Leander denies zoning request plus entertainment in Round Rock, Pflugerville: Popular news from this week

District 2243, a proposed planned unit development, was first presented to City Council at its July 2 meeting. (Rendering courtesy Gensler)
District 2243, a proposed planned unit development, was first presented to City Council at its July 2 meeting. (Rendering courtesy Gensler)

District 2243, a proposed planned unit development, was first presented to City Council at its July 2 meeting. (Rendering courtesy Gensler)

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Leander denies District 2243 zoning request

Leander City Council denied the zoning request for District 2243, a proposed 290-acre, mixed-use development, at its Sept. 3 meeting.

Bored at home? These 5 businesses offer socially distant entertainment in Round Rock, Pflugerville

Local businesses, including drive-in movie theaters, water parks and virtual gaming centers, are leveraging large venues, outdoor spaces and technology to provide socially distant entertainment for those who are eager to safely have fun outside of the house.



Southpaw Brewing Co. opens in Cedar Park and 5 more area business updates

These six businesses are now open, coming soon or changing names in the Cedar Park and Leander area.

Pflugerville ISD approves 1-year extension, 3% salary raise for superintendent

Pflugerville ISD Superintendent Douglas Killian’s contract with the district has been extended an additional year following a unanimous vote from the PfISD board of trustees Sept. 3.

Lake Travis-area developments seeing high sales on new homes

Though sales in the residential real estate market throughout Greater Austin took a hit as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic began to take hold in March, developers in western Travis County have said they are now seeing an uptick in interest from builders and buyers.

Taylor Girtman, Taylor Jackson Buchanan, Kelsey Thompson and Brian Rash contributed to this report.



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Read business updates about these four Cedar Park and Leander businesses.

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