(Source: Downtown Austin Blog)
To round up the week, we’d like to give special mentions to a few of our favorite stories. And this week’s picks are…
- “More Downtown Austin Apartment & Condo Projects Emerging” It seems like almost every direction we look around downtown Austin, construction cranes are deployed, helping concrete and steel skeletons reach to the sky. Notably the JW Marriott hotel, across from the Austonian, has three cranes in place and will soon take shape. But that’s just the newly visible construction: in and around downtown Austin there’s upwards of 8 million square feet of construction planned or underway. [Downtown Austin Blog]
- “The 7 Most Exciting Food Streets in Austin” In the olden days of the early 2000s, your only option was to trek to South Congress if you wanted to find a street with several options for a nice meal. But now you can find good food everywhere across our quickly expanding city. Here are seven of the most exciting streets for great eats. [Zagat]
- “Austin City Council Puts $10 Million into Affordable Housing” How great is the need for affordable housing in Austin? According to a decision by the Austin City Council last week, about $10 million. Sitting on top of a mid-fiscal year budget surplus of $14 million, City Council decided to spend over 70% of that surplus to foster affordable housing. [Austinist]
Keep the ideas flowing and the reports comin’! Thanks for the news, guys!