H-E-B submits plans for Nutty Brown property; Williamson County offering doses to Phase 1C and more top Central Texas news

In 2015, H-E-B purchased the 65-acre property that is currently home to the Nutty Brown Cafe & Amphitheatre. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
In 2015, H-E-B purchased the 65-acre property that is currently home to the Nutty Brown Cafe & Amphitheatre. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)

In 2015, H-E-B purchased the 65-acre property that is currently home to the Nutty Brown Cafe & Amphitheatre. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the top stories from the past week from the Central Texas area.

Southwest Austin

H-E-B submits first plans for store on Nutty Brown property in Southwest Austin

According to project details submitted March 5, H-E-B could break ground on a 105,689-square-foot store by March 2022, with a possible seven-month buildout. The construction price tag for the Austin area’s 33rd H-E-B is listed at $25.8 million.

Dripping Springs reviewing 1,657-acre mixed-use project north of downtown



The Dripping Springs board of adjustments received a first presentation on a proposed new development on March 9 that, if approved by City Council in the future, would bring 2,240 new residential units north of downtown.

Georgetown

Mixed-use community Parmer Ranch set to open in Georgetown this summer

Parmer Ranch, a 454-acre mixed-use residential community, will have its first phase of single-family homes available in the summer.

Williamson County

Williamson County vaccine providers open to Phase 1C

Williamson County will begin vaccinating individuals who qualify under Phase 1C, as determined by Texas Department of State Health Services, on March 15, according to a news release.

Travis County

No Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses coming to Travis County this week as total doses dip

More than 58,000 initial doses of the coronavirus vaccine are headed to Travis County providers during the week of March 15. This week, the Texas Department of State Health Services has allocated doses to just seven providers in the county, as compared to last week's 85. Most of those 85 providers received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, but this week, the DSHS only issued allocations of the Moderna and Pfizer shots.

Nicholas Cicale, Fernanda Figueroa, Ali Linan and Olivia Aldridge contributed to this report.



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