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Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

City tour support, tipping program previewed in summit for Austin musicians

The city’s music office is moving ahead with plans that could provide up to $5,000 in assistance for touring bands, as well as installing credit card kiosks in a handful of city music venues so fans can more easily tip…

Thursday, June 14, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

$29.5M appraisal backs claims city eyed McKalla for commercial use

A 2016 appraisal of the city-owned property commonly known as McKalla Place found that it had a market value of $29.5 million if used for “commercial development, including retail, office and multifamily development.”The appraisal, performed by Paul Hornsby & Co.…

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Council plays with ideas for soccer stadium

District 7 City Council Member Leslie Pool on Tuesday continued to try to convince her colleagues that they should not play ball with Precourt Sports Ventures, the folks who want to bring a Major League Soccer stadium to Austin.But most…

Monday, June 11, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Developer: $22.5M offer intended to open McKalla Place for alternative proposals

A local development partnership has offered $22.5 million to purchase the North Austin property that is currently being considered as the site for a professional soccer stadium.The offer letter from developers John Chen and Marcus Whitfield was submitted on Friday…

Monday, June 4, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Amid ‘tight timeline,’ soccer stadium debate gets very public

With Friday’s release of two key documents related to Austin’s possible home for a relocated Major League Soccer team – and the push to build a stadium for the team on city-owned property – it’s likely that every City Council…

Monday, May 14, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

After community input, the wait is on for soccer team’s Austin proposal

After a blitz of community input sessions in recent weeks, representatives of the group looking to move a Major League Soccer franchise to Austin have a firm grasp on what they have to do to meet what they admit is…

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