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More and more condo owners and employees downtown don’t use cars everyday.  It’s trending towards less cars by residents and full time employees down there, not more.  The last idiot to finance a parking garage in a major urban core has already been born.  

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Sullivan’s was the first nice steakhouse we started going to. Had my college graduation dinner there with my dad. We took our son there for his 16th birthday. Also miss Mezzaluna. 

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On 8/6/2018 at 4:41 AM, Longhorn Al said:

New Name, new renderings

6 X Guadalupe

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Is 6X still >800’?  With the exception of the spire it looks almost exactly like:

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16 minutes ago, Chet Steadman said:

Is 6X still >800’?  With the exception of the spire it looks almost exactly like:

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Yes, it's still listed at 848'.

 

Good eye on that comparison.

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At least the top half is attractive.  Because that's one lame-ass lower half.  Basically it's the Oregon Ducks Jersey of architecture.  

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The poster scraperwill on SSP just said that The Republic will now be 708' instead of 586'.  He didn't give any details, so we don't know if it's a spire, or if the building will be taller.

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3 hours ago, Longhorn Al said:

The poster scraperwill on SSP just said that The Republic will now be 708' instead of 586'.  He didn't give any details, so we don't know if it's a spire, or if the building will be taller.

Same source says no spire.

This thing grew! Sounds very interesting. Can't wait to see it.

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3 hours ago, Longhorn Al said:

The poster scraperwill on SSP just said that The Republic will now be 708' instead of 586'.  He didn't give any details, so we don't know if it's a spire, or if the building will be taller.

I think he got confused. The total sq footage is 707k. Maybe he just got his numbers mixed up. 

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7 minutes ago, Pasken said:

I think he got confused. The total sq footage is 707k. Maybe he just got his numbers mixed up. 

Maybe so.  I hope you're wrong, though.

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This may be an impossible question to answer, but hear me out. 

I live in the NW burbs of Austin. I like it here. I have my little ranch property, and I get my fill of outdoor stuff there. I would be happy in a big condo or townhome thing with zero maintenance. But most of the multifamily stuff outside the core is stick built, and I don't think I could ever live in a place where I can hear my neighbors. I did it as a student, and I never want to do it again. I don't have those concerns so much with the nice concrete highrises. If somebody built a X story condo highrise (maybe a parking garage next door - this is the burbs) I'd be interested. Since property out here is so much cheaper, what kind of prices do you think a reasonably sized 3 bedroom (maybe 1200 sq ft) condo run if somebody actually built one? I know they don't really do those kind of floorplans, but you know what I mean. 

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On 8/23/2018 at 9:33 PM, CleverNickname said:

This may be an impossible question to answer, but hear me out. 

I live in the NW burbs of Austin. I like it here. I have my little ranch property, and I get my fill of outdoor stuff there. I would be happy in a big condo or townhome thing with zero maintenance. But most of the multifamily stuff outside the core is stick built, and I don't think I could ever live in a place where I can hear my neighbors. I did it as a student, and I never want to do it again. I don't have those concerns so much with the nice concrete highrises. If somebody built a X story condo highrise (maybe a parking garage next door - this is the burbs) I'd be interested. Since property out here is so much cheaper, what kind of prices do you think a reasonably sized 3 bedroom (maybe 1200 sq ft) condo run if somebody actually built one? I know they don't really do those kind of floorplans, but you know what I mean. 

$240,000-280,000, depending on a shit load of factors.

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Yeah we have the same thought about the domain. We'd keep the house but would buy a condo to have. Too bad the quality is so poor.

This may be an impossible question to answer, but hear me out. 
I live in the NW burbs of Austin. I like it here. I have my little ranch property, and I get my fill of outdoor stuff there. I would be happy in a big condo or townhome thing with zero maintenance. But most of the multifamily stuff outside the core is stick built, and I don't think I could ever live in a place where I can hear my neighbors. I did it as a student, and I never want to do it again. I don't have those concerns so much with the nice concrete highrises. If somebody built a X story condo highrise (maybe a parking garage next door - this is the burbs) I'd be interested. Since property out here is so much cheaper, what kind of prices do you think a reasonably sized 3 bedroom (maybe 1200 sq ft) condo run if somebody actually built one? I know they don't really do those kind of floorplans, but you know what I mean. 

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This may be an impossible question to answer, but hear me out. 
I live in the NW burbs of Austin. I like it here. I have my little ranch property, and I get my fill of outdoor stuff there. I would be happy in a big condo or townhome thing with zero maintenance. But most of the multifamily stuff outside the core is stick built, and I don't think I could ever live in a place where I can hear my neighbors. I did it as a student, and I never want to do it again. I don't have those concerns so much with the nice concrete highrises. If somebody built a X story condo highrise (maybe a parking garage next door - this is the burbs) I'd be interested. Since property out here is so much cheaper, what kind of prices do you think a reasonably sized 3 bedroom (maybe 1200 sq ft) condo run if somebody actually built one? I know they don't really do those kind of floorplans, but you know what I mean. 


Look into zero lot line detached townhomes with HOAs that take care of the maintenance. Many are starting to pop up all over the big Texas cities mainly as infill developments.

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Lavaca as it runs into MLk with Hampton inn, this new hotel, at&t center, and new Rowling hall....wowza.  Making the Stalin vision of socialist Austin come to fruition.  

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An 18-story hotel is being planned for the SW corner of 17th & Lavaca to replace a small parking lot across from El Mercado.
Shitty render provided by ABJ:
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Donald Justice Men at Forty
 


I think they mistakenly provided an old rendering from a 1983 Dallas Business Park.

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On 8/27/2018 at 9:11 PM, Stunns38 said:

 


Look into zero lot line detached townhomes with HOAs that take care of the maintenance. Many are starting to pop up all over the big Texas cities mainly as infill developments.

 

I'm kind of partial to the aesthetic of a multistory building, particularly the cliche concrete & stainless look, and a nice balcony view. But my mom did live in a detached home in a condo area up the Mountain in 78750. No common walls and no direct maintenance cost (outside of HOA fees). But it was 2 story, and she got old. 

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3 hours ago, Rollo Tomassi said:

Where is that, Celery?

It's on Lavaca- across the street from Texas Chili Parlor. Based on its size I've wondered... is SXSW going to be the only tenant or just the primary named tenant? 

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On 8/29/2018 at 5:43 PM, KaiserSoze said:

It's on Lavaca- across the street from Texas Chili Parlor. Based on its size I've wondered... is SXSW going to be the only tenant or just the primary named tenant? 

from directly in front of the chili parlor before going inside, obviously

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This is going in the Hooters block south of the river:

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https://www.mystatesman.com/business/statesman-exclusive-new-details-south-shore-office-tower/nzwL5RnCQKlb1P0CSPRvfO/

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STATESMAN EXCLUSIVE: New details on south shore office tower

A developer has released new details and images of an office tower it plans to build just south of downtown Austin, on a high-profile tract once owned by the family trust of the late Charles Schulz, creator of the “Peanuts” comic strip.
Dallas-based Stream Realty Partners intends to break ground early next year on the 15-story tower, which has been named RiverSouth, said David Blackbird, regional managing partner in Austin with Stream. The site, at 401 S. First St., currently is home to a Hooters restaurant and a parking lot.

The building will have about 330,000 square feet of office space and about 18,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space and 843 parking spaces in five levels of underground parking. The building is expected to open in the second quarter of 2021.

Stream and city planners say the project is expected to serve as a model as land along the south shore of Lady Bird Lake gets redeveloped in coming years under the city’s South Central Waterfront Initiative.

“It’s a pretty iconic site,” Blackbird said. “We want to do something unique there, a signature building that reflects the importance of that site. We’re real excited about it.”

Slated for land bounded by South First Street, West Riverside Drive and Barton Springs Road, the project received zoning approval from the Austin City Council in May for a planned unit development, which became known during the process as the “Snoopy PUD,” a nod to Schulz.

The purchase was among a series of restaurant and land acquisitions Schulz made as he bought real estate around the country to diversify his investments. Schulz died in 2000. Blackbird said Stream closed on the purchase of the triangular, 1.4-acre site in April.

Blackbird said the Hooters restaurant will close prior to Stream starting construction on the tower.

Stream anticipates receiving final site development permits from the city late this year and starting construction on the project in the first quarter of 2019.

Stream is not releasing a figure for the project’s estimated cost. Blackbird said there are no signed office leases to date but said Stream is talking to prospects.

On the retail side, Blackbird said Stream anticipates a lively tenant mix that complements the character of the popular shopping, dining and other offerings along nearby South Congress Avenue, South First Street and South Lamar Boulevard. He said there will be an opportunity for “a cool restaurant” overlooking Auditorium Shores, on the northwest side of the building.

Blackbird said RiverSouth’s amenities will include a rooftop bar and lounge, a fitness studio, locker rooms and a bicycle valet and storage, among others.

He said the parking will be made available for a fee for public use on nights and weekends.

With construction imminent, Stream’s site is poised to become the first property, among 33 individually owned tracts on Lady Bird Lake’s south shoreline, to be redeveloped under the city’s South Central Waterfront Initiative.

The initiative’s intent is to transform a patchwork of properties — 118 acres in all — into a pedestrian-friendly district with public benefits such as more green space, trails and public areas, improved public access to the waterfront, new street connections and affordable housing. The goal is to have a unified road map in place, to help guide the anticipated surge of development destined for the area in coming years, city planners say.

As part of its agreement with the city under the waterfront plan, Stream will provide more $3.1 million in infrastructure improvements and community benefits, Stream and city planners said.

“RiverSouth will create a network of corporate and recreational spaces, streets, lakeside parks and trails,” said Daniel Woodroffe, president and founder of dwg., the project’s Austin-based urban landscape architecture firm. “It’s the perfect project to kick-start the South Central Waterfront plan and to improve the pedestrian experience, making the area a major destination.”

Alan Holt is a principal planner with the city spearheading the waterfront initiative.

“Working together, the developer and the city shaped the project and the community benefits contributions” outlined in the plan’s framework, Holt said. “As a result, the developer will provide in-kind and cash contributions, worth over $3 million, for off-site transportation improvements, protected bike lanes, district piping for recycled water, rain gardens, and affordable housing. On site, the project will set a new high bar for streetscapes, street trees and landscaping, water quality treatment, and green building technologies.”

Holt said the regulations and financing tools that the city is currently is developing for the waterfront plan incorporate “many lessons learned” from the zoning process for Stream’s site.

Jesse Moore, president of the Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association, said the group had decided not to oppose the PUD zoning for the project, “based on the understanding there would be some money devoted toward the waterfront area in general and affordable housing in particular.”

Blackbird said RiverSouth will be an “extremely sustainable” building. Along with other green features, it will have a landscaped roof atop the parking deck and will harvest its chilled water.

In addition to Stream and dwg., the team involved in RiverSouth includes the Beck Group, Big Red Dog, Cardno and MEJ & Associates.

 

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46 minutes ago, Longhorn Al said:

That's a South Austin project. 😉

Technically, you are correct and I should've put it in that thread. But in my mind's eye, I do actually consider the south shore downtown with Barton Springs/Riverside being the boundary.

Now, I'm wondering what kind of tower will go on the block next door where Threadgill's is closing shop...

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2 minutes ago, Lobo said:

I like that the story behind it is supposed to exude this fictional well-traveled man of leisurely intrigue and refined hotel distinction.  A man named Otis in West Campus, land of greek life and perversion.  What the fuck did you idiots think was gonna happen?  The fucking graffiti and after-hours stories practically write themselves. You dumbshits.  You'd have been better off naming it "the Marmalard"  

 

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On 8/29/2018 at 5:43 PM, KaiserSoze said:

It's on Lavaca- across the street from Texas Chili Parlor. Based on its size I've wondered... is SXSW going to be the only tenant or just the primary named tenant? 

They are only taking top 3 floors.  It's 12 floors total... not sure how many of them are parking.

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