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Austin’s old ‘Graffiti Park’ site proposed for two-part, 22-condo development

The property operated as a nationally-popular urban graffiti lab from 2011 to 2018.


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New 60-floor tower planned for W. Sixth Street

If approved, the tower could become the second-tallest in the city.

Planned 49-story Rainey Street district project clears major hurdle on way to 2022 completion date

The project will include 322 residential units and 3,534 square feet of commercial space.



Update: Austin ISD Jan. 27 board meeting to be held at performing arts center

Austin ISD board meetings will be held at the district's new headquarters in South Austin beginning in January 2020.


Travis County commissioners approve formation of expo center steering committee

The committee was created after Travis County voters approved a proposed expansion of the Travis County Exposition Center.


W Austin and ACL Live development will sell for $275 million

The transaction is expected to close in 2020.




Australian businessmen betting on success of innovative storage model in western Travis County

A primary difference between their model and more traditional storage models, they say, is the fact that their units are for sale and not for rent. But there are other differences.


Agency exploring new option to connect US 183 toll lanes to MoPac frontage road in North Austin

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is exploring a new option to connect the US 183 toll lanes to MoPac.


New brewery, taproom coming to South Austin in 2020

Meanwhile Brewing Co. will open a Southeast Austin taproom on a 3.7-acre property in April 2020.


Now in City Council's hands, land code rewrite debate heats up with first vote less than 3 weeks away

Some Austin City Council members are concerned about the speed at which the process is moving.



Learn more about five development projects in Central Austin

KMFA's forthcoming studio at the Hatchery mixed-use development will be named for Draylen Mason, a musician who died in the Austin bombings in March 2018.


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

Apple announces construction begins on $1 billion, 3 million-square-foot campus in Northwest Austin


City to work with Capital Metro on financing new Broadmoor and McKalla Place rail stations as development boom looms

Austin City Council expects the new Austin FC stadium and massive mixed-use development planned for McKalla Place and the Broadmoor Campus to result in heightened demand for public transit.


Rainey Street fund rises from ashes to preserve Mexican-American heritage in booming district

The Mexican-American heritage inside the Rainey Street District has been waning for years as development continues to heighten.



Acknowledging expanded risk, Austin moves to prohibit additional density in city’s flood-prone areas

A recent federal flood risk study found Austin's flood risk to be significantly higher than previously understood.


Moody Center at The University of Texas breaks ground

The UT Board of Regents gave final approval Nov. 14 to a $38.5 million project to realign Red River Street around the new basketball arena.


Land development code rewrite heads to City Council for final approval, marking home stretch of nearly 7-year process

Austin's long-awaited land development code rewrite is heading to City Council for final approval.


Austin FC to locate $45M training facility at mixed-use Parmer Innovation Center in Northeast Austin

Austin FC announces $45 million training facility to be located in Northeast Austin at new development



Historic landmark commission approves certificate of appropriateness for Royal Arch Masonic Lodge in downtown Austin

The city of Austin Historic Landmark Commission approved a certificate of appropriateness for an addition proposed atop the Royal Arch Masonic Lodge downtown at a meeting Oct. 28.


Weekend testimony highlights continued rift among Austinites’ competing visions for new land development code

Hundreds of Austinites spent their Saturday at City Hall to tell the city’s volunteer planning commissioners what they thought about the proposed revision to Austin’s rules governing how city land is used. The testimony highlighted the continued gaps between competing visions for the future of Austin’s land use and housing landscape.


Austin City Council approves zoning changes for controversial 97-acre “urban village” on East Riverside

As protesters’ chants carried into chambers from outside City Hall, Austin City Council members voted 6-3 to approve zoning changes for 4700 Riverside, a 97-acre mixed-use project planned at the intersection of East Riverside Drive and South Pleasant Valley Road.


Construction begins on $10 million Pease Park improvement project

Ten years ago, Pease Park Conservancy CEO Heath Riddles said Austin’s oldest public park was “collapsing.”




Early looks at newly proposed land-use code highlight its limited role in Austin’s affordable housing goals

The most recent draft of the proposed overhaul of Austin’s land development code—the rules governing what can be built in the city and where—shows revisions that boost the city’s income-restricted housing capacity from 1,500 to 8,841.