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Density? Bonus! (Programs.)
Planning Commission briefed on CodeNEXT affordability incentives
"...meeting to receive a briefing on a newly proposed density bonus program...."

July 24, 2017 News Post by Sarah Marloff

City Hall Hustle: What Price Density?
Council tries to find an economic balance for dense development and its public costs
"...Austin Plan, and more specifically, wrangling over that plan's Density Bonus Program, the thus-far unused zoning category requiring developers..."

Dec. 9, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: CURE-ing the Density Bonus Gridlock
Planning Commission wants more time to sort out public benefits
"...plan's most important components came before council – a density-bonus program. And as we approach the fifth year of..."

Jan. 22, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Density + Livability = Sustainability
"...a thorough job in her review of the proposed density-bonus recommendations for Austin [“Finding the Sweet Spot,” News, Oct...."

Oct. 31, 2007 Postmarks

A Plea for 'Balanced Density'
West Campus neighborhood challenges new duplex development
"...time, OWUNA points to its support of creating more density in Central Austin...."

Feb. 10, 2012 News Feature by Amy Smith

Density Bonus
Key issues
"...National models recommend that the density-bonus program should support the goals identified in a city's..."

Oct. 26, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Deadlocked Over Density
Neighbors say ARA's development plans for East 11th Street would clash with existing homes and businesses, including the historic Victory Grill
"...way through the city process, to increase the allowable density of a major mixed-use project on the 1100 block..."

Sept. 5, 2008 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Density Bonuses
Three concepts
"...three alternate approaches to a new system of awarding "density bonuses" to Downtown developers seeking additional square footage (building..."

Oct. 26, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

In Favor of Density
"...ways to address the problem: via sprawl or via “density sharing,” the great new idea that asks each neighborhood..."

May 28, 2007 Postmarks

Downtown Density Dreams
Politicos announce city resolution to hire consultants to develop a Downtown Austin Plan
"...mass transit that all of Austin can enjoy. The "density begets density" argument is familiar to anyone who paid..."

Dec. 23, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Density Bonus Program 'Interim' No More
Council takes wait-and-see approach
"...After five years, the city of Austin's "interim density bonus program" – essentially voluntary for developers – is..."

July 5, 2013 News Feature by Elizabeth Pagano

Density vs. Sprawl
"...7] is certainly right in stating that increased urban density will require expensive upgrades to infrastructure, such as sewers..."

Dec. 11, 2018 Postmarks

Then There's This: Density in the Floodplain
Ignoring staff warnings, Council approves variance for office tower
"...be." He went on: "This is a lot of density in the floodplain. We have a lot of rules..."

June 27, 2014 News Column by Amy Smith

Mueller Revisits Affordability and Density
Planners return to the drawing board to add and diversify housing stock at Mueller
"...per acre. The trick is to push up the density without losing the compatibility with existing local neighborhoods. Tentatively,..."

Oct. 3, 2008 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Density Debacle at 51st Street
Neighborhood, developer, and bike activists all at odds over proposed development
"...to be increasingly typical points of contention over more density in urban neighborhoods. The fact that council bowed so..."

May 16, 2008 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

High Density Is Not a Solution
"...measured traffic levels in suburbs before and after "walkable" high-density development found no reduction in the car traffic per..."

May 29, 2007 Postmarks

“Affordability Unlocked” With More Density, Casar Hopes
Proposal aims to make the city's money go farther by making projects larger
"...to be built.) "The proposal would allow more height, density, and floor space for developments where at least 50%..."

Feb. 8, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

CodeNEXT’s Density Bonus Program
Affordable housing from CodeNEXT
"...a presentation on the latest draft's Housing Affordability and Density Bonus Program. This section, like several others in the..."

March 30, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

The Latest in Density Bonuses: New Teeth
"...housing benefit in return for the increased height and density granted through zoning variances. In May, Coun­cil issued a..."

June 28, 2013 News Feature by Elizabeth Pagano

URA Votes Against East 11th Density Increase
A win (for now) for Eastside opponents of increased density around the Victory Grill
"...setback Monday night in its attempt to increase the density of a proposed vertical mixed-use project in the 1100..."

Aug. 22, 2008 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Density, Diversity, and Especially Design
The Domain as TOD
"...do they have in common? "It's the three D's: density, diversity, design," explained Galbraith. Density isn't about buildings per..."

Sept. 28, 2007 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

High Density Development Can Be Dangerous
"...four city blocks in the Dawson neighborhood claimed: "Under Density Sharing valuable time is gained in the short term..."

June 1, 2007 Postmarks

No Contradiction Between Limiting House Size and Urban Density
"...limit house size and the need to increase urban density [“McMansions Sweeps Week Approaches,” News, March 3]. Mansionizers and..."

March 8, 2006 Postmarks

The Religion of Density
"...segment. For what reason, other than the "religion of density" that seems to have swept our "leadership,” would it..."

Dec. 11, 2017 Postmarks

Public Notice: Density vs. Affordability
It is categorically impossible for market forces to build housing in the central city that is affordable by any definition of that word
"...loophole as bad policy and bad law, but the density-at-all-costs lobby has latched on to it as an unexpected..."

Feb. 19, 2016 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Finding the Sweet Spot
For Austin's 'density bonus' development program – what's on our wish list?
"...the heart of a planning tool known as a "density bonus," used by cities nationwide, and on its way..."

Oct. 26, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Bonus Points for Affordability
One council member hopes to ensure bonus program developers are building affordable housing on-site
"...One such resource, the city's density bonus program (DBP) – crafted in part to widen..."

Oct. 2, 2015 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Mixed Use, Mixed Emotions
An anniversary review of Austin's vertical mixed-use program discovers a range of responses to density, change, and planning
"...patterns à la Envision Central Texas, and concentrating increased density along major corridors to protect neighborhoods. By requiring affordable..."

Feb. 1, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

TDH: 8/31/11
No CURE for disagreement over Downtown zoning?
"...to October 6. The biggest concern lies in the CURE/Density Bonus dichotomy, which city staff shed a little light..."

Aug. 31, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

A Dense Discussion
Downtown density debate to unfold on dais tomorrow
"...of the plan's biggest sticking points – the Downtown density bonus program – at a council work session Tuesday...."

Dec. 7, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

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