Category Archives: Economy

North Lamar International District Merchant Association

The North Lamar International District Merchant Association made their public debut in March 2019, with two weekends of a wildly successful Asian Night Market. They’ve been organizing behind the scenes for a couple of years, supported by the city’s economic … Continue reading

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312 E Wonsley economic redevelopment / redesarollo económica

The City of Austin’s economic redevelopment division is working with HACA (Housing Authority of the City of Austin) and Central Health in a collaborative partnership to evaluate how best to maximize community benefits from this publicly-owned land. This might be … Continue reading

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North Lamar / Georgian Acres sponsorships and donations

The North Lamar/Georgian Acres neighborhood team can develop a sponsorship to meet your interest and your desire for recognition or anonymity – landscaping a neighborhood entrance, multilingual child safety outreach materials, classes on health topics, youth sports teams, … Let … Continue reading

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Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT)

December 2016 update: A city Visitor Impact Taskforce has begun meeting to “Study the impact of tourism on City infrastructure, services, and facilities, and investigate opportunities to offset those impacts.by using Hotel Occupancy Tax revenues; Review of current uses of … Continue reading

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Energy Usage Index for multifamily properties

As part of Energy Conservation and Audit Disclosure (ECAD), Austin Energy calculates an “energy usage index” (EUI) for multifamily properties, the average amount of electricity per square foot that the property uses each year. This gives potential residents a tool … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Food Systems Planning

The city has a grant to develop a process for neighborhood-level food systems planning, with the goal to build more sustainability. “Food system” includes how food is produced, distributed and sold, and consumed. They’re piloting their work in north central … Continue reading

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Alternative Financial Services (October 2015 update)

City Council’s Economic Opportunity committee will be discussing the Credit Access Business Ordinance at their October 12 meeting. The City of Austin regulates the location of “alternative financial services” – payday loans, title loans, check cashing, and money transfers. The … Continue reading

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