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The Opportunity to Reimagine Public Safety Is Here Right Now. Will Austin Take It?
“We want everything that can be done outside of the police, to be done outside of the police.”
"..."Neighborhood-based policing – that is posting up in neighborhoods by APD, and them driving around in patrols looking..."

April 30, 2021 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

City Council District 7: Land-Use Politics Take Center Stage
"...Witt supports easing zoning restrictions in Central Austin's single-family neighborhoods...."

Oct. 9, 2020 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

A Look at the City Council Races for Districts 2, 4, & 7
As Garza moves on, Pool and Casar seek to stay put
"...must be updated to allow for more housing in neighborhoods that "seek to preserve their character" if the city..."

Aug. 28, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Public Notice: Department of Unintended Consequences
Could the new land development code actually make Austin less affordable?
"...RM1 zoning, for example, will cause valuations in central neighborhoods to increase by 50%-70% for the land alone, meaning..."

Jan. 24, 2020 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Transition Areas & Zones of the Land Development Code Revision
The debate over density and gentrification continues
"...centers and corridors lie many of Austin's pre-1980 single-family neighborhoods, built out before the current LDC ("Title 25") was..."

Dec. 13, 2019 News Feature

What Land Use Code Do We Need to Build the City We Want?
Planning a way forward after CodeNEXT
"...was done with ADUs) and not assigned individually to neighborhoods, developments, or corridors. "It needn't be opt-in, opt-out," he..."

April 12, 2019 News Feature by the News Staff

Public Notice: Another Non-Revolting Development
Planning should always be this easy
"...• "Preserve and enhance the character of existing residential neighborhoods";..."

Feb. 15, 2019 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: “Uprooted”
New gentrification study asks city to "think big and act boldly"
"..."a study of gentrification, displacement and mapping of vulnerable neighborhoods" in the city...."

Sept. 21, 2018 News Column by Nick Barbaro

A Two-Horse Race for Mayor
Can Laura Morrison hope to edge out Steve Adler?
" me photographs of things they dislike in their neighborhoods – a 'McMansion' or something else, and say 'that's..."

July 6, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

Public Notice: CodeNextYear?
Reports, editorial, public all say CodeNOT
"...residents by increasing property taxes, changing the character of neighborhoods and driving up the cost of housing."..."

May 4, 2018 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Dueling Petitions on CodeNEXT
Sign here, sign there, sign everywhere
"...• No Transects: “Keep CodeNEXT transects out of our neighborhoods” – initiated by “Austin Neighbor” a couple of months..."

Sept. 12, 2017 News Post by Michael King

Is the Special Events Permit Parking Program a Scalper's Delight?
Say goodbye to non-resident parking near the city's big events
" – and bears a particular urgency in the neighborhoods near Zilker Park, often the site of such events...."

June 2, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Dawn of the Code
CodeNEXT maps released by city staff, presented to Council
"...corridors and centers,” without “damaging the character” of traditional neighborhoods by forcing additional density into traditional, single-family neighborhoods. Ultimately,..."

April 18, 2017 News Post by Michael King

How Much Is 97%? AURA and Adler Exchange Notes on CodeNEXT.
Everybody's in transition zones over land use
"...under the new code, 97% of the city's current neighborhoods would remain roughly the same. "Is the CodeNEXT outcome..."

March 24, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Point Austin: Driving the “Austin Bargain”
Mayor Adler's dream of a compromise on housing supply
"...same team," and to commit simultaneously to "protect our neighborhoods" while enabling "the increased housing supply we need to..."

Feb. 3, 2017 News Column by Michael King

Public Notice: Threading the Needle
Is this the year of urban planning?
", without meanwhile forcing current residents out of existing neighborhoods, or destroying their character...."

Jan. 6, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Point Austin: Down in the Grove
Agreement on latest PUD portends … a little progress?
"...Ltd., and the Bull Creek Road Coalition of nearby neighborhoods entered mediation trailing mutual expressions of frustration and exhaustion...."

Dec. 9, 2016 News Column by Michael King

Peace in the Grove?
Opponents & developer hammer out PUD compromise
"...ARG Bull Creek Ltd. – the coalition of nearby neighborhoods and the developer of the property just southeast of..."

Dec. 4, 2016 News Post by Michael King

A Neighborly Cause
" benefit the lives of all Austinites. Like many neighborhoods in Austin, my street also rapidly increased in value..."

Nov. 6, 2016 Postmarks

Public Notice: Which Comes First?
CodeNEXT or the transpo bond? Or both?
" all of Austin politics: that pitting of traditional neighborhoods on one side, against development and "New Urban" interests..."

Oct. 14, 2016 News Column by Nick Barbaro

A Level Playing Field
Due to a city loophole, a charter school can build a campus in less than half the time AISD can
"...closing the loophole received added impetus when the Austin Neighborhoods Council passed a resolution formally backing putting charters on..."

June 3, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Meet the New Neighbors
Old Austin and New can't agree on ADUs
"...over accessory dwelling units reached City Council's Planning and Neighborhoods Committee on Tuesday, riding a wave of land-use activists..."

June 12, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Point Austin: Firestarter
If you want to protest institutional racism, pick an actual target
"...(several minority-owned) in one of Austin's most racially integrated neighborhoods, and complain ("satirically," of course) that there are too..."

March 27, 2015 News Column by Michael King

Housing Heartburn or Marijuana?
Short-term rentals remain contentious
"...affordability, quality of life, and the "commercialization" of their neighborhoods...."

Feb. 27, 2015 News Feature by Natalia Ciolko

All Over Creation: Site Specifics
Fusebox Festival helps the community envision a new kind of development with thinkEAST
"...start with the art. The Govalle and Johnston Terrace neighborhoods are the primary stakeholders in the minds of both..."

Jan. 30, 2015 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Ten Districts, Many Visions
A Sense of Place
"...someone "from the neighborhood" will represent them, just which "neighborhoods" in the 80,000-resident districts do they mean? For D4,..."

Sept. 26, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Where the Sidewalks End
Austin's patchwork sidewalk system has a history – and just maybe a better future
"...get out beyond the central core and into the neighborhoods, finding an easy route on foot anywhere becomes a..."

July 11, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Who Benefits From a Reconnected Austin?
"...first by the Blackland Neighborhood Association and the Austin Neighborhoods Council East Sector. Last fall the full body of..."

Jan. 31, 2014 News Feature by Robyn Ross

Whither Rosewood Courts?
The fight to save the first public housing complex for African-Ameri­cans in the U.S
"...board's decision to coincide with implementation of Rosewood's Choice Neighborhoods Plan­ning Grant – a grant given to the city..."

Jan. 31, 2014 News Feature by Lizzie Jespersen

Working to Find Common Ground
"...generalization with which I disagree: “… the same … neighborhoods (and city officials) persistently clamoring for 'affordable housing' are..."

Jan. 6, 2014 Postmarks

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