’s land development code affect the musical landscape?
"...tried. A constant barrage of news stories, yard signs, and informal public debate have ensured that even the most..."

June 8, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Developing Stories: Council holds line on TODs and affordable housing
Council holds line on TODs and affordable housing
"...keep central-city homes reasonably affordable for average working folks and lower-income families. Council's policy for TODs is worth monitoring,..."

May 2, 2008 News Column by Katherine Gregor

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

Public Notice: Mobility and Affordability
Mayor Adler chases transportation dollars
"...transportation to address our most pressing challenges of mobility and affordability."..."

April 8, 2016 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Hot Corners: Land Use, Light Rail, and Smart Growth
"...a rail system would open up vast amounts of land to development. The difference is that, in the case..."

July 21, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

District 10: Gallo and Alter to Run-Off
Incumbent Sheri Gallo and challenger Alison Alter will meet in a run-off election set for Dec. 13
"...Council two years ago, she was one of eight candidates vying for the D10 seat. It was a crowded..."

Nov. 11, 2016 News Feature by Annamarya Scaccia

All Things Budgetary ... and WTP4
The proposed plant dominates budget discussions at the dais
"...The stars come out at night, and the evening hearings at City Council last week were..."

Sept. 3, 2010 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Fun, Healthy, and Green
A profile of the practice and business of pedicabbing
"...easier. It's not just the farewell to extreme heat and relentless rainfall; last summer was particularly difficult for Austin's..."

Dec. 28, 2007 News Feature by Sofia Resnick

Schools, Sprawl, and Citizenship
Vote begins on $520 million school bond package
"...(or some fraction thereof) to build eight new schools and upgrade, expand, and repair the rest. Should all six..."

Aug. 27, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

News Roundup: PDRD Splits; Bill Filing Ends
Council carries on
"...In this week's News Roundup, the Planning and Development Review Department splits in two, Council gets..."

March 16, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

Which Way to CodeNEXT?
A conversation with Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo and Council Member Greg Casar
"...following a preview of Draft 2 by city staff and consultants to City Council, we sat down with Mayor..."

Sept. 15, 2017 News Feature by Nick Barbaro

What Land Use Code Do We Need to Build the City We Want?
Planning a way forward after CodeNEXT
"...In hindsight, last year's shuddering halt to the CodeNEXT land use code rewrite looks less like an act of..."

April 12, 2019 News Feature by the News Staff

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

Living History
The debate on how best to honor the history of Rosewood Courts continues
"...summer, the Texas heat will be unbearable. Outside, shirts and pants pinned to a drying rack float in the..."

March 25, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

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

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

Austin At Large: Say Farewell to Greg Guernsey
An exit interview with Austin’s longtime planning chief
"...that I'm leaving," says Greg Guernsey, director of Austin's Planning and Zoning Department since 2006 and a city-staff fixture..."

July 12, 2019 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

City Hall's Bumpy Road
Can Austin planners and the City Council ever bring an end to the local transportation wars?
"...Katie Larsen, a senior planner in the city's Transportation, Planning, and Sustainability Dept., catches the No. 16 bus in..."

May 23, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

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 Planning..."

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

Mayfield Fights Back
Ward and June Say Nay in Northwest Hills
"...Any neighborhood that stands in the way of development is a nest of..."

Jan. 3, 1997 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Toby Futrell's Budget
The staff-proposed city budget goes to council, with both breathing and wiggle room
"...City Council, noting that the local economy is improving and that her proposed budget "continues to rebuild our services,..."

Aug. 4, 2006 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Clouds Over Dripping Springs
As the pressure for growth continues, Dripping Springs residents question the role of city government insiders
"...Dairy Queen on the north side of the highway and then squint to the south, you can track it..."

Feb. 22, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

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