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Then There's This: Tuning In to Austin
Before revising land code, city performs field work with 'Code Next'
"...that Imagine Austin would not trump the groundwork that neighborhoods have already laid, Council adopted the measure on a..."

Sept. 27, 2013 News Column by Amy Smith

Steam Still Rising From STRs
Residential short-term rentals get the go-ahead from City Council
" they say will drive up prices in residential neighborhoods, drive out permanent residents, and drive down school enrollment...."

Aug. 10, 2012 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Section 8 Housing Is the Real Problem
"...structure and property, graffiti, and criminal elements frequenting these neighborhoods at all hours. I recently attended a police community..."

June 29, 2012 Postmarks

Tell Council To Do the Right Thing
" It's a land use/zoning issue: 1) Stability of neighborhoods, schools, and churches – CSTRs reduce the number of..."

June 12, 2012 Postmarks

Sixth Sense
Neighbors, business owners, and the city are all searching for the future of East Sixth Street
"...cases for their Austin Neighborhood Planning Pilot Project. Fifteen neighborhoods submitted applications to be among the first to develop..."

Feb. 24, 2012 News Feature by Mike Kanin

From Second Street to Carruth
AISD and city relations improving with concrete results
"...They are key to healthy property values and strong neighborhoods."..."

Feb. 9, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Spay/Neuter Laws Help Budgets
"...guess if you live in one of Austin's nicer neighborhoods, it's no big deal if your public pool or..."

Aug. 4, 2010 Postmarks

Children's Zone: Can Harlem Come to Austin?
Travis County groups are competing to become part of a grand experiment
"...poverty. His election pledge was to create 20 Promise Neighborhoods that could apply the lessons of Harlem across the..."

Jan. 29, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

What's Next for the ARA?
As the longtime director departs and an audit looms, does the Eastside nonprofit have a future?
"...many seats reserved on the board for particular area neighborhoods and constituencies remain unfilled, some out of protest against..."

Aug. 7, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Pocket Parks Popping Up All Over Town
Miniparks stake out green space in a crowded city
"...and a welcome bit of greenery in central city neighborhoods. Their development supports the city's policy of encouraging urban..."

April 17, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Manor Road Housing Project Looking for a Home
Neighborhoods balk at a proposed homeless and low-income housing development on Manor Road
"...the border of the Windsor Park and Pecan Springs neighborhoods, from higher-density single-family homes to mixed use (with conditional..."

June 20, 2008 News Feature by Lydia Crafts

The Long Shadow of Wal-Mart
Place 1 candidates differ on development, environment
"...kinds of things are going to keep happening in neighborhoods all over Austin. I am running because if something..."

April 25, 2008 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
"...Anchored by the Domain, the mixed-use area with walkable neighborhoods could sprout 15-story towers – and even 30-story towers..."

Nov. 9, 2007 News Feature

Naked City
"...neighborhood has been designated as one of 10 Great Neighborhoods for 2007 through the American Planning Association Great Places..."

Oct. 26, 2007 News Feature

The Dead End at Olive and Juniper
ARA and the city leave would-be homeowners out in the cold
"...proj­ect. Here was one of the city's historic African-American neighborhoods in decline – only a mile east of the..."

Sept. 7, 2007 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Naked City
"...standoff between the proposed Northcross Wal-Mart development and the neighborhoods represented by Responsible Growth for Northcross...."

June 1, 2007 News Feature

MoPac Expansion Update
Sound walls trumped new lanes at open house meetings to take initial look at proposed plans to expand MoPac from Parmer Lane down to Town Lake
"...early MoPac expansion plans that would plow through local neighborhoods...."

April 20, 2007 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

VMU: Coming Soon Near You
Time to weigh in on Vertical Mixed Use zoning
"...ticking for input into Austin's new VMU zoning. Individual neighborhoods have a one-time "window" to recommend that City Council..."

March 23, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Developing Stories: Northcross Neighbors to Wal-Mart: You don't want us as enemies
"Responsible" development sought for flagging mall
"...our town's special character than Central and South Austin neighborhoods. Citizens in the area surrounding Northcross Mall have done..."

Dec. 8, 2006 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Who Killed Porter Middle School?
The evidence points to George W. Bush. But he wasn't alone.
"...Becker PTA and found celebrity nonprofits like the Austin Neighborhoods Council to speak on their behalf. At Oak Springs..."

March 10, 2006 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Preservation Politics Progress?
Proposed local historic districts would give neighborhoods some architectural and planning control.
"...Austin's inner-city neighborhoods have tried just about every tool in the zoning..."

Jan. 27, 2006 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

The Rumble at Bunny Run Heads to Council
Neighbors say school reneged on promise of no apartments
"...reasonable compromise. However, Susan Pascoe, president of the Austin Neighborhoods Council, which has signed a letter of support for..."

Feb. 18, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Austin @ Large: Triangle, Full Circle
Seven glorious years later, and did we learn anything?
"...that (arguably) help them fit a little better into neighborhoods in the heart of (apropos of Beverly Griffith) one..."

Oct. 8, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Operation Restore Hope
A new APD approach to distressed neighborhoods was the seed of North Central's Operation Restore Hope
"...of time responding to calls in the north central neighborhoods – especially in hot spots like the Rundberg Lane..."

May 7, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Changing Places
The new Pickle Elementary School is a crucible of the changing St. Johns neighborhood
"...hopes to become a national model for revitalizing blighted neighborhoods...."

Feb. 7, 2003 News Feature by Michael May

Page Two
Anyway you cut it, I-35 is a major problem with no easy solution.
"...been up for model American city, but its minority neighborhoods skewed the demographic too dramatically. The town leaders got..."

Sept. 20, 2002 Column by Louis Black

Imminent Harm
The city plays a high-stakes, high-risk game with Stratus Properties, while the citizens look on
" way to do that is to organize these neighborhoods and get them involved. What we need here is..."

July 19, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

Governing Post-Boom Austin
Now that the lawsuits are over, we hope the council campaigns will turn to issues.
"...issues we need to address so that the central neighborhoods still exist."The Neighborhoods Rightly or wrongly, not only rail..."

April 12, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
It's Toby Time!
"...neighborhood plans for North University, Hancock, and West University neighborhoods. In recent months, North University in particular has begged..."

April 12, 2002 News Feature

Take the A-Train
Mike Clark-Madison discusses 10 years covering light rail, and urges voters to support it.
"...Line"), past the same destinations and the same angry neighborhoods as did the 1992 plan. If the Cap Met..."

Oct. 13, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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