City development programs face rollback following Austinites' legal challenge "Several of Austin's newest affordable housing development programs may soon be voided through a pending decision from a Travis County judge, following residents' legal action over how the city carried out the changes." (Ben Thompson, Community Impact)

Pearlstone scraps condos at 14th & Lavaca, plans hotel instead "Pearlstone Partners LLC has changed gears with its planned 14th & Lavaca tower — which will now move forward as a hotel — leaving the potential for downtown condos on the cutting room floor." (Mike Christen, Austin Business Journal)

Buc-ee's and Mercedes-Benz partner to create new electric vehicle charging network "Texas road trips could get easier for owners of EV’s after German luxury car manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz, struck a deal with gas station giant Buc-ees to install charging stations at locations throughout the country before the end of the year." (Beck Andrew Salgado, Austin American-Statesman)

Rooftop pickleball courts debut in downtown after delays "After several delays, Austin Pickle Ranch has made its debut in downtown Austin. Tim Klitch and Dan Keelan, friends and co-founders, have been working to make this facility a reality for more than three years. Located on a fourth floor rooftop, the facility has eight pickleball courts that can be rented ahead of time. Paddles are available for rent while snacks and drinks are available for purchase." (Zara Flores, Community Impact)

Terry Black's Barbecue is redeveloping former Elks Lodge in South Austin "The family that owns Terry Black's Barbecue purchased the 3.7 acre property at 700 Dawson Road and is planning to turn it into a membership-based club that would include a restaurant, pool and boutique hotel." (Lori Hawkins, Austin American-Statesman)

St. Elmo Public Market sold, new tenants announced "SomeraRoad Inc., co-headquartered in New York and Nashville, purchased the property — which was designed as a hub for food and beverage retailers that was never occupied — from Dallas-based developer Maker Bros." (Cody Baird, Austin Business Journal)