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Cedar Park council approves stricter noise regulations

Cedar Park council approves stricter noise regulations

Cedar Park City Council adopted changes March 9 to its noise-regulation ordinance that would further limit the allowable level of sound in the city.City staff conducted a noise assessment study in spring 2016 that centered around Lone Star Grille & Amphitheater and examined ordinances in other cities. Based on those results,...
Round Rock City Council gives go ahead to more affordable housing units

Round Rock City Council gives go ahead to more affordable housing units

At the Round Rock City Council meeting Thursday night, the council unanimously approved letting a proposed affordable housing complex, Shadow Ridge Apartments, increase its number of anticipated units from 265 to 325.In November, Pedcor Investments, LLC, the developer, received initial approval for the 265 units, but needs to increase that number now....
Hutto ISD attendance rise may mean new high school

Hutto ISD attendance rise may mean new high school

The enrollment for Hutto ISD has more than doubled in the past 10 years, and the majority of the district’s 10 schools will exceed their capacity in the next five years, officials said. New schools, including a second high school, are on the horizon, according to officials.Current enrollment for all...
City, chamber officials team for Round Rock’s economic development

City, chamber officials team for Round Rock’s economic development

Leaders in Round Rock point to a successful partnership that feeds the city’s economic growth, bringing regular announcements of new businesses and industries coming to town.The system has changed over the years, but what works for economic development is the current pact between the city of Round Rock...
Hutto undergoing process of updating future land-use as well as zoning maps

Hutto undergoing process of updating future land-use as well as zoning maps

Hutto’s 2040 Comprehensive Plan, adopted in May 2015, includes a future land-use map from 2009. According to city officials, the map is outdated and needs to keep up with the growth of the city of approximately 24,000.The projected population of the city is 37,744 by 2030 and up to 48,064 by 2040. It will not stop...
5 features of Austin Community College Round Rock Campus expansion project

5 features of Austin Community College Round Rock Campus expansion project

Austin Community College will break ground Tuesday on a Round Rock Campus expansion that will feature new and advanced education and training facilities. The 10 a.m. groundbreaking event is free and open to the public.The second phase project will add a 45,000-square-foot general education building and renovation of existing...
Leander’s first hotel could break ground in the summer

Leander’s first hotel could break ground in the summer

Leander’s first hotel could break ground as early as this summer behind the H-E-B Plus shopping center by US 183.The Holiday Inn Express would be located by West Broade Street and West Metro Drive, Economic Development Director Mark Willis said. The building will have more than 90 rooms, and Willis...
North Brushy Street could soon get new look in Old Town Leander

North Brushy Street could soon get new look in Old Town Leander

Leander City Council approved the second round of design for the North Brushy Streetscape Project in Old Town Leander during a meeting Thursday night.Improvements to the North Brushy Streetscape gained support in May when Leander voters approved four bond propositions totaling $70.9 million for city projects involving transportation, parks projects,...
11 facts about the new Hutto Whataburger and other businesses opening on Monday

11 facts about the new Hutto Whataburger and other businesses opening on Monday

Three new businesses will open in Hutto on Jan. 23. Here is what you need to know:At 9 a.m., Optical by H-E-B will open inside the new Hutto H-E-B Plus store, 5000 Gattis School Road.Hutto City Council and H-E-B leadership will attend a ribbon cutting and H-E-B will announce a...
3 things to know about the new Central Texas bike, pedestrian plan

3 things to know about the new Central Texas bike, pedestrian plan

Formation of the Central Texas region’s active transportation plan is underway, and residents are invited to provide their feedback at 10 upcoming open house events.1. This is the first Regional Active Transportation Plan for Central Texas.Active transportation involves using one’s body to get around, including walking and biking...

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