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Low-income housing units proposed in Northwest Austin

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Low-income housing units proposed in Northwest Austin

The city’s Imagine Austin comprehensive plan outlines a concept of complete communities with a mixture of housing attainable for all income levels.

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Texas Farmers Market at Domain will be held at the new lawn venue near iPic Theaters. The market begins May 10.

Amy Denney

Farmers market to open May 10 at The Domain

A nonprofit group that operates farmers markets at Lakeline Mall and the Mueller development is opening its third location May 10 at the new lawn venue near iPic Theaters in The Domain, 3225 Amy Donovan Plaza, Austin.. more »

Mar 27, 2015 12:23 PM Northwest Austin

Marc Ott, Austin City Manager, announces efforts to improve traffic congestion with Mayor Steve Adler and District 5 Councilwoman Ann Kitchen. Kitchen chairs the council's committee on mobility.

Jennifer Curington

Austin to implement new approaches to ease traffic congestion in April

Austin drivers will notice new approaches to reducing traffic congestion in the next two to three weeks. more »

Mar 27, 2015 10:08 AM Austin Metro 1 Comments

The 2015 Austin City Council from left: Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo, Councilman Sabino Renteria, Councilman Don Zimmerman, Councilwoman Delia Garza, Councilwoman Ann Kitchen, Mayor Steve Adler, Councilwoman Leslie Pool, Councilwoman Ora Houston, Councilman Gregorio Casar, Councilwoman Sheri Gallo and Councilwoman Ellen Troxclair

Photo courtesy City of Austin

COUNCIL ROUNDUP: March 26, 2015

Highlights from Austin City Council's March 26, 2015 meeting. more »

Mar 26, 2015 3:05 PM Central Austin

The 2015 Austin City Council from left: Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo, Councilman Sabino Renteria, Councilman Don Zimmerman, Councilwoman Delia Garza, Councilwoman Ann Kitchen, Mayor Steve Adler, Councilwoman Leslie Pool, Councilwoman Ora Houston, Councilman Gregorio Casar, Councilwoman Sheri Gallo and Councilwoman Ellen Troxclair

Photo courtesy City of Austin

Proposed toll reduction for truckers to be considered at March 26 Austin City Council meeting

With almost three months of experience on the dais under Austin City Council members’ belts, how the city could be affected by bills at the legislative level is becoming a concern for council. more »

Mar 24, 2015 1:15 PM Central Austin

Texas DMV fixes programming glitch affecting registration bills under new sticker system

​The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles has fixed a programming glitch that affected 320,000 registration renewal notices sent out to drivers under the new one-sticker system. more »

Mar 25, 2015 11:03 AM Austin Metro 1 Comments

I-35 prioritized for first round of Prop. 1 transportation funding

About $120 million in Proposition 1 funding will be pumped into Central Texas road projects in 2015 with the majority of funding going toward I-35 projects in Hays, Travis and Williamson counties. more »

Mar 25, 2015 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

Zilker Park is home to several special events throughout the year.

Photo by Peter McCrady

Task force created to examine parkland uses

The creation of the city’s Parkland Events Task Force was approved during the March 5 Austin City Council meeting. more »

Mar 25, 2015 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

North Austin green space becomes a priority for council

Newly elected Austin City Council members in districts 4 and 7 are planning to improve upon the limited number of parks and accessible green spaces in North Austin. more »

Mar 25, 2015 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

Austin City Council committees meet for first time

Many of Austin City Council’s committees will meet for the first time in April after establishing the committee structure in February. The committees will discuss and debate issues before they go to the full council. more »

Mar 25, 2015 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

As part of its June service changes, Capital Metro will implement a high-frequency network on five bus routes—7, 20, 300, 325 and 331—that connect to its MetroRapid bus service.

Courtesy Capital Metro

Capital Metro to increase frequency on five high-ridership bus routes

As part of its June service changes, Capital Metro will implement a high-frequency network on five bus routes that connect to its MetroRapid bus service. more »

Mar 24, 2015 2:12 PM Austin Metro

IMPACT ROUNDUP: Three new businesses opening on Mesa Drive this spring, summer

Three new businesses, including Galaxy Cafe and DoubleDave's Pizzaworks, are opening locations on Mesa Drive in spring and summer 2015. more »

Mar 24, 2015 9:36 AM Northwest Austin

Prices and number of homes sold increased, however townhome and condominium sales decreased.

Courtesy ABoR

ABoR: home prices continue to rise for Austin area

The price of single-family homes continues to rise, but nearly half of the homes purchased in the Austin-area during February were outside of Austin's city limits. more »

Mar 20, 2015 1:40 PM Central Austin

Northwest Austin council members host March town hall meetings

Austin City Council members in districts 6 and 10 are hosting town hall meetings March 21 and 28 to discuss a variety of topics, such as transportation and parks. more »

Mar 19, 2015 11:08 AM Northwest Austin

Jodi Elliott, co-founder of Foreign & Domestic, is opening Bribery Bakery on March 18 in North Austin.

Amy Denney

Bribery Bakery to open March 18 in North Austin

The co-founder of Foreign & Domestic is returning to her baking roots with a new venture opening March 18 in North Austin. more »

Mar 13, 2015 8:34 AM Northwest Austin

Austin city officials detail safety precautions for SXSW

Nearly one year after a rogue vehicle drove into a crowd of South by Southwest attendees, Austin city officials have announced new safety precautions in place during this year's Music and Media Conference. more »

Mar 11, 2015 11:37 AM Central Austin

Engineer Paul Schrader, right, explains how adding an auxiliary lane on southbound US 183 at Duval Road will help drivers more safely enter the highway.

Amy Denney

US 183 toll lanes could come with $500M–$600M price tag

Adding two toll lanes in both directions of US 183 between RM 620 and MoPac is likely to cost between $500 million and $600 million. more »

Mar 11, 2015 9:53 AM Northwest Austin 1 Comments

2040 plan revenue sources

Courtesy CAMPO

CAMPO 2040 transportation plan includes $4.25B to improve I-35

Area transportation planners acknowledge Central Texas’s continued growth and limited funding means congestion may never be eliminated even with pumping $4.25 billion in improving I-35. more »

Mar 11, 2015 10:03 AM Austin Metro

Austin Community College's newest campus at the former Highland Mall will open this fall.

Courtesy Austin Community College

ACC board sorts through bond construction projects

The wheels are already turning on multiple Austin Community College construction projects funded by a successful bond election last November. more »

Mar 6, 2015 10:42 AM Central Austin

Mark Kiester, chief professional officer for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Austin, explains how the clubs will use the mobile tech lab with computers donated by AMD.

Amy Denney

AMD donates computers to Boys & Girls Clubs of Austin

Mark Kiester, chief professional officer at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Austin, knows all too well the power technology has to get students interested in the club. more »

Mar 2, 2015 10:23 AM Northwest Austin

Construction is underway on Research Park V, the newest building at the Research Park Plaza office park.

Photo by Lyndsey Taylor

Commercial real estate market heats up

As Northwest Austin becomes an increasingly desirable market in which to live and work, commercial landlords of both newer and older office buildings are working to produce more updated and progressive properties to meet tenants’ needs. more »

Feb 25, 2015 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

Austin Fitness Rentals

Photos by Amy Denney

Owner aims to expand business model nationwide with 15 locations in 2015

Silver Grill Cafe

Photos by Amy Denney

Restaurant emphasizes comfort food, family-friendly atmosphere

Transportation Updates

Local and regional toll, transit, road and airport projects

Paul Cruz

Photo by Joe Olivieri

New Austin ISD superintendent talks district goals, funding

Property tax exemptions

Appraisal districts deadline approaching

RR 620 development

RR 620 experiencing residential, commercial construction boom

At the Capitol

News from the 84th Legislature and elected officials in Northwest Austin

Charles Barnett

Photo by Lyndsey Taylor

Longtime Seton executive retires after more than two decades

First Look

Photo by Amy Denney

Summer camp guide

Local camp listings

Volunteer Guide 2015

Discover ways to get involved in local nonprofits and give back to your community

The January Issue

Updates on 2014 and a look ahead to 2015

Education Focus

STAAR results, feeder charts and updates for Austin, Pflugerville and Round Rock ISDs

2014–15 Healthcare Directory

Stories, news briefs, and local doctor and hospital listings in Northwest Austin

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