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District 3 newsletter outlines plans for quarter-cent transportation fund

The Burleson Heights area has another great way to learn about city issues important to residents. The District 3 newsletter from City Council member Sabino “Pio” Renteria includes a roundup of city issues and a calendar of council, city committee and other public … Continue reading

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Our home prices still a bargain

Austin’s real estate market is heating up again. More than 2,560 existing single-family homes sold in April, 32 percent more than the year before, and they spent an average of 19 fewer days on the market, according to the Austin Board … Continue reading

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Second area code coming to Central Texas

Starting June 1, dialing the phone in and around Austin is going to get a little more complicated. That’s when Central Texans will be required to dial the area code plus the phone number for local calls. Few telephone numbers … Continue reading

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East Riverside Corridor’s makeover draws closer

Last week the City of Austin Planning Commission recommended the adoption of a set of regulations that, if approved, will determine the new face of East Riverside Drive. The proposed regulations are designed to transform a concrete commercial zone between … Continue reading

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Lawn watering schedule returns to once a week

Low water levels in Lake Travis and Lake Buchanan have once again triggered Stage 2 watering restrictions. Some kinds of watering are exempt from the restrictions, such as drip irrigation, watering by hand and watering trees with soaker hoses. See more … Continue reading

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Neighborhood calendar for September

Coming up soon are a planned hearing on Edgewick’s request to gate Carlson Drive and the end of the warranty period on the construction project that ended in Burleson Heights in 2011. And in October, National Night Out will be … Continue reading

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Final East Riverside Corridor article available for public review

The final piece of the Draft East Riverside Corridor (ERC) Regulating Plan is now available for review, according to Erica Leak of the City of Austin Planning & Development Review Department. The latest portion of the plan is the ERC Development … Continue reading

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Open house March 20 on East Riverside Corridor Master Plan

The city will hold its second open house next week to discuss housing and transportation plans for the East Riverside Corridor (ERC). Find out how public input from the October 2011 meeting has been incorporated into plans to improve mobility … Continue reading

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Stripes are in vogue on Parker Lane

Austin’s Bike Route 59 got new lane markings in the 0.6-mile section at the south end of Parker Lane on Thursday. New stripes mark the boundaries of two bicycle lanes, one parallel-parking lane on the west side of the road, … Continue reading

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Edgewick development wants to gate important east-west road

The developers and residents of Edgewick condominiums are asking the city for permission to gate off Carlson Drive. The Austin Planning Commission will hear Edgewick’s request at 6 p.m. Feb. 28, in the City Council chambers at City Hall, 301 W. Second Street … Continue reading

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