UPDATE (Dec. 2, 2013): The City of Austin began soliciting public input on the Land Development Code Revision this fall. Check out the first three minutes of the following video, which gives citizens more information on how to participate in the process:
After involved parties attended a mediated arbitration session Monday that didn't prove fruitful, City Council last night made some changes to the ordinance that would effect changes in the land code governing urban farms and then passed that ordinance.
Sixty-one percent of Travis County voters agreed in yesterday's election that affordable housing is a priority. A $65 million bond package that voters approved will fund programs in the county, including in Austin, one of the Top 10 most expensive rental markets in the country. This year's package passed after a similar one failed last year by just 2 percent.
Eleven inches of rain may have cancelled of the last day of the Austin City Limits Music Festival, but it certainly didn’t put a damper on the short-term home rental market, which saw an increase in demand this year.
You're in from out of town for ACL Fest and having a damn fine time. At some point many of you probably think, "Wow, this would be a great city to move to." Some of you may have already decided to relocate here, just like the 150 or so people who do it every day.
A lot of fanfare accompanied last year's announcement that Trader Joe’s was the first tenant signed on to the Seaholm Power Plant redevelopment. When the entire project is complete though, there will be a lot more to get excited about.
It's like a game now: Guess where Austin falls on this or that latest national Top 10 or Best Of list. Maybe some digital developer can launch an app that enables us all to make book on our city's *ahem* stature on the many metrics on which we consistently score.
Half-empty stripmalls and broken sidewalks line parts of Airport Boulevard now, but some imagine this stretch as a future bustling academic and social center - a destination rather than a thoroughfare. The Highland Mall is replaced by the Austin Community College campus.