Austin blocks plan to demolish Rainey Street bungalow as bar empties out "A plan to demolish one of Rainey Street’s last bungalow homes has been met with a wave of resistance by Austin City Hall, leaving a local bar caught in between. The Austin Historic Landmark Commission on Nov. 1 declined to vote on the owner's request to replace the old home, originally constructed in 1887, with a two-story, flat-roofed brick building." (Mike Christen, Austin Business Journal)

Austin becomes one of the largest cities in the country to get rid of parking requirements "In an attempt to ease the cost of development and to encourage people to drive less, Austin City Council members scrapped decades-old mandates that developers build parking alongside homes, offices and shops on Thursday." (Audrey McGlinchy, KUT 90.5)

Two Austin homeless encampments closed, 43 unhoused residents moved to shelters "The City of Austin closed two homeless encampments and relocated 43 unhoused residents as part of the Housing-Focused Encampment Assistance Link (HEAL) Initiative." (Tara Brolley, KVUE-CBS)

New shopping center under construction in Georgetown to be anchored by Sprouts grocery store "The Cedar Breaks West Shopping Center, which will be anchored by a 23,000-square-foot Sprouts Farmers Market grocery store, will rise on the northwest corner of Williams and Wildwood drives. Durhman & Bassett Realty Group Inc. is developing the project, and leaders said they have already signed leases for most of the space. About 40,000 square feet remains available." (Smar Chamais, Austin Business Journal)

WeWork's future in Austin is uncertain amid reports of bankruptcy plans "According to a Wall Street Journal report, WeWork, which operates various shared office spaces throughout Austin, is planning to file for bankruptcy. The filing is reportedly expected to be made in the coming weeks and is the latest twist in a thoroughly documented financial whirlwind that has plagued the company since it attempted to go public in 2019." (Beck Andrew Salgado, Austin American-Statesman)

Data center giant eating up more of Dell's land "As Las Vegas-based Switch Inc. continues work on its first Round Rock facility, the data center company has been approved to build what appears to be a second 32.5-acre campus around the corner." (Justin Sayers, Austin Business Journal)