Chameleon Companies planning mixed-use project on South First

Chameleon Companies, a local developer, is in the permitting process for a four-story, multifamily, mixed-use project at 1615 S. First St., Austin. As proposed, the development will include residences with ground-floor retail and offer office space. An expected opening date has not yet been announced. 512-347-7646. www.chameleongp.com

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Party Barn on Guadalupe Street closed March 30 after more than 40 years in business. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Party Barn announces permanent closure after 42 years on Guadalupe Street

The drive-thru beer-and-wine store opened in 1978 just north of the University of Texas campus.

Laura Huffman has been named the new president and CEO of the Austin Chamber of Commerce. (Courtesy Austin Chamber of Commerce)
Laura Huffman named as new president and CEO of Austin Chamber of Commerce

Huffman previously worked as a regional director for Texas at the Nature Conservancy, an environmental nonprofit, and prior to that, she served as assistant city manager in Austin.

Abbott's order closes all state parks and historical sites effective 5 p.m. April 7. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
ROUNDUP: Parks closures for the Austin area

See the latest news about Austin-area parks closures in this Community Impact Newspaper roundup.

The Texas Workforce Commission's phone and online systems have been overwhelmed as measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus continue to have a crippling effect on the economy. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
More Texans have filed for unemployment in past three weeks than in all of 2019

For the second week in a row, more than 6 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits, according to federal data.

Chinese restaurant Old Thousand will be offering Easter Sunday take-out specials on April 12. (Courtesy Old Thousand)
Here are 13 restaurants offering Easter Sunday meals in Central Austin

Restaurants offering specials include Peached Tortilla, Stiles Switch and Old Thousand.

A photo of a finger-prick test being administered
Victory Medical now offers 10-minute coronavirus tests

The new finger-prick test gives results in a few minutes.

(Designed by Mel Stefka/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin-area health care centers receive more than $7 million from CARES Act

Three Austin-area nonprofit health care centers have been awarded federal grants totaling more than $7 million for coronavirus relief.

At an April 8 press conference, Dr. Mark Escott, the Austin Public Health interim health authority, said emergency backup medical facilities will open soon in case local hospitals are not able to provide enough space for coronavirus patients. (Courtesy ATXN)
Austin, Travis County officials planning for up to 1.7 million coronavirus cases, 9,000 deaths in metro

Emergency backup medical facilities will open in case local hospitals are not able to provide enough space for patients who contract the coronavirus.

Many of the city's outdoor amenities, such as Barton Springs Pool, have already been shut down. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin mayor considering extending shutdown of parks and trails to further social distancing measures

The city's parks and trails will already be shut down through the holiday weekend.

Austin Community College classes will be held online this summer. (Courtesy Austin Community College)
Austin Community College to move scheduled summer courses online

The announcement comes one week after the district announced it would close its campuses through at least May 31.

Nearly half of Central Texas residents have completed the 2020 census as of April 6, U.S. Census Bureau data shows. (Graphic by Community Impact staff)
Nearly half of Central Texas residents have completed the census so far

The census is available in 13 languages online and over the phone, and the print version is available in 59 languages.

Austin's and Travis County's orders went into place March 25 and require residents to stay home for everything but essential travel. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin looks to lease 3 hotels in $3.6 million coronavirus shelter plan

The hotels are being used for coronavirus patients and members of vulnerable communities who cannot safely isolate on their own.