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Friday, February 28th, 2014 at 1:45pm. 970 Views, 0 Comments.
Downtown Development Digest
Container Bar Photo Journal
90 Rainey St, 78701
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It was over two years ago that the Queen of Rainey St. development, Bridget Dunlap, originally announced her plans for Container Bar. Kevin Burns, our Urbanspace CEO, actually owns the property site at 90 Rainey St., and the team has been patiently waiting, along with the rest of Austin, to watch the venture come to life.
The proposed bar will be uniquely constructed out of refurbished 8’x8’x40’ shipping containers, stacked one on top of the other. Plans include space for a courtyard patio and balcony. The bar was originally set to open in August 2012, but has been pushed back and pushed back again (for…
Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 at 11:17am. 792 Views, 0 Comments.
Downtown Development Digest
500 West 5th Street - IBC Bank Plaza
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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…
Thursday, February 20th, 2014 at 10:27am. 2000 Views, 0 Comments.
Downtown Development Digest: The Bowie Photo Journal
One of the most exciting aspects of officing in the center of Austin’s urban core is that we have front row seats to all of the new and exciting projects happening in our metro. Just next door it has been fun watching the progress on The Bowie, a 36-story mixed-use apartment tower whose site is located at West Fifth and Bowie.
The Bowie is being designed by Dallas-based architecture firm HKS Ink, whose portfolio boasts a long list of distinguished high-rise towers including The Ashton and Frost Tower. Harvey Cleary is the General Contractor and Endeavor Real Estate Group is the Developer.
The building will consist of 358 luxury apartments along with 42,000 square feet of…
Thursday, February 6th, 2014 at 3:44pm. 745 Views, 0 Comments.
Downtown Development Digest:
Green Water Treatment Redevelopment
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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…
Thursday, January 30th, 2014 at 2:19pm. 266 Views, 0 Comments.
DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT DIGEST: COLORADO TOWER
303 Colorado St. ATX 78701
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 conference center. With Cousins…
Thursday, January 9th, 2014 at 1:35pm. 467 Views, 0 Comments.
DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT DIGEST
January 9, 2014
8th & Nueces: Aspen Heights Apartments
At the end of November 2013, engineering firm Bury Partners submitted a site plan application for 805 Nueces St. for apartment developer, Aspen Heights. The project is currently named 8th and Nueces and proposes a 200 unit apartment complex. The 22-story high rise will be designed by Rhode Partners and is scheduled to get started middle of 2014. Apartment renderings have been released to the design commission by Rhode Partners. Even though Aspen Heights is typically known for developing student housing for colleges around the nation, the location and high end building detail in the renderings lead us to believe this project will not be following suit.…
Thursday, December 12th, 2013 at 4:07pm. 881 Views, 0 Comments.
DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT DIGEST: PORTER ALE HOUSE & GASTROPUB
Urbanspacers are extremely excited for the completion of South Austin’s Porter Gastropub. The project has proved to be an incredible collaboration between Urbanspace Commercial and Urbanspace Interiors. Commercial agent, Benoit Rochard, brokered the lease of the amazing restaurant space beneath the new Tree Apartment Complex on South 1st St., and designers, Merrill Alley and Emily Basham-Hoelscher, have been working tirelessly on the design and décor of this feel-good, neighborhood spot. With accents of reclaimed wood and steel, our designers create an ambiance that’s friendly, cozy, and inviting.
Owners, Joe Bixel, Neil Joiner, and Trevor Lane, named the place…
Thursday, November 21st, 2013 at 2:59pm. 483 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. 644 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…
Thursday, October 24th, 2013 at 12:09pm. 423 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…