9:40 AM Nov 21, 2019 CST

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.

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.



Chili's Grill & Bar a possibility at under-construction Center at Four Points

A representative for The Center at Four Points, a mixed-use development located at Vista Parke Road and RM 620, confirmed the commercial project could add a Chili's restaurant to its growing list of businesses.


Pedestrian bridge to connect American Campus Communities buildings within Bee Cave's Hill Country Galleria

The Hill Country galleria will soon have a steel pedestrian bridge connecting two of its buildings.


Hyatt in Four Points area slightly delayed, expected to begin booking rooms by May

On Dec. 6, Karedia said that due to some normal delays in construction, the timeline has been stretched slightly.


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.



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


Lakeway officials reject rezoning request for multifamily housing

Council’s vote during a Nov. 18 meeting falls in line with an overall trend of rejecting higher-density housing within city limits.


The Square on Lohmans development takes another step forward in Lakeway

The new concept plan is a drastic reduction in density from its first iterations at the end of 2018 and earlier this year, when the total number of residences reached 250.


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.



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.


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.


Lakeway Highlands acreage annexed for future residential development

Lakeway City Council has annexed about 24.5 acres of land east of the intersection at Bee Creek Road and Crosswind Drive in pursuit of a new phase of the Lakeway Highlands subdivision.


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.



Lakeway Zoning and Planning Commission postpones vote affecting Square on Lohmans

The Square on Lohmans development that has been a long time coming in the center of Lakeway will have to wait a little longer.


Lantana Place launches website, schedules ribbon cutting for January 2020

Lantana Place—the mixed-use development by Stratus Properties that is located at 7415 Southwest Parkway, Austin—launched its official website and social media pages Sept. 30.


LTISD makes progress on education facilities planned for Reimers Peacock Road

Lake Travis ISD board of trustees discussed a potential $1.2 million-$1.5 million budget provision for out-of-district water services during a Sept. 18 meeting.


As Austin continues to tackle its land-use and mobility issues, leaders in sister cities share their own experience

As leaders in Austin work to manage the city’s continued growth and the pressure it places on issues such as housing and mobility, there are lessons to be learned and wisdom to be gained from how other cities have approached their own issues brought on by growth.



Travis County seeks public input on restrictive covenants for Palm School site

Travis County commissioners voted unanimously Aug. 20 to approve a 30-day public comment period regarding draft-restrictive covenants for the Palm School property in downtown Austin.


Developments loom large along Bee Creek Road section

A massive sports complex, a new elementary school and medical offices—these are the large-scale projects planned or already in progress for a stretch of road in western Travis County many residents say is not yet equipped to deal with the growth.


TCEQ investigating residents' dust complaints against Lake Travis ISD school under construction

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has launched an investigation into the quality of air surrounding the construction site of Lake Travis ISD’s Elementary School No. 7 on Bee Creek Road, which is scheduled to be complete in time for the 2020-21 school year.


Austin’s new land code will seek to prohibit new detached single-family homes in multifamily zones

As the rewrite process for Austin’s land development code ramps up, the team behind the revision is aiming to tackle one of the city’s most prevalent development problems: the teardown of existing, more affordable single-family homes in the name of larger, more expensive single-family homes.



Reserve at Lake Travis to host 2020 Parade of Homes tour

The Reserve at Lake Travis, a luxury waterfront community on the south shores of Lake Travis, will host the 63rd annual Parade of Homes tour to be held over three weekends in June 2020—June 13-15, June 19-21 and June 26-28.


UPDATED: UT announces 17-story office tower as part of Brackenridge redevelopment, innovation district

UPDATE 10:34 a.m., Aug. 26: Demolition on the site is set to begin Aug. 26, according to Shahreen Abedin, associate director of Media Relations for The University of Texas at Austin.