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A Warning to Citizens
"...be warned. Don't be duped by the city Neighborhood Planning and Zoning Department. Participating in a neighborhood plan is..."

Sept. 24, 2007 Postmarks

Naked City
Controversial plans for a 120-foot tower at the intersection scrapped
"...Whole Foods Market and Schlosser Development have changed course in their plans to..."

June 17, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Postmarks
Death Penalty Violates Constitution
"...for your informative article on the Board of Pardons and Paroles ["Death Row Dilemma," Vol.18, No.21]. I have long..."

Jan. 29, 1999 Column

Public Notice: ___ Commission Wraps Up
PC confirms its new, "no planning" job description
"...Planning Commission held two more special called meetings this Monday..."

Nov. 15, 2019 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Council Readies for New Budget Realities
Members might reconsider economic incentive packages
"...its ongoing cost drivers, such as cost-of-living wage increases and health insurance contributions. Mayor Steve Adler estimates that under..."

July 5, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Wallering at Last
Let's review the recent history of the Waller Creek tunnel project
"...more appealing tax-increment finance zone. Finally, both the city and county were on board. It's a little like Kabuki..."

June 29, 2007 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

The Champion of Camelback?
Jonathan Coon pursues a complex project near the Pennybacker Bridge
"...Old zoning cases never die. They just get amended...."

Aug. 17, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

The Daily Hustle: 6/7/10
Historic zoning haymaker coming to council?
"...An item capping historic zoning for homes – and the property tax losses they..."

June 7, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

East Riverside
Master plan at Planning Commission tonight
"...briefing on the East Riverside Corridor Master Plan at Planning Commission tonight, or planner Tony Nelessen presenting it at..."

Feb. 9, 2010 News Post by Katherine Gregor

Design Advocacy Voices: Austin
"...We invited design and planning professionals (and city representatives) to take a quick..."

June 27, 2008 News Column by Katherine Gregor

City Council Notebook
What's happening this week in Council chambers?
"...three Austin Clean Water Program repair programs. Item 28: And the motherload – another $27 million (with a million-plus..."

Aug. 29, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
The city parking police catch up with the progressive hangout on Toomey Road.
"...be facing its current dilemma: how to accommodate diners and students who drive to the South Austin facility for..."

Aug. 1, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Riding the Rail
The challenge for Capital Metro: convincing voters that the new light rail isn't the old light rail that they rejected last year
"...The most vehement and persistent opponents of Capital Metro's plans for a light-rail..."

Dec. 21, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Road to Rail
Can light rail in Austin work well with Smart Growth?
"...ain't that either. Wanna change the way Austin looks and works for decades to come? Now let's talk about..."

July 21, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin's Disappearing Mobile Home Communities
Redeveloping a manufactured housing park isn’t the only way its new owner can turn a profit
"...many of the criteria the city has set to expand the housing supply for low-income communities, and yet they're..."

Dec. 15, 2017 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

Public Notice: No Fireworks, but a Bombshell
City Council, AISD Board adjourn for summer with work left to do
"...And so the doldrums begin. Both City Council and the..."

June 30, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Budget Games
As the economy improves, Council looks toward next year's budget
"...politics a few days before, when local criminal judges and both the district and county attorney had officially requested..."

Feb. 22, 2013 News Feature by Michael King

Off the Record
Sounding off on the ripple effect from City Council's changes to the Austin City Code regarding live music at restaurants, while Vega makes some noise with Crystal Castles
"...to a deafening, 80-minute reverie of shimmering guitar auroras and strobe lights that climaxed with the numbing closer "You..."

April 24, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

How Green Grows My County?
'Greenprints' aim to protect our most precious natural lands
"...On an unseasonably warm and lovely Novem­ber day, the kind that glorifies living in..."

Dec. 14, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
"...initiative reveals the program is plagued by accounting, structural, and other problems. The auditor developed a set of recommendations..."

March 1, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

What Is CodeNEXT?!
What is a land use code and why are we rewriting ours?
"...hoping – but chances are, you’re still struggling to understand what it is...."

Jan. 30, 2018 Chron Events Post by Sarah Marloff

Public Notice: Transect, We Hardly Knew Ye
Deadline looms to comment on zonings that no longer exist
"...to be included in version 2.0 of the code and map. And as I reported in this column last..."

July 7, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Attempting to Comply
With a new name and a new boss, Code Compliance tries to become more 'people-friendly'
"...They are effectively the cops of zoning ordinances; if they turn up at your door, it..."

Sept. 30, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Making of an Endorsement
"...we need: dense, mixed-use projects that integrates retail, workplaces, and housing (including subsidized affordable housing) into compact "town center"..."

Oct. 24, 2008 News Feature

City Beautification for Public, Darker Matters Behind Closed Doors
City Council notes
"...its room, doodling mash notes to dreamy South Austin, and discarding the playthings members rapidly outgrew. With council's brief,..."

Oct. 7, 2005 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
Thoughts on land use, social justice, and making Austin look, feel, and work better.
"...It's summer, and City Hall watchers are tensely waiting for the Budget..."

July 25, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Who Does What
"...your transportation players without a scorecard. Try this one:Boards and Commissions..."

May 23, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Naked City
'Heartbreak' in Heritage
"...Bellmont. The developers -- former Texas Dept. of Housing and Community Affairs Director Larry Paul Manley and his family..."

May 9, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

War of Words
Hays County planning battle turns into a war of words.
"...the raging bull of new development by the horns and went to work enacting some of the state's most..."

July 7, 2000 News Feature by Rob D'Amico

Public Notice: Tracking the Major Arcana
Planning Commission took votes related to Planned Unit Developments and Neighborhood Plan Contact Teams
"...tough call Tuesday night. While half of the town's planning wonks were down at the CodeNEXT public comment meeting..."

Jan. 15, 2016 News Column by Nick Barbaro

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