Mayor Adler will deliver his first annual State Of The City address at the new A.I.S.D. Performing Arts Center to discuss what the new 10-1 Council has already accomplished and what the Mayor hopes we can get done in the future together. Special guests will be announced soon.
Beginning next week, the Austin Transportation Department will make improvements to the intersection of Congress Avenue and Cesar Chavez. Currently, westbound Cesar Chavez has one lane dedicated to left turns, and two lanes dedicated to through traffic.
At a press conference on March 27, Mayor Steve Adler; Council Member Ann Kitchen, Chair of the Council’s Mobility Committee; and City Manager Marc Ott announced a Traffic Congestion Action Plan that outlines immediate and long-term steps to help alleviate traffic issues throughout the city. The p
Travis County Commissioner Brigid Shea, Austin Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo, and AISD representatives will host a community meeting on a proposal to add four express lanes on Mopac, between Slaughter Lane and West Cesar Chavez Street, with direct connectors tying in to Cesar Chavez.
Come share your vision for the future of the Rainey Alley (the unpaved alley that runs east of Rainey Street) at an upcoming open house on April 7.
Be air aware and drive less this ozone season by using alternative commuting methods. Spring is a great time to try riding the bus, taking the train, carpooling, vanpooling, walking, biking, or teleworking.
The City of Austin's Art in Public Places (AIPP) program acquires and maintains works of art for City facilities through commissions, donations and loans for the cultural enrichment of the Austin community.
The Fusebox Festival is a hybrid art festival that includes performance art, film screenings, concerts, art installations, social events and more! The festival, which takes place from April 1-12, features more than fifty events at over twenty different sites around the city.
The newest option for fine and innovative dining in downtown Austin is now open on Congress Avenue. Counter 3.Five.VII is a 26-seat restaurant focused on counter seating and direct chef interaction.
Beginning today, road improvement projects will temporarily reduce lanes on two downtown streets. Colorado Street will be narrowed to one vehicle lane in order to complete improvements in the intersection of W. Third Street and Colorado Street.
Mark your calendars for April 1 for a panel discussion with Matthew Lewis, Assistant Director of Planning and Development Review, and Thomas Hardy, Ph.D. on the lessons learned from two great green infrastructure projects located an ocean away. Dr.
As reported last week by Jennifer Currington of Community Impact News, four parking spaces at the northwest corner of Congress Avenue and Eighth Street will become a pocket patio by summer.
As reported last week by Jan Buchholz of the Austin Business Journal, Google Inc. will be taking a major portion (200,000 SF) of the new office building under construction at the Green Water Treatment Plant.
Portland-based doughnut shop Voodoo Doughnut announced last week that they will open an Austin location in 2015 at 212 E. Sixth St. This will be the company's first location here in Texas and sixth overall.
The new Mayor and City Council Members need to appoint 567 citizens to various advisory boards and commissions. Though the reconstituted commissions will not meet until July, the Council is beginning to make appointments now.
Whether you're taking part in SXSW or not, as the crowds begin to swell this Friday, driving in downtown will become more of a challenge. It might be a good time to explore alternate ways of getting to and from downtown as well as ways of getting around downtown once you're here.
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The CAMPO Transportation Policy Board (TPB) is taking public comment on the draft 2040 Regional Transportation Plan, amendments to the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan, and the FY's 2015-2018 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).
The 183 North Mobility Project Open House, initially planned for March 5th, has been rescheduled due to weather-related school closures. The new date and time:
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
5pm – 8pm
Antone’s, a historic and popular Austin music venue, will reopen downtown in the summer of 2015. Antone’s will be located at 305 E 5th Street in the two-story Maxey Glass building located next to Eddie V’s, just blocks from their original location.
The Downtown Austin Alliance is excited to welcome Allen Edmonds to The Main Street of Texas. Founded in 1922, Allen Edmonds brings classic men’s shoes to Downtown Austin offering everything from casual loafers to formal dress shoes. Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W.
The South by Southwest 2015 Music, Film, and Interactive Festival will run from Friday, March 13 until Sunday, March 22. Some street closures will go into effect on the 13th; others will not begin until later during the festival.