Austin American-Statesman

April 18, 2016, 5am PDT
Thanks to the elimination of minimum parking requirements downtown, a vacant one-story building "could be transformed into a 30-story tower with 135 luxury apartments, office space, a restaurant and a bar," reports the Austin-American Statesman.
Austin American-Statesman
April 5, 2016, 2pm PDT
The city of Austin is hoping to avoid a "piecemeal, haphazard" approach to redevelopment in the South Central waterfront district.
Austin American-Statesman
August 13, 2014, 12pm PDT
The Austin City Council unanimously approved a $1 billion bond measure on August 7, subject to voter approval on Nov. 4 to provide $600 million toward a $1.4 billion, 9.5-mile light rail line and $400 million for freeway improvements.
Austin American-Statesman
July 23, 2014, 8am PDT
After plans to create a transit-oriented, pedestrian-friendly district in the Austin suburb of Leander fizzled due to the recession, the city has cut back minimum height and density requirements in the hopes of attracting more investment.
Austin American-Statesman
June 12, 2014, 6am PDT
Yes, that's a lot of cities in one headline. But recent urbanism media has included a lot of writers lamenting the rising cost of living in formerly bohemian locales while noticing former bohemians moving to more affordable regions.
Austin American-Statesman
June 4, 2013, 7am PDT
Seeking to standardize what is considered an ad hoc and inconsistent approach to allowing extra density in downtown developments, Austin's city council will consider a new bonus program later this month.
Austin American-Statesman
September 29, 2010, 8am PDT
With more than 750,00 people expected to add on to the city's population over the next 30 years, officials and locals in Austin are trying to map out how the city should grow and change to handle the influx.
Austin American-Statesman
December 13, 2009, 9am PST
In 2006, Austin, Texas established rules limiting the size of homes in the central city for reasons of historic character. Residents of South Austin may soon face similar restrictions.
Austin American-Statesman
December 12, 2009, 9am PST
Parks officials in Austin, Texas are considering a plan that would allow cell phone companies to lease space within the city's parks where they could build cellular communication towers.
Austin American-Statesman
December 1, 2009, 9am PST
City officials in Austin are considering a new incentive for builders willing to include public spaces in new projects.
Austin American-Statesman
July 9, 2009, 12pm PDT
In Austin, TX, a planned transit-oriented development went bust. The new developer is taking the density down from 1,200 homes to "plus or minus 700."
Austin American-Statesman
March 5, 2009, 9am PST
Austin joins cities across the U.S. and elsewhere in shifting away from individually-metered spaces and towards pay stations in an effort to increase revenue and efficiencies.
Austin American-Statesman
February 21, 2009, 5am PST
A suburban city near Austin tried to beautify with a parking ordinance, but city leaders are rethinking it.
Austin American-Statesman
February 10, 2009, 7am PST
The city of San Marcos, Texas, near Austin, plans harsher measures to crack down on graffiti, including holding a minor's parents responsible and banning certain graffiti-making tools.
Austin American-Statesman
February 2, 2009, 8am PST
The City of Austin is set to take in a record amount of solar power to advance towards a goal of deriving 30% of local energy from renewable sources by 2020.
Austin American-Statesman
November 15, 2008, 11am PST
Officials in Austin, Texas, are drafting what's believed to be the nation's most substantive sustainability policy for special events--including measures to reduce waste and conserve water and energy.
Austin American-Statesman
September 26, 2008, 6am PDT
The Austin City Limits music festival, held at the city's major public park, has inspired other cities to invite festivals to their parks, despite the inherent challenges.
Austin American-Statesman
August 26, 2008, 11am PDT
Champion cyclist Lance Armstrong tops a list of heavy water users in a city trying hard to conserve while meeting rising demand during a drought and steady or rapid population growth.
Austin American-Statesman
August 15, 2008, 11am PDT
The city of Austin considers a multi-billion dollar investment in a "biomass" power plant, burning wood waste in East Texas as a carbon-neutral, renewable energy source.
Austin American-Statesman
July 11, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>Residents of Austin, TX are risking violation of city ordinances forbidding loud animals to raise chickens in their central city neighborhood backyards. It's partly a way to cut out-of-pocket expenses.</p>
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