Groundbreakings and uncovering history: These were the 10 most-read stories of 2019 in Northwest Austin

Waterloo Terrace (Courtesy Foundation Communities)
Waterloo Terrace (Courtesy Foundation Communities)

Waterloo Terrace (Courtesy Foundation Communities)

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Apple broke ground in November on its second Austin campus. (Rendering courtesy Apple)
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The Zimmerman house on Parkfield Drive, built in 1854, is the last remaining house in Austin to feature traditional German fachwerk architecture. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Officials from the Texas Department of Transportation and the city of Austin break ground on the RM 620 at RM 2222 bypass project. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Austin FC leaders, investors and city officials celebrated the groundbreaking of the Major League Soccer stadium Sept. 9. (Amy Denney/Community Impact Newspaper)
From groundbreakings on Apple's new campus and the Austin FC soccer stadium, Northwest Austin had no shortage of major news happening in 2019. Here is a look at the top news stories of the past year:

1. Three low-income housing communities are coming to North Austin in 2020-21

Originally posted Aug. 7, 2019

2. Planning expected to resume on $504M US 183 North toll project in Northwest Austin

Originally posted Jan. 24, 2019


3. Apple breaks ground on $1 billion, 3 million-square-foot campus in Northwest Austin; expects to open facility in 2022

Originally posted Nov. 20, 2019

4. Restoration efforts to save one of Austin's oldest structures uncovers untold history

Originally posted Sept. 5, 2019

5. Your ultimate 2019 guide to summer camps in Northwest Austin

Originally posted March 6, 2019

6. Work begins July 24 at Parmer Lane and I-35 and other transportation updates for Northwest Austin

Originally posted July 22, 2019

7. TxDOT plans groundbreaking for Dec. 11 on RM 620 bypass project

Originally posted Dec. 10, 2019

8. Real estate data shows housing prices jumped more than 60 percent in one Northwest Austin zip code in May

Originally posted June 28, 2019

9. Austin FC stadium 'on time so far' ahead of planned September groundbreaking

Originally posted July 11, 2019

10. Capital Metro approves contract for Orange Line preliminary engineering work

Originally posted March 25, 2019
By Amy Denney
Amy has worked for Community Impact Newspaper since September 2010, serving as reporter and then senior editor for the Northwest Austin edition and covering transportation. She is now managing editor for the nine publications in the Central Texas area.


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