Travis County evictions rise in 2022 & The Domain celebrates 15 years

Photo of the sign at the entrance of The Domain
The Domain marked its 15th anniversary March 9. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

The Domain marked its 15th anniversary March 9. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

The April 22 episode discusses Travis County's rising eviction rates following the repeal of eviction moratoriums in late 2021, as well as the15th anniversary of The Domain and what's next in North Austin development.

After a pandemic pause, local evictions on the rise as rental market strains remain

In the first few months of 2022, Travis County has seen the number of eviction filings increase after the county’s moratorium on evictions was lifted at the end of 2021 in accordance with state law. During much of the pandemic, the county was able to stave off most evictions as residents struggled with employment issues. Now, the job market may be strong, but skyrocketing rental prices have put many renters in a difficult position.

Reporter Ben Thompson sheds light on the issue.

The Domain celebrates 15th anniversary as North Austin shopping, dining staple

This spring, The Domain, North Austin’s massive live-work-play development, marked a significant milestone, celebrating 15 years since the development’s first phase opened. In those years, The Domain and its surrounding area has grown to include entertainment options, hotels, office buildings and high-rise apartments in addition to retail, and has earned the nickname “Austin’s second downtown.”

Community Impact Newspaper's Austin managing editor Amy Denney and reporter Claire Shoop discuss the milestone.

Also on this episode...

Hays County moves closer to launching a public defender's office; Austin Bergstrom International Aiport announces hires to keep up with ballooning passenger numbers; vegan bakery Zucchini Kill announces a second location in Central Austin; and more.
By Olivia Aldridge

Multi-Platform Journalist

Olivia hosts and produces Community Impact Newspaper's podcasts, The Austin Breakdown, The Houston Breakdown and The DFW Breakdown. She launched the podcasts after nearly three years as a reporter for the newspaper, covering public health, business, development and Travis County government for the Central Austin edition. Olivia worked as a reporter and producer for South Carolina Public Radio before moving to Texas.