As many as 109 proposed apartment complexes, offices and other languishing Austin developments could be revived after a Thursday City Council vote to tweak some of the city’s land-use rules.
The council essentially gave a mulligan to a group of projects rejected by the city staff, which concluded too much time had passed between the initial permission and work actually beginning. That happens fairly often and usually means a developer has to restart the years-long application process, but some real estate interests say the city has been too eager to “expire” projects, an assessment shared by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.
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