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City Hall Hustle: You, Too, Can Be Historic
A herd of West Austin historic house claims worries City Hall
"...Even by the usual tedium-inducing standards of the zoning agenda, the scene in City Council chambers last week,..."

Dec. 18, 2009 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Developing Stories: What's Wrong With the Super PUD
The proposed PUD amendments won't fix the problems without a plan
"...a well-intentioned, long-belabored, but incomplete new planned unit development zoning ordinance heading to City Council June 17. After enduring..."

June 6, 2008 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Beside the Point: Time Is on Her Side
When it comes to zoning cases, perhaps less is more
"...What if they held a zoning hearing – and nobody came?..."

March 9, 2007 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Council Watch
East Austin residents have a say in neighborhood planning; local advocates ask for more money in city budget to fund their special interest; Bill Spelman issues some strong words against the Statesman's criticism of council on the LCRA water deal.
"...plans that, presumably, would favor residential and neighborhood commercial zoning over the harder-core commercial and light industrial uses with..."

Sept. 10, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Pohl-Brown Town
Will the State Turn the Hog Farm into Edge City?
"...November 20, that was asked to rule on the zoning request for the Leander Rehabilitation Planned-Unit Development (PUD) District,..."

Dec. 5, 1997 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Eastsiders Decry BFI
Residents Say Recycling Plants Constitute Enviro-racism
"...council to support a proposal to roll back the zoning of the nearby BFI Recycling plant at 4712 Bolm..."

May 30, 1997 News Column by Kayte VanScoy

A Church and Its People on Austin's Eastside
The living history of David Chapel
"...can't afford to move to Springdale. The Case for Upzoning..."

Dec. 25, 2020 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Austin's Land Use Debate Returns to the Spotlight
A new draft code has risen out of CodeNEXT's ashes
"...as they navigated the grim depths of designing a zoning code and map that prioritizes "all types of homes..."

Oct. 11, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

What Land Use Code Do We Need to Build the City We Want?
Planning a way forward after CodeNEXT
"...to do this in conjunction with a whole new zoning map...."

April 12, 2019 News Feature by the News Staff

Public Notice: Houston, You Have a Problem
Let's not make the same one here
"...– saying "To any who dismiss need for Austin's zoning & imperv cover rules, I give you Houston." The..."

Sept. 1, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Taco PUD Overcomes NA 'Karaoke'
Against opposition from several neighborhoods, Council gives condo tower first nod of approval
"...11pm that night, Council voted 5-2 to approve the zoning change on the first of three required readings...."

Aug. 16, 2013 News Feature by Elizabeth Pagano

City Hall Hustle: In the Zone
Land-use issues in all corners of the city dominate council agenda
"...Zoning is a many splendored thing. Just ask City Council...."

Aug. 27, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Wheels Within Wheels
Council's boards and commissions appointments are always good conversation fodder
"...the chaff in issues ranging from Animal Advisory to Zoning and Platting, before they arrive at City Council...."

Aug. 7, 2009 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Developing Stories: Concord – At Last
Up from the muck at Concordia
"...melodrama surrounding this week's council vote on the campus rezoning. When final documents – capturing agreements among the city,..."

March 30, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...wanted last week from the City Council – a zoning change that will give residents a grocery store with..."

June 18, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

How Many Villas = MF-6?
NUNA residents feel betrayed, but Villas supporters say the proposed apartment complex is better than the alternative.
"...Star Wars episode, but Austin's code for "multi-family 6" zoning: a rarely applied standard that limits the height of..."

Jan. 25, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Grow and Prosper
With neighbors still reeling from 1990 expansion, Hyde Park Baptist plans another growth project.
"...the late 1970s, when the church applied for a zoning exception allowing it to build a 47-foot-high parking garage..."

Nov. 19, 1999 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Separation Anxieties
New Section?
"...strong case which caused the commission to recommend that zoning of 1001-1003 E. Sixth (excluding the metal building at..."

Aug. 27, 1999 News Feature by Charles Nafus

Affordable Housing and How to Get More Keeps Council Busy
What happened last week and what's on this week's Council agenda
"...and rework the ordinance to create a new "V2" zoning district, warning that displacement of low-income families living on..."

June 17, 2022 News Feature by Maggie Q. Thompson

Council Contemplates Consensus Changes to the Code
As the Land Development Code languishes in court, City Council looks for other ways change what can be built where
"...the city need to allow property owners to protest zoning changes in the revised LDC, as it must under..."

Nov. 26, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Council Weighs Choices on Eastside Housing and SAVES Fund
Trying to find the best worst option
"...at the last City Council meeting, a volatile Eastside zoning case returns this week for a final vote. Neighborhood..."

Oct. 16, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Mapping the Land Development Code Madness
Trying to make sense of the proposed changes
"...most controversial components of the LDC revision involves the upzoning of properties along corridors, centers, and transit priority networks,..."

Feb. 7, 2020 News Feature by Nick Barbaro

A Land Use Lexicon
"...Use-Based Code (Non-Transect Zones): The most familiar type of zoning, also known as Euclidean (for Euclid, Ohio), separates and..."

June 9, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Point Austin: All Grove All the Time
In Austin's housing toolbox, all we've got are hammers
"...The unnamed authors report that restrictive city policies, including "zoning, other land use regulations, and unnecessarily lengthy development approval..."

Oct. 7, 2016 News Column by Michael King

Rosewood Courts Vote Gets Pushback
HACA opposes historic zoning for entire complex
"...Pio Renteria, and Sheri Gallo abstaining), to initiate historic zoning for East Austin's Rose­wood Courts, which was the first..."

March 4, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Exiled From Main Street
Can Austin's stock of affordable housing keep pace with high-speed growth?
"...particular benefit in exchange for the approval of a zoning variance could be interpreted as illegal "contract zoning." Spelman,..."

June 28, 2013 News Feature by Elizabeth Pagano

The Daily Hustle: 1/14/11
Council punts, ponders PUDs
"...action didn't begin again in earnest until the 2pm zoning agenda, when the Park Planned Unit Development came up...."

Jan. 14, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

In-Comprehensible? ANC Balks at Comp Plan.
ANC fears Imagine Austin will unravel neighborhood planning efforts
"...density five years ago in the name of vertical-mixed-use zoning. "We wrote the developers another big huge bonus," he..."

Dec. 3, 2010 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

City Hall Hustle: It Ain't Xmas Yet
Council closing in on a raft of unfinished business
"...Mueller development as a testing ground for "form-based code" zoning, which essentially shifts regulation from a focus on traditional..."

Dec. 11, 2009 News Column by Wells Dunbar

The New Council
Changes to citizen communications and zoning hearings spark controversy
"...Tem Mike Martinez and approved last week, will move zoning hearings to 2pm instead of their previous 4pm start..."

Sept. 4, 2009 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

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