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The Common Law
Does the Setback Ordinance Apply to My Garden Shed?
"...want to avoid answering to your Neighborhood Planning and Zoning Department...."

July 31, 2009 Column by Evan Johns

Council Watch
"Planned Unit Development" doesn't necessarily imply responsible planning.
"...the infill agenda last meeting, two items seeking similar zoning raised interest – along with a question for the..."

Feb. 23, 2007 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Presbyterians, Neighborhood Compromise
Redeemer Presbyterian Church 1, Rosewood neighborhood 1, IRS 0
"...The two sides in the Redeemer Presbyterian Church zoning case each had a vision for the church's East..."

Dec. 22, 2006 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Point Austin: Beside the Point
Bowing to public pressure, city declines to change management of Zilker's canoe rental service from longtime concessionaire Zilker Park Boat Rentals
"...Did they deal the deathblow to more permissive zoning at the controversial Champions Tracts in Northwest Austin? No,..."

Dec. 23, 2005 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Will Towering Condos Spring to City Approval?
Developers tout proposed high-rise as perfect fit for Downtown; neighbors aren't so sure
"...On Tuesday night, the city Zoning and Platting Commission gave a thumbs-up to the hotly..."

Oct. 21, 2005 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: Painting by Numbers
Design standards turn out to be (maybe) more than just skin-deep
"...standards for commercial projects are tied to the base zoning, which is supposed to be what regulates the uses,..."

Dec. 10, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: Strictly Need to Know
Austin could learn something from Vancouver about public planning information.
" neighbors, stakeholders, and passers-by that somebody wants a zoning change or a variance or even, I think, just..."

Nov. 1, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

It's a Done Deal
The City Council approved the Stratus settlement 6-1. Now what?
" essence a contract tied to a group of zoning cases on the affected land. Jefferson replied that only..."

Aug. 9, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Old Homes = New Yuppies?
The City Council places a 90-day moratorium on new historic zoning cases in the Eastside and creates a task force to examine the relationship between historic zoning and gentrification.
"...of Earth and her Resources, believes the city's historic zoning process is exacerbating gentrification in East Austin by driving..."

July 19, 2002 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Page Two
"...discontent after the City Council tentatively okayed maximum-density condo/apartment zoning for the "Villas on Guadalupe" project on the Drag..."

Jan. 18, 2002 Column by Nick Barbaro

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
The City Council greets the Gus Garcia Era.
"...a Neighborhood Conservation Combining District (NCCD), basically a custom zoning code -- have been stymied by their bete noire,..."

Nov. 30, 2001 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Drag Development Villa-fied
The Villas on Guadalupe goes back to the drawing board.
"...Guadalupe. Council approved, sending the Villas back to the Zoning and Platting Commission as a new zoning case...."

Nov. 16, 2001 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Holly on Hold
Passage of the Holly Neighborhood Plan gets postponed for lack of neighborhood participation.
"...East Fifth and Sixth streets -- and spoke against zoning that changes currently light-industrial areas (LI) to commercial services..."

Oct. 19, 2001 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Naked City
Council Member Jackie Goodman believes ZAP is the answer to Planning Commission gridlock.
"...hoping to change your lot from CS to LI zoning, Mayor Pro Tem Jackie Goodman wants to make your..."

June 8, 2001 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Wall of Separation
Neighbors of Hyde Park Baptist Church Take a Final Stand Against Its Proposed Parking Garage
"...of the available land, in keeping with the single-family zoning on the tract; during negotiations on the agreement, "Nobody..."

Feb. 2, 2001 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Barton Blues Again
"...of Barton Springs. The issues then were sewage and zoning. The issues today are sewage and zoning. The only..."

Dec. 1, 2000 News Feature by Louis Dubose

Signed and Sealed
With Bradley Out of the Way, Council Turns Attention to Stratus
"...addition, Bradley accepted a Griffith-proposed amendment to downgrade the zoning on Pfluger ranch from SF-2 to Rural Residential, the..."

March 31, 2000 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Council Watch
Planning Commission and two council members consider measures to reduce commercial noise pollution near residential land; Vista Ridge PUD developer negotiates compromise agreement on its single-family development overlooking Bull Creek.
"'s nuisance noise ordinance. So Alexander called the city's zoning office, asking the department to enforce decibel limits written..."

Jan. 14, 2000 News Column by Kevin Fullerton

Council Watch
Council divided on Gotham condo project; Jesus Garza gets a big raise; East Austin residents voice concerns about the future of the brown building and flood control.
"...time laying a motion on the table: Deny Gotham's zoning, send Houston developer Randall Davis packing, and start work..."

Dec. 17, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Council Watch
City and developer Gary Bradley reach agreeement on development
"...amphitheater at Southpark Meadows in South Austin got its zoning, over the objections of neighbors who are still worried..."

Nov. 26, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Corner to Corner
There's more development slated for the already-crowded RM 2222 and Loop 360 interchange.
"...So now here we are, with the Champions' zoning approved -- but with conditions and limits to appease..."

Sept. 10, 1999 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

A Change of Scenery
What It Looks Like
"...neighborhood, but "the majority of residents [are] interested in upzoning their properties and getting more money. John and I..."

July 16, 1999 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Death Penalty Violates Constitution
"...the "Council Watch" article [Vol.18, No.21] that referenced a zoning change for a Home Depot that will be built..."

Jan. 29, 1999 Column

We're Not Naive
"...Under current zoning, the S.O.S. ordinance, and other current city ordinances, the..."

Nov. 27, 1998 Column

Mobile Home Motif
Channeling Time Warner
"...were revisited, as the council approved (on first reading) zoning for a new mobile home park on 52 acres..."

Oct. 9, 1998 News Column by Jenny Staff

Hyde Parking
A Neighborhood Caught in a Clash Between Eateries
"...The Steering Committee has historically been hesitant to change zoning with parking variances, fighting long and hard to preserve..."

Sept. 12, 1997 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Public Notice: The Housing Game
Council goes in search of the “lose-lose” solution
"...discuss today, June 9: one to enhance vertical mixed-use zoning, and another to reduce parking requirements and compatibility limitations..."

June 10, 2022 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Proposed Development Would Revive Austin Opera House but Faces Neighbor Opposition
200 Academy Drive: Big hit or last call?
"...broken land use regulations. Technically, they don't need a zoning change at 200 Academy to build high-intensity commercial (like..."

Jan. 21, 2022 News Feature by Kevin Curtin

Housing Casts Shadows on Council's Preelection Agenda
The home stretch
" take its final votes on the Kemp Street zoning case in Montopolis that we reported on last week,..."

Oct. 30, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

CodeNEXT: Take Four?
When is an addendum really a new draft?
" email containing three new additions to the proposed zoning rewrite's third and supposedly final draft. The CodeNEXT document..."

April 27, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

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