Contact & Follow Us!
    Fax Key Title Group-Austin Office
  • (512) 518-5390
  • facebook icon
  • linkedin icon

News – Austin

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

​​Caller-Times file photo: State Highway 358, also known as South Padre Island Drive or S.P.I.D., will undergo a reconstruction.  The east-to-west-running highway, which spans across the city, has been under construction before, most recently in 2011. Construction on the highway is slated to be completed around the same time frame as the Harbor Bridge. (Photo: Rachel Denny Clow/Caller-Times archive)​CORPUS CHRISTI – Replacement of the Harbor Bridge has cast a large shadow over another major highway construction project.

SH 358, also known as South Padre Island Dr., or SPID, will undergo a reconstruction. 

The project is slated to occur and be completed along the same time frame as the Harbor Bridge. 

The two projects’ combined construction means a more than 21 miles of Corpus Christi roads will be marked with crews and lane closures. 

The SPID project will take on 15 miles of roadway from Leopard St. to Flour Bluff Dr., but the biggest improvements on the highway will occur from Ayers St. to Nile Rd., where most of the ramps will be reconstructed. 

The Harbor Bridge calls for 6.44 miles of road involved in the project, according to the Harbor Bridge Project. 

Construction on the Harbor Bridge replacement project began in 2016 and will last through 2021.

​​​​A rendering of the SOJO Commons.SAN ANTONIO – Local developer SOJO Urban Development is scheduled to break ground in March 2018 on a brownstone townhouse community near Pearl.

The new 27-unit development, called SOJO Commons, will be within walking distance of the St. Mary's Strip and Pearl.

Each townhome will be three stories, with three bedrooms and 3.5 baths, and will offer second- and third-floor balconies and private rooftop decks. 

Some units will also come with their own elevators. 

Floor plans will range from 1,923 to 3,017 sf with prices ​starting around $500,000.​

The community, to be built on 1.3 acres between West Grayson St. and East Locust St., will feature gated entry, street- and alley-facing units, private garages, a community pool and an outdoor kitchen.​

​​Rendering of Work Well WinAUSTIN – A new coworking space with a wellness approach, Work Well Win, plans to open a 100,000-sf site at the former Motorola campus.

To be situated at 3501 Ed Bluestein Blvd., the design of its workspace will focus on wellness.

Some of the amenities include air purification systems, soundproof private offices and phone booths, organic local food, advanced water filtration systems, lots of natural light, ergonomic desks and meditation spaces.

The coworking company is also partnering with fitness companies to provide access to classes and workout facilities.

The facility is set to open in summer 2018.

​​​​Room at MiravalAUSTIN – Hyatt reported it will spend $100 million in 2018 to open its Miraval wellness resort at the location formerly known as Travaasa Austin.

Located at the north shore of Lake Travis at 13500 FM 2769, the new resort is scheduled to open by the end of 2018.

In December 2016, Hyatt acquired the Travaasa Austin for the purpose of redeveloping the 220-acre property into the Miraval Austin.

According to plans released at the end of 2016, additions include 50 rooms, an expansion of the spa, an expansion of the main restaurant, and an equine-focused experiential venue.​

​​​​​​A map highlighting the areas bought by or donated to the city of El Paso.EL PASO – The City of El Paso will spend $3.5 million to buy and preserve hundreds of acres of open space near Castner Range along the Franklin Mountains.

The deal represents the city’s largest ever acquisition of open space.

The property, which the city plans to call Knapp Canyon, runs along a Northeast neighborhood on Titanic St. and Devils Tower St.

City Council approved the use of funds from the 2012 quality of life bond initiative to acquire the 366 acres at the base of the Franklin Mountains. 

About 72 of the 366 acres are being donated to the city.