Planning for 19-acre lakeshore development in downtown Austin moves on into 2022 "Initial plans for the transformation of the 'Statesman PUD' site that could bring a new landmark development to the south shore of Lady Bird Lake are progressing and could be finalized in early 2022." (Ben Thompson, Community Impact)

Plazas and wide bridges over I-35? The City of Austin wants your input "Large decks and widened bridges could cover vast swaths of Interstate 35 in Central Austin after the highway is expanded and lowered beneath ground level. Now, the City of Austin is asking for input on what the so-called 'caps and stitches' should look like and where they should go." (Nathan Bernier, KUT)

Council to allow ADUs in more places "In response to rising housing costs, last Thursday City Council proposed several changes to allow accessory dwelling units in more neighborhoods and to make them easier to build. ADUs are set to become legal in Single Family Residence-Large Lot (SF-1) and Single Family Residence-Standard Lot (SF-2) zones – but only if the existing home is left intact (a requirement intended to discourage tear-downs). ADUs are currently allowed on most lots zoned Family Residence (SF-3)." (Jonathan Lee, KUT)

New $3 billion project in Austin’s ‘second downtown’ is officially underway "Austin’s 'second downtown”'is about to get a whole lot bigger. Work has gotten underway on a new neighbor for North Austin’s mixed-use Domain and Domain Northside developments. Construction just began on the first phase of Uptown ATX, a $3 billion, 66-acre master-planned neighborhood. The project will dramatically enlarge Austin’s so-called 'second downtown,' along Burnet Road near North MoPac Expressway." (John Egan, CultureMap Austin)

New 17-story luxury hotel going up in downtown Austin "A parking lot in the heart of downtown Austin is being transformed into a 17-story luxury hotel. The project at Colorado and Seventh streets has broken ground and is expected to open in 2023 as a 344-room citizenM hotel." (Lori Hawkins, Austin American-Statesman)