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Can't get enough of the greenbelt? New Barton Creek homes, condos would connect to it

The Barton Creek greenbelt is an attraction for all of Austin, and soon some will be able to live a 3.5 mile trail away.

A new development is building homes and condos with close proximity to Austin's gem—the Barton Creek Greenbelt.


The new Holden Hills community, located near Southwest Parkway, will include 495 acres of property with 74 homes, 430 condos, green space and best of all, a 3.5-mile trail to the greenbelt.

Construction is expected to begin just before fall as permits are being secured, Stratus Properties CEO Beau Armstrong told Community Impact. Phase 1 will take 17 months, bringing 12 single-family lots and 373 condo units to life. Stratus is hopeful the first homes will hit the market in the spring of 2022.

Austin-based Stratus Properties has been building in the Southwest Austin area since the 1990s. It is the developer behind Lantana Place shopping center and has worked on developments in the Barton Creek and Circle C neighborhoods for years.

"We've been diligently building up Barton Creek for 30 years," Armstrong told the newspaper. "This happens to be our last residential section. It'll be a number of years before it's completely sold out, but it is a little bittersweet that it's coming to an end."

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1923 Lake Austin mansion demolition request pitting preservationists and some neighbors against owner and city preservation office
Austin Monitor

By Jonathan Lee

The Planning Commission was split Tuesday on whether to help save an eclectic lakefront estate from demolition by zoning it historic amid concerns over tax breaks and the likelihood that a previous owner participated in segregation as a business owner.

The property in question, known as the Delisle House, is located at 2002 Scenic Drive in Tarrytown. The main house, with Spanish and Modern influences, was built in 1923 by Raymond Delisle, an optician. A Gothic Revival accessory apartment was built in 1946. The current owner applied to demolish the structures in order to build a new home.'

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Freaky Floats and other Austin food & drink news
Austin Motel

What's new in Austin food & drink this week:

  • Nau's Enfield Drug closing after losing their lease. Did McGuire Moorman Lambert buy the building, with its vintage soda fountain?
  • Nixta Taqueria Chef Edgar Rico named to Time Magazine's Time 100 Next influencer list, after winning a James Beard Award earlier this year.
  • Question: From what BBQ joint did pescatarian Harry Styles order food this week?
  • Austin Motel is opening the pool and pool bar Wednesday nights in October for Freaky Floats.
  • Vincent's on the Lake closing due to "economic conditions and low water levels [at Lake Travis]."
  • Cenote has closed its Windsor Park location. The East Cesar Chavez location remains open.
  • The Steeping Room on N. Lamar has closed.
  • Local startup It's Skinnyscored new financing for its gluten-free pasta business.
  • P. Terry's opened a new location in Kyle, at 18940 IH-35.