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

Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 9:43am. 68 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. 130 Views, 0 Comments.

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 expected to have 16 floors of luxury hotel

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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. 566 Views, 0 Comments.

 

Downtown Development Digest
New Condo Tower Planned at 3rd and West 
9.3.14 

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. 1,303 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. 1,189 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. 1,931 Views, 0 Comments.


DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT DIGEST
CIRRUS LOGIC RESEARCH FACILITY
605 W 4th St.

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NOVEMBER 2013

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. 1,864 Views, 0 Comments.


DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT DIGEST
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. 412 Views, 0 Comments.

 

DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT DIGEST
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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Downtown Development Digest: Trader Joe's Comes to the Seaholm Neighborhood 6.20.14

Thursday, June 19th, 2014 at 2:27pm. 363 Views, 0 Comments.


Downtown Development Digest
Trader Joe's
June 20th, 2014

Ever since the news hit that the decommissioned Seaholm Power Plant would be redeveloped into the Seaholm Neighborhood the whole city has been a buzz! One of the biggest excitements is the addition of Trader Joe's to Austin's urban core. Although Austin has a love affair with Whole Foods, many are excited to see what Trader Joe's has to offer. The famous grocery will be located on the North West corner of the Seaholm District in a low rise retail and office building. Construction is well under way and according to John Rosato, Principle with Southwest Strategies Group and managing partner for Seaholm Power LLC, Trader Joe's is expected to open before year's end and the low-rise building

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DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT DIGEST: The Boardwalk on Lady Bird Lake Grand Opening

Thursday, June 12th, 2014 at 3:15pm. 570 Views, 0 Comments.


DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT DIGEST:
The Boardwalk on Lady Bird Lake
 Grand Opening
June 12th, 2014

The Boardwalk is now open for exercising! June 7th, The Trail Foundation held the grand opening for the Boardwalk on Lady Bird Lake. The new 1.2 mile portion of the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail allows Austinites to “Run, Walk, or Bike on the Water”! The Boardwalk has been in the works since 2007 and under construction since October 2012, as a way to connect the West and East side of the popular trail. It will connect the current end of the trail by the Austin American-Statesman Building to Lakeshore Park, closing a 1.2-mile gap in the trail on the southeastern side of the Lake. Before the Boardwalk’s completion, trail goers were forced to

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