The Austin Opera House could be revived as part of a development at 200 Academy Dr., but a group representing the surrounding residents argues a venue that size would create untenable traffic in the landlocked South Austin neighborhood. Ahead of a May 5 discussion at City Council, the group has submitted a proposal for two smaller clubs instead of a venue similar in size to the classic "Opry House." 53 years ago
Among mixed-use plans for housing, shopping, a museum, and a recording studio at 200 Academy Dr., an envisioned music venue has become the sticking point. The development hopes to revive the former Austin Opera House club off South Congress.