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Amy Denney

Amy Denney

Amy joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2010 and has been covering Northwest Austin news since January 2011. She is now the editor for the Northwest Austin market, and her reporting focuses on business, development, transportation, technology and health care. She is the beat reporter for Capital Metro, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority. Amy hails from Kansas City, Mo.

Austinites vote to derail $1 billion rail, road bond

City of Austin voters turned down a $1 billion rail and road bond proposal Nov. 4 with 57.2 percent, or 108,396 votes, against the bond. more »

Nov 26, 2014 12:00 AM Central Austin

Capital Metro plans to expand capacity at Park & Ride lots

With a $50 million grant from the Texas Department of Transportation, Capital Metro is moving forward with plans to double the capacity and frequency of its MetroRail commuter line. more »

Feb 25, 2015 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

Congress battles Highway Trust Fund deficit

Although Texas voters approved Proposition 1 on Nov. 4, Texas and the rest of the country have an even more significant long-term transportation funding problem on the horizon: the Highway Trust Fund. more »

Feb 25, 2015 7:00 AM , Northwest Austin 1 Comments

Council paves way for low-income housing units

City Council approved loans Feb. 12 that would be used to develop several proposed low-income housing units, of which four projects would be located in the Northwest Austin area. more »

Feb 25, 2015 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

From the Editor—February 2015

Local transportation planners have known for more than a decade that revenue from the federal motor vehicle fuel tax has been diminishing, and the Highway Trust Fund is in danger of running empty. more »

Feb 25, 2015 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

Texas Legislature to consider allowing Travis Co. to raise vehicle fees for road projects

Two bills filed by Austin lawmakers could give Travis County the authority to increase vehicle registration fees by $10 to fund transportation projects. more »

Feb 19, 2015 4:55 PM Northwest Austin

The expansion of the Texas Advanced Computing Center will be a three-story, 38,000-square-foot building adjacent to the existing facility. O'Connell Robertson designed the facility, and Flintco is the general contractor.

Courtesy O'Connell Robertson.

Expansion breaks ground for supercomputing center at Pickle Research Campus

Texas Advanced Computing Center, or TACC, has announced its third expansion in 13 years to accommodate the center's growth and demand for computing systems. more »

Feb 19, 2015 12:33 PM Northwest Austin

B'nai Abraham Brenham Historic Synagogue was relocated Feb. 13 to the Dell Jewish Community Campus in Northwest Austin from Brenham. The synagogue was built in 1893.

Amy Denney

Shalom Austin relocates 122-year-old synagogue from Brenham to Austin campus

Shalom Austin is restoring an Orthodox Jewish synagogue it relocated Feb. 13 to its Austin campus from Brenham. more »

Feb 18, 2015 10:43 AM Northwest Austin

Capital Metro to expand Lakeline Park & Ride facility

With a $50 million grant from the Texas Department of Transportation, Capital Metro is moving forward with plans to double the capacity and frequency of its MetroRail commuter line. more »

Feb 18, 2015 9:39 AM Cedar Park | Leander

Texas DMV to transition to single sticker

Advocates of Texas’ new single-sticker system are hoping it results in a more efficient process for inspecting vehicles and renewing their registration as well as safer cars on the road and fewer fraudulent stickers. more »

Feb 18, 2015 12:00 AM Cedar Park | Leander

The proposed Overlook at Spicewood Springs would be located at 4920 Spicewood Springs Road east of Loop 360.

Courtesy City of Austin

Austin City Council gives first approval to Overlook at Spicewood Springs project

A highly debated office development on Spicewood Springs Road received first approval from Austin City Council on Feb. 12 with several conditions added by neighboring residents. more »

Feb 17, 2015 4:37 PM Northwest Austin

A 3-D breast imaging center opened Nov. 25 in Northwest Austin, offering patients a spa-like atmosphere to reduce the fear associated with mammograms.

Lyndsey Taylor

IMPACT ROUNDUP: Spa-inspired 3-D breast imaging center opens

New businesses Austin Breast Imaging, Rock N Roll Rentals and Pacific Rim Sushi open in Northwest Austin. Construction is underway on Windy Ridge Apartments on RM 620 south of Anderson Mill Road. more »

Feb 6, 2015 4:56 PM , Northwest Austin

Mobility Authority considers add-ons to MoPac project

The MoPac Improvement Project is still on track to open in the fall, but if the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority adds on any new work, that opening date could shift. more »

Jan 28, 2015 3:21 PM Northwest Austin 1 Comments

New North Austin council members take seats

City of Austin leadership changed hands Jan. 6 as new City Council members were sworn in, giving North and Northwest Austin four representative voices on the dais in districts 4, 6, 7 and 10. more »

Jan 28, 2015 12:00 AM , Northwest Austin 1 Comments

Workers install portions of a sound wall Jan. 14 as part of the MoPac Improvement Project.

Photo by Amy Denney

MoPac project hits halfway mark

In December the MoPac Improvement Project passed the halfway mark on a two-year, $200 million project to add one new tolled lane in either direction from Parmer Lane to Lady Bird Lake. more »

Jan 28, 2015 12:00 AM Northwest Austin

The Texas Department of Transportation and the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority celebrated the groundbreaking of the SH 71 express project that will add toll lanes from Presidential Boulevard near the airport to east of SH 130. It will also involve realigning FM 973, which is currently split into two traffic signals. The eastern light will be eliminated.

Amy Denney

SH 71 toll project designed to improve regional access to Austin airport

Collaboration was the buzzword at the Jan. 27 construction kickoff celebration of the SH 71 project that will add toll lanes from SH 130 to the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. more »

Jan 27, 2015 3:58 PM Northwest Austin

The new Kendra Scott location in The Domain will include the brand's signature Color Bar where customers may custom-design jewelry.

Courtesy Kendra Scott

IMPACT ROUNDUP: Kendra Scott to open Domain location in late spring

A representative confirmed Jan. 22 that Kendra Scott will open a store at The Domain by the late spring. Other businesses expanding in North Austin include Kebab Time, Lammes Candies, Shaman Modifications and Salvation Pizza. more »

Jan 22, 2015 10:31 AM Northwest Austin

Eldon Rude, principal at 360° Real Estate Analytics, delivers the 2015 housing forecast during the Jan. 20 housing forecast hosted by the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin at the Renaissance Austin hotel in the Arboretum.

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Experts: Austin-area home prices still rising but slowdown could be on horizon

Housing experts have said they expect Austin-area home prices to continue increasing in 2015. But one consulting firm predicted that increase could decelerate by 2018 during a housing market slowdown. more »

Jan 21, 2015 2:17 PM Northwest Austin

Capital Metro CEO: Focus on MetroRail expansion after urban rail bond defeat

Capital Metro is proceeding in 2015 with upgrades to its MetroRail commuter line after voters defeated last November’s $1 billion urban rail and road bond by 57.2 percent. more »

Jan 20, 2015 8:00 AM Central Austin 1 Comments

On Jan. 5, owners of the Archer Austin hotel in The Domain announced Second Bar + Kitchen would open inside the hotel.

Courtesy LodgeWorks

Second Bar + Kitchen to open inside new Domain hotel

As construction is underway on the new Archer Austin hotel in Phase 3 of The Domain, hotel owners announced Jan. 5 that Second Bar + Kitchen will open inside the hotel. more »

Jan 13, 2015 4:56 PM Northwest Austin

Musician and Austinite Ray Benson sings "A Little Piece" during the third annual Austin Gives GeneroCity Awards ceremony. He gave the keynote about the importance of giving to your community.

Amy Denney

Ray Benson discusses importance of giving at annual Austin Gives awards

Musician Ray Benson knows the importance of giving back. He even addresses it in his song, “A Little Piece,” which he sang Jan. 8 during the Austin Gives GeneroCity Awards ceremony. more »

Jan 8, 2015 4:34 PM Northwest Austin