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Downtown Development Digest: UT's New Basketball Arena

Thursday, July 28th, 2016 at 10:32am. 582 Views, 0 Comments.

Downtown Development Digest
 UT's New Basketball Arena 


The Frank Erwin Center will soon be demolished to make room for The University of Texas’ Dell Medical School Expansion. While deciding to tear down this Austin trademark, there has been a lot of speculation on where to house the new UT Basketball arena. Many are hoping to see this new arena on-campus, but due to the limited availability of land that might be a stretch.  There is speculation that Steve Patterson, the Longhorns athletic director, is in the process of purchasing the Austin American-Statesman site to rebuild the replacement for the Erwin Center. Steve Patterson had quoted about $500 million when asked the cost of the new arena.

There are also rumors that members of

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Downtown Development Digest: Northshore

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 at 1:03pm. 1,333 Views, 0 Comments.


Downtown Development Digest



Northshore is downtown Austin’s newest luxury apartment building under construction and nearing completion. Located at 110 San Antonio Street, Block One of the Greenwater Redevelopment Treatment, the 38-floor building is made up of 439 1-3 bedroom apartments ranging from 504-3,118 SF. Pricing starts at $1,758/month and goes up as high as $8,585/month. The facility is being developed by Trammel Crow and managed by The Hanover Company.  Three restaurant spaces are included in the retail area on the ground floor; two of these spaces have been secured thus far. The first restaurant is Chez Nada, a French Restaurant owned by the same people who brought Austin La Condesa and Sway. The second

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Downtown Development Digest: Third+Shoal

Thursday, January 7th, 2016 at 2:45pm. 1,231 Views, 0 Comments.


Downtown Development Digest



Austin Music Hall just had its last event on New Year’s Eve, which means demolition and the future of 208 Nueces Street is rolling into motion. Cielo Property Group and Tier REIT, the companies redeveloping the site, announced demolition crews will begin work in late February or early March.

Third+Shoal will be 29 stories tall, 345,000 square feet, and have a number of unique features not usually found in a commercial building. Designated floors will include creative-office lofts for tenants in the market for unconventional office spaces. There will also be a bicycle valet with storage for up to 200 bicycles. Why these unusual features you ask? “We’re an Austin-based company building a

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Development Digest: Public

Thursday, November 12th, 2015 at 11:55am. 1,166 Views, 0 Comments.


Development Digest:
South Congress + St. Elmo


Urbanspace had the pleasure of hosting the Brandon Miller Group at our sales meeting this week where we learned about their newest projects. All of the developments were very intriguing and we are extremely excited to learn more with the months to come. One that especially caught our attention was Public, a residential building planned for South Austin’s newly announced mixed-use development, St. Elmo.

The building will be 6 stories tall with 160 units. The unit types will range from 1 bedroom to 2 bedroom condos and also will include a limited number of live/work spaces.

  • The Live/Work spaces will range from 907-1,500 SF with prices from $259,000.
  • The 1

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Downtown Development Digest: Seaholm October 2015 Update

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 at 4:52pm. 679 Views, 0 Comments.


Downtown Development Digest
Seaholm October 2015 Update


October has quickly blown in with a nice breeze, and people will be bringing life to the building before you know it!

Exterior Construction Progress

Have you seen Seaholm lately? Nearly 100% of the window glass has been installed - take a look:

A scenic view of Seaholm from the 2nd Street pedestrian bridge

The building is comfortably settling into the Austin skyline

A bird's eye view of Seaholm Residences taken from the east


Interior Construction Progress

The sparkling interior of the building is also making leaps and bounds toward completion! Check out a few sneak preview pictures from a nearly completed B4: 

B4 kitchen shining with the

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Development Digest: CityLine at MLK Station

Thursday, October 15th, 2015 at 3:24pm. 721 Views, 0 Comments.


Development Digest
CityLine at MLK Station


A new mixed-use building is being planned on the MetroRail line at the MLK, Jr. Station. The development offers users 134,000 SF of creative office space, 11,000 SF of ground-floor retail, and 36,000 SF of multi-story residential units. Just minutes from downtown and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, this location will provide access not only to public transportation but also East Austin’s numerous array of amenities.

The developer, Cityline Companies LLC, is planning this mixed-use development and calling it CityLine at MLK Station. The project team includes Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture, dwg for landscape architecture, and Kiewit for construction. Brokers with Austin’s JLL

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Development Digest: St. Elmo

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 at 2:50pm. 1,193 Views, 0 Comments.


Development Digest
St. Elmo



The vibrant south Austin area has another mixed-use development project in the works that will become an iconic destination for locals and tourists. Saint Elmo will transform 12 acres of property along South Congress into a market center. The new public market will include entertainment, office space, living, and a boutique hotel. Saint Elmo will be Austin’s first indoor-outdoor marketplace and a one-of-a-kind cultural space.

The master developer for the $120 million project is GroundFloor Development accompanied by Prescott Group. The market will open at South Congress near Ben White Boulevard in 2018. The space will include a 40,000 square foot marketplace in addition to 225,000 square feet of

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Development Digest: The LAAN Residences

Thursday, September 24th, 2015 at 2:03pm. 1,526 Views, 0 Comments.


Development Digest
The LAAN Residences



Urbanspace is proud to unveil its newest project - The LAAN Residences of South Austin. The LAAN (pronounced like "lawn") joins the Seaholm Residences, The Independent, and The Hillside Urban Community as a groundbreaking residential living opportunity in Austin. Never before has South Austin witnessed a development quite like this, offering the sophistication and privacy of a modern home, in a setting that honors Austin's best attributes. 

The 53 townhouse-style condos are structured to deliver a higher percentage of corner units, and each floor plan is designed for optimal natural light. The architectural design is multilayered and timeless, evoking a Dutch farmhouse style mixed with an

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Downtown Development Digest: New Central Library

Thursday, August 20th, 2015 at 3:16pm. 765 Views, 0 Comments.


Downtown Development Digest New Central Library



The New Central Library began construction in 2013 and is expected to be completed in 2016. It will be Austin’s biggest new public building downtown since City Hall. The nearly 200,000-square-foot library is being developed in an area that ranks amongst the most dense areas of development in the country, the Seaholm District.

The building is designed by Lake/Flato Architects and Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott. It will be a library of the future including technologically advanced amenities such as computers focusing on electronic delivery of information. It is designed to be a community gathering spot promoting a mixture of lively and thoughtful spaces.

Here’s what the

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Downtown Development Digest: Hotel Indigo & Holiday Inn Express

Thursday, August 13th, 2015 at 3:07pm. 994 Views, 0 Comments.

  Downtown Development Digest: Hotel Indigo & Holiday Inn Express


With more and more people moving to Austin, the demand for hotels is continuously rising. A new hotel under construction on 9th and Red River will bring a unique concept to staying downtown. Designed by Mitchell Carlson Stone Inc. in Houston, this building will be a hybrid hotel with dual brands operated jointly by the Intercontinental Hotel Group. The hotels will have separate entrances, the Holiday Inn Express entrance on Neches Street and the Hotel Indigo entrance on Red River Street. Journeyman Construction Inc. is the builder carrying out the plans.

 The 10-story building will include 133 rooms dedicated to Hotel Indigo and 167 rooms to Holiday Inn Express. The

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