As 2017 comes to a close and area residents look forward to 2018, Community Impact Newspaper prepares for its annual January edition featuring the top 10 stories affecting the South Austin community in the coming year. Here's a sneak preview of the stories we plan to highlight in our January issue.

First Belterra Village tenants slated to open doors in January 2018

Baylor Scott & White Health to break ground on 50-bed hospital in Oak Hill

New builds and major renovations underway for South Austin schools following the passage of Austin ISD's $1.05 billion bond

Congestion in South Austin to be addressed with corridor mobility plans and street improvements

First tenants in $80 million mixed-use Lantana Place development to be announced in mid-January

Auto industry sees growth in South Austin with several new dealerships and more on the way

The battle over Dripping Springs' proposed permit to discharge wastewater into Onion Creek continues

South Austin could see roadway, parks and drainage improvements through city and county bond dollars

What's next in the CodeNEXT timeline and how the rewrite of Austin's land-development code affects residents of South Austin

Brewery at Austin Java's impending Hwy. 290 location the latest addition to South Austin's growing brewing and distilling community