Rewild ATX seeks audit of parks nonprofits "Rewild ATX, which describes itself as a citywide network of volunteers working on climate mitigation, water protection, biodiversity and keeping parks open for all, has issued a press release raising concerns about Austin’s Parks and Recreation Department’s nonprofit policies. According to Rewild ATX, those policies 'feature blanket and unexamined agreements with The Trail Conservancy and other park non-profits.'" (Jo Clifton, Austin Monitor)

Travis County reaches $90M deal for 1,500 acre wilderness park near Spicewood "This month Travis County is finalizing the purchase of 1,506 acres off Texas 71 between Bee Cave and Spicewood." (Bridget Grumet, Austin American-Statesman)

Not enough demand to fill 2.5M square feet of new office space in downtown Austin, report says "According the Downtown Austin Alliance’s latest State of Downtown released Wednesday evening, downtown’s weekday population last year was at 63% of 2019 levels. The report also mentioned there’s currently 2.56 million square feet of office space currently under construction downtown." (Brianna Hollis, KXAN-NBC)

WeWork aims to keep an Austin office lease "WeWork Inc. intends to keep at least one lease in Austin as the coworking firm expects to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy by the end of the month. The coworking company announced May 13 it filed a motion to assume its lease at University Park near the University of Texas campus." (Cody Baird, Austin Business Journal)

Leander's Northline gets first retail developer in project to create a downtown "Endeavor Real Estate Group will be building spaces for several restaurants along the U.S. 183 tollway frontage road as part of the 17 acres it is developing at the project, according to a news release from the Northline Leander Development Company." (Claire Osborne, Austin American-Statesman)