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Public Notice: The End of Single-Family?
Possibly. And look who’s leading the charge.
"...possible game-changer at Mon­day's joint work session of the Zoning & Platting and Planning commissions on CodeNEXT, but it..."

Dec. 8, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: Back to the Present
Hitting the refresh on CodeNEXT
"...The Nov. 28 joint CodeNEXT work session of the Zoning & Platting and Planning commissions, held on the precise..."

Dec. 1, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

With All Deliberate Speed
Short-handed Council on homelessness, management, and carbon
"...Pro Tem. The short dais apparently only affected one zoning case – when a 5-4 approval, requiring six votes,..."

Aug. 14, 2017 News Post by Michael King

Public Notice: “We Can’t Hear You.”
CodeNEXT planning process remains a mystery
"...unanimous recommendation from its top land-use commission. The city's Zoning and Platting Commission had voted Tuesday to send a..."

June 2, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Supermajority Rules
Planning Commission sends PUD tweak to Council sans blessing
" the Texas General Land Office's last-minute letter to Zoning and Platting expressing opposition to the change on the..."

Jan. 22, 2016 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Council: Austin is Which Way?
Austin's planning woes have a long history
" becoming micromanagement, as well as a brace of zoning cases with the usual attempts at splitting the baby...."

March 20, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Misleading the Readers
"...Dear Editor, The Chronicle’s coverage of the Springdale Farm zoning change is misleading readers [“Discord Grows Over Springdale Farm,”..."

Dec. 3, 2014 Postmarks

Then There's This: Montopolis Is Cool With Uncool
East Austin neighborhood aims to fend off gentrification
" one victory – the denial of a proposed zoning change that would have allowed the development of 45..."

March 28, 2014 News Column by Amy Smith

Taco Tower Project on Council's Plate
The Taco PUD wins divided blessing of Planning Commission
"...Commission meeting, commissioners nevertheless voted 5-3 to recommend a zoning change that would allow developers Post Paggi to increase..."

June 21, 2013 News Feature by Elizabeth Pagano

PUD Proposal Wins Few Friends
Developers of proposed condo seek a zoning change to allow a height of 96 feet at Riverside and Lamar project
"...Planning Advisory Board have joined vocal opponents of the rezoning, which include the Zilker Neighborhood Assoc­i­a­tion, Save Town Lake,..."

April 12, 2013 News Feature by Elizabeth Pagano

TDH: 8/16/11
Wind power, Downtown parking debate and other renewable resources
"...of City Council’s recent tweaks to the city’s historic zoning program, and one long-floated as accompanying any change to..."

Aug. 16, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

First Project Under New Ordinance Gets Nod
Project in Barton Springs Zone wins unanimous council approval
"...the developer, a faulty traffic impact study, and the Zoning and Platting Commission's questionable reversal of a vote on..."

Aug. 12, 2011 News Feature by Amy Smith

East Austin Studio De-Tour
Homesteading artists face city code challenges – and raise old fears – in changing neighborhoods
"..."unpermitted and/or unsafe yard art sculptures or structures and zoning violations for public event/tour use without authorization/permits." Inspector Dennis..."

July 15, 2011 News Feature by Mike Kanin

'An Independent Person'
A Conversation With Randi Shade
"...Morrison. When it comes to supporting valid petitions [against zoning changes], when it comes to getting neighborhood contact teams..."

June 3, 2011 News Feature by Michael King

City Hall Hustle: The Lure of Rainey Street
Bars, cars, and teeny tiny homes
"...bars and eateries have flocked to Rainey, since CBD zoning enables traffic-heavy cocktail bar or restaurant use without any..."

Jan. 28, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Running the Numbers
Today only: Council holds off-campus meeting
"...Number of zoning cases before council, including the owner-fought case for historic..."

Oct. 1, 2010 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

The Daily Hustle: 8/3/10
Sparks rains on City Council
"...Item 30: Morrison, Riley, and Bill Spelman propose “to..."

Aug. 3, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

(Further) Beside the Point
Admiral Dunkerley ships out; anchors aweigh for the new council
"...Stories"), with council pulling their PUD ordinance from today. Zoning has the Allandale, North Shoal Creek, North Loop, South..."

June 6, 2008 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Density Debacle at 51st Street
Neighborhood, developer, and bike activists all at odds over proposed development
"...What started as a low-profile zoning case for a residential development in Central Austin is..."

May 16, 2008 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Density Bonus
Key issues
"...still patching onto the 1979 Austin Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan ( At this juncture, Austin needs council direction on our..."

Oct. 26, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Developing Stories
Five current projects work for Austin-centric synergy
"...ground-floor retail and Great Streets pedestrian amenities. A controversial zoning change request (to allow a 400-foot tower) is heading..."

Feb. 2, 2007 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Beside the Point: Their Northcross to Bear
Council wades into Wal-Mart's waters
"...if a new site plan stays within the previous zoning category – if there's "no zoning change, no variance,..."

Dec. 8, 2006 News Column by Wells Dunbar

City Budget Breakdown
The final presentation of the city's $525.3 million proposed budget for fiscal year 2007 is Friday, Aug. 31; the focus: Major Utilities and Infrastructure and Growth Management – yea haw!
"...budget's overall picture; only one department, Neighborhood Planning and Zoning, is solely paid for in general fund dollars.)..."

Sept. 1, 2006 News Column by Wells Dunbar

The Taco Kings, Besieged
A conflict with neighborhoods has made the previously independent street taco vendors organize in self-defense
"...compliance with the new rules, so the police and zoning officials will see the organization's colorful taco-insignia sticker on..."

Aug. 11, 2006 News Feature by Michael May

Point Austin: Beside the Point
This week's action at City Hall
"...end. The grandfathering claim was first denied by the Zoning and Platting Commission, prompting the unsuccessful appeal to council...."

Jan. 20, 2006 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...begins its 2006 deliberations with the usual batch of zoning cases and the likelihood of sharp words over council..."

Jan. 13, 2006 News Feature

Who's Your Grandpa?
Critics say older case gives ammo against AMD, but city staff say they are apples and oranges
"...its options on a possible lawsuit. The question of zoning is just one of several points that could find..."

Dec. 16, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

How Not to Gentrify: HRC Asks for Eastside Moratorium
Alvarez advises caution, further study
"...In an instance of cruel irony, the zoning changes that are creating multiplying, upscale Eastside development –..."

Nov. 4, 2005 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
Controversial plans for a 120-foot tower at the intersection scrapped
"...and would no longer seek the Planned Unit Development zoning change such an expansion would require. Nearby residents and..."

June 17, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Our readers talk back.
"...existing residentially zoned property owners are seeking to change zoning status to mixed use under the well-intentioned notion of..."

April 15, 2005 Column

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