May 23, 2024 - News

🎨 1 sketched-in mural to go

A photo of a mural being projected on a wall.

Workers sketch in a mural using a design projected onto the wall of an H-E-B in South Austin. Photo: Asher Price/Axios

Workers are putting cosmetic touches on the incoming H-E-B at the corner of South Congress and Oltorf.

Why it matters: The key intersection, near the Travis Heights and Bouldin neighborhoods, is ripe for major development in coming years.

A rendering of a light-rail stop in front of the soon-to-open H-E-B.
A rendering of a light-rail stop in front of the soon-to-open H-E-B. Image: Courtesy of the Austin Transit Partnership
  • Austin's planned light rail Orange Line — the same one Wheatsville says will cause havoc with its operations — is due to terminate at Oltorf and South Congress.
  • The old Twin Oaks shopping center, also under the control of H-E-B, could be home to as many as a thousand homes, offices, a hotel and shops, per Austin Towers.

What's new: Artists have been sketching in a mural, and this week added the big "B" to the H-E-B on the building facade.

What's next: Supermarket workers say the new grocery store is slated to open in October.

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