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Wildflower Commons
The Politics of Postponement
"...“no” vote that night on the Planned Unit Development zoning request, and they’d come prepared to present evidence against..."

Feb. 13, 2009 News Post by Katherine Gregor

City Council 1, Wal-Mart 0
City Council vents spleen on proposed Wal-Mart
"...hibernation early, the only fireworks prior to today's Redeemer zoning debate at 4pm (Hi Rich!) was an unexpected, ad..."

Nov. 30, 2006 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Developing Stories: 'L' Is for 'Lake' – and Legal and Ludicrous
The Waterfront Overlay has an intricate history
"...all around town have learned, the godly powers of zoning law often lie in the details – and in..."

Sept. 14, 2007 News Column by Katherine Gregor

CodeNEXT: Will We or Won’t We Vote on It?
From the petition hearing to Council, this week's land use code updates
"...and public vote on CodeNEXT (and all future comprehensive zoning rewrites) – to a public vote. However, the council..."

July 6, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

CodeNEXT Petition Hearing Awaits Ruling
Decision must be made before Aug. 20 to impact November election
"...and public vote on CodeNEXT (and all future comprehensive zoning rewrites) – to a public vote. However, the five..."

July 2, 2018 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Our readers talk back.
"...council had unanimously passed Jackie Goodman's motion approving MF-4 zoning for this property. MF-4 provides as many as 100..."

Jan. 25, 2002 Column

Mapping the Future
Seven longtime Austinites talk about Smart Growth, neighborhood planning, and the future of Central Austin in an October roundtable discussion.
"...Plan led to infill projects, rehabilitation of existing homes, zoning changes, alley paving, and the creation of the GNDC..."

Dec. 3, 1999 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

CodeNEXT Wrecks Austin
Or did Austin wreck CodeNEXT?
"...too many people have cast off hope for the zoning project...."

May 25, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Tovo and Casar Unfiltered on CodeNEXT
The Council members' full conversation with the Chronicle
"...really want to know is not just this individual zoning case, but in this actual citywide rewrite, is what..."

Sept. 14, 2017 News Post by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: Ten Things
A CodeNEXT primer, and happy Earth Day
"...Staff and consultants presented the long-awaited CodeNEXT draft zoning map on Tuesday, showing exactly where in town they..."

April 21, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Naked City
Zoned for Conflict
" the heart of the Govalle neighborhood, there's a zoning battle bubbling on narrow, tree-lined Tillery Street. At issue..."

July 20, 2001 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Which Way to CodeNEXT?
A conversation with Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo and Council Member Greg Casar
"...really want to know is not just this individual zoning case but in this actual citywide rewrite … is..."

Sept. 15, 2017 News Feature by Nick Barbaro

Betty Baker Rules
Love her or fear her, Austin's land-use queen rules the city her own way
"...leader of first the Planning Commission and now the Zoning and Platting Commission, which she's chaired since its 2001..."

April 2, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Heavy Mettle
Fact of Life
"...For example, the 1931 zoning map well predates the ascension of single-use zoning as..."

March 26, 1999 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Planning From The Neighborhoods Up
"...By now, you've probably all heard about the zoning battles over the BFI and Balcones Recycling plants in..."

Aug. 1, 1997 News Feature

Living History
The debate on how best to honor the history of Rosewood Courts continues
"...Pio Renteria, and Sheri Gallo abstaining), to initiate historic zoning for Rosewood Courts. A resolution sponsored by District 1..."

March 25, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

The Taco PUD
Zilker neighbors have beef with condo tower
"...ground-floor retail, up to 175 upscale condominiums, and a zoning change that would allow the building to go beyond..."

March 8, 2013 News Feature by Elizabeth Pagano

Then There's This: Salvaging a Middle Ground
Once a scrap yard, always a scrap yard
"...lively discussion at the March 20 meeting of the Zoning and Platting Commission...."

March 30, 2012 News Column by Amy Smith

Point Austin: Beside the Point
Neighborhood activist gives us an earful on proposed downtown high-rise
"...– with the Spring Condominium project finally slated for zoning today after weeks of delay, neighborhood types are concerned..."

Nov. 18, 2005 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
The fuss over historic zoning is a symptom of larger city problems.
" itself into a fine little freak-out over historic zoning. Granted, the subject is inherently controversial -- historic preservation,..."

Aug. 22, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

About That CodeNEXT Petition ...
Monday ruling brings confusion, clarity
"...or not state law allows residents to vote on zoning, aside from whether to have zoning in a city..."

July 20, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

“This is not workable.”
City Commissions slam draft CodeNEXT plan in Tuesday joint meeting
"...The city’s Zoning and Platting Commission voted unanimously yesterday to send a..."

May 31, 2017 News Post by Nick Barbaro

Urban Planning: A Roundup
How Austin is working toward getting better by design
"...Garner Stoll, assistant director of the Neighborhood Planning and Zoning Department, noted: "The team must demonstrate experience and talentin..."

Dec. 26, 2008 News Column by Katherine Gregor

The Rumble at Bunny Run Heads to Council
Neighbors say school reneged on promise of no apartments
"...This is no straightforward zoning battle, in which stakeholders argue over what everyone wants..."

Feb. 18, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Naked City
Local news this week in Austin.
"...get a little messy. In Hyde Park, where a zoning overlay for the neighborhood is headed to the Planning..."

May 11, 2001 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Naked City
Local beer, wine, and ice vendor John Zamora says he's just trying to make ends meet; but a neighbor says his noisy ice machine is a nuisance and violates city code.
"...So the city has told Zamora that under current zoning he cannot continue wholesaling ice out of his UT-area..."

March 10, 2000 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Keeping Industry Out
illustration by Doug Potter
"...said Rangel, who spoke in favor of the proposed zoning change of the BFI recycling plant at 4712 Bolm..."

July 18, 1997 News Column by Kayte VanScoy

The Park Is in the PUD-ing
Council approves Park PUD despite neighborhood opposition
"...of board-and-commission purgatory, a staff recommendation to deny its zoning request, a unanimous negative recommendation from the Planning Commission,..."

Jan. 21, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: Park Pud? Pick Your Punch Line.
Developer scales down plans for office tower
"...and the most germane may be "bone up on zoning code." While it's doubtful I'll ever grasp a GO-MU-CO-NP..."

Jan. 14, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: In the Historical Zone
If only the Pequot had filed for landmark status ... before the massacre
"...dwelt in the past, including suddenly controversial historic district zoning for Hyde Park, recommendations related to the more-controversial-still historic..."

Nov. 26, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

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