City of Austin to allow tiny homes, RVs to be used as accessory dwelling units "The City of Austin is tentatively allowing tiny homes and RVs to be used as accessory dwellings in single-family neighborhoods. ... Interim City Manager Jesús Garza will have to draft the appropriate code changes in order for the move to occur. Those changes must be written by Nov. 30." (Johann Castro, Matt Coutu, KVUE-ABC)

30-story tower breaks ground on former site of Cain & Abel's, popular UT area bar "The building will be at West 24th and Rio Grande streets. The upcoming student housing project will have 199 residential units and 670 beds. The tower is the eighth in the West Campus area for developer Austin-based Villas Student Housing." (Shonda Novak, Austin American-Statesman)

Aventuur outlines possible Austin surf park "Add another name to the list of companies that want to ride a wave of surf park interest in Central Texas. Aventuur Inc. announced in late August it secured the exclusive rights to develop an Austin park using the wave-generating technology of Spain-based Wavegarden SL." (Sahar Chamais, Austin Business Journal)

Home prices in some Central Austin ZIP codes increased in August "August home prices in multiple Central Austin ZIP codes increased with homes in 78752 seeing the biggest jump at 38.27% year over year, according to data from the Austin Board of Realtors. However, there was also a decrease in August home prices in some ZIP codes, including 78701, which dropped by nearly 35%." (Brittany Austin, Community Impact)

Erwin Center Demolition Work Could Start Next Month in Downtown Austin "Collective news coverage relying on info from the UT System’s Board of Regents indicates the $25 million demolition of the Erwin Center, along with the adjacent Denton A. Cooley Pavilion that’s served as a UT basketball training facility for twenty-odd years, is expected to start next year and wrap up by the end of 2024." (James Rambin, Towers)

Hundreds of Steiner Ranch properties get water cut off for violating restrictions "Travis County Water Control and Improvement District No. 17 said it has been trying since July 5 to get violators in compliance of the restrictions, which include limiting irrigation to no more than two days a week." (Haya Panjwani, KUT 90.5)

City of Austin to implement paid parking on South Congress Avenue "In a bid to address parking availability and turnover issues along one of Austin's most iconic streets, the City of Austin began the process of implementing paid parking along South Congress Avenue on September 11. This is the second time in six months that Austin has seen a parking rate increase in a high-traffic destination" (Amber Heckler, CultureMap Austin)