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The ARA Myth
Empty Promises on the Eastside
"...spend their own money there, and that citizens and neighborhoods and community leaders degraded the Eastside themselves and prefer..."

June 20, 1997 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

City Hall Ready for Liftoff on New Land Use Rules
It's as easy as flood protection, affordability, parking, transition zones ...
"...the controversial transition zones between mixed-use corridors and single-family neighborhoods be mapped? How much parking should developers be required..."

Dec. 13, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

The Long Story of East 11th and 12th Streets Takes a Turn
Austin’s historically black neighborhood continues to stand at the crossroads of growth
" African Americans began spending money outside their traditional neighborhoods. Businesses closed, the buildings went vacant, and blight set..."

Oct. 18, 2019 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Protect and Preserve
How can we keep Austin's cultural heritage authentic?
"...– especially those more than 100 years old.) Austin neighborhoods have largely resisted those designations, despite the property protection..."

July 24, 2015 News Feature by Cindy Widner

Then There's This: Split Views on ADUs
'Granny flats' measure breaks from the CodeNext pack
"...that are 7,000 square feet or larger. In some neighborhoods, they're allowed on 5,750 square feet. Many homeowners wishing..."

June 20, 2014 News Column by Amy Smith

The Action's in Place 3
Shade, Tovo, Nofziger race most watched and closely contested
"...of the Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Assoc­ia­tion and the Austin Neighborhoods Council as well as a planning commissioner), has also..."

April 29, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

'Chronicle' Endorsements
May 14 City Council elections
"...holistically about those urban issues and their impact on neighborhoods and the environment, occasionally to comic extreme – he..."

April 29, 2011 News Feature

What's Historic?
Latest arguments over historic zoning sound like déjà vu
"...25 properties throughout the Pem­ber­ton Heights and Old Enfield neighborhoods, all clamoring for historic landmark status – and the..."

Feb. 26, 2010 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Reinventing Airport Boulevard
Can 'form-based zoning' transform a suburban drag into walkable neighborhoods?
"...more. He's been talking with people in the surrounding neighborhoods who would love to see a few nice infill..."

Jan. 8, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Developing Stories: Concord – At Last
Up from the muck at Concordia
" long overtime hours), and exhausted citizens from surrounding neighborhoods pleading for enough time to plow through umpteen pages..."

March 30, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Our readers talk back.
"...fourth side. The Park provides a buffer for the neighborhoods to the north. It seems to be an ideal..."

Feb. 1, 2002 Column

Our readers talk back.
"...Of course, things change -- including council votes and neighborhoods. But there are several unalterable facts the council should..."

Jan. 25, 2002 Column

Riding the Rail
The challenge for Capital Metro: convincing voters that the new light rail isn't the old light rail that they rejected last year
"...such as the businesses along South Congress and the neighborhoods near the Eastside railyard -- argue that the A-Train..."

Dec. 21, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Neighborhoods get together for a workshop to discuss how to deal with Smart Growth, redevelopment, and neighborhood empowerment.
"...about how the city is ignoring and abusing the neighborhoods," said Cherrywood NA and Mueller Neighborhoods Coalition leader Jim..."

May 26, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

New Urban Sagas
Mueller Mutation
"...of neighbor-speak has been brought into play: The "Mueller neighborhoods" have become a distinct entity (like the "Triangle neighborhoods"),..."

Oct. 16, 1998 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Diamond in the Rough
Dawson's Can-Do Spirit Emerges in Pilot Project
"...Which makes Dawson, the first of three neighborhoods in the city's pilot planning project to cross the..."

June 5, 1998 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

And the Winner Is...
Who Will Benefit the Most From Annexation?
"...Now, says Jack of the Austin Neighborhoods Council, the city is playing "catch-up" to harness the..."

Nov. 14, 1997 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Slum, Sweet Slum?
An Annual Look at My Own Backyard
"...regardless of their color, is called a racist. The neighborhoods along 11th and 12th Street have been integrated for..."

Oct. 24, 1997 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Déjà Vu Development
photograph by Jana Birchum
"...locals fear the project's impact on their lives and neighborhoods. Some elect to work with the developer, others work..."

July 18, 1997 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Patching Things Up
Triangle Developers and Neighbors Work Together
" sits -- a deal that also involved developers, neighborhoods, and the MHMR. Now, he sits on the neighborhood..."

Feb. 14, 1997 News Feature by Lee Nichols

The Road to Somewhere
Citizens' Planning Committee Draws a Map
"...* neighborhoods;..."

Dec. 22, 1995 News Feature

Why Portland Doesn't Look Like Austin
Rose (City)-Colored Glasses
"...every street in every one of the 11 city-recognized neighborhoods that compose Outer Southeast. Ten of these neighborhoods, along..."

Dec. 15, 1995 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Who Will Be the New Council Voice for District 9?
Eight candidates vie for Austin's most powerful YIMBYs and NIMBYs
"...clearly divided urbanist and preservationist constituencies. It contains such neighborhoods, mostly consisting of single-family homes, as Hyde Park, Travis..."

Oct. 28, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Election Notes: Notes at the End of the Road
Just a few more days of this deluge
"...connections to "front groups for developers" Friends of Austin Neighborhoods and AURA (Austin­ites for Urban Rail Action). In response..."

Nov. 4, 2016 News Feature

CodeNEXT Prepares to Rewrite Austin
Sound Check, a week of city development code-related events, kicks off Nov. 16
"...CodeNEXT planners and code consultants in action on Austin neighborhoods, as they test out how a draft code might..."

Nov. 13, 2015 News Feature by Katie Matlack

Down the Rabbit Hole … Still [UPDATE]
City Council re-dives into short-term rentals … and hasn’t yet emerged
"...which would effectively ban Type 2 (non-owner-occupied) STRs in neighborhoods zoned residential. Tovo did propose that a moratorium on..."

Sept. 22, 2015 News Post by Michael King

Steve Adler: 'New Way Forward'
"...are living Downtown, or losing the character of our neighborhoods. I think there is a way to develop that..."

May 30, 2014 News Feature

Redistricting: Everybody's Gotta Map!
More groups crowd the redistricting playing field
"...Jimmy Flannigan explains that they represent a "smattering" of neighborhoods, from west of MoPac and north of FM 2222...."

Nov. 1, 2013 News Feature by Elizabeth Pagano

The More (Maps) the Merrier!
A brief introduction to the ICRC's proposed City Council district map – and a few alternatives
"...opportunity districts on the Eastside, but residents in other neighborhoods have complained that the remainder is effectively a gerrymandered..."

Oct. 25, 2013 News Feature by Elizabeth Pagano

STRs: Trying To Draw the Line
City staff recommend the lightest possible regulations for short-term rentals
"...specter of commercial use creeping its way into residential neighborhoods, pushing out families as it goes. STR supporters, meanwhile,..."

June 8, 2012 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

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