Austin Downtown Development: Austin New Construction

Get the scoop on the latest downtown developments and new construction projects in Austin.

Austin Downtown Development: Austin New Construction Close
Page Summary
Blog

Downtown Development

Get the scoop on the latest downtown developments and new construction projects in Austin.

There are currently 142 blog entries related to this category.

Downtown Development Digest: Seaholm Residences Photo Update

Thursday, March 26th, 2015 at 2:36pm. 80 Views, 0 Comments.

 

Downtown Development Digest:
Seaholm Residences Photo Update
3.26.15

Floor 24 at the Seaholm Residences is currently being poured, but as work is being done on the top of the tower, it also continues on the lower floors. You'll notice glass installation along floors 10-15. Expect more details on the construction update in our Seaholm Residences Newsletter next week!

 

 

Read Full Post »

Downtown Development Digest: Google Fiber at Green Water Treatment Plant

Thursday, March 19th, 2015 at 12:27pm. 96 Views, 0 Comments.


Downtown Development Digest:
Google Fiber 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

Read Full Post »

Downtown Development Digest: Spire East Fifth

Thursday, March 12th, 2015 at 11:06am. 160 Views, 0 Comments.

 

Downtown Development Digest
Spire East Fifth
3/12/15

 

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.

Read Full Post »

Downtown Development Digest: Seaholm Art Wall

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 at 12:27pm. 220 Views, 0 Comments.


Downtown Development Digest:
Seaholm Art Wall
2.26.15 

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

Read Full Post »

Downtown Development Digest: The Arnold

Thursday, February 19th, 2015 at 10:26am. 215 Views, 0 Comments.

 

Downtown Development Digest
The Arnold
2.19.14 

Transwestern Development Co. recently announced their plan to develop a mixed-use project on a 4.2-acre site at the intersection of E. 6th St. and Comal. Formerly the Arnold Oil Co. site, the land will now be occupied by two buildings cumulatively totaling 446,000 SF.

Expected to be completed by January 2016, the first building will be composed of 94,500 SF of Class A office space. Houston-based Kirksey Architecture exclusively designed the office building. 

The second building will house 346 apartments and 9,600 SF of specialty retail space. Addison-based Wilder Belshaw Architects exclusively designed the residential building “The Arnold.” Expected to be completed by July 2016, the

Read Full Post »

Downtown Development Digest: JW Marriott Austin + Updates

Friday, February 13th, 2015 at 12:05pm. 1,176 Views, 0 Comments.

 

DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT DIGEST:
JW MARRIOTT DOWNTOWN
Please Scroll Down for Updates 

America’s largest JW Marriott, and Austin’s largest hotel, is set to open earlier than projected! Now 75% complete, the hotel is scheduled to open in February of 2015. With it’s superb location on Congress Avenue between 2nd and 3rd Street, just 15 miles from the airport, and two blocks from the convention center, in addition to an immense amount of meeting space (more than 112,000 square feet + 42 individual breakout rooms), the digs are destined to be an ideal hub for local and business travelers. 

With 1,012 rooms, including three Presidential Suites, three Hospitality Suites, and 24 Executive Suites, the hotel will definitely not be short on space.

Read Full Post »

Downtown Development Digest: Athenahealth

Thursday, February 5th, 2015 at 1:56pm. 334 Views, 0 Comments.


Downtown Development Digest
Athenahealth
1.29.15 
[Scroll down for updates] 

 

Only one year ago, Watertown, Massachusetts-based Athenahealth announced its intent to expand its research and development operations in Austin, Texas. The company projected a total capital investment of $13 million it its new Research & Development (R&D) Center, a 110,000 SF facility in the former Seaholm Power Plant. With this new R&D facility, Athenahealth's existing 70 Austin-based employees are forecasted to grow to 600 in the next ten years, with a significant acquisition of local talent to fill high-paying software developer roles (with an average wage of $132,085). 

Athenahealth provides cloud-based services that connect healthcare providers with information

Read Full Post »

Downtown Development Digest: Waller Park Place

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 at 1:53pm. 371 Views, 0 Comments.


Downtown Development
Waller Park Place
1.22.15 

Waller Park Place is a new office, hotel, apartment, and condominium tower coming to the corner of Red River and Cesar Chavez. The project is being developed by The Sutton Company in partnership with McCourt Global and Guggenheim Partners.

 Located on the North side of the property, the office tower will reach 26 stories, offering 312,000 SF of leasable office space and 35,000 SF of leasable retail space. Nestled into the middle of the property at “the point,” 339 upscale apartment units will be housed in a 45-story tower. The South end of the property is reserved for a 53-story, 200+ room hotel and condo building. Inside the third tower, another four to five stories of restaurants, bars, and

Read Full Post »

Downtown Development Digest: The Independent

Thursday, January 8th, 2015 at 2:02pm. 382 Views, 0 Comments.


Downtown Development Digest
The Independent
1.8.15

Last month brought an exciting new announcement for the Austin community. The Independent, a condo tower to be built at the intersection of 3rd and West (formerly the Energy Control Center) was announced. The new landmark in our Austin skyline is expected to be the tallest structure in Austin. A recent Austin Buisiness Journal article details the recent history of the site: “The project is part of the complicated redevelopment of several adjacent properties that had been owned by the city — the Seaholm Power Plant, Green Water Treatment Plant, and the Austin Energy site. Seaholm and Green Water are in the midst of most of the downtown building action.” (Jan Buccholz of the Austin Buisiness

Read Full Post »

Downtown Development Digest: Block 23 Office Building

Friday, December 19th, 2014 at 6:15pm. 331 Views, 0 Comments.


Downtown Development Digest
Block 23 Office Building
12.19.14 

photocredit: BuildingATX.com

Speculative rumors of plans for a new office tower on Block 23 have been circulating through the Austin commercial grapevine. Trammell Crow Co. and Principal Real Estate Investors have officially purchased a plot of land at the northwest corner of Cesar Chavez and San Antonio.

Block 23 is part of the Green Water Plant redevelopment project that is set to begin construction immediately. The building at 500 W. 2nd St. will span just over 500 thousand SF and reach 29 stories. There will be plenty of room for offices, restaurants, and retail space in the new tower.

 Construction is planned to be complete by the first quarter of 2017. 

Read Full Post »