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Keep on top of the latest happenings in the Austin real estate scene. Whether it's the latest developments or market reports - you'll find it all here.

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

Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 9:43am. 75 Views, 0 Comments.

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

With the all the new buildings coming to downtown Austin, one might think that the demand for space in our metropolitan centre will be going down. According to CBRE and the Wall Street Journal, that isn’t the case.

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

This increase in demand over the rising supply bodes well

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Downtown Development Digest: Hotel Van Zandt

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 1:24pm. 148 Views, 0 Comments.

Downtown Development Digest
Hotel Van Zandt

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 expected to have 16 floors of luxury hotel

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Designer Dish Video: How to Make a Downtown Condo All Your Own

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 8:35am. 206 Views, 0 Comments.

Lead Designer, Emily Hoelscher at Urbanspace Interiors, walks us through a creative design project at Spring Condominiums in downtown Austin. In the following video, she offers tips for adding unique touches and contemporary updates, while still maintaining a sense of warmth and personality.

Key Design Points:

The owners were a retired couple who just moved to Austin, and downsizing from a large, Illinois country home to a small, downtown Austin condo.

The goal was to create a functional and flexible design for a small space that still maintained the warmth of a traditional home. Some of Emily's key design points included:

Pick Your Colors: Started with a palette of grey and then added vivid color accents such as red and complimentary patterns

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Downtown Development Digest: Condo Tower Planned at Site of Old Austin Energy Control Center

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 3:15pm. 569 Views, 0 Comments.


Downtown Development Digest
New Condo Tower Planned at 3rd and West 

The Austin skyline will soon be welcoming a very new, and very tall building! Located just east of the Seaholm Power Plant at 3rd and West, the mixed-use tower is planned for a 1.7-acre site, which previously housed the Austin Energy Control Center. Projected to reach an incredible 50 stories (and possibly higher), the tower will claim the title of the second tallest building in the city. The new tower is expected to accommodate approximately 400 condominiums, 120,000 square feet of office space, and 15,000 square feet of retail space.

 Austin-based architects at Rhode Partners Inc. have leaked their plans to feature a mostly glassy façade accented by green space. They

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Downtown Development Digest: Seaholm Neighborhood July 2014 Update

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 at 4:18pm. 1,304 Views, 0 Comments.



Downtown Development Digest
Seaholm Neighborhood Update 
July 2014

Construction is moving along swiftly in the Seaholm Neighborhood, and before you know it, you'll be able to enjoy some of the best parts of the new center for downtown living. Trader Joe's will start their finish out before summer's end, and with the way time flies, Athenahealth and Boiler Nine will be officially open for business in the Seaholm Power Plant sooner than you can say Seaholm Residences ten times fast! 

And you can't forget about the acre Plaza and half acre Front Yard. You'll be lounging and enjoying community festivals in the blink of an eye. With all this excitement on the horizon, we want to know what you're most excited about. Write us or share on Facebook what

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Downtown Development Digest: Corazon

Thursday, July 17th, 2014 at 1:54pm. 1,191 Views, 0 Comments.

Downtown Development Digest
Corazon - 1001 E 6th St.
July 17th, 2014 

If you haven't already heard the buzz, Corazon is the exciting new mixed-use development on Austin's hip Eastside. The project includes 256 apartment units and 16,000 square feet of ground floor retail and restaurant space for lease. 

Urbanspace Commercial VP, Donny Shanks, is the exclusive leasing agent for the commercial space. Currently there is only one retail space available in the building - 1,453 square feet - located on East 5th Street. Future tenants include a grocery, pizza place, gastropub, gelato shop, chocolate shop, clothing boutique, dentist, and bike shop. Centrally located in Austin’s popular Eastside neighborhood, blocks from the Austin Convention Center

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Downtown Development Digest: Cirrus Logic Research Facility

Thursday, July 10th, 2014 at 3:37pm. 1,933 Views, 0 Comments.

605 W 4th St.

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605 West 4th St, the site for projected Cirrus Logic Research Center continues to stand empty as the developers go back and forth with the city of Austin, trying to gain an approval for their site plan. The old API building has been demolished and the space stands vacant, patiently awaiting it’s outcome. According to Travis County Property records, the latest site plan application was last reviewed November 14th. In this latest report from the city of Austin, the site plan review division states that the “site plan will be approved when all requirements from each review discipline have been addressed.” As of now the

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Downtown Development Digest: Seven Apartments

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 at 11:15am. 1,867 Views, 0 Comments.

August 22, 2013

Seven Apartments

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The luxury apartment tower under construction at 7th and Rio Grande, nicknamed 7Rio, originated as a 32-story high-rise condo venture scheduled for a fall 2009 completion under Dallas-based CLB Partners.  However, this intended endeavor did not come to fruition, and the current developer, CW Capital Partners and investor Behringer Harvard, purchased the site in 2011.  

The site spans three lots at the Southeast corner of 7th street and Rio Grande, and is currently assessed for $1,584,365.  The site plan permit was signed and approved by the city of Austin in December of 2012; nearly one year and five months after the application was submitted. JE

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Downtown Development Digest: Millennium Rainey

Thursday, June 26th, 2014 at 3:51pm. 415 Views, 0 Comments.


Millennium Rainey
June 26th, 2014 

The Rainey Street district has a new future resident! Located at the corner of Rainey Street and Driskill, in the hip historical bungalow turned bar district, Millennium Rainey will be at the center of it all. The mid–rise apartment building will be 8 stories tall with 326 units. The 543,715 square-foot structure, will sit upon 2.21 acres of land, on the site where Lustre Pearl used to reside.

Millennium's developer, Dinerstein Group, hired Ziegler Cooper Architects for the apartment building's design. The exterior architecture will feature a “modern, crisp combination of primarily brick with Texas limestone and zinc panel accents”. Renderings have recently been released and are

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Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle: Top Five Weekend Picks 6.20-6.22.14

Friday, June 20th, 2014 at 1:51pm. 290 Views, 0 Comments.



Urbanspace’s Top Five Picks 

June 13th – June 15th, 2014


What: Blake Shelton “Ten Times Crazier” Tour
Where: Circuit of the Americas
When: Friday, June 20, 7 p.m. 
Why: If you can’t make it to “some beach, somewhere” this weekend, throw on your boots and join Blake Shelton as he kicks off his summer tour in Austin this Friday night. It would “sure be cool if you did”.



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What: Sipping Social Presented by Edible Austin
Where: Fair Market, 1100 East 5th St. 
When: Saturday, June 21, 7 p.m. 
Why: “Can’t repeat the past? Why, of course you can!” This 20’s-themed social will include live jazz music, dance lessons, local food tasting,

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