TravCo committee recommends $144 million 2017 bond election

With $90.5 million appropriated from annual funds, total of $263 million proposed for parks, roads at Commissioners Court meeting

Travis County Commissioners Court discussed a recommended list of projects for a proposed bond issue in November that included the following western Travis County improvements: Bee Creek Sports Complex, Westminster Glen sidewalks, Hamilton Pool Road safety, Bullick Hollow Road at FM 2769 roadway capacity, Pedernales Canyon Trail at Lick Creek drainage stream crossing, Great Divide at Little Barton Creek drainage stream crossing (engineering only) and Phase 2 of the Arkansas Bend Park. Leslee Bassman

Following today’s presentation by the 2017 Citizens Bond Advisory Committee, Travis County commissioners will decide Aug. 8 whether to approve a $144 million bond referendum that will address the county’s transportation, park and roadway issues. The tally is in addition to a $90,555,309 recommended annual appropriation from certificates of obligation that does not need to be put to the voters in November.

The 15-member court-appointed committee convened in 24 open forum meetings before collaborating with community members in six public outreach meetings held in June. Based on community input, the committee put together a proposal of its top priority projects to address roadway capacity; pedestrian, bicycle, roadway and bridge safety; parks; and drainage issues.

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River Place set for new Mediterranean restaurant

Zoes Kitchen tags 2222 Station in River Place for next Austin-area site

Zoes Kitchen features this Mediterranean Salad Trio Bowl. The restaurant plans to open this November in Four Points. Courtesy Zoes Kitchen

Plano-based Zoes Kitchen, 10815 RM 2222, Austin, will open in November at Four Points’ 2222 Station retail center located at the front of River Place. The fast-casual restaurant chain focuses on fresh, made-from-scratch Mediterranean foods including soups, salads, sandwiches, bowls, kabobs and portable snack boxes.

“This location will be our fifth store overall in the Austin area,” Public Relations Coordinator Madeline Stone said.

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