“Representatives of BCRC said the MileStone project highlights a much bigger matter for the city at large — neighbors near unzoned state properties are in jeopardy of not having their voices adequately heard when inevitable infill development takes place. They note that Austin city staff had been directed as far back as 2008 to zone all state properties and never did so.

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“Currently, the state owns about 820 acres across about 35 properties in the city of Austin — an amount that could have substantial future impacts.”

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(City Council Member Sheri Gallo) said, “It’s a public policy discussion for sure.”

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