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Old Posted May 6, 2017, 3:54 AM
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It is not PC to say so, but I think for the most part the corridors are just a crock. Austin is not Washington, DC. The capitol dome is visible from several important and imposing viewpoints and will remain visible. Enough is enough.
So you are not alone when you get clobbered for saying this, I agree with you.
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So you are not alone when you get clobbered for saying this, I agree with you.
I also agree. There are way too many CVCs. The only one that matters to me is the view from the south driving up Congress Ave. Seeing the capitol building at the end of the road as you drive closer is awesome.

The view from the north looking down the future Capitol Promenade from the future Museum District will be even better.
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Two of the new proposed CVCs cross the site. The southern one would limit height to about 100ft.

If those CVCs get approved, only a 40 to 60ft wide slice of the property is unencumbered.
(a tall skinny wedge would look pretty cool...)

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It seems insane to me that there could even be opposition to a tall building in a location that is entirely contained within the defined boundaries of what is downtown Austin. Hey, look on the bright side, nimbys, at least your declared worst neighbor isn't a volcano.
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I also agree. There are way too many CVCs. The only one that matters to me is the view from the south driving up Congress Ave. Seeing the capitol building at the end of the road as you drive closer is awesome.

The view from the north looking down the future Capitol Promenade from the future Museum District will be even better.
I agree.
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There are a number of CVCs that I believe serve a public good:

S. Congress
N. Congress
Zilker Clubhouse & Barton Creek Ped. Bridge
360 Lookout
South Mall
LBJ Library
Oakwood Cemetary
Mueller
Longhorn Shores
Lamar Bridge & S. Lamar
E. 7th

Texas State Cemetary (proposed)
Huston-Tillotson (proposed)

The rest should be removed from law/code.
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There are a number of CVCs that I believe serve a public good:

S. Congress
N. Congress
Zilker Clubhouse & Barton Creek Ped. Bridge
360 Lookout
South Mall
LBJ Library
Oakwood Cemetary
Mueller
Longhorn Shores
Lamar Bridge & S. Lamar
E. 7th

Texas State Cemetary (proposed)
Huston-Tillotson (proposed)

The rest should be removed from law/code.
Right, many of these are good for the general public, and I agree with others (and you) that there are far too many. There becomes a point when the view of a dome isn't more important than wise use of land and development in the downtown area.
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The Planning Commission takes up the subdividing of the site next week.

http://www.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=277389
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Here is the last CVC review report I know of back ten years ago (2007), has there been any since then?
https://icma.org/Documents/Document/Document/301744
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This CVC map from the 705 East zoning change hearing with the Planning Commission really shows how this drab, underutilized area across 11th St. from the Sheraton could change.

The 30-story 700 E. 11th residential tower is the area outlined in orange to the right.

The "up to 45-story" 610 East mixed use project is the area outlined in orange to the left.

The 705 East project which could be a decent 75' to 100' mid-rise is outlined in yellow.

The 32-story Hotel Mirabeau is the area outlined in blue labeled CBD at upper left.

And of course the Brackenridge Tract is adjacent to this area and the updated version of One Two East (The Huston) is directly across I-35.


http://www.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=280139
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