Nutty Brown Business Park news, AISD board's jam-packed agenda and 3 more things Southwest Austinites should know about this week, March 27-31

The Nutty Brown Business Park, slated for completion in early August, will house up to 18 tenants, including a Crossfit affiliate.

The Nutty Brown Business Park, slated for completion in early August, will house up to 18 tenants, including a Crossfit affiliate.

  • The Austin ISD board of trustees has a jam-packed agenda for tonight's work session. The trustees are scheduled to take action on a district of innovation plan, a purchase of property for a future Southeast high school, and a purchase of property for two parcels of land to expand and improve Bowie High School. A final update from the citizens committee responsible for updating the district's facility master plan is also on the agenda; however, the vote to approve the plan has been moved to April 3.

    Austin ISD board of trustees The draft district of innovation plan was presented to the Austin ISD board of trustees at a March 20 special board meeting.[/caption]

  • A new office/warehouse development, Nutty Brown Business Park, is under construction at 12707 Nutty Brown Road, Austin, and is slated for completion by early August. The first tenant, a CrossFit gym, is expected to be open by early April.

  • A Petco will open at the end of this year or early next year in the Center of the Hills Retail Center at 7010 W. Hwy. 71, Austin.

  • St. Edwards University reveals preliminary campus master plan Preliminary designs for the St. Edward's University campus master plan include sidewalks along the campus borders.[/caption]

    Improvements to South Austin neighborhoods are expected as part of the preliminary master plan for St. Edward's University, including sidewalks, enhanced streetscapes, and crosswalks on St. Edwards Drive, the roadway that borders the university and the Sherwood Oaks neighborhood. The plan is slated for approval sometime this fall.

  • SWA March coverThe March issue of Southwest Austin's edition of Community Impact Newspaper is scheduled to be in homes March 28. Be on the lookout for information on where to send your child to summer camp, an in-depth look at the cost of living in Austin and how Southwest Austin residents fare compared to the rest of the city, more news about health care development in the area and more.

By Olivia Lueckemeyer
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.


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