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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."


14 elementary school students, 1 teacher killed in Uvalde shooting

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Fourteen students and one teacher are dead after a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas—a small town an hour and a half west of San Antonio—on Tuesday afternoon.

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Which electric pickup will win the hearts of Texans? A look at the Silverado, F-150 and Cybertruck


General Motors stepped onto Tesla's turf this week by bringing the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV to Austin for a showing. It's driving up competition in an increasingly hot market for electric pickups, which include the Cybertruck and Ford's F-150 Lightning.
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