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Friday, December 6th, 2013 at 11:00am. 99 Views, 0 Comments.
Downtown Development Digest:
Green Water Treatment Redevelopment
The Seaholm Redevelopment is destined to have some fun neighbors to the East! In 2008 the city decommissioned the Green Water Treatment Plant and since then plans have been put together to redevelop the equivalent of 4 city blocks. According to austintexas.gov, the former Thomas C. Green Water Treatment Plant was Austin’s first water treatment facility, built in 1925. The planning has been a slow process, but visual progress is finally on the horizon! According to commercial broker CBRE’s marketing, Block 1 of the Green Water site is confirmed as a mixed-use 38 Story building, including 436 high-end apartments, 30,000 square feet of retail and restaurant…
Thursday, November 21st, 2013 at 2:59pm. 200 Views, 0 Comments.
Downtown Development Digest 11.21.13
605 West 4th St. - Cirrus Logic Research Facility
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 development processes that…
Thursday, November 7th, 2013 at 12:56pm. 307 Views, 0 Comments.
DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT DIGEST: Gables Park Tower
This luxury apartment tower is rapidly nearing completion, with the earliest move in date being December 14th of this year. The project broke ground late 2011 and is located at 111 Sandra Muraida Way, just East of Lamar, between 2nd and 3rd Street. A mere hop skip and a jump from the Urbanspace office, Urbanspacers took a tour of the model at Gables Park Plaza earlier this week and fell in love. 18 stories, with 185 units, the tower will consist of spacious one and two bedroom floor plans, type A office space, and over 10,000 square feet of ground floor retail space. Floor to ceiling windows, built in iPod docs and sound systems in each unit, 8 ft solid doors and other high-end designer…
Friday, November 1st, 2013 at 1:26pm. 203 Views, 0 Comments.
LIVE THE LIFESTYLE, LOVE THE LIFESTYLE
Urbanspace’s Top Five Weekend Picks
November 1st – November 3rd
October may be over, but there are still several celebrations that deserve a round of toasts and cheers. If you’re not feeling the drive to New Braunfels for Wurstfest, make your great escape locally this weekend:Photo Credit: austinweddingday.com
What: B Scene Black Forest Faire
When: Friday, Nov 1st, 6pm
Where: Blanton Museum of Art, 200 East MLK Jr Blvd
Why: You’re over the headless horseman and on to the dark knight. Travel back to the cultural renaissance of Germany for Bavarian bites and beats galore.
Photo Credit: Atelier Wong Photography
What: AIA Austin Homes Tour 2013
When: Saturday &…
Thursday, October 24th, 2013 at 12:09pm. 311 Views, 0 Comments.
Downtown Development Digest: Shake Shack
Picture of Shake Shack in NYC
Attention Shake Shack lovers of the world! The Union Station Heritage Group’s culinary cult-worthy gem is opening it’s first Texas location in everyone’s favorite capitol city. Shake Shack CEO, Randy Garutti says they “are thrilled to plant [their] feet in the great state of Texas”, and particularly excited to be in Austin, which “embraces all the important things in life- food, music, community, and culture”.
This modern day roadside burger joint will be built at the corner of South Lamar and Treadwell, neighboring the original Alamo Drafthouse, and set to open late 2014. Not to fear In-N-Out Burger patrons, we are confident there will be…
Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 at 2:13pm. 403 Views, 0 Comments.
DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT DIGEST 10/3/13
HOTEL VAN ZANDT
photo credit: lifeissuite.com
Hotel Van Zandt finally broke ground in late August of this year - over six years after the site was purchased by JMI Realty. The 16-story, 233 room Kimpton Boutique Hotel was originally planned as a 29-story hotel and condo tower, but developers recently decided to narrow the project’s scope. The trendy lodging will be situated adjacent to The Shore Condos, at 602 Davis St., and call the ever-growing Rainey Street District it’s home. A well-rounded assortment of amenities, including 12,000 square feet of meeting space, 1,300 square feet of exercise facility, a 6,800 square foot pool deck and bar, appeal to a diverse clientele, ranging from business…
Thursday, September 26th, 2013 at 1:16pm. 417 Views, 0 Comments.
Downtown Development Digest
Introducing The Seaholm Neighborhood: New Center for Downtown Living
On the north shore of Lady Bird Lake sits one of Austin’s most iconic structures, the Seaholm Power Plant. In the early 1950’s when this art-deco structure was originally constructed, the city of Austin was a much different place. Throughout the decades this quiet capital city of 132,000 people has transformed into a bustling metropolis of nearly two million. Yet, through the midst of all the development and change, this stoic structure has remained relatively untouched by Austin’s progression. The time has finally come to make use of this historic beauty. The past is re-envisioned to preserve a key piece of Austin’s beloved…
Thursday, September 19th, 2013 at 11:26am. 513 Views, 0 Comments.
Downtown Development Digest 9/9/13
The Fairmont Hotel Austin
The northeast corner of Red River and Cesar Chavez will be a buzz with construction come October/November of this year. The Manchester Texas Financial Group is developing a 50-story, $350 million hotel at 101 Red River Street to complement Austin’s growing skyline. The Fairmont Austin Hotel is projected to house 1,031 rooms, including 125 larger and more luxurious “Fairmont Gold” rooms with separate check-in, elevators, and lounge. Located just east of the Austin Convention Center, and with 70,000 SF of meeting space, the hotel is expected to stimulate the convention economy of Austin. In the current site plan renderings, a bridge connects the luxury…
Thursday, September 12th, 2013 at 11:17am. 485 Views, 0 Comments.
Downtown Development Digest 9/12/13
500 West 5th Street - IBC Bank Plaza
IBC Bank, with the help of developer Endeavor Real Estate Group, is moving their Austin headquarters to a new location. Located at 500 W 5th St., this projected 13-story beauty will be the first downtown office tower in over a decade to hit Austin. With a total leasable size of 195,279 SF, the site is divisible into 11,048 SF of retail space, spread amongst two ground retail levels, and 165,000 SF of class “A” office space. IBC will take up around 27,000 SF, including a bank lobby and drive-thru on the ground level.
This is not your average office building. Designed by award winning architecture firm, HKS, the tower will meet the U.S. Green Building…
Thursday, September 5th, 2013 at 12:13pm. 1286 Views, 0 Comments.
Downtown Development Digest 9/5/13
Boardwalk Trail at Lady Bird Lake
The Ann and Roy Butler Trail around Lady Bird Lake has been in existence since the 1970s and remains one of the most famous of the many downtown attractions that make Austin so unique and desirable. Nationally known and recognized, our beloved 10-mile trail can be said to be perfect in every aspect, except one — a pesky little 1.2-mile gap along Riverside Drive and I-35. Austinites currently have no choice but to detour onto a narrow sidewalk and cross under I-35, braving six lanes of access roads to reach the other side of the trail! Who knew walking/running could be such a dangerous sport?! Fortunately, we have a solution. The Parks and Recreation Department,…