Austin goes from darling of the US to latest city to bash as overpriced in ''Best Of' lists but there's still phenomenally positive things to look forward to and be proud of.
To help show Austin can still be the 'Next Austin', LinkedGlenn scours the interwebs every week to update on most exciting projects submitting for site permit approval. Obviously with the well known challenges in getting full city approval these project won't break ground till 2023 but huge things are still ahead for Austin!
Block 41 N - 201 E 5th St
Cielo looking ready to move forward with a large Hotel/Residential tower at their 5th & Brazos property, currently Occupied by Brazos Lofts. Cielo previously submitted for approval on adjacent 1/2 block at 4th & Brazos. According to Bobby Dillard on Towers.net the project could be up to 886k sf. When paired with the 50 story, 750k sf office tower next door Cielo is really going BIG in Austin's CBD.
Court of Three Sister - 504 W 24th St
Look's like one of Texas' first unionized Starbuck's might be short lived as permit submitted for demolition of 2 story retail building and new student housing project to replace it. Maybe they can squeeze a new Starbuck's into the ground floor to avoid unionized baristas picketing the demolition. Not sure scope of new housing tower but West Campus allows some significant height these days.
1403 E Cesar Chavez
Elvis 1403 E Cesar Chavez LLC has a site permit for a new East Austin office building on the site of the 97 year old house once owned by the Balagia family who ran Bagalia Produce, one of the largest grocers in Austin. The .16-acre site recently went before the Historical Commission to determine if deemed historical and not able to replace with an office building so stay tuned...
Life Storage #285 - 9717 E Hwy 290
An 8-acre addition to an existing storage facility in Manor usually wouldn't make the list here but with last week being shortened due to Independence Day wanted everyone to know Austinites are still in need of places to store their unwanted items and an expanded facility is coming to the Harris Branch area on Hwy 290!
Stay tuned next week for an update on the best project site permits submitted this week!