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Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

To light or not to light, that is the question

While no one wants to light West Campus up like the Las Vegas Strip, with such density comes a need for signage that can be seen both night and day.“We think that (not having signage) may be a safety concern…

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 by Syeda Hasan

A new neighborhood group hopes to speak for student renters in West Campus

While many University of Texas students were busy studying for final exams, senior Allie Runas was thinking about cracks in the sidewalk.After years of stepping over cracks in West Campus, she decided to do something and founded the West Campus…

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Waller Creek taxes ID’d to possibly fund $30M in housing for homeless

City staff members have recommended that City Council consider using funds from the tax increment refinancing zone (TIRZ) created for the Waller Creek improvement project and system of parks as the biggest funding source for providing housing and services for…

Monday, December 10, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

Old mine to become new town center

A decades-old sand and gravel mine just east of Austin city limits may be about to get a face-lift as a new Mueller-esque planned unit development (PUD).The proposal for the 2,122-acre property includes 12,000 residential units, 2.25 million square feet…

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Waterfront board waits for progress on city’s development corporation

City staff has been slowed in their work to research and make recommendations on how City Council could move forward with creating an economic development corporation (EDC) that could help facilitate public/private investment deals.The demands of dealing with the October…

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by Mose Buchele

Austin explores options for new pedestrian bridge over Lady Bird Lake

There are enjoyable ways to walk or bike across Lady Bird Lake, but the Pleasant Valley Bridge is not one of them. A narrow sidewalk, a chain-link fence and low guardrails are all features that make the East Austin crossing…

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