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Parmer Lane Sustainable Roadway Project Breaks Ground

Last week marked the groundbreaking of the Parmer Lane Sustainable Roadway project, a 1.5 mile extension of Parmer Lane from US Highway 290 to State Highway 130. The result of a partnership between the City of Austin, Travis County, and Titan Capital Investments with local developer Dwyer Realty, the Parmer Lane Sustainable Roadway embraces a... Read Full Post

Fixing a Leak in the Water Conservation Paradigm

As you drive through a typical neighborhood in Central Texas, it may not occur to you that you are passing acres of turf that are irrigated by potable water. Many of us have grown accustomed to the manicured patches of lawn that surround our homes, but few of us have given thought to why it’s... Read Full Post

On the Boards: Rancho Sienna

RVi is thrilled to be part of the planning and design team for Rancho Sienna, Newland Communities’ newest residential development. Newland recently unveiled nine homebuilders that will offer homes in Rancho Sienna, including Centerra Homes, Wes Peoples Homes, MileStone Community Builders, Chesmar Homes, Partners In Building, Sitterle Homes, D.R. Horton, Emerald Homes, and Ryland Homes.... Read Full Post

Mueller Southwest Greenway Wins Texas ASLA Honor Award

We are excited to share the news that the Mueller Southwest Greenway has received an Honor Award from the ASLA Texas Chapter. RVi’s own Barbara Austin accepted the award together with Pam Hefner of the City of Austin’s Economic Development Department. The award was presented at the Texas ASLA Conference Awards Reception in San Antonio... Read Full Post

Ramping Up with Context Sensitive Solutions for US 290 and SH 45 SW

It is no surprise to long-time Austin residents that our city’s population boom is causing serious congestion on local roads. The good news is that regional transportation authorities are working hard to address this growth and have begun work on two much-needed transportation projects in the Austin area: the Oak Hill Parkway (US 290 West)... Read Full Post

New Master Planned Community Emerging in Dripping Springs

Earlier this month, Dripping Springs City Council approved the development agreement for Caliterra, a new master planned community that will be located off Ranch Road 12 one mile south of Highway 290 in Dripping Springs. Caliterra features majestic hill country views and a very scenic portion of Onion Creek which traverses the site near the... Read Full Post

How Can Open Space Add Value to Real Estate Development?

Preserving open space in communities is often a balancing act between maximizing developable land and creating value – both monetary and intangible – for all parties involved. Urban Land Magazine explored this dichotomy in a recent article featuring interviews with five community development experts – including RVi President Chris Crawford. The article explored trends in... Read Full Post

St. Edward's Science Building Receives AEGB 3-Star Rating

Austin Energy Green Building has awarded a 3-Star Rating to the John Brooks Williams Natural Sciences and Technology Center – South Building at St. Edward’s University. The building, designed by Moore Rubel Yudell Architects and STG Design, includes a host of sustainable features such as energy efficient fixtures, locally-sourced materials, and low-emitting materials. The landscape... Read Full Post