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Another hotel is under construction near The Domain in North Austin

The Hilton Garden Inn will have about 150 rooms.


Apartments under construction near The Domain, Kramer MetroRail station

Construction began in mid-2019 on the Modera Domain apartments.



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.


Pflugerville ISD starts construction on first 2 campuses among 2018 bond projects

In a measure to address a rapidly growing population east of SH 130, Pflugerville ISD on Dec. 16 broke ground on the future site of two combined campuses off Weiss Lane.


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.



Texas Children’s Hospital eyes further expansion in Austin with purchases of land

Houston-based Texas Children's Hospital has closed on the purchase of two plots of land in the Austin area.



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.



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.


Low-income housing needs persist in Northwest Austin despite nearly 300 new units coming in 2020-21

Nearly 300 low-income housing units are in development in Northwest Austin but more are needed


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.


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.


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.


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



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.


Seven area chambers of commerce announce support for Williamson County roads and parks bond

Seven area chambers of commerce pledged support Oct. 22 for the proposed $447 million Williamson County roads and parks bond in front of the Williamson County Courthouse.


Round Rock ISD aims to speed up construction on McNeil High School

Communication with contractors on the last phase of long-anticipated updates to McNeil High School is getting a “reset” just months before the work is expected to be complete, according to Terry Worcester, chief operating officer for Round Rock ISD.




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.


City of Austin releases first draft of new land development code and revised zoning maps

After years of development, the city of Austin released its latest draft of a new land development code, including revised zoning maps, at a press conference Oct. 4.