Taller mixed-use projects to rise in South, East Austin under revived building program "DB90—a density bonus program granting up to 90 feet of building height—allows for larger buildings with residential and commercial space in certain parts of the city. The program requires some of the new housing to be reserved as affordable for lower-income residents and for street-level commercial space to be included to encourage pedestrian activity.” (Ben Thompson, Community Impact)

Members-only Headliners Club in downtown Austin to undergo $8 million renovation “ The Headliners Club — the private club atop Procore Tower in downtown Austin — is in line for an $8 million makeover. Construction to renovate the facilities of the members-only club is due to begin in January and take about eight months.” (Shonda Novak, Austin American Statesman)

Portions of Austin metro's fastest-growing neighborhood removed from city control "The developer behind the Austin metro's fastest-growing neighborhood has used a controversial state law to remove future portions of the master-planned development from the city of Buda's regulatory control, allowing it to build faster.” (Justin Sayers, Austin Business Journal)

Heat-related illnesses in Austin are up nearly 90% from last year "Heat-related illnesses have significantly spiked since last year, Austin-Travis County EMS officials said on Tuesday, adding that the problem will likely only worsen as temperatures in Central Texas continue to climb into summer.” (Luz Moreno-Lozano, KUT 90.5)

Their Dream Was to Build an Organic Farm. Then Elon Musk Moved Into the Neighborhood. "The Tesla CEO has brought jobs to a historic community in Central Texas. Along the way, some locals say, his companies and suppliers have degraded the environment and upended a way of life.” (Peter Holly, Texas Monthly)