Garage placement tool ignites political blowback from Bouldin Creek


Light shone through the cracks in the contact team model for neighborhood planning during deliberation over a neighborhood plan amendment at the most recent meeting of the Planning Commission.

The Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Plan, adopted in 2002, includes voluntary design guidelines for the area, one of which is to minimize the use of the garage as a distinct structure from the homestead as a way of maintaining neighborhood character.

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"Perched on the banks of the Colorado River in East Austin, Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile is rooted in a ranch-to-table dining experience. Adam Jacoby, the restaurant's owner, has been aspiring to open the restaurant since he was in high school, which is no surprise, considering that he comes from a family that has long valued the integrity of beef. "

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Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile

"Jacoby's Mercantile is the perfect spot for al fresco with friends - cocktails, steaks made from locally sourced beef, and a view of the Colorado River most people have never seen. Must-try items include the Muskoka Smash (Bulleit Rye, blackberry, basil, & lemon), and for "supper" a Bone-In Ribeye with a side of Mac-n-Cheese (made with sour cream and Roggenbier)."

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36 Hours in Austin, Texas

"The sprawling capital of Texas has welcomed over 100,000 new residents since 2010. Along with all the new Austinites, dozens of new shops, restaurants, bars and hotels have appeared, turning the formerly sleepy city into a thriving metropolis quickly approaching a million inhabitants. This month, the South by Southwest Festivals will only add to the bustle..."

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Tyson Cole, Bryce Gilmore, Launderette Among James Beard Awards Semifinalists

"The James Beard Foundation's semifinalist list for this year’s awards was released today. Among the Austin chefs include Tyson Cole, who was nominated for Outstanding Chef. Previously, he was nominated for the Best Chef Southwest category four times, winning once in tie with Las Vegas' Saipin Chutima in 2011. Bryce Gilmore of Odd Duck and Barley Swine nabs a spot for the fourth time in the Best Chef Southwest category. He was a finalist last year, 2014, and 2013."

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