Rastegar Properties acquires Romeria Place Apartments

On Oct. 14, Rastegar Property acquired Romeria Place Apartments, a 36- unit multifamily property at 902 Romeria Drive, Austin. According to a media release, renovation plans for the units include new appliances, flooring and tile, cabinets, landscape and covered parking. 512-729-7777. www.rastegarproperty.com
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By Jack Flagler

Jack is the editor for Community Impact's Central Austin edition. He graduated in 2011 from Boston University and worked as a reporter and editor at newspapers in Maine, Massachusetts and North Carolina before moving to Austin in January of 2018.


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City staff will release a new draft of the land development code and citywide zoning maps Jan. 31. (Christopher Neely/Community impact Newspaper)
City staff: Only 2% of new home construction in Austin over last 10 years was ‘missing-middle’ housing

City staff will release a new draft of the land development code and citywide zoning maps Jan. 31.

Megan Tesano appointed as Lamar Middle School principal

Megan Tesano was named the new principal of Lamar Middle School on Jan. 27.

Austin ISD trustees met Jan. 27 and approved the district's 2020-21 school year calendar. (Niicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin ISD trustees approve calendar for 2020-21 school year

Austin ISD students will officially return to class for the 2020-21 school year on August 18, and that school year will end May 26, 2021.

Austin's "Graffiti Park" was a popular community asset until its closure in 2018. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin’s old ‘Graffiti Park’ site proposed for two-part, 22-condo development

The property operated as a nationally-popular urban graffiti lab from 2011 to 2018.

"Come From Away." Photo courtesy Matthew Murphy
Nine things to do in Central Austin this February

February events include a Richard Linklater marathon at AFS Cinema, the Austin Marathon and Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live at the Long Center.

In 2020, Capital Metro will put 12 electric buses into service. The first two went into operation Jan. 26 and feature artwork from students in East Austin. (Amy Denney/Community Impact Newspaper)
Capital Metro increases initial investment in electric buses to 12 vehicles in 2020

Capital Metro will now put 12 electric buses into service in 2020.

Dell Medical School will add a new program in the fall 2020 semester, while UT Health Austin will open an ophthalmology and its Ambulatory Surgery Center in 2020. Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper
Health care news to follow in 2020: UT Health Austin expands, Dell Medical School offers new program

UT Health Austin, the clinical practice of Dell Medical School, expanded its walk-in clinic in 2019 and relocated the clinic to the first floor of the Health Transformation Building at 1601 Trinity St., Austin.

The Pediatric Ambulatory Center of Excellence at Dell Children's Hospital is expected to be complete in June 2021. (Rendering Courtesy Dell Children's Medical Center)
Dell Children’s Medical Center campus readies for $113m expansion

Construction of the Pediatric Ambulatory Center of Excellence, or PACE, building is set to begin in March.

Jo's Coffee celebrates 20 years

Jo’s Coffee at 300 S. Congress Ave., Austin, celebrated its 20th anniversary Oct. 31. Liz Lambert opened …

New dockless vehicles, such as Revel mopeds, have entered the Austin market, in addition to electric scooters, pictured here in West Campus. (Emma Freer/Community Impact Newspaper)
City of Austin expects to see more dockless vehicles used for longer trips in 2020

When electric scooters first arrived in Austin in April 2018, residents and city officials alike raised concerns about regulations, safety and inconvenience.

Austin City Council directed the Austin Police Department to end enforcement of lower-level marijuana possession offenses to furthest extent possible under state law during a Jan. 23 meeting.  (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin police chief doubles down: Cops will continue citing and, in some cases, arresting for pot possession despite City Council direction

The City Council decision does not change how the police department handles marijuana possession, according to the police chief.

Trudy's North Star, located at 8820 Burnet Road, Austin, was closed as of Friday afternoon, Jan. 24, with a sign on the door saying the restaurant would reopen Monday, Jan. 27. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Trudy's files for bankruptcy, owes employees more than $267,000 in unpaid wages

According to court documents, the Tex-Mex restaurant's financial issues started with its Dripping Springs location, which lost over $1 million per year.

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