City apartment boom, new watering restrictions: Leander news roundup

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The city of Leander issued a Stage 3 water notice July 30. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)

The city of Leander issued a Stage 3 water notice July 30. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)

Here is a weekly roundup of Leander stories.

Apartment boom coming to Leander

Leander has 1,677 apartment units in eight complexes currently being built—surpassing the total number of apartments built in the city built between 2015 and June 30.

Facing 'severe water shortage conditions,' Leander issues Stage 3 water restrictions

Leander water customers are asked to limit outdoor irrigation to just once a week and either before 10 a.m. or after 7 p.m. to avoid peak hours.


Bryson in Leander, developer win Texas Association of Builders awards

Bryson—a planned community in Leander—was named the Best Overall Community for 300-599 acres at the 2020 Texas Association of Builders Texas Star Awards on July 23.

My Steel Magnolia in Leander creates warm, friendly space for shoppers

The boutique, which reached its one-year anniversary July 29, sells clothing with inclusive sizing, a broad gift selection and a cannabidiol product line.

Cherry Creek Catfish in Leander closes

Cherry Creek Catfish’s original location, at 5712 Menchaca Road in South Austin, remains open.
By Taylor Girtman
After interning with Community Impact Newspaper in 2019, Taylor Girtman became a reporter for the Cedar Park and Leander edition in February 2020.


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