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Old May 4th, 2013, 02:58 AM   #101
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Old May 4th, 2013, 03:00 AM   #102
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Austin America's Top Boomtown: Bloomberg



Austin made another national list for its strong economic factors.

For its "Top 12 American Boomtowns" list, Bloomberg ranked the fastest-growing metropolitan areas using a combined score based on population growth and growth in gross domestic product, adjusted for inflation.

Austin topped the list with 11.6 percent growth in population over five years and 3.26 percent GDP compound annual growth. U.S. Census Bureau data shows the Austin area's population grew from nearly 1.59 million in 2007 to almost 1.78 million in 2011, the year for which the most current metropolitan statistical area GDP data are available.

Bloomberg attributes the Capital City's strong growth to the South By Southwest festival and Round Rock-based Dell Inc.

"A high-tech job boost will come from Apple Inc., which is expanding its Austin campus with a new, 1 million-square-foot operations center that will be second in size only to its Cupertino (California) headquarters," Bloomberg writes.

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Old May 7th, 2013, 01:15 AM   #103
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Early notice of new tower for Austin. Details as they emerge...

Lustre Pearl to be replaced by high-rise project
It's kinda sad to see Lustre Pearl go away but I wonder what the new place will look like and where the Lustre Pearl house will be moved to. Rainey Street is interesting because it's so "new" that things keep changing so much. One of the important things developers must do is make sure the trees stay in the area. I hope the new building has a vibe that is as welcoming as the building it is replacing.
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Old May 19th, 2013, 10:03 PM   #104
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First Look at UT Medical School: New Hospital on Red River, Erwin Center Could Be Demolished



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Update: The full University of Texas System Board of Regents has voted to move forward with a plan for the future of its flagship campus – including the medical school. The plan passed without discussion.

Update (May 8, 11:51 a.m.): A committee of the UT System Board of Regents approved an update to the university's master plan, including plans for UT's medical school, new teaching buildings and more. The plan could eventually move the Frank Erwin Center.

UT architecture professor Lawrence Speck, who is behind the master plan, could not specify on where a replacement for the Erwin Center might go. "We have been talking with the people in athletics, and they are certainly onto this, and they have some ideas, but that is something under study and will continued to be studied," Speck said.
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Old May 19th, 2013, 10:04 PM   #105
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Just across Lady Bird Lake from Downtown, the South Shore area isn’t very walkable today – but it has the potential to become a lively waterfront district. On Monday, May 13, the whole community is invited to hear John Fregonese, a nationally respected expert on sustainable development, demonstrate an innovative tool that could help inform redevelopment decision-making for the whole area, in a way that respects the river and its natural setting.

A key initiative of the regional Sustainable Places Project has been to develop a computer-based analytic tool, which can assess and compare the “livability impacts” of alternate redevelopment scenarios. The South Shore Central sub-district of Lady Bird Lake’s waterfront overlay is one of the demonstration sites to test and calibrate the analytic tool. It can help planners take into account multiple livability goals, as well as the financial realities of redevelopment.

South Shore Central, which is facing increasing redevelopment pressures, includes the planned first rail station south of Downtown Austin on the proposed urban rail system. This application of the analytic tool is part of the City’s urban rail economic development analysis, led by the Economic Growth and Redevelopment Services Office. Learn more at www.austintexas.gov/waterfront.
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Old May 19th, 2013, 10:08 PM   #106
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First Phase of Green Water Construction Moving Forward?





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A site plan for a high-rise apartment on “Block 1” (110 San Antonio) – possibly climbing 38 stories – has been turned into City Hall for the lot just west of the Silicon Labs building.
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Old May 19th, 2013, 10:22 PM   #107
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Old May 19th, 2013, 10:24 PM   #108
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The transformation on South Lamar continues


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Old May 20th, 2013, 12:43 AM   #109
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Are the city's suburbs growing or is the inner area that's growing as well? I believe that even if a city is growing, if the inner area is not growing the growth is not prolific especially for American cities.
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Old May 20th, 2013, 12:51 AM   #110
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Are the city's suburbs growing or is the inner area that's growing as well? I believe that even if a city is growing, if the inner area is not growing the growth is not prolific especially for American cities.
Thanks for asking... well to put it short the whole Austin metropolitan is growing. It's expanding so fast that the outer regions of the area is being effected by the rapid growth.
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 07:09 PM   #111
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Austin Boardwalk update May, 22, 2013







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Austin vaults to No. 11 on list of biggest U.S. cities

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BY JUAN CASTILLO
May 22, 2013

Step aside, Indianapolis and Jacksonville. Austin is moving on up.

With the fifth-largest population increase among all U.S. cities for the year ending July 1, 2012, Austin leapfrogged past Indianapolis and Jacksonville, Fla., to become the nation’s 11th-most populous city, according to population estimates released Thursday by the Census Bureau. Between 2011 and 2012, Austin’s population increased by 25,395, or an average of about 70 people a day. The Census Bureau estimated Austin’s 2012 population at 842,592.

The latest population figures extend a remarkable rise for Austin, which only last year passed San Francisco to become the nation’s 13th-largest city.

Mayor Lee Leffingwell said the news wasn’t unexpected, given Austin’s steady growth. “Our city is strong, and getting stronger every day,” Leffingwell said in a statement. “Our growth and economic success is not accidental.”

Of the 10 U.S. cities with the largest population gains, half were in Texas.

“Texas is continuing to dominate population growth in the country, and that certainly is being driven by economic growth,” state demographer Lloyd Potter said.
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 08:20 PM   #113
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29-story office tower set to break ground downtown



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May 22, 2013

The developer who brought Frost Bank Tower to Austin’s skyline is ready for the sequel.

Cousins Properties Inc. says it will break ground next week on its planned 29-story downtown Austin office tower.

To be called Colorado Tower, the project at Third and Colorado streets will bring 371,000 square feet of top-tier office space to the downtown market. Cousins is not disclosing the project’s cost.

The project will be the second downtown office tower to break ground in as many month, joining the 13-story IBC Bank Plaza, which broke ground in April at 500 W. Fifth St. That 195,000-square-foot building is due to open in spring 2014.
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New Boutique Hotel Under Construction



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Senior Partner, Tom Hatch, is transforming 702 San Antonio Street that is currently occupied by tenants as well as the h+uo office, into boutique hotel, The Murphy Hotel. Named after his beloved canine pet, Murphy, this is a passion project for Hatch.

The Murphy will be a unique, small hotel offering upscale accommodations to local, regional, national and international business travelers and tourists.
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The Jeremiah Program is Coming to Austin!



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The architecturally unique prospect housing offered by the Guadalupe Neighborhood Development Corporation, Heart House, and the very progressive Jeremiah Program, will prove to be the social hub of Austin’s most successful net-zero development, as well as a welcome home for many in need.

Originally founded in Minneapolis, the Jeremiah Program is expanding into Austin, providing single mothers and their children with the support and tools they need to overcome poverty and succeed. The Jeremiah Program accommodates families with transitional housing, early childhood education, life skills training, and support for career-track education.
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High-end development closer to reality



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By Calily Bien May, 15, 2013

GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) - The Summit at Rivery Park in Georgetown is inching closer to becoming reality.

The City's first high-end, mixed-used development has been in development since 2007, but on Tuesday night at the Georgetown City Council meeting, the Council approved the memorandum of understanding (MOU), which will allow the project to move forward.

The developer, Jeff Novak with the Novak Brothers, is happy everyone is on the same page.

"An MOU that works well for all of us and has the end goal that gets us all where we want to get," said Jeff Novak, developer. "We feel like we've done a lot in the last 12 months, we've come a long way and we're about to get there."

When complete, the Summit will sit on 32 acres overlooking the North San Gabriel River near IH-35.

The Summit will be anchored by a conference center and the City's first four-star hotel, which will be a Sheraton hotel operated by Starwood Hotels. The mixed-use development will also have residential housing as well as retail and restaurants.

The developers will break ground on the hotel and conference center in October, they expect that phase to be completed in spring 2015.
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The City of Austin officially launched construction May 30.



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The City of Austin officially launched construction May 30 on the new Central Library and related improvements that include the extension of Second Street, a bridge over Shoal Creek and Shoal Creek Greenbelt improvements.

Mayor Lee Leffingwell, City Council Members, City Manager Marc Ott and other City officials broke ground at the site, 710 W. Cesar Chavez St., east of the Seaholm redevelopment. The library and nearby improvements are expected to be completed in 2016.

The $120 million library project resulted from a voter-approved 2006 bond referendum. The 198,000-square-foot, six-story library will replace the 110,000-square-foot Faulk Central Library at 800 Guadalupe St. that was built in 1979. The Faulk library is being considered for expansion of the Austin History Center.

“The new library will be an important structure in the fabric of our community,” said Mayor Leffingwell. “This flagship facility is the largest public investment in what will soon be the Seaholm redevelopment and the library will serve as the cultural hub for visitors and Austinites alike.”

Based on community input received during the design phase, the new Central Library will feature flexible spaces designed to meet evolving information and technological needs.

Elements such as a grand reading room and porches overlooking Shoal Creek and Lady Bird lake, children and teen areas, a 350-seat special events center, special areas to highlight the city’s emerging culture and arts scene, a bike corral, a rooftop garden and a café will help create a uniquely Austin public gathering space in the heart of downtown.

Besides the Central Library, the adjacent $18.6 million Lower Shoal Creek improvements will include a 160-foot arch bridge over Shoal Creek that will extend Second Street alongside the library and will encourage bike and pedestrian use. The project also includes trail improvements, landscaping, lighting and stream bank stabilization. The design team for the bridge is URS Corp. and MWM Design group.
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HPI Davenport West/ San Clement ll



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Mansion at Judge’s Hill gets a makeover as Hotel Ella

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By HELEN ANDERS May, 22, 2013

Mansion on Judge’s Hill is about to close for a month or so to undergo a renovation and rebranding that will renovate the rooms, add a pool and integrate the public and outdoor spaces.

The prime directive for all this has been one simple question: What would Ella do?

Ella and Goodall Wooten got the house as a wedding present from his father after it was built in 1898, and Ella Wooten, known for her impeccable taste and hospitality, turned it into the Greek Revival beauty that stands at Rio Grande Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard today.

She told her husband she’d rather have columns on her house than a trip around the world (and wound up getting both), and she enlisted Neiman Marcus to help create her dream home. She knew what she wanted, and she made it happen.

Hence, she’s the inspiration — and the name. Mansion on Judge’s Hill is scheduled to close June 3 and reopen in July as Hotel Ella. The property is being reconceived as a high-end boutique hotel rather than a bed-and-breakfast, and it will become the only Texas member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.
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