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Naked City
Controversial plans for a 120-foot tower at the intersection scrapped
"...and would no longer seek the Planned Unit Development zoning change such an expansion would require. Nearby residents and..."

June 17, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Our readers talk back.
"...existing residentially zoned property owners are seeking to change zoning status to mixed use under the well-intentioned notion of..."

April 15, 2005 Column

Point Austin: Beside the Point
City Council notes
"...Several of the zoning cases involve Westside historic zoning proposals, with none looking..."

April 15, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Contradictions Between Neighborhood and Urban Planning
"...existing residentially zoned property owners are seeking to change zoning status to mixed use under the well-intentioned notion of..."

April 13, 2005 Postmarks

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...City Hall lobbyist Sarah Crocker could brighten the dullest zoning meetings simply by showing up. But her red hair..."

March 4, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Here Comes the Train
Can city staff, citizens, and neighborhoods realize – and build – a more livable city?
"...TOD Ordinance, if it fulfills its intentions, will through zoning standards promote much higher development densities than ever before..."

Jan. 28, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...Council last week postponed its marquee item – the rezoning of Rainey Street – after the emergence of so-far-irreconcilable..."

Oct. 29, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...More orneriness on Rainey Street: The city Zoning and Platting Commission last week went along with the..."

Oct. 15, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Former City Historic Preservation Officer Comments
"...ordinance did not readily accommodate local historic district overlay zoning, instead relying heavily on a "courtesy" but unbinding review..."

April 19, 2004 Postmarks

The Owl, the Chicken, and the Beast of Bentonville
Environmental and community groups have come together to defend South Austin against plans for three new Wal-Mart Supercenters.
"...on a proposed Wal-Mart at I-35 and Slaughter Lane, Zoning and Platting Commission Chair Betty Baker cast a stern..."

Sept. 12, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

Is Walgreens Too Big and Unfunky for South Austin?
Neighbors challenge the drugstore chain's plans for a store at Lamar and Bluebonnet Lane.
"...a drive-through pharmacy window. The development would require a zoning change from residential to commercial. The store would replace..."

July 11, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Austin Stories
"...Raul Alvarez dissenting, the City Council last week approved zoning for another 300-plus apartments over the recharge zone of..."

Nov. 29, 2002 News Feature

Naked City
Austin Stories
"...Historic zoning continues to command attention at City Hall. Beyond its..."

Nov. 1, 2002 News Feature

Naked City
Villas Passes Step Two
"...Last week the City Council approved a zoning change on second reading for the Villas on Guadalupe..."

March 15, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Naked City
Architect Antoine Predock presents a sleeker, more sharply angled version of his City Hall design; the Bennett Tract faces a tough road with neighbors and the developer at an impasse over the size and scale of proposed development on the East Austin tract.
" a tolerable level. As laid out in a zoning proposal that went before City Council Thursday, Riata would..."

May 11, 2001 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Naked City
Calling Chairman Chiz
"..."least restrictive site development applying to the least restrictive zoning district" to any church-owned property -- including parking facilities...."

April 27, 2001 News Feature by Michael King

Naked City
Local news this week in Austin
" far, no developer has managed to secure both zoning and the Smart Growth funds to put a TND..."

Feb. 16, 2001 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Development peccadillos and Lost Austin kudos.
"...people believe, as Ms. Pyle stated, that the 1991 upzoning for a 1.3 million-sq.-ft. shopping mall would "revitalize East..."

Feb. 2, 2001 Column

Naked City
Vignette's incentive package to move downtown wins easy approval; East Cesar Chavez Neighborhood Plan moves forward despite loud and lengthy protests.
"...Zoning changes corresponding to the already-adopted East Cesar Chavez Neighborhood..."

Dec. 22, 2000 News Feature by Emily Pyle

Naked City
In a marathon Planning Commission meeting, three neighborhood plans get approved while one, the controversial East Cesar Chavez plan, gets postponed after a lengthy and heated discussion.
"...train wreck when asked to put already-adopted plans into zoning practice...."

June 30, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Council Watch
City lays out new housing program, Southpark Meadows goes for world-class venue, Zilker Neighborhood Association holds council candidates forum
"...Working on the city's zoning laws to encourage the construction of more affordable housing...."

April 28, 2000 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Naked City
Capital Metro outlines transit alternatives; the Texas Constitution gets ready for a makeover; Ronnie Earle's sparse death penalty record suggests he may not seek death in the yogurt shop murders; the Police Oversight Focus Group prepares its recommendations for city council; and the Third Choice Conference unites third parties for ballot reform.
"...Landmark Commission voted unanimously to grant the house historic zoning, a designation which would require that any changes to..."

Oct. 22, 1999 News Feature by Jessica Carter

Council Takes Long Day's Journey Into Night
"...The ordinance would also declare billboards non-compliant with all zoning designations, meaning that any zoning change would force the..."

March 5, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...But concern over ARA's request to redefine the area's zoning resurfaced Thursday night from supporters of Bennett Consolidated Inc.'s..."

Dec. 11, 1998 News Feature

The Promised Land
Jews and Neighbors Lay Competing Claims
"...duplexes, the most intense use normally allowed for this zoning, it would generate between 2,500 and 3,000 trips per..."

March 6, 1998 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...1995 can begin the process of securing loans and zoning under the water quality ordinances that currently govern the..."

Aug. 8, 1997 News Feature

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...back and I'll be back," in the face of zoning holdups to a proposed bank in East Austin...."

May 2, 1997 News Feature

Naked City
"...charges that Foxxie's was violating the city's "adult-oriented business" zoning laws. Chief Zoning Inspector Jesse Washington contended last month..."

Sept. 1, 1995 News Feature

Greg Casar and Eddie Rodriguez Fight for the Progressive Mantle in TX-35
The two candidates race to the left
"...He has a consistent pro-housing voting record in zoning cases. He championed $500 million in voter-approved affordable housing..."

Feb. 4, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Council Recap: New 4 U In 2022, It’s VMU2
City Hall dives into reworking its housing bonus programs
"...items, including creating a new Vertical Mixed Use 2 zoning category. The provision, which passed unanimously, is intended to..."

Nov. 19, 2021 News Post by Austin Sanders

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