City needs more planning staff to complete federal transit grant work for light rail "The Planning Department says it needs four new staffers to prepare for the first phase of light rail through downtown. That was one of the findings in a new memo outlining the department’s work to make equitable transit-oriented developments, or ETODs, a major piece of city planning for the next decade-plus. The new staffers would prepare planning documents needed by 2025 to submit grant applications for federal funds." (Chad Swiatecki, Austin Monitor)

New mixed-use development coming to East Austin "A new 50,000 square foot development is coming to the corner of East 7th street and Pedernales Streets. The site will feature 255 feet of East 7th Street property and is coming from Austin-based architecture firm Dick Clark + Associates (DC+A)." (Hannah J. Frías, CultureMap Austin)

Hundreds more apartments could rise near the Domain The ever-growing area surrounding The Domain is poised to gain even more density. HPI Real Estate Services & Investments Inc. is planning a multifamily development on Kramer Lane, according to city and state construction filings. The project could see hundreds of apartments added to an area of town that some consider the epicenter of growth in Central Texas." (Cody Baird, Austin Business Journal)

Here’s the Plan for Transforming South Austin’s Twin Oaks Shopping Center "The mixed-use redevelopment planned for the Twin Oaks Shopping Center in South Austin by the Dallas-based real estate developer Trammell Crow Company and its subsidiary High Street Residential on behalf of the 10-acre shopping center’s owners at the H-E-B Grocery Company has the potential to anchor the northeast corner of South Congress Avenue and Oltorf Street with nearly 1,000 homes, offices, a hotel, and retail space near the South Congress Station of Project Connect’s Orange Line." (James Rambin, Towers)

New development company behind project on Williams Drive in Georgetown "Savvy Development, a new development company working in Williamson County, is spearheading its first project on Williams Drive in Georgetown. The 24-acre site located at 4775 and 4795 Williams Drive will include multifamily housing, restaurant, retail and office space, said Travis Wilkes, Savvy Development co-founder and chief operating officer." (Claire Shoop, Community Impact)