Plaza Saltillo project headed to Austin City Council for vote


A divided Austin Planning Commission Tuesday approved a zoning change and extra building height for the proposed Plaza Saltillo development on Capital Metro land in East Austin.

The 9-4 vote moves the 11-acre project just east of Interstate 35 to the Austin City Council, which may consider it later this month. And the developer group, Endeavor Real Estate Group and Columbus Realty Partners, will be able to retain a level of affordable units that some in the neighborhood had considered low, as well as a 125-high office building and a mix of apartment sizes that made some commission members uncomfortable.

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