Peter McCrady


Peter came to Community Impact Newspaper in August 2012 and reports on the happenings of Central Austin, including the Austin City Council. He has previously worked in public radio and at other newspapers, covering topics including crime, courts, features, education, city and business.

Austin B-cycle sees success after launch

As the city of Austin settles down after another South by Southwest Music and Media Festival, bike-share program Austin B-cycle is still riding high from its boost in ridership and popularity. more »

Apr 23, 2014 12:00 AM Central Austin

SMART housing criteria to see further review

A code amendment process for Safe, Mixed-income, Accessible, Reasonably-priced and Transit-oriented Housing, or SMART Housing, regulations was initiated after Austin City Council approved a resolution at its April 10 meeting. more »

Apr 23, 2014 12:00 AM Central Austin

Amendment process for micro-units initiated

City Council members will be considering code amendments relating to removing site area and parking requirements for micro-unit residences after the process was initiated with a resolution at the March 27 meeting. more »

Apr 23, 2014 12:00 AM Central Austin

Council looks at budget amendment process

The City Council set stricter guidelines for mid-year budget amendments at the April 10 meeting. The ordinance passed 7-0. more »

Apr 11, 2014 2:58 PM Central Austin

Bar and restaurant WeatherUp fails to get extended hours

Some East Austin neighborhood and community members successfully rallied against the extension of operating hours for restaurant Weather Up. Austin City Council denied Weather Up’s appeal for extended hours 6–1 during its March 27 meeting. more »

Apr 1, 2014 1:31 PM Central Austin

Post-SXSW evaluation approved by council

The South By Southwest Music and Media Conference is going to get an extra look from the city of Austin after Austin City Council passed 7-0 a resolution for a post-event analysis. more »

Mar 28, 2014 11:42 AM Central Austin

Disc golf course getting face-lift, new equipment

City officials expect to see frisbees flying on a fully renovated disc golf course at the Zilker Metropolitan Park by this summer. more »

Mar 26, 2014 8:51 AM Central Austin

Backstage Design Studio

Backstage Design Studio, a local design studio started by sisters Shauna and Sarah Dodds, won the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Recording Package for their work on “Long Night Moon” album by Reckless Kelly that features hidden messages, and codes. more »

Mar 26, 2014 12:00 AM Central Austin

Mayor of Austin to declare Community Impact Newspaper Day

Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell will pay a visit to Community Impact Newspaper’s new headquarters March 26 for a tour of the facilities and to deliver a proclamation declaring March 27 Community Impact Newspaper Day. more »

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