Why a $2 billion Austin eco-friendly development with 7,500 homes was years in the making

It’s been nearly 10 years since the Austin City Council approved it, but finally Whisper Valley — a 2,062-acre master-planned community — is more than a whisper.

The first homes are under construction and eventually the property near State Highway 130 and FM 973, a few miles south of downtown Manor, will comprise 7,500 single-family homes, along with apartments, stores, restaurants and other commercial spaces.

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