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Best-Laid Plans
How does the patchwork of separate plans for the future of Central Texas fit together? No one knows.
"...future by following the plans for water, land use, transportation, and energy...."

July 16, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Imagining Austin
Austinites begin a new comprehensive plan for the city's future
"...first round of community forum meetings. (According to Planning Commissioner Dave Anderson, little Pfluger­ville had 300 people show up..."

Jan. 29, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Design Advocacy Voices: Austin
"...districts; [to repeat known stereotypes] we have ... West (suburban rich), East (poor), Central (city rich), South (bubba). Garner..."

June 27, 2008 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...Star Hill Ranch in Bee Cave. The Historic Landmark Commission approved the removal of the homes at their meeting..."

Dec. 29, 2006 News Feature

A Long Time Coming
Why Now?
"...candidate "really seems to value open space in an urban setting..." She said she fears that the other candidate..."

Feb. 5, 1999 News Feature by Jenny Staff

The Action's in Place 3
Shade, Tovo, Nofziger race most watched and closely contested
"...the Austin Neighborhoods Council as well as a planning commissioner), has also been intimately involved with a current hot..."

April 29, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Central Texas Lawmakers Speak Out About the 86th Legislative Session
Interviews with the team representing 2.1 million Austin metro residents
"...15 of the 50 states, but only the fourth-largest urban area in our own state – reflects both what's..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by the News Staff

Public Notice: A Tale of Two PUDs
It's not too soon to aim for green space
"...branch of our city government this week. The Environmental Commission, meeting at 6pm Wednesday, Sept. 2, is scheduled to..."

Aug. 28, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...week that his request for $420,000 from this year's transportation bill to be used for improvements to East Seventh..."

Aug. 19, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Our readers talk back.
"...The Chronicle states that it supports pedestrian development, urban infrastructure, and not building over the watershed. This project..."

Feb. 8, 2002 Column

Naked City
The city council proposes a number of changes to several city departments, including DRID, PECSD, and the Planning Commission.
"...of Texas." "More and more," Watson said, "Cities and urban centers are being called on to provide the kind..."

March 30, 2001 News Feature by Emily Pyle

Bond Election Cliffs Notes
General Obligation Bonds
"...Prop. 1: Transportation..."

Oct. 23, 1998 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Road Shows
Are County Bond Proposals Good for the Long Haul?
"...10 to 15 years, residents have begun to expect urban-level services from the county, and that means expanded roads..."

Oct. 17, 1997 News Feature by Nate Blakeslee

City Hall Hustle: It Ain't Xmas Yet
Council closing in on a raft of unfinished business
"...walkability, neighborhood compatibility, and similar anti-sprawl tenets of New Urbanism. The Airport Boulevard undertaking is conceived as a pilot..."

Dec. 11, 2009 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
"...• In the continuing fallout over the Texas Youth Commission scandal, the Texas Civil Rights Project announced a lawsuit..."

April 13, 2007 News Feature

Developing Stories: Private Projects, Public Benefits
Could developers become Austin's new benefactors?
"...such as affordable housing, parks and open space, public transportation, a clean environment, climate protection, and equity of economic..."

April 6, 2007 News Column by Katherine Gregor

The Watson Way
Mayor Kirk Watson talks about challenges for austin during his next term.
"...a recent interview with the Chronicle included air quality, transportation, and housing, as well as his ideas about the..."

March 31, 2000 News Feature by Jenny Staff Johnson

Why Portland Doesn't Look Like Austin
Rose (City)-Colored Glasses
"...the table tonight was approved by the Portland Planning Commission after 18 months of hearings, workshops, and testimony on..."

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

Green Light for CAMPO 2035 Plan
Long-range plan includes SH 45 Southwest project
"...a historic shift in priorities. The CAMPO 2035 Regional Transportation Plan is a hybrid approach that divides resources between..."

May 28, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...mitigate the "heat island" created by impervious surfaces in urban areas. (Critics might point out that the same effects..."

Sept. 16, 2005 News Feature

Austin Comp Planning: A Brief History
Moving forward sometimes requires looking back
" plan – a brilliant solution for all land-use, transportation, and urban growth issues at once – has been..."

Feb. 5, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Mixed Use, Mixed Emotions
An anniversary review of Austin's vertical mixed-use program discovers a range of responses to density, change, and planning
"...ago, Austin embarked on a complex experiment in populist urban planning known as "VMU." That's "vertical mixed-use," a new..."

Feb. 1, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Austin's Land Use Debate Returns to the Spotlight
A new draft code has risen out of CodeNEXT's ashes
"...of town," and "a development pattern that supports 50/50 Transportation Mode share by 2039" – that means half of..."

Oct. 11, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

'Chronicle' Endorsements
May 14 City Council elections
"...and looking at the robust work he's performed in urban planning, transportation, and design – initiating a trial run..."

April 29, 2011 News Feature

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, April 29-May 5
"...PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION FORUM Share your thoughts on regional public transportation needs..."

April 29, 2011 News Column

Naked City
"...the county a deal to close by 2015 if commissioners agreed not to fight its expansion at the state..."

Oct. 26, 2007 News Feature

Keeping Austin Wild
As the population swells, officials and activists look for ways to preserve open space
"...announced its intention to sue the Texas Department of Transportation and other highway entities for inadequately assessing the environmental..."

July 8, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Puzzled by Oppel
"...accused of unethical behavior while I was on the Commission in his next effort at "journalism." I attempted to..."

Aug. 27, 1999 Column

Building From Scratch
It Takes a City and a State to Raise a Village
"...notion of turning a post-aviation Mueller into a progressive "urban village" -- mixed-use, pedestrian-friendly, transit-oriented, green, diverse, affordable, sustainable..."

Feb. 19, 1999 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Bond Brouhaha
Council Reenacts for Public What It Did in Private
"...Recreation; Libraries, Museums, and Cultural Centers; Public Works and Transportation; and Flood Erosion and Control (see chart )...."

Aug. 14, 1998 News Feature by Jenny Staff

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