CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: NFM to anchor $400M hotel, convention center complex in Cedar Park; Shake Shack under construction in south Plano and more top news

NFM, formerly known as Nebraska Furniture Mart, will be the anchor of the 117 acre project on New Hope Drive between 183A and US 183. The company has another Texas store in The Colony, north Texas. (Courtesy NFM)

Take a look at the top five trending stories from the coverage areas of the Community Impact Newspaper in Texas on December 10th.

Note: The following stories were from Aug. 8-9. December published.

Central Texas

NFM Anchors $ 400 Million Hotel and Convention Center Complex in Cedar Park

In what is known as a “once-in-a-generation development,” a $ 400 million complex with a convention center, hotel and 500,000 square meter NFM store is coming to Cedar Park.

Start of construction on Horizon Lake 480 residential building in Leander

Construction is underway on the 480 home development Horizon Lake in Leander, according to a December 3 press release from Taylor Morrison.

Greater Houston

City of Pearland deannexts part of the Lakes of Savannah development

A 6.32 acre area in the Lakes of Savannah development near County Road 58 will soon be outside of the Pearland city limits and will instead be under the Pearland Extraterritorial (ETJ) jurisdiction.

The San Jacinto River Authority approves the plan for the water levels of Lake Conroe and Lake Houston

The board of directors of the San Jacinto River Authority unanimously approved a plan for the seasonal lowering of Lake Conroe and Lake Houston at a board meeting on December 9, the agency’s first meeting since September 23.

Dallas-Forth Worth

Shake Shack’s new location under construction in the south of Plano

Shake Shack’s menu includes the company’s signature burgers and milkshakes, as well as crinkle-cut chicken sandwiches, hot dogs and fries.

Taylor Girtman, Andy Yanez, Jishnu Nair, and William C. Wadsack contributed to this report.