Persimmon project in Buda puts spotlight back on controversial new state law favored by developers "The agreement between the city of Buda and Austin-based MileStone Builders LLC over the long-debated Persimmon project south of Austin has once again put a controversial state law into focus that pits municipalities and developers against each other.” (Justin Sayers, Austin Business Journal)

Austin’s Record-Setting Waterline ‘Supertall’ Is Halfway Done Downtown "Waterline, the 74-story “supertall” tower project poised to break the state’s height record upon its expected completion in late 2026, is approximately halfway through its construction schedule, with the building now rising past the 35-floor mark and increasingly visible on the downtown Austin skyline.” (James Rambin, Towers)

Austin home prices jumped 87 percent in 10 years, report reveals "The report by online real estate database PropertyShark analyzed median home sale prices in 41 of the most populous U.S. cities and locales in 2014 and 2023. According to the study, the median sale price of a home in Austin in 2014 was $287,000. A decade later, median housing prices in the city nearly doubled, landing at $538,000 in 2023.” (Amber Heckler, CultureMap Austin)

Kyle City Council approves development agreement for Project Two Step "Kyle City Council approved rezoning approximately 45.3 acres of land from retail services, or RS, to planned unit development, or PUD, and R-3-3, or apartments, on the second and final reading June 18 for property located at 22675 I-35 frontage road in Kyle.” ( Amira Van Leeuwen, Community Impact)

Alamo Drafthouse, an Austin institution, is bought by Sony Pictures "Sony Pictures Entertainment has bought Alamo Drafthouse Cinema for an undisclosed amount, the two companies jointly announced Wednesday. Sony will continue to operate 35 Alamo Drafthouse theaters in 25 metro areas. The dine-in movie theater was founded in Austin by husband and wife duo Tim and Karrie League back in 1997.” (Katy McAfee, KUT 90.5)