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

Executive Director Jo Kathryn Quinn said she hopes the Caritas North location will become a part of the fabric of the North Austin community.

Photo by Amy Denney

New Caritas North location to better serve Austin’s homeless veterans, families

To reach more Austin veterans and families struggling with homelessness and poverty, Caritas of Austin opened its first neighborhood location in North Austin on April 30. more »

May 1, 2015 11:10 AM Northwest Austin

The second North by North Austin Garden and Artisan Tour includes tours of several private, community and school gardens.

Courtesy Mary Rudig

North Austin garden tour supports schools, artists

Residents are invited to tour several North Austin gardens, including the new Adelphi Acre Community Garden, for the second North by North Austin Garden and Artisan Tour on May 2. more »

Apr 28, 2015 2:00 AM Northwest Austin

Crews work on the MoPac Improvement Project near the Lake Austin Boulevard exit ramp, which will be closed for at least 30 days beginning April 26.

Courtesy Steve Pustelnyk/Mobility Authority

Lake Austin Blvd. exit on MoPac to close for 30 days starting April 26

Starting the evening of April 26, the Lake Austin Boulevard exit ramp on southbound MoPac will close for at least 30 days to allow crews to reconstruct it as part of the MoPac Improvement Project. more »

Apr 23, 2015 3:57 PM Austin Metro

The chicken kebab platter ($8.99) comes with two marinated chicken skewers, basmati rice, cucumber yogurt dip and a grilled tomato.

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Shahi Foods & Shahi Cafe

What started out as a pen pal relationship in 1987 has evolved into a successful 26-year marriage and 13-year-old business for Sadiq and Lisa Islam. more »

Apr 22, 2015 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

Small and aging retail centers find success in Northwest Austin

For the past five years Austin’s retail real estate occupancy has hovered well above 90 percent. It is a trend Karen Judson, vice president of marketing and research for commercial real estate firm Transwestern, does not see relenting any time soon. more »

Apr 22, 2015 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

District 10 City Councilwoman Sheri Gallo hosted the April 18 meeting to provide information on public safety issues, such as bike lanes and traffic-calming devices.

Amy Denney

Bike lanes, traffic-calming devices top public safety issues at District 10 town hall meeting

Traffic safety was a key issue at a District 10 town hall meeting where West and Northwest Austin residents questioned city officials about removing bike lanes and adding traffic-calming devices such as speed humps. more »

Apr 21, 2015 12:00 AM Northwest Austin

Crews installed the first section of the bicycle and pedestrian bridge over the Union Pacific railroad tracks April 9. The second and third pieces will be installed April 20 and 23.

Courtesy Steve Pustelnyk/CTRMA

Southbound MoPac lanes to close April 20 for bike/ped bridge installation

The final two lane closures on southbound MoPac are scheduled for April 20 and 23 to complete the installation of the bicycle and pedestrian bridge over the Union Pacific railroad tracks. more »

Apr 20, 2015 2:43 PM Northwest Austin

The Chick-Fil-A at Research Boulevard and Braker Lane was demolished March 7. Franchise owner Jeff Glover said a larger and more efficient location will be built and reopen in late summer.

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IMPACT ROUNDUP: Eco-friendly hotel concept opens 50th location near The Domain

Home2 Suites by Hilton and Autumn Leaves opens locations in Northwest Austin. Chick-fil-A on Research Boulevard and Braker Lane has been demolished and will be rebuilt. more »

Apr 16, 2015 4:10 PM Northwest Austin

Williamson County Commissioner Cynthia Long and Lakeway City Councilman Joe Bain review new data regarding congestion on RR 620 at the Oct. 13 CAMPO Transportation Policy Board meeting.

Photo by Leslee Bassman

CAMPO to launch western Travis Co. mobility task force in summer

Recognizing a need to address mobility on RM 620, RM 2222 and Loop 360 among other roadways, a Central Texas agency will launch a task force to analyze improvements to traffic congestion in western Travis County. more »

Apr 14, 2015 11:43 AM Northwest Austin

Additional US 183 toll lanes could cost $500M-$600M

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

Apr 14, 2015 12:00 AM Leander | Cedar Park

Capital Metro President and CEO Linda Watson and RideScout CEO and founder Joseph Kopser are both involved in the launch of MobilityATX, which is an initiative designed to encourage residents to submit solutions to traffic congestion.

Amy Denney

Austin traffic initiative encourages residents to submit solutions

The newest initiative to find solutions to Austin’s traffic congestion, MobilityATX, launched April 13 and asks residents to come up with creative ideas on how to fix the problem. more »

Apr 13, 2015 2:21 PM Northwest Austin 2 Comments

Co-owners Tony Ciola and Mizael Saucedo will open Dos Chivos on RM 620 in Northwest Austin. The restaurant will feature Tex-Mex and Interior Mexican entrees.

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IMPACT ROUNDUP: New restaurants coming to Northwest Austin; Orangetheory Fitness opens studio near Arboretum

Three restaurateurs with ties to Tony C’s, The League Kitchen and Tavern and Fonda San Miguel are teaming up to open a restaurant in Northwest Austin. more »

Apr 10, 2015 4:55 PM Northwest Austin 2 Comments

Crews work on the retaining wall and roadway base for the new toll lanes on MoPac near Anderson Lane on March 28.

Courtesy Steve Pustelnyk

Southbound MoPac lanes to close April 9 at 8 p.m. between Parmer and Braker

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority will temporarily close the southbound lanes of MoPac on April 9 at 8 p.m. between Duval Road and Braker Lane. more »

Apr 9, 2015 9:53 AM Northwest Austin

P. Terry's started construction April 6 on a restaurant at 1800 E. Oltorf St. and confirmed it signed a lease for a new location in the Market at Lake Creek, 13776 N. US 183, in Northwest Austin. Customers will also be able to purchase veggie and vegan patties in Whole Foods Market starting April 11-12.

Courtesy P. Terry's Burger Stand

IMPACT ROUNDUP: P. Terry’s expanding in Northwest, South Austin

P. Terry’s Burger Stand began construction April 6 on a new location in South Austin and has signed a lease for another restaurant in Northwest Austin. more »

Apr 6, 2015 3:46 PM Northwest Austin

Capital Metro set another record-breaking year for South by Southwest ridership on its MetroRail and MetroRapid bus service with more than 100,000 boardings on both.

Courtesy Capital Metro

Capital Metro sees 15 percent spike in MetroRapid, rail ridership during SXSW

Capital Metro set another record-breaking year in 2015 for South by Southwest ridership on its MetroRail and MetroRapid bus service. more »

Mar 31, 2015 9:33 AM Austin Metro 6 Comments

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

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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

Patrick, Straus name committees in Senate, House for 84th session

For Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, his first time assigning senators to each of the 14 Senate committees was a bit like the NFL draft and involved charting assignments on a whiteboard. more »

Mar 26, 2015 12:00 AM Katy

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


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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. more »

Mar 25, 2015 7:00 AM Northwest Austin 2 Comments

Jonathan and Edith Troen moved to Austin in September and opened their yoga studio Nov. 3.

Photo by Amy Denney

Austin Yoga Tree

After moving to Austin in September, Jonathan and Edith Troen did not just want to open a yoga studio—they wanted to create a sense of community. more »

Mar 25, 2015 7:00 AM Northwest Austin