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City, County Clash Over Future Hotel Tax
The city’s “Palm District” vs. the county’s Expo Center
"...watching: the potential climax of the controversial 4700 Riverside zoning case; the establishment of a Rainey Street Public Improve­ment..."

Aug. 16, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Council Moves Gently on Riverside Redevelopment
Preliminary approval given to the 97-acre mixed-use plan for 4700 Riverside
"...greenfield development elsewhere. Moreover, he argued, the applicant's requested zoning – an increase in heights over what's currently allowed..."

Aug. 16, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

City Council Moves Gently on Riverside Redevelopment, Less So on Hotel Occupancy Tax
First meeting after summer break features plenty of theatrics
"...City Council gave preliminary approval on Thursday (Aug. 8)..."

Aug. 9, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

Public Notice: They’re Baaack!
Council faces a busy first week
"...executive session items, followed by no less than 33 zoning cases, all of them scheduled for public hearings and..."

Aug. 2, 2019 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Council Readies for New Budget Realities
Members might reconsider economic incentive packages
"...the General Fund; other departments (such as Planning and Zoning or Animal Services) represent such a small fraction of..."

July 5, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Decriminalizing Homelessness at City Council
No sit/no lie, no more
"...home parks under the land development code's MH district zoning, which currently disallows RVs, without displacing the people living..."

June 5, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

Council: Can Social Impact Investing End Homelessness?
Catching up with the dais as they bet on success
"...On the zoning front, most new cases are likely to be postponed,..."

March 29, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin at Large: City Hall’s Game of Threes
Spencer Cronk quizzes the Council to win a new land use code!
"...whose three answer choices are: A-i) new code and zoning map; A-ii) new code only, map to come later;..."

March 22, 2019 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

"...week – the next is March 28, featuring hot zoning and transportation items (see "Mobility Plan’s Bad Date With..."

March 22, 2019 News Feature

Mobility Plan’s Bad Date With ZAP
Began in 2016, Austin's proposed transportation plan still manages to be contentious
" On Tuesday, March 19, two weeks after the Zoning and Platting Commission received the Austin Transportation Department's ASMP..."

March 22, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Public Notice: Good Change Is Good
Greg Casar’s affordable housing resolution
"...For a qualifying development, in any residential or commercial zoning, the city would completely waive parking requirements, compatibility standards,..."

Feb. 8, 2019 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Council Set to OK New Contract for Downtown Homeless Shelter
Council ready to take next (Front) Steps
"...use publicly owned land, and a healthy slate of zoning cases. That's really the true test for new CMs..."

Feb. 1, 2019 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Public Notice: Start Your Engines
Council gearing up for land use discussions?
" fit in a headline; but then, that's what zoning and building codes are. Not to read too much..."

Jan. 25, 2019 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Thoughts on Prop J
"...limit the city of Austin’s ability to pass comprehensive zoning code rewrites in the future without subjecting them to..."

Nov. 1, 2018 Postmarks

CodeNEXT Gets an Autopsy Report
Planner offers a post-mortem on failed code revision
"...But the dust has yet to settle. Last week, Zoning and Platting Commission Vice Chair Jim Duncan sent City..."

Oct. 5, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Council: Reasons for Optimism
A manageable agenda? Heard that one before.
"...later, but stay tuned. Members will also hear two zoning cases that are facing opposition from surrounding neighborhoods (Flats..."

Aug. 24, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

So Goes CodeNEXT
Fallout from a canceled rewrite
"...Let's not forget that the Zoning and Platting Commission, one of two city commissions that..."

Aug. 10, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Public Notice: ZAP!
The commission was right. CodeNEXT must die. But then what?
"...that gets the biggest I-told-you-so bragging rights is the Zoning and Platting Com­mission, which voted three months ago, back..."

Aug. 10, 2018 News Column by Nick Barbaro

CodeNEXT: Kicked
Mayor, Council appear destined to quash land use rewrite
"...of Austin, which has grown increasingly polarized over the zoning rewrite, with one camp calling for better preservation of..."

Aug. 3, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Mayor Calls for End to CodeNEXT
"Divisive and poisoned" zoning rewrite now in real jeopardy
"...we needed more testing on the impact of the non-zoning sections on the housing capacity we intended to get..."

Aug. 1, 2018 News Post by Sarah Marloff

CodeNEXT Clarification
" the city's argument that all initiatives relating to zoning are improper because they interfere with state-required zoning procedures...."

July 19, 2018 Postmarks

A PATH Forward for CodeNEXT?
Council members tease new plan
"...stationed nearby) for a counterpoint presser on the proposed zoning rewrite...."

June 22, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Public Notice: Two Tales of One City
Land use commissions diverge; dogs
"...flying fast and furious as the Planning Commission and Zoning & Platting Commission both try to formulate their final..."

May 11, 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

ZAP on CodeNEXT Parking
Remember the Americans With Disabilities Act
"...The Zoning & Platting Commission unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday..."

April 20, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Public Notice: Happy Earth Day, and More
Earth Day celebration meets transportation policy
"...At press time Wednesday evening, the Planning and Zoning & Platting com­mis­sions are holding a joint meeting on..."

April 20, 2018 News Column by Nick Barbaro

CodeNEXT Public Hearings Open to Austin Residents
When and where you can give feedback on the land use code rewrite
"...Recommendations from both land use commissions (Planning and Zoning & Platting) are expected to arrive in tandem with..."

April 18, 2018 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Affordable Housing With CodeNEXT
Also starring the People's Plan and Housing Justice Agenda
"...The seventh initiative suggests that the zoning rewrite expand density bonus programs, create anti-displacement zoning to..."

April 13, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Council: From Soup to Nuts ...
"...Items include the usual slate of always unpredictable zoning matters, 20 or so, more than a few already..."

March 23, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

CodeNEXT: Frustrations Mount (Again)
Commissioners lament “the worst code I have ever seen in my life”
"...joint work session in the afternoon, and after the Zoning & Platting Commission made it through their normal caseload,..."

March 23, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

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