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Chad Swiatecki is a 20-year journalist who relocated to Austin from his home state of Michigan in 2008. He most enjoys covering the intersection of arts, business and local/state politics. He has written for Rolling Stone, Spin, New York Daily News, Texas Monthly, Austin American-Statesman and many other regional and national outlets.
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Sneak a peek at Colony Park
The city will give the public a look at the future of Colony Park, its next large-scale transit-oriented development project, later this month. The open house and preview at 6:30 p.m. on May 24 at the Turner-Roberts Recreation Center will include a video presentation from Catellus Development Corporation – one of the development companies on the short list for the Colony Park selection process – on the firm’s plans for the project, with attendees asked to score and give input on what’s ahead for the 208-acre development in Northeast Austin. Input will help in the selection of the final master developer. The city is hoping to turn the property into a hotbed of affordable housing units, retail and office space, a job training center and possibly a center for future mass transit. Catellus, which led the redevelopment of the Mueller Airport property more than a decade ago, is currently the only company on the short list for Colony Park after Stratus Properties Inc. asked to be removed from consideration earlier this year.
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