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Just a Thought
At City Hall, it's always government by crisis.
"...this: As City Council gears up the morbidly obese zoning procession that consumes the better part of every single..."

March 1, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Developing Stories
The Concordia redevelopment highlights the need for the city to do more than plan from the dais
"...bring the project like it was" and win the rezoning case over neighborhood objections. So, as Suttle cracked at..."

Feb. 23, 2007 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Beside the Point
McCracken waxes Wal-Mart for the cameras
"...Council members will need it, too, as a proposed zoning change to the Town Lake Hyatt Regency will require..."

Feb. 16, 2007 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Death by a Thousand Waivers: Variances granted here
Many projects on the waterfront are asking for exceptions to the rules
"...closer to Town Lake (and/or its tributary creeks) than zoning permits. But Parks Board members don't always hear the..."

Jan. 19, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Developing Stories: Where Are They Now?
The latest on this year's big digs
"...in the Central Business District indicated that with current zoning, height, and view corridor restrictions, not enough sites are..."

Dec. 29, 2006 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Mart Growth
Will the city stand up for its neighborhoods and urban vision against Wal-Mart?
"...Mixed-Use ordinance in August. "Just because something complies [with zoning code], that doesn't mean it's not a bad idea,..."

Dec. 15, 2006 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
"...other city-planning news, the Planning Commission declined to support zoning for a point tower on West Seventh Street Tuesday..."

Dec. 15, 2006 News Feature

Point Austin: Conflict of Interest
Facing corporate tyranny, we're all "interested parties"
"...an "interested party" in the Northcross fight, and one-site zoning procedures designed to address neighborhood liquor stores or dental..."

Dec. 15, 2006 News Column by Michael King

Ho-Ho-Homegrown Holidays
Austin's independent "iconic" businesses hope we'll all put them on our list
"...the confusing maze of city processes related to permitting, zoning, parking, and other commercial property issues...."

Dec. 8, 2006 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Beside The Point
Slow week at City Council ... try to stay awake
"...What heat there is arises from the day's zoning agenda. Up on second and third is the Redeemer..."

Dec. 1, 2006 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...of the McMansion proponents [Best New and Potentially Sexy Zoning Ordinance in Austin, "Best of Austin," Oct. 13]...."

Oct. 27, 2006 Column

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...for the McMansion ordinance [Best New and Potentially Sexy Zoning Ordinance in Austin, "Best of Austin," Oct. 13] needs..."

Oct. 20, 2006 Column

Opposes McMansion Ordinance
"...of the McMansion proponents [Best New and Potentially Sexy Zoning Ordinance in Austin, “Best of Austin,” Oct. 13]. The..."

Oct. 19, 2006 Postmarks

Developing Stories
Two downtown projects uneasily launched
"...have unusual power to make recommendations – such as zoning changes – that directly impact the valuations of specific..."

Oct. 13, 2006 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...cost is being paid for with city bonds. The zoning is a sweetheart deal at five-plus net residential units..."

Oct. 6, 2006 Column

Mueller No Utopia
"...cost is being paid for with city bonds. The zoning is a sweetheart deal at five-plus net residential units..."

Oct. 3, 2006 Postmarks

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...1,000 feet from a park and school – violates zoning.) Eager to prove its innocence and with no TABC..."

Aug. 25, 2006 News Feature

My Migas, My City
As Downtown development explodes, Las Manitas Avenue Cafe and its neighbors face an uncertain future
"...According to the commission, under existing central business district zoning (which allows an 8:1 floor-to-area ratio), achieving the mayor's..."

July 21, 2006 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
"...• The Bouldin Meadows zoning brawl returns to Zoning and Platting on Tuesday, and..."

July 14, 2006 News Feature

Bouldin Meadows Update
With lingering 100-year floodplain concerns, Zoning and Platting Commission once again delays decision on the proposed South Austin subdivision
"...There's no calming these troubled waters: Tuesday evening, the Zoning and Platting Commission again delayed a decision on the..."

June 23, 2006 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...South Pleasant Valley Road, the city is treating one rezoning request after another as an isolated case, without applying..."

June 16, 2006 Column

'Y' Can't We Be Friends?
The Fix290 Coalition provides a test case for highway and community compatibility
"...year ago, the city of Austin's Neighborhood Planning and Zoning Department pledged to make transportation planning a more integral..."

June 16, 2006 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Follow South Austin Master Plan
"...South Pleasant Valley Road, the city is treating one rezoning request after another as an isolated case, without applying..."

June 14, 2006 Postmarks

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Our readers talk back.
"...be found on the city of Austin Web site: www.ci.austin.tx.us/zoning/downloads/parks_3.pdf...."

June 2, 2006 Column

Beside the Point
Austin Energy – at least they're not FEMA; and, coming up this week: more bond slicing and dicing
"...procession of speakers addressing a neighborhood appeal of the Zoning Commission's approval of the Champion Partners commercial development planned..."

May 26, 2006 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Election Notes
Prop. 2 will shape the way the area develops at a time when the community is trying to decide for itself what sort of neighborhood it wants to be
"...allowing neighborhoods (or at least the small-but-obsessive contingent of zoning freaks and code junkies who show up at meetings)..."

May 12, 2006 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Spinning and Campaigning for Props
"...existing use to continue despite the fact that the zoning no longer allows that use. With respect to the..."

May 2, 2006 Postmarks

Point Austin: Refighting the Last Wars
Prop. 1, Prop. 2, Saving Barton Springs ... and Everything Else
"...•Neighborhood Zoning: Some neighborhood oxen inevitably get gored in zoning disputes,..."

April 21, 2006 News Column by Michael King

Naked City
Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
"...closely. Shorter streets could mean fewer lots in some zoning categories, as well as higher costs for curbs, gutters,..."

March 24, 2006 News Feature

The Common Law
Does McMansion Ordinance affect home remodels?
"...copy of the McMansion Ordinance can be found at www.ci.austin.tx.us/zoning/downloads/ordinance_2_16.pdf...."

March 10, 2006 Column by Luke Ellis

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