Newly elected District 10 Council Member Alison Alter posted a message to the Austin City Council message board about her intention to make a motion at the Feb. 2 council meeting to postpone the second reading of the Austin Oaks planned unit development zoning case to Feb. 16.
"The applicant is in agreement about the postponement to give my office additional time to work with stakeholders, including the applicant, to ensure the best outcome. I'd appreciate your support for this postponement," Alter wrote in the post.
Posted Jan. 23, 6 a.m.
What we reported
Developer Spire Realty is proposing to redevelop the 445,032-square-foot Austin Oaks office park located at the southwest corner of Spicewood Springs Road and MoPac. The developer is proposing to build 865,000 square feet for office use, 12,800 square feet of restaurant space and 90,000 square feet of new hotel space. The new development would also include 250 apartment units, with 10 percent reserved for those with household incomes of 60 percent of the area’s median family income. Half of that 10 percent would be available for Austin ISD staffers. About 11 acres of the site would be reserved for green space.
On Dec. 15, Austin City Council approved on first reading the Austin Oaks PUD case, based on the zoning and platting commission’s supportive recommendation in November.
City Council is scheduled to hear the proposed PUD on second reading at its Feb. 2 meeting and could make any amendments to the zoning commission’s recommendations. The date for the third reading and final approval will be determined at the Feb. 2 meeting.
This story is one update from The January Issue. View the full list of 10 things to look for in 2017 here.