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Housing Blueprint Strategery
City Council works Merck, Housing Plan, Austin Oaks PUD
"...proposed incentives agreement with Merck & Co., a Strategic Housing Blueprint, and an Austin Oaks PUD. Those three high-profile..."

April 17, 2017 News Post by Michael King

Affordable Housing by the Numbers
Austin needs more housing to address homelessness
"...the next decade, Austin needs 1,900 new units of housing – 350 of those in the next four years..."

March 5, 2010 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Public Notice: More and Cheaper Housing
Demographer's report offers new perspectives
"...Tuesday to City Council, and to city Planning and Housing staff, saying that he's examined the city's currently pending..."

April 14, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Tovo and Casar Unfiltered on CodeNEXT
The Council members' full conversation with the Chronicle
"...They promised us, through our questioning, where is new housing going to be – where it would be anticipated..."

Sept. 14, 2017 News Post by Nick Barbaro

Which Way to CodeNEXT?
A conversation with Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo and Council Member Greg Casar
"...agree that we need, and reducing affordability by restricting housing supply; 2) the more we encourage density in existing..."

Sept. 15, 2017 News Feature by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: Slouching Toward CodeCRONK
City manager gives Council a multiple-choice quiz for the land development code redo
"...[and that] would generally provide for greater densification and housing capacity." The framing puts Council in a box from..."

March 22, 2019 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Whose Affordability Crisis?
Looking through the prism's lens
"...The definition of "affordable housing" depends on who's looking at the problem...."

Feb. 2, 2018 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

What Land Use Code Do We Need to Build the City We Want?
Planning a way forward after CodeNEXT
"...last published draft of CodeNEXT – allowing for more housing capacity and diversity, relaxed "compatibility" standards that limit heights..."

April 12, 2019 News Feature by the News Staff

CodeNEXT: Runnin’ Scared
A smattering of happenings concerning the land use rewrite
"...Steve Adler couldn't even ask "What is our income-restricted housing goal and what capacity is needed to reach that..."

June 15, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

CodeNEXT: Conditions for Overlays
Draft 2.0 being readied for Sept. 15
"...15 minutes focused on a rapid-fire overview on modeling housing capacity, which resulted in a brief glimpse at a..."

Aug. 11, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

A Dickensian Prospect
Great Expectations or Bleak Housing in Austin?
"...of Northeast Austin, would provide 186 units of affordable housing for low-to-middle-income renters. But while pronouncements on the critical..."

Nov. 14, 1997 News Column by Kayte VanScoy

Mayor Calls for End to CodeNEXT
"Divisive and poisoned" zoning rewrite now in real jeopardy
"...of the 10-1 council for its work on traffic, housing, affordability, displacement, gentrification, equity, and sustainability. Together, we have..."

Aug. 1, 2018 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Exiled From Main Street
Can Austin's stock of affordable housing keep pace with high-speed growth?
"...When the housing market crashed in 2009, even the sturdy Austin economy..."

June 28, 2013 News Feature by Elizabeth Pagano

Public Notice: Homes for the Holidays?
Housing Blueprint Gets an Implementation Plan
"...the draft Implementation Plan for the first Austin Strategic Housing Blueprint, a vision passed by City Council earlier this..."

Nov. 23, 2018 News Column by Nick Barbaro

House of Cards
Critics say the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs awards low-income housing tax-credits to undeserving developers.
"...This year, the state's biggest affordable housing program was supposed to operate strictly by the book,..."

Oct. 22, 1999 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

On the Edges of Gentrification, Planning a Different East Riverside Drive
City’s declared goals for the corridor and those of private developers do not necessarily coincide
"...other "corridors" central to the city's linked transportation and housing goals, the Riverside plans express broad goals of greater..."

Feb. 15, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

CodeNEXT Wrecks Austin
Or did Austin wreck CodeNEXT?
"...neighborhood change occur also raised concern with displacement and housing shortages. Members of AURA and Friends of Austin Neigh­bor­hoods..."

May 25, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Public Notice: Here Comes the Spin
CodeNEXT draft three winners & losers?
"...those who've insisted that the most important goal is housing capacity should be cheering at the consultants showing the..."

Feb. 16, 2018 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Austin: “Strong, Unique, and Special”
“State of the City” emphasizes change, permanence, independence
"...upbeat speech declared Austin “strong,” “weird,” and “creative.” The capacity crowd was friendly – but gave its biggest ovation..."

Jan. 30, 2017 News Post by Michael King

Public Notice: Now’s the Hard Part
CodeNEXT 2.0: still more harm than good?
"...Opticos Design presented a code overview, along with a housing capacity forecast, to a joint meeting of the land..."

Sept. 22, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: Deciphering the Code
CodeNEXT questions pile up faster than answers
"...the next morning, with consultant John Fregonese repeating his housing capacity presentation for the fourth time. The highlight was..."

Oct. 6, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Meet the Candidate: Heather Way
Way says she'll focus on the growing economic divide and affordability crisis if elected
", starting with a fellowship providing legal assistance on housing issues to low-income families and people with disabilities, to..."

Jan. 8, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD Starts the Clock on School Closures
Board set to decide in June on campus consolidations
"...those properties available for other community benefits such as housing or parkland...."

Feb. 8, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

CodeNEXT at Work (While It Still Can)
Staff continues to toil on doomed rewrite
"...placed on the impacts of non-zoning sections (such as housing capacity, Imagine Austin goals, and financial feasibility). A report..."

Aug. 3, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

"...on transit corridors, but overall a sizable increase in housing capacity. See "Introducing CodeNEXT Draft Three," and "Public Notice:..."

Feb. 16, 2018 News Feature

In Flight From Central America
Sunday panel considers the plight of young refugees
"...the markings of a worship service – pews at capacity and additional folding chairs to accommodate the crowd. But..."

Aug. 25, 2014 News Post by Tony Cantú

Project Connect: It’s East Riverside and Highland
Recommendation to CCAG chooses initial corridors for rail
"...Leffingwell’s Central Corridor Advisory Group (CCAG), regarding the next high-capacity transit investment...."

Nov. 15, 2013 News Post by Mac McCann

No Parole for You!
"...followed your own guidelines, we wouldn’t have a [prison] capacity problem right now,” Whitmire told BPP members, reports the..."

Nov. 15, 2006 News Post by Jordan Smith

A New Jail for Travis County?
County moves forward with new women's building despite vote to delay and community outcry
"...about having access to treatment, mental health services, employment, housing. Crime is a symptom of the problem; it is..."

Sept. 7, 2018 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

Lee Leffingwell: 'Think Long-Range'
The incumbent mayor defends his record
"...exactly what that means, but basically it increases the capacity on MoPac without increasing the size of the right-of-way...."

April 27, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

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