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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. 523 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. 1,295 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. 1,167 Views, 0 Comments.

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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. 1,895 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. 1,833 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. 393 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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Downtown Development Digest: Trader Joe's Comes to the Seaholm Neighborhood 6.20.14

Thursday, June 19th, 2014 at 2:27pm. 352 Views, 0 Comments.

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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. 563 Views, 0 Comments.

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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Downtown Development Digest: The Catherine

Friday, June 6th, 2014 at 10:14am. 895 Views, 0 Comments.


214 Barton Springs, ATX 78704
March 20, 2014 

The development of 214 Barton Springs has been a long time in the making! The site was formerly owned by Crescent Resources and intended to be a condo project called Aquaterra. Once the recession hit though, this venture was put on hold and Crescent Resources eventually decided to sell.

In late 2012 Hunt Cos. Inc. and Street Lights Residential purchased the property with a new vision. The project was revamped and rebranded as a luxury apartment tower with a unique yet sophisticated name: The Catherine.

The grand lady will reach her full height at 19 stories tall, with 14 stories of residential sitting atop 5 stories of parking garage. The Catherine will

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Downtown Development Digest: Colorado Tower

Thursday, May 29th, 2014 at 2:19pm. 877 Views, 0 Comments.


303 Colorado St. ATX 78701

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January 30th, 2014

Colorado Tower will mark Austin’s second high-rise office tower to be built Downtown since the Frost Bank Tower in 2003. Cousins Properties Inc, who also built the monumental Frost Bank Tower, is responsible for this new endeavor and is projecting a December 2014 completion date (the tower broke ground June 2013). 

The 371,348 square foot tower will be located at 303 Colorado Street, in the heart of Downtown’s Warehouse District. Renderings of the 29-story Class-A office building reveal a full glass window façade, resting atop of a wide parking garage base.

Building amenities include a fitness center and

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