Thursday, October 12, 2017

Great Hills Mixed Use Transformation

A shopping center in North Austin on the edge of the Arboretum may soon be transformed into a mixed use development, Community Impact reports.

The current development is Great Hills Market and is zoned as general retail and limited office, but the developer’s case for changing it to general commercial services-mixed use is to be heard by the Zoning and Platting Commission on October 17th.

The hope is to transform the underutilized shopping center into 362 apartments, 10,200 square feet of retail, 11,200 square feet of restaurant space, and 5,000 square feet of space for fast food restaurants with drive-thrus.

The redesign would happen gradually over several years as leases of the current tenants expire and based on market demand. The Regal Arbor 8 at Great Hills movie theater and Manuel’s restaurant would be transformed first.  

Great Hills Market’s other businesses include Petco, TJ Maxx, Pier 1 Imports, Macaroni Grill, and a branch of Wells Fargo.

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

South First Named One of the Best Places to Visit in the US

Lonely Planet named the South First Street area in Austin one of the ten best places in the country to go right now, Austin 360 reports.

Lonely Planet cites Bouldin Creek Cafe and Torchy’s Tacos as destinations and applauds the casual, easy vibe of South First Street in direct contrast to the trendiness of South Congress.

They also suggest taking the CapMetro Bus 10 or renting a B-cycle to spend a day exploring the boutiques, vintage shops and bakeries along the street, and of course recommend a stop by the ubiquitous “Greetings from Austin” mural at the corner of Annie and South First.

For lodging, Lonely Planet recommends South Congress Hotel or a local house or room rented via Air BnB or Home Away.  

The other destinations in the country that Lonely Planet said were must visits are East Liberty and Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh; Avondale, Chicago; Point Loma, San Diego; East Nashville, Nashville; Capitol Riverfront and Yards Park, Washington D.C.; Montavilla, Portland; and River North, Denver.

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