Shonda Novak, Austin American-Statesman

Shonda Novak

Austin American-Statesman

Austin, TX, United States

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Past articles by Shonda:

Developer plans hundreds more apartments along South Lamar Boulevard

Hundreds more apartments are planned for South Lamar Boulevard, which for years has been undergoing an apartment-building boom. → Read More

Home sales plunge; median prices fall in Central Texas housing market

The median sold price in the Austin region was $450,000 in January, down 6.3% year-over-year; it declined 4.6% in the Austin city limits to $525,000. → Read More

Construction begins on new 48-story high-rise on Rainey Street

The 48-story building is the latest addition to Austin’s Rainey Street area. It will have 557 apartments and several food and beverage concepts. → Read More

$500 million mixed-use project planned in Lakeway

Work has also started on 241-unit apartment project near Dripping Springs. → Read More

Work starts on Austin tower destined to be tallest in Texas; project's name revealed

Dubbed the Waterline, the tower is planned to be 1,022 feet tall, which would surpass a Houston skyscraper to become the tallest in Texas. → Read More

Another big industrial park starts work in Austin area

Blue Springs Business Park in Georgetown will have three distribution buildings with a combined 604,064 square feet of space. → Read More

As housing market shifts, layoffs hit Keller Williams in Austin

Keller Williams has cut 23 jobs at its corporate headquarters in Austin -- 4.6% of its local workforce → Read More

48-story condo tower planned for Austin's Rainey Street district

The project calls for 245 condominium units, but the developer says that could change as the design process continues. → Read More

More apartments headed to Austin's St. Elmo District, south of downtown

The five-story project will bring 274 apartment units, along with retail space, to the rapidly changing area south of Ben White Boulevard. → Read More

Hyatt sells historic Driskill hotel in downtown Austin to new ownership group

Woodbine officials say the purchase is "an opportunity to be a catalyst for the repositioning of 6th Street." → Read More

Divine digs? South Austin condo in remodeled church sells for $1.5 million

The condo is in the former St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic Church, a 1939 Mission Revival-style structure that was transformed into four condominiums in 2018. → Read More

El Mercado's downtown Austin property sold; site to be redeveloped

The El Mercado Uptown site had been coveted by many developers through the years. → Read More

Austin's skyline keeps growing: 46-story office tower planned for downtown

Austin-based Cielo Property Group said the high-rise, named Perennial, will have 750,000 square feet of office space and three floors of retail space. → Read More

$2 billion mixed-use project planned for 156 acres in Williamson County

The Pearson Ranch development will take shape on 156 acres at the northeast corner of Texas 45 and West Parmer Lane → Read More

Another Austin apartment complex sells as rental market stays hot

The acquisition follows other recent sales of complexes in the Austin region, which is seeing a surge of new apartment construction and rising rents. → Read More

Downtown Austin office tower on Congress Avenue sells for $174 million

The new owner, Regent Properties, says it plans a number of renovations to 816 Congress, a 20-story high-rise. → Read More

Slow sales, high prices continue as influx of new Austin residents enter the housing market

November's median sale price was $470,000 across the five-county region, and was $540,000 within Austin's city limits → Read More

Plan for 20,000-seat amphitheater project near Bee Cave ignites opposition

The project, which could cost $600 million to $750 million, is facing questions about the potential impact on the environment and nearby neighbors. → Read More

Austin home prices still rising, but market frenzy slows in October

The number of Austin-area home sales dipped in October, but prices keep going up as market stays on pace for another record year → Read More

Planning for Austin growth, JPMorgan Chase leases two floors in downtown tower

The New York-based banking giant JPMorgan Chase & Co will occupy about 35,000 square feet on the top two floors of 405 Colorado in downtown Austin. → Read More