Museum of Human Achievement
"...In the second show from the house-gallery Permanent Collection, artists Sara Condo and Lindsay Hutchens provide two outlooks on female identity and personal loss. Permanent Collection's mission is to bring together an artist from the Midwest (PC's founders relocated to Austin from Chicago) and one from Texas for each exhibition..."
"...7). Spelman, who might have to answer for the Statesman's criticisms of the council when he runs for re-election last year, took this dig: In talking about the dense development surrounding the site of the planned Gotham condominiums on the south end of the Congress Avenue bridge, Spelman cited the nearby South Congress offices of the Statesman, which, he added, don't seem to be going anywhere -- though "every Sunday morning, I wish the American-Statesman would go away," he cracked...."
"... Another test of council will concerning building heights in western Downtown: The zoning case for 800 West Ave., a 1.2-acre Shoal Creek-front site at the corner of Eighth Street, returned to council for a final vote at press time. Last fall, Cypress Real Estate Advisors sought an upgrade to Central Business District zoning to build a 250-foot condo tower, to be designed by Muñoz + Albin Architecture and Planning..."
"...The Rosie Larsen murder occurs as the movers are emptying Sarah's condo. Because she's approaching her final hours on the job, she is happy to pass the case on to the new guy, Detective Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman)..."
"...• Item 72 would remove a 1979 restrictive covenant, limiting development on the site of the current Villas on Town Lake in the Rainey Street neighborhood to 30 units per acre. The land has since been rezoned from MF-3 to CBD, but the restrictive covenant remains, blocking reported plans to sell the property to Sutton Development, who plan to build two 48-story condo towers on the site...."
"...8) DOWNTOWN PERCOLATES Despite the recession, loads of people still patronize Downtown entertainment, dining, and drinking venues. Only about 400 under-construction condo units remain unsold..."
"...So as not to hamper a holistic consideration of the site, Council Member Sheryl Cole successfully sponsored a council resolution directing the city to participate in the Y's planning process. The West Austin Youth Association, which operates athletic fields on the surrounding parkland, will help kick around ideas (which won't include condos but could include a new water feature, spray playground, or outdoor pool)..."