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Cheers! Council approves more bars, over neighborhood objections, for the E. 11th and 12th street corridor

After months of delay, City Council finally concluded passage of a revised urban renewal plan for Central East Austin on Thursday.

Despite pleas from residents of the East 11th and 12th street corridor not to allow additional cocktail lounges in their neighborhood, Council adopted the latest plan for the district, including allowing more establishments that serve alcohol. Arguments over the impact of that change have bogged down the process.

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Will Airbnb's new anti-party system help ease disturbances in Austin's neighborhoods?


Stephanie Ashworth lived in a neighborhood north of Tarrytown, near W. 35th St. and Balcones Drive the summer of 2013. One of her neighbors wanted to move to a different school district and decided to rent out their home on Airbnb upon leaving.

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Austin neighborhood guide: What's hot, not and overrated when it comes to renting
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Austin may still be the most expensive metro area for Texas renters, with reports of rent rising upwards of 25-40%, but the apartment hunting process can still be daunting no matter your budget.

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