Read the top community and business news from the past week in Central Texas.

Northwest Austin

Vacancy rates climb for fifth straight quarter in Northwest Austin

As the Austin economy begins to pull itself out of a pandemic that closed offices, businesses and restaurants citywide, vacancy rates for office space continue to rise in the Northwest Austin submarket, a new report shows.

Round Rock

Property being cleared for Townhomes at Gattis in Round Rock

Townhomes at Gattis will provide 56 townhomes in a development located at the intersection of Gattis School Road and Joyce Lane in Round Rock.

Waffle House purchases land for first location in Round Rock

Austin-based Evergreen Commercial Real Estate announced June 3 that Waffle House has purchased a 0.612-acre lot in the northeast corner of the A.W. Grimes Boulevard and Roundville Lane, just south of SH 45 N, in Round Rock.

Affordable housing community coming to La Frontera

Auro Commons is coming to La Frontera in 2021. The four-story apartment community is under construction off of Louis Henna Boulevard.


25-acre housing development approved by Hutto Planning and Zoning Commission

The first phase of final development plans for the Covered Bridge residential development, located off of CR 138 to the east of the Lakeside Estates neighborhood, was approved by the Hutto Planning and Zoning Commission during its meeting June 1.

Iain Oldman, Brooke Sjoberg and Megan Cardona contributed to this report.