Citing a lack of information, the Austin City Council delayed Thursday in deciding whether to repeal many of the city’s “grandfathering” regulations, which would effectively loosen some of the city’s development and environmental rules.
Council members said they wanted a better idea of just how much the rules would be loosened. The council ordered the city staff to return in one week with a “sampling” of how many properties could be developed into larger or otherwise different projects if the council makes the change — and to see if any large “zombie” projects would be revived after laying dormant for years as environmental rules evolved.
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