Stories to follow in 2019: Three mixed-use projects under construction despite pushback


What we reported The Grove at Shoal Creek in North Central Austin is a 75-acre development that underwent a contentious, yearslong zoning approval process. Music Lane, a 2-acre development on South Congress Avenue, will house members-only London-based club Soho House and upscale gym Equinox. And officials tout Plaza Saltillo, a 10-acre redevelopment of a Capital Metro-owned site on the near East side, as a salve for two of Austin’s biggest issues—affordable housing and mobility—even as it will likely accelerate already skyrocketing property values.

The latest The Grove is constructing new homes on-site. The first phase of Music Lane is scheduled to open in September. And Plaza Saltillo is expected to open late this year; tenants include Whole Foods Market, Hopdoddy Burger Bar and Epoch Coffee.

This post is part of Community Impact Newspaper’s Annual Community Guide, which appears in the January 2019 Central Austin print edition. In addition to ten stories to follow for the upcoming year, the Annual Community Guide provides readers with local information on the area’s demographics as well as the latest news in transportation, health care, education and development.

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Emma Freer
Emma Freer began covering Central Austin for Community Impact Newspaper in 2017. Her beat includes the Travis County Commissioners Court and local business news. She graduated from Columbia Journalism School in 2017.
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