The Zoning and Platting Commission delayed action on a proposed multiuse development in North Austin after residents from the area showed up to register their disapproval of the anticipated increase in traffic.
The commission, which was missing three of its 11 members at the Tuesday meeting, moved to vote on whether to recommend the plan to City Council after over an hour of testimony from city staff, developers and neighbors of the property, which is located at 2500 South Heatherwilde Boulevard. Commissioners voted 5-3 in favor of recommending the plan, with Commissioners Jackie Goodman, Ann Denkler and Yvette Flores voting in opposition.
Despite the majority in favor, the motion failed because it didn’t garner the six votes necessary to represent a majority of the full board. Ultimately, commissioners voted 6-2 to address the case again at their next meeting, on Aug. 18. Commissioners Dustin Breithaupt and Sunil Lavani voted against rehearing the case.