Read about the latest Central Texas development, road work

Developer Alex Tynberg said the Northline project has not lost a step since its March 4 groundbreaking. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Developer Alex Tynberg said the Northline project has not lost a step since its March 4 groundbreaking. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Developer Alex Tynberg said the Northline project has not lost a step since its March 4 groundbreaking. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)

As the pandemic continues in the Austin area, read about the progress of local road construction and development projects.

Northline in Leander stays on schedule with no coronavirus-related delays, developer says

The $715 million Northline project in Leander is “on schedule and making tremendous progress” despite COVID-19 economic effects, according to the project’s developer, Alex Tynberg.

Housing phases approved, retirement community rejected in Lakeway

Two new phases of an approved development will bring more than 50 new residential lots to Lakeway.

The two phases at the Lakeway Highlands development, located south of the intersection of Hornsby Bend and Crosswind Drive, were approved by Lakeway City Council at its April 20 meeting.

Construction on Hutto’s FM 1660 roadway projects delayed due to coronavirus slowdown

Anticipated construction on Hutto's FM 1660 roadway improvements have been delayed due to coronavirus-related slowdowns, said Sam Ray, director of public works and engineering, at Hutto City Council's April 16 meeting.

Pflugerville development pipeline strong despite coronavirus crisis, planning director says

Despite slowdowns across various industry sectors due to the coronavirus, it is still business as usual in the Pflugerville Planning Department.

Demolition underway to clear space for The Depot Townhomes near downtown Round Rock

Demolition is underway to clear a 3.7-acre lot near downtown Round Rock for The Depot Townhomes.

CAMPO commits $633 million to fund I-35, delays decision on specific choices for project deferrals

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization has bought itself some time to choose a specific list of projects to defund in order to funnel money toward I-35.

Determining the specific projects that will be deferred in order to prioritize I-35 has been a source of contention among the CAMPO board, a planning organization composed of local government officials from across the Central Texas area.

$3.6M in upgrades to Round Rock roads now underway

Construction is underway on a $3.6 million effort to ease congestion on four Round Rock roads frequently traveled by local drivers.

Taylor Girtman, Iain Oldman, Taylor Jackson Buchanan, Kelsey Thompson and Jack Flagler contributed to this report.


From left: Incumbent Greg Casar is facing off against Louis C. Herrin III and Ramesses Setepenre for the District 4 Austin City Council seat. (Courtesy ATXN)
In Austin City Council’s District 4, candidates discuss addressing homelessness and mental health

Two challengers will face incumbent Greg Casar for the Northeast Austin City Council seat.

Gov. Greg Abbott on July 27 issued an executive order extending the early voting period for the Nov. 3 election. (Screenshot of Sept. 17 press conference)
Lawsuit takes aim at start date for early voting as some Texas Republicans challenge Gov. Greg Abbott's order

A group of prominent Texas Republicans has embarked on a legal effort to undo the governor's executive order that extended the early voting period for the Nov. 3 election.

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After filing Travis County site plans, Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks to new gigafactory’s place in the company

Tesla has filed the intial site plans for a massive manufacturing plant in southeastern Travis County.

Straying from traditionals like cheese and pepperoni, Tony C's serves specialty pies such as eggplant, prosciutto and goat cheese, and the Truffle Shuffle. (Courtesy Tony C's Pizza & Beer Garden)
Restaurant Tony C's to open Sept. 24 in Round Rock and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from Central Texas.

(Graphic illustration by Rachal Russel/Community Impact Newspaper)
From New Braunfels to Cedar Park, Central Texas outdoor recreation shops scrambling to keep inventory

When combined with temporary state restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many local shop owners are speculating a perfect storm of low supply and high demand is the main reason for changes in an industry that has of late been turned on its head.

Austin ISD teachers have been able to teach virtually from their classrooms to start the school year. Some students will return to the classroom Oct. 5. (Courtesy Austin ISD)
Austin ISD teachers adjust to virtual learning as in-person demands approach

Austin ISD teachers and principals discuss the first few weeks of virtual learning.

Early voting runs from Oct. 13-30. Election Day is Nov. 3. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Find a polling location where you can vote early in Travis County

Voters can cast their ballots at any of the 37 early voting locations from Oct. 13-30.

Mercury Hall will close in 2021. (Courtesy Mercury Hall)
Mercury Hall property cleared for 5-story apartment development

Mercury Hall will close after 2021, and a dense multifamily development is set to arrive in its wake.

Buddy's Burger is open in Northeast Austin off of Cameron Road. (Courtesy Buddy's Burger)
Now open in Austin: Party Barn is back, drive-in movies downtown, burgers in North Austin and more

Blue Starlite began showing drive-in movies downtown in September. Buddy's Burger is open off Cameron Road and planning to expand to more locations, and new bar High Noon is open on the east side.

City Post is located at 113 E. Eighth St., Georgetown. (Courtesy City Post)
Georgetown to get steakhouse, speakeasy plus more Central Texas news

Read the latest Central Texas business and community news.

Easy Tiger announced Sept. 18 it had closed its downtown Austin location on Sixth Street. (Courtesy Easy Tiger)
Easy Tiger announces permanent closure of original Sixth Street location

The local bakery and restaurant remains open at the Linc and still plans to open in South Austin.

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Central Austin August housing market numbers show high dollar-volume sales

While housing inventory remains low, home prices continue to rise.