Author: Kate Harrington

West Ave. Extended as Library Opening Draws Nearer

A new road extension opened in downtown Austin the first week of August. West Avenue, which previously ran from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and […]

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From Investors to Council, Efforts to Increase Affordable Housing

Austin saw the start of several initiatives aimed at increasing affordable housing in Central Texas during the first week of August. On Aug. 3 City […]

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Merck IT Center Headed to Austin

Pharmaceutical company Merck has announced that it will expand into Austin with plans to build a technology innovation center. Merck will become a major presence […]

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Travis County Chooses Developer for Prime Downtown Site

A much-coveted downtown site that Travis County had once proposed using for a civil courthouse will be redeveloped into a vertical, mixed-use center. County officials […]

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New Development Announced for ACC Highland (RENDERING)

More construction is on tap for the Highland Mall site: two new apartment buildings and more retail space were recently announced for the property. The […]

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Seton CEO: Affordability Impacts Workers at All Wage Levels

At a recent Real Estate Council of Austin luncheon Jesus Garza, CEO of Seton Healthcare Family, outlined just how serious Austin’s affordability problem is: even […]

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New Study to Examine Seaholm Intake Building

There have long been efforts to transform the former – and now vacant – Seaholm intake building, but so far they haven’t gained traction. Now […]

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Texas Children’s Hospital Expanding into Austin with Clinics

Austin’s had some big healthcare headlines lately with the opening of the new Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas, and now there’s […]

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Much Ado About Ridesharing

Ridesharing is heating up, for better or for worse, in Austin. Capital Metro recently launched a pilot ridesharing program called Pickup that allows riders to […]

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CodeNEXT Draws Reactions, Concerns About Timeline

Now that the first draft of CodeNEXT is out, the reactions from groups around the city are also emerging, and they range from urging the […]

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