Belterra Village update, Spokesman opening, and more things Southwest Austinites should know this week, May 1-5

Spokesman, an eatery and cafu00e9, will open in the Yard development in late May.

Spokesman, an eatery and cafu00e9, will open in the Yard development in late May.




  • AISD_current_board Two trustees from the Austin ISD board will speak at this month's Oak Hill Business and Professional Association luncheon.[/caption]

    The Oak Hill Business and Professional Association will host it's monthly luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thurs., May 4 at Mandola's Italian Market on William Cannon Drive. Guest speakers this month will be Oak Hill representatives Amber Elenz and Yasmin Wagner from the Austin ISD board of trustees. The luncheon will include information on AISD changes and upcoming elections. The cost for non-members to attend is $25.

  • Residents of a Southwest Austin condominium community received word from the Austin Transportation Department in late April that a traffic light will be installed at Southwest Parkway and Terravista Drive using contingency funds from the installation of two higher-priority lights. This marks a major milestone in the ongoing endeavor to build a traffic signal at this intersection, which is projected to experience an increase in traffic congestion once businesses in the nearby Lantana IV development open.



  • Sky Cinemas Rendering large Sky Cinemas is one of the many tenants coming to the Belterra Village development.[/caption]

    The first Belterra Village tenants are on schedule to open later this year or early next year, according to one of the project's developers. Once completed, the center, located at the intersection of Hwy. 290 and Nutty Brown Road, will be a 93-acre mixed-use community with tenants ranging from Sky Cinemas to Pieous Mecca.

  • Spokesman, a new eatery and café coming to the Yard development in the St. Elmo District, will open in late May. The business will offer in-house roasted coffee, 20 draft beers and sandwiches, salads, and other café fare.

  • A Texas lawmaker's attempt to eliminate one District of Innovation exemption could impact Austin ISD, which voted to become a DOI in late March. If passed, the bill would prevent Texas school districts from adjusting the first and last day of the school year—the exemption most commonly sought by districts seeking DOI status, according to a recent Community Impact Newspaper DOI analysis.

  • Eurasia Sushi Bar & Seafood, one of the newest tenants to join the Oak Hill Plaza development, will host a grand opening special May 4-7, with all menu items priced at 30 percent off.

By Olivia Lueckemeyer
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.


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