What's New in Southwest Austin
Living in Southwest Austin? There's always something new happening in Southwest Austin, and if the weekend is looming ahead and seems to be pretty boring, here is a list of new things and attractions you can check out to enliven your otherwise-deadbeat weekend:
1. Construction on the new Goodnight Mixed-Use Subdivision has commenced, with the move-in of first residents to take place before the end of 2016. The 104 single-family home, 9 duplex, and 90 townhouse project is a collaboration between Benchmark Development and members of the Goodnight family. You can access our own post about this project here.
2. Gondolas could be the newest transportation option in Austin, IF the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (which oversees the MoPac toll lane project) will approve funding for a viability study for a proposed 8-mile gondola line that would run above South First and Guadalupe Streets. The proposal, presented by Argodesign last September 7, is behind the urban cable concept called "The Wire".
3. Southwest Austin celebrated the launching of new nonprofit The L.I.F.E. Project, which will serve young adults with autism and neurological and developmental disorders after high school. The nonprofit learning center is located across from Crocket High School.
4. Updates on the expansion of the free program called Highway Emergency Response Operator of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization are now available to the public. The project aims to assist motorists that encounter problems such as flat tires or broken down cars.