Children’s Hospitals, Tech Giants and More: The Top 5 Northwest Austin Development Stories of the Past Year

By Iain Oldman | 8:40 AM Dec 28, 2020 CST

While sections of the local economy closed down due to the coronavirus pandemic, residential and commercial development plowed along in Northwest Austin. Looking ahead, 2021 looks to be a transformative year for Northwest Austin with massive development projects, including the Austin FC soccer stadium and the upcoming Apple 2 campus, ready to open their doors. Here are the five most read development stories from 2020.

1. Abbott executive order deems residential construction as an “essential service” across the state
Gov. Greg Abbott on March 31 issued an executive order that implements essential services protocols across the state of Texas. Read the full story here.
2. Revised Apple campus site plan in Northwest Austin includes new 6-story hotel
A revised site plan submitted earlier this year by Apple Inc. includes a new six-story hotel at the technology giant’s upcoming Northwest Austin campus. Read the full story here.
3. Northwest Austin family building first brewery in Anderson Mill
When Derek and Haley Law began initial designs on their upcoming brewery, they went in knowing they wanted the space to be as welcoming to the community as possible. Read the full story here.
4. Why did Dell Children’s Medical Center choose Northwest Austin for its newest pediatric hospital?
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