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Downtown Development Digest: Google at Green Water Treatment Plant

Thursday, March 19th, 2015 at 12:27pm. 792 Views, 0 Comments.

Downtown Development Digest:
Google at Green Water Treatment Plant

"Since 2007, hundreds of Googlers have lived and worked in Austin, enjoying all the city has to offer from our trails to our festivals, to countless breakfast tacos," said Google's Gerardo Interiano in a written statement. "As a result of our recent growth, we are excited to share that Google Austin has signed a lease for over 200,000 square feet at the new Green Water Treatment Plant redevelopment at 500 W. Second St."

Google Fiber is making vast movements to supply their high-speed Internet service across Austin. In addition to their offices at 201 Colorado Street (the former Austin Children’s Museum), North Mopac Blvd. (Loop 1), and at University Park they plan to also take

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Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle: Top 5 Weekend Picks 3.13-3.15

Friday, March 13th, 2015 at 10:59am. 311 Views, 0 Comments.


Top 5 Weekend Picks


What: UrbanSips
When: Saturday, March 14th, from 3-7 p.m.
Where: Urbanspace
Why: It’s our annual spring time celebration! Formerly known as SXSips and not affiliated with SXSW but is a huge fan of SXSW and happens to always take place during the opening days of SXSW! There will be drinks, music, and lots of fun to be had. 


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What: SXSW Interactive
When: March 13-17
Where: Throughout downtown Austin
Why: SXSW Interactive is a wide-ranging technology conference that will give you an insight of what’s next in tech and culture while meeting and conversing with influential people in the industry. This year’s speakers and workshops reveal Interactive’s objective to explore the

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Downtown Development Digest: Spire East Fifth

Thursday, March 12th, 2015 at 11:06am. 909 Views, 0 Comments.


Downtown Development Digest
Spire East Fifth


Everyday, more and more people are moving into the downtown area. Austin is having to get more creative with ways to use space like larger cities such as San Francisco, NYC and Tokyo have done. One way to do this is by providing micro housing, tiny residential units with floor plans using less than 400 square feet.

Austin realtor, Taylor Wilson, wants to bring the concept of micro housing to East Austin with a new mixed-use development, called Spire East Fifth. The development is planned to be on Fifth Street between Waller and Attayac streets. Wilson has partnered with Kelly Grossman Architects, Urban Landscape Architects and Big Red Dog Engineering to help bring this vision to life.

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Residential Series: How to Get Your Home Ready to Sell

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 at 5:23pm. 486 Views, 0 Comments.

There are several things you can (and should!) do to maximize your home’s full potential before putting it on the market.  Here’s what we recommend:

  1. Don’t underestimate the power of a first impression.  Most likely, buyers have already judged your home before they walk through the door. Curb appeal is vital!  Spruce up your home’s exterior with inexpensive shrubs and brightly colored flowers. Entryways are also important, and should be as welcoming as possible—including a bench, flowers, artwork and even maybe cookies will make buyers feel at home right away!
  2. Be ready to show at any time.  From the moment you start showing your home, keep it maintained and ready for a showing at any time.  Showings can be last minute, and it’s a good idea

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Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle: Top 5 Weekend Picks 3.6-3.8

Friday, March 6th, 2015 at 11:59am. 324 Views, 0 Comments.


Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle: Top 5 Weekend Picks
3.6.15 - 3.8.15 


What: 17th Annual Austin Under 40 Awards
When: Saturday, March 7th at 5:30 p.m.
Where: JW Marriott
Why: To celebrate the future of Austin while mingling amongst Austin’s most accomplished and influential leaders. During an evening of prestige and celebration, recognition is paid to emerging Austinites who both lead their respective industries and exhibit a solid commitment to serving their community.


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What: Barley Swine beer dinner
When: Sunday, March 8th at 6 p.m.
Where: Barley Swine
Why: Barley Swine and Hops and Grain are teaming up for a night of good food and rare brews! There will be an opportunity to mingle with the

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Downtown Development Digest: 604 West 6th Street

Thursday, March 5th, 2015 at 10:31am. 328 Views, 0 Comments.


Downtown Development Digest:
604 West 6th Street

Have you ever noticed the vacant lot between 219 West and Star Bar and wondered what will ever become of it? Well, there is finally a plan in the works! Oxford Commercial is partnering with a soon to be uncovered developer on a class A, mixed-use project in Austin’s vibrant West End Warehouse District. Not much information has been released thus far but we do know some of the key property features that Oxford Commercial has provided:

  • Three 10,345 RSF office floors
  • 14’ loft style space
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Split level restaurant on 1st floor
  • Garage parking
  • Excellent 6th Street visibility 

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Top 10 Brunch Spots In East Austin

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 at 9:59am. 537 Views, 0 Comments.


There’s simply no better way to start off a weekend morning (or afternoon) than catching up with friends over some yummy brunch (and maybe a couple of drinks). With SXSW coming up, we think these places in the vibrant East Austin neighborhood are your perfect brunch spots whether you’re looking for drinks or just a solid meal:

1.  Counter Café:  Open seven days a week for breakfast and lunch, Counter Café has been an affordable Austin staple for years.  Most Austinites are probably familiar with the long-time Lamar location.  However, many may not know about the newer East Austin location that just opened under a year ago in a larger location on East 6th. With a cozy, diner-esque atmosphere,

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Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle: Top 5 Weekend Picks 2.27-3.1

Friday, February 27th, 2015 at 11:29am. 274 Views, 0 Comments.

Top 5 Weekend Picks 


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What: Fleetwood Mac concert
When: Sunday, March 1st at 8 p.m.
Where: The Frank Erwin Center
Why: "Break the chain" of your usual Sunday night routine and "Go Your Own Way" to the Frank Erwin Center to see Fleetwood Mac live in concert! This is the first time in about 16 years that the whole band has reunited for a tour. Take advantage because you may not have another chance to see a concert like this again!



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What: Zilker Kite Festival
When: Sunday, March 1st, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Zilker Park
Why: Kick off spring in Zilker Park. It’s a great event for family, friends and pets. See the spectacular sight of hundreds of kites in the

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Downtown Development Digest: Seaholm Art Wall

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 at 12:27pm. 749 Views, 0 Comments.

Downtown Development Digest:
Seaholm Art Wall

A significant part of the overall Seaholm District Master Plan is the design of the Seaholm Substation Art Wall. This wall is an artistic approach to the downtown infrastructure. The City of Austin is excited to incorporate the presence of art and culture within the district, setting a standard in public art on a national level.

While there is an artistic approach, the structure is also being built for safety. According to the city of Austin, it “will keep the public safe, keep the substation secure, and be a sculptural response to the practical need for a wall.” The artist, Nader Tehrani, and his design team are carrying out this need to make the district safer and more aesthetically

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Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 at 4:51pm. 381 Views, 0 Comments.

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