Indeed, like HomeAway and Facebook, sets up another huge office in Austin’s ‘second downtown’, the booming aggregation website for job seekers, is another marquee company going all in at The Domain in North Austin.

The 300-acre mixed-use development, which has risen like a phoenix in the past decade, has become Austin’s second downtown and is nearing build-out with tech-focused companies — Amazon, Facebook and HomeAway, to name a few — snagging a piece of prime real estate.

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Mueller developer, W Austin Hotel owner vie to oversee huge master-planned project

Two notable names in Austin’s real estate world want to lead the redevelopment of the massive Colony Park project in East Austin.

Stratus Properties Inc. and Catellus Development Corp. have responded to the city’s request for qualifications for a master developer for the redevelopment of Colony Park — about 208 acres of publicly owned land near the intersection of Decker and Loyola lanes, about a mile from Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park.

Colony Park’s Master Plan, approved in 2014, allows for as much as 960,000 square feet of commercial space and 3,031 housing units. The project was unveiled in 2012

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$200M Solms Landing project takes shape south of Austin with shops, restaurants & homes

If everything falls into place, the 98-acre, $200 million Solms Landing development in New Braunfels could be one of the I-35 corridor’s most ambitious projects to date.

As first reported by San AntonioBusiness Journal in June, Solms Landing is the brainchild of James Mahan and South Texas Capital, and was originally slated to consist of restaurants, a boutique hotel, upscale retail space, multifamily units, Class A office space, walking and biking trails and at least three parks. Today, the plan for Solms Landing looks mostly the same with the addition of 182 single-family lots.

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Homes, shops, offices to spring up near Dell HQ

A California real estate firm is poised to invest $200 million in a mixed-use development at the busy intersection of State Highway 45 and I-35 in Round Rock.

Round Rock City Council unanimously approved last month a memorandum of understanding with Mark IV Capital for 65.5 acres on Greenlawn Boulevard.

City officials may offer incentives for the master-planned project, which would include at least 1 million square feet of commercial and residential development. That’s roughly equivalent to what Barton Creek Square mall has to offer, in terms of square footage.

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Water park, resort and convention center pegged near Dell Diamond

When the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center opens in Round Rock, residents and businesses will gain a huge asset.

Sure, Wisconsin-based Kalahari Resorts LLC is known for building fun water parks that are a regional draw — an African-themed indoor and outdoor water park is on tap for Round Rock — but there’s a big business component to the properties.

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In Georgetown, 164 acres to become Italian-style village

Iva Wolf McLachlan’s father, Jay Wolf, came to Georgetown more than 70 years ago with “absolutely nothing” to attend Southwestern University on the GI Bill.

Jay Wolf saved up and, eventually, began to purchase land.

Now, that land, which sits near I-35 and State Highway 29, has sprouted developments such as the Wolf Ranch Town Center shopping mall and the 755-acre Wolf Ranch residential community.

“I feel a great sense of pride to be the steward of that hard work and vision,” Iva Wolf McLachlan said.

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