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Calling All Citizens
The Comprehensive Plan and the waterfront need engaged Austinites
"..."Where do we want to go? Who and what does Austin aspire to be in 10, 20,..."

July 31, 2009 News Feature 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

Public Notice: Ten Things
A CodeNEXT primer, and happy Earth Day
"...Staff and consultants presented the long-awaited CodeNEXT draft zoning map on..."

April 21, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Meeting Highlights Opposition to Riverside Development
Audience decries the "sham" public hearing and many aspects of the plan
"...generated much more heat than light concerning the project, and those who spoke were unanimous in their opposition...."

March 29, 2019 News Post by Michael King

Comp Plan Combo Platter
The comp plan process reaches critical density
"...After a year of public outreach, the city's comprehensive planning effort has now entered the third round of community..."

Oct. 1, 2010 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

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

CodeNEXT Chief Quits
Matt Lewis resigns amid human resources investigation
"...leading the development of the CodeNEXT overhaul of city planning ordinances, has resigned...."

June 16, 2016 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Public Notice: How Small Is a Small Area?
Out of the ruins of CodeNEXT and into the next round of city planning drama... CodeWHAT?
" we move out of the ruins of CodeNEXT and into the next round of the ongoing city planning..."

Nov. 16, 2018 News Column by Nick Barbaro

What Does the IBM Broadmoor Rezoning Mean for North Burnet?
Developer’s request would double office space, add hotels, condos, and multi-family residences
"...when City Council gave preliminary approval to change the zoning for the IBM Broadmoor Campus at 11501 Burnet Rd...."

April 27, 2018 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Public Notice: Plans for the Future
The CodeNEXT process is upon us
"...other things – the city is asking – nay, demanding – your attention to a number of legitimately major..."

Oct. 16, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Matter Over Mind
The proposed Cypress Realty Development in Dripping Springs
" would be cool to box up their households and start a new community in the hills southwest of..."

Sept. 21, 2001 News Feature by Rob Curran

Public Notice: Break Out the Sharpies (or the Sharp Knives)
If CodeNEXT staff want community input, they need to be more transparent
"...because I have a good feeling generally about CodeNEXT and the staff working on it, including lead consultants Opticos..."

Nov. 13, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

The New M.O. at City Hall
City Manager Marc Ott opens up on his new job, his new city, and his philosophy of governance
"...enormous new job: managing 12,000 city employees, 25 departments, and a budget of approximately $2.8 billion. Then in June,..."

Aug. 15, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Spring Training
Seasonal snapshots of the council candidates
" season is right around the corner. In Florida and Arizona, grizzled veterans and smooth-faced rookies are gathering to..."

March 21, 2008 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Gimme (Animal) Shelter
Swirling city politics, site selection, and – oh yes – animal welfare
"...Lake site – rather than relocate to a Health and Human Services Department campus at 183 and Airport –..."

Aug. 24, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

TDH: 7/15/11
Tovo names new staff; Levy sez he's not pushing for reappointment
"...the Hustle's column this week regarding the Kathie Tovo and Mike Levy show: The new Place 3 council member..."

July 15, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

RG4N Trial: Thursday Afternoon
Both sides wrap up testimony; closing arguments tomorrow morning.
"...single second of Travis County's version of the Butt-Numb-a-Thon, and when I'm enduring yet more testimony on the fascinating..."

Nov. 15, 2007 News Post by Lee Nichols

Right Wing Texas State Board of Education Looks to the Left
Central Texas voters can help transform deep-red education panel
"...Board of Education, a perennial hotbed of right-wing ideology and clownery, could see a major political shift this election..."

Feb. 18, 2020 News Post by Mary Tuma

Mapping the Future
Seven longtime Austinites talk about Smart Growth, neighborhood planning, and the future of Central Austin in an October roundtable discussion.
"...point of this conversation is to have fun," says Planning Commissioner Ben Heimsath. "The Chronicle thinks that if we..."

Dec. 3, 1999 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

CodeNEXT Wrecks Austin
Or did Austin wreck CodeNEXT?
"...with the first of two public hearings this week. And after six years, three drafts (well, three and a..."

May 25, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

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

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

Totally PC
When it comes to city planning, nothing's constant but change.
" a story about changing the makeup of the Planning Commission. Then it became a story about changing the..."

Oct. 6, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Holly on Hold
Passage of the Holly Neighborhood Plan gets postponed for lack of neighborhood participation.
"...plan? Definitely more than 2% of neighborhood residents, say Planning Commission members, who on Sept. 26 decided to postpone..."

Oct. 19, 2001 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Council Watch
East Austin residents have a say in neighborhood planning; local advocates ask for more money in city budget to fund their special interest; Bill Spelman issues some strong words against the Statesman's criticism of council on the LCRA water deal.
"...laid-back Thursday for the council, with a short agenda, and a non-controversial one at that: All but two items..."

Sept. 10, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Supermajority Rules
Planning Commission sends PUD tweak to Council sans blessing
"...Though at various points in the Jan. 12 Planning Commission meeting it was pointed out that the proposed..."

Jan. 22, 2016 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Naked City
Council Member Jackie Goodman believes ZAP is the answer to Planning Commission gridlock.
"...hoping to change your lot from CS to LI zoning, Mayor Pro Tem Jackie Goodman wants to make your..."

June 8, 2001 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Public Notice: Houston, You Have a Problem
Let's not make the same one here
"...between a number of others regarding flood relief efforts and preparedness – saying "To any who dismiss need for..."

Sept. 1, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Preparing for Takeoff
Plans under way for major redo of Airport Boulevard and Highland Mall
"...series of presentations beginning late last month, the city and its prospective partners unveiled tentative plans for redeveloping Highland..."

Oct. 21, 2011 News Feature by Nick Barbaro

In-Comprehensible? ANC Balks at Comp Plan.
ANC fears Imagine Austin will unravel neighborhood planning efforts
" late September with a series of public forums and continued through the fall as people responded to the..."

Dec. 3, 2010 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

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