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Commission rejects 'monster waivers' for Champions' Tract

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Northwest Austin neighbors are cheering the Austin Environmental Commission's rejection of city's covert plan with developers to grant 'monster waivers' for the land known as the Champions Tract. Developers want to build a luxury apartment complex on environmentally sensitive land. Lake Austin Collective President Carol Lee says letting the city get away with that was what cost Sherri Gallo her seat on the council. "That's why we have Coucilmember Allison Alter representing District 10 now. It infuriated the citizens."

The city could still let the developers get their way when they take up the issue on February 1. Lee says the waivers violate both the longstanding Lake Austin Ordinance and the Hill Country Road Ordinance.

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