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Downtown Development Digest: Shoal Creek Conservancy

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 1:44pm. 831 Views, 0 Comments.

Downtown Development Digest: 
Shoal Creek Conservancy
10.23.14 

 

Shoal Creek needs your help. Over the past few months, the creek has experienced heavy erosion. Following the Memorial Day Flood of 1981, the risk of flooding along Shoal Creek has been somewhat mitigated, but not entirely eliminated. Most recently, the Pease Park segment of the creek experienced heavy flooding, leading to much of the erosion fencing torn down by the waters and fallen trees.
“Trash, particularly following major storm events, is a major concern. In addition, graffiti is an ongoing problem on the bridges, walls, signs and even the trail surface, and cleanup response is often delayed. In addition, as noted in the Downtown Austin Plan, vegetation along the trail is…

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Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle: Top 5 Weekend Picks 10.17 - 10.19

Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 1:33pm. 641 Views, 0 Comments.

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October 17 - October 19, 2014 

What: POP Austin International Art Show
When: Friday at 7:00pm +  Saturday and Sunday starting at 10:00am
Where: Fair Market 1100 East 5th St., Austin, TX
Why: If Andy Warhol, Shepard Fairey, and Dr. Brainwash don’t ring any bells, maybe their artwork will. All of these artist will have works featured at this show, which isn’t one to miss!

 

 

What: Texas Teen Book Festival 2014
When: Saturday, the 18th at 8:30am
Where: St. Edwards University, 3001 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704
Why: If you feel like meeting some of your favorite authors, like James Dashner, Marie Lu, and Lauren Oliver, then look no further than the panels at this

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Downtown Development Digest: 5th & West Residences

Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 1:55pm. 1,011 Views, 0 Comments.

Downtown Development Digest: 
5th & West Residences
10.16.14 


The northeast corner of West 5th St. and West Ave. is slated to be the newest set of high-rise condos in downtown Austin. Named 'Fifth and West Residences', and led by Riverside Resources, the building will have 154 residences, starting in the $500,000s.

Fifth and West Residences will be the fifth tallest tower in Austin (The Austonian, 360 Condominiums, W Residences, and Frost Bank Tower taking the four previous slots). Included in this project will be a lounge, coffee bar, fitness center, yoga studio, dog park and a scenic pool deck. “This announcement is really exciting because it is the first new condo tower to break ground outside of Seaholm since 2010,” said Charles

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Downtown Development Digest: Dell Medical School, University of Texas

Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 1:35pm. 617 Views, 0 Comments.


Downtown Development Digest: 
Dell Medical School at The University of Texas
10.8.14 

The projected longevity of Austin’s economic strength extends well beyond the borders of the tech industry. With the highly anticipated opening of the University of Texas Dell Medical School just around the corner, we can look to a blossoming medical industry to propel our continued economic growth and prosperity. Clay Johnston, the Dean of the Dell Medical School, says “We have a responsibility to take advantage of our newness, to test out different ways of doing things that could become models for the rest of the country.” This guiding attitude has permeated every element of this project and will subsequently enable a platform of ingenuity and fresh ideas. “This…

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Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle: Top 5 Weekend Picks


 10.3 - 10.5

Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 2:07pm. 535 Views, 0 Comments.

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October 3rd - October 5th, 2014
 

 

What: Wizard World Comic Con
Where: 500 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78701
When: Friday at 2PM, and Saturday at 11am
Why: If live music isn’t your thing, then Wizard World may be.  This traveling comic con is featuring some speakers you may know, including Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead), Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead), Summer Glau (Firefly), Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf), Sean Astin (LOTR)

 

What: Art opening reception: Totemic Explorations by Scott Bickerton UNFIN
Where: 4301 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78751
When: Friday the 3rd at 7:00pm
Why: Perhaps an art exhibit is more your speed. If so, then the paintings by Scott Bickerton

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Downtown Development Digest: Waller Creek

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 10:35am. 2,075 Views, 0 Comments.

Downtown Development Digest: Waller Creek Flood Diversion Tunnel
 10.2.14

 

As the Waller Creek Diversion tunnel nears its late 2014 finish date, you may be asking yourself, “why should I be aware of a flood diversion tunnel?” The answer is that this is a much bigger project than just flash flood protection. It all started with a rainwater retention basin, which is expected to open up an estimated 28 acres of land west of I-35 for development.

As Austin’s downtown becomes more dense with high-rises and vertical mixed-use developments, the potential damage and economic impact from flash floods increases. This diversion tunnel will directly combat that potential damage by diverting the floodwaters through a 26 foot tunnel that is 65 feet

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Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle: Top 5 Weekend Picks 


9.27 - 9.28

Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 2:15pm. 470 Views, 0 Comments.

 

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September 12th, 2014 - September 14th, 2014


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What: 2014 Fall Pecan Street Festival
When: Saturday the 27th at 11:00am
Where: Sixth Street
Why: The Pecan Street Festival is a bi-yearly food, music, beer, arts, and crafts festival set up all along Sixth Street. Some of the faire you can expect to find, along with the obligatory pecans, is roasted alligator, and craft beer! If the cuisine isn’t your thing, then the hand crafted jewelry, clothing, and art may be. This is definitely something worth checking out.

 


What: 2014 Texas Craft Brewers Festival
When: Saturday the 27th, at 2:00pm
Where: Fiesta Gardens, 2101 Jesse Segovia,

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Downtown Development Digest: Preleases Bring Bright Outlook to Downtown Austin's Future

Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 9:43am. 990 Views, 0 Comments.


Downtown Development Digest: Preleases Bring Bright Outlook to Downtown Austin's Future

With the all the new buildings slated for downtown Austin, one might think that law of supply and demand would hold true. According to CBRE and The Wall Street Journal, that isn’t the case.

Preleasing on available developments shows that the occupancy rate may actually rise in downtown Austin. Over the next 15 months, the five projects slated to open are preleased at over 90%. Cousins Properties Inc. (builders of Austin’s Frost Bank Plaza) announced Colorado Tower is 95% leased, and with time to spare before it is scheduled opening in early December.

This increase in demand over the rising supply bodes well for Austin’s metro center, as this rise in

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Downtown Development Digest: Hotel Van Zandt

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 1:24pm. 2,093 Views, 0 Comments.


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Downtown Development Digest
Hotel Van Zandt
9.24.2014

Hotel Van Zandt developer BIG RED DOG has released new information about the project, which has been underway since 2013. "Recently, the project’s general contractor, Tribble & Stephens, drilled and poured almost 60 piers into the soil for the foundation of the 16 story hotel, erected the project’s tower crane (which you can see from IH 35), and started pouring the initial slabs and columns for the bottom garage level." All of this is right on schedule for the Q1 2015 finish that the hotel is slated for. 

Named after the Austin musician, Townes Van Zandt, singer of "Pancho and Lefty" the Hotel Van Zandt will be located on Rainey Street. This hotel is

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Live the Lifestyle Love the Lifestyle: Top 5 Weekend Picks 9.19-9.21

Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 10:35am. 432 Views, 0 Comments.


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September 19th, 2014 - September 21st, 2014
 



Photo courtesy of Hotel San Jose

What: Fall Jazz Brunch at Hotel San Jose
When: Saturday, the 20th at 10:00am
Where: 1316 South Congress Avenue, 78704
Why: Hotel San Jose will host a brunch featuring gourmet breakfast items, as well as Jazz from The Raincross Trio, and the $3 Mimosas aren’t bad either.



Courtesy of Uchi/Facebook

What: James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner
When: Saturday, the 20th at 7:00pm
Where: Uchi Contemporary Japanese. 801 South Lamar Blvd, 78704
Why: Calling all foodies: the James Beard Foundation educates and provides scholarships for chefs all across the country. Through partnerships

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