Controversial “TacoPUD” Development Near Lady Bird Lake Gets Green Light

October 17, 2013 by Editor

The so-called “TacoPUD” project at 211 South Lamar got the green light from City Council today. The third reading of the ordinance that rezones the property containing a Taco Cabana restaurant was rezoned to planned unit development (PUD) district zoning.

Developers made changes to the building’s design to appease Bridges on the Park and the historic Paggi House.

Neighborhood groups opposed the project due to its height, and argued that views of the lake would be obscured by the building. When complete, the project will be about 96 feet tall, which is 36 feet taller than what previous zoning would allow.

When complete, the project will be about 96 feet tall.

Twitter users following the development’s journey through the approval process used the hashtag #TacoPUD, and those tweets continued today after the Council approved the ordinance:

The development is being planned by Post Paggi, LLC, a joint venture of Ascension Development and Post Investment Group. Read more about the Council’s approval of the zoning here.

Do you think this development will block views of Town Lake? Will more density in this location be a good thing? Leave your comments below!

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Kelly D. is a local engineering and construction professional and the editor of In his day job, he is currently overseeing several construction projects across greater Austin. His postings on this site are his own and do not represent his employer's positions, strategies, or opinions. You can reach him at [email protected]