Monday, February 1, 2021 by Jo Clifton

Pier property rezoning wins final OK

City Council gave final approval at Wednesday’s meeting to rezone a small piece of property on Lake Austin at 1703 River Hills Drive. The property sits in District 10 Council Member Alison Alter’s district and she made the motion to…

Friday, January 29, 2021 by Harrison Young

Planning Commission endorses Rainey high-rise

The Planning Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to recommend construction of a skyscraper on Rainey Street that would be one of Austin’s tallest buildings. 90-92 Rainey St., currently occupied by Container Bar, would become a residential high-rise with about 450 residential…

Friday, January 29, 2021 by Audrey McGlinchy

Austin and Travis County extend eviction bans (again), say more rent help is coming

Citing a continuing public health crisis that could only worsen if people have to leave their homes, Austin-area officials have extended protections against most evictions through April 1. “Keeping people inside and housed curbs the spread of the virus,” Travis…

Friday, January 29, 2021 by Seth Smalley

Project Silicon Silver proceeds at a gallop

On Tuesday the Travis County Commissioners Court held a discussion on “Project Silicon Silver,” widely speculated to be the alias for chipmaking giant Samsung’s development contract. The discussion centered around acceptance of the preliminary application, along with a corresponding $150,000…

Thursday, January 28, 2021 by Jo Clifton

HealthSouth redevelopment moves forward

As she made the motion to move the HealthSouth project forward Wednesday, Mayor Pro Tem Natasha Harper-Madison added some requests to Council Member Kathie Tovo’s long list of asks for the team working on the exclusive negotiating agreement with Aspen…

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 by Jo Clifton

Tovo crafts complex motion for HealthSouth talks

At today’s meeting, City Council will finally consider negotiating an exclusive agreement with Aspen Heights Partners for the company to lease and redevelop the city-owned HealthSouth property at 1215 Red River and 606 E. 12th St. Council Member Kathie Tovo…

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