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News – Austin

* This news feed is generated through NewsTalk Texas, provided by the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University

​​​​​AUSTIN – Seamless Capital LLC is planning a 500-unit multifamily development at 2700 S. Lamar Blvd. 

Ten percent of the units will be set aside for those making up to 60 percent of the area median family income.​ 

HomeBase, a subsidiary of Austin Habitat for Humanity, is partnering on the 50 affordable units. 

The developer is asking the city council to rezone the three-acre site to MF-6, the highest-density multifamily zoning category. The council ​gave initial approval on Oct. 14. ​​​

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​​NEW CANEY – Big Rivers Waterpark & Adventures is adding 11 new attractions by Th​anksgiving weekend. 

This new portion of the theme park, called Big Rivers Fairgrounds, will have a spinning rollercoaster, rocking pirate ship, 360-degree spinning pendulum, and several attractions for children. 

Most of the new rides will open by Nov. 26, with the rest debuting by the end of the year.  

​​​​Big Rivers Waterpark & Adventures is at 23101 SH 242.​​

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​Source: Community Impact Newspaper

​​​​DENTON – ​Newland Real Estate has brokered the sale of 155 acres at 8101 I-35.

The land, which is between FM 156 and ​US 380, sold for over $11 million.

Newland represented both the seller and the buyer. ​​​

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​Source: Newland Real Estate

​​​​​FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Plano has ranked 17th on's list of the best places to live​ in 2021.

The North Texas city had particularly high scores in remote readiness (81 points) and civics (75). Plano has a population of 302,806. 

The top five cities according to the rankings were ​Madison, Wi​s.; Ann Arbor, Mich.; Overland Park, Kan.; Frederick, ​Md.; and Charlottesville, Va. ​

To determine the rankings, analyzed more than 1,000 small to mid-sized cities while factoring in safety, affordability, economic stability, outdoor recreation, accessibility, community engagement, and more.

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​​​​​HOCKLEY – Johnson Development is building Jubilee, a 4,800-home residential com​munity.

The developer purchased the 1,620-acre site south of SH 290 in 2017.

Presales will begin in early 2023. 

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