Austin to seek federal grant for proposed I-35 cap between Cesar Chavez, 4th streets "On Thursday, the City Council voted to seek funding as part of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Reconnecting Communities and Neighborhoods Program, a $1 billion effort meant to lessen the impacts of decades-old transportation projects." (Chase Rogers, Austin American-Statesman)

Rezoning OK'd for Brodie Oaks transformation "Austin developer Barshop & Oles Co. Inc. received the third and final rezoning approvals needed to transform the aging Brodie Oaks Shopping Center in South Austin into a dense, mixed-use hub with multiple towers — one of the largest real estate projects planned in the city." (Mike Christen, Austin Business Journal)

Austin's Pease Park Conservancy wants to add a giant troll sculpture "The Pease Park Conservancy wants to bring a giant troll to Austin. The nonprofit, which oversees Pease District Park off North Lamar Boulevard between 15th and 24th streets, has opened an online community input session about putting a troll sculpture in the park." (Britny Eubank, KVUE-ABC)

City of Kyle has used 89% of its water for the year, so it's buying more from San Marcos "The San Marcos City Council voted to sell water to Kyle through December at Tuesday night’s meeting. Kyle bought water from San Marcos last December after using its allocated amount early. This year, Kyle is asking for more than double that amount." (KUT 90.5)

Tik Tok may grow in downtown Austin after all "About five months ago, the six floors that the social media company leases in the 300 Colorado tower landed on the sublease market. Now, a filing for a tenant finish out on four of those floors has been filed with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation with the project name 'TikTok Austin.'" (Cody Baird, Austin Business Journal)

A hotel that looks like no other in Austin is going up off South Congress Avenue "Frame Hotel - SoCo will feature a collection of 22 modular suites, all with private patios. It is scheduled to open in late 2023. The 9,000-square-foot site will have no front desk, restaurant or pool and will use keyless entry." (Lori Hawkins, Austin American-Statesman)