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It would be interesting to know when this new reporter for the ABJ spoke with Genesis. What the president of the company said sounds pretty much exactly like what Genesis said in July of last year (to the Statesman) - when they bought the property:

~Roughly 40-story, 400 unit apartment tower.
~Second tower to follow if market demanded it.


This may be some hot air being spewed out by Genesis. As some might say...throwing one off the scent trail.

Wasn't a site plan submitted indicating two 55-story towers very recently?

Hummmm...
Media outlets constantly use published reports as sources instead of primary sources, but they usually follow the statement with "according to a report in the (media outlet)"
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The formal site plan filing was added to the site plan application this morning.

It confirms that both towers will be 55-stories. Our 400' plateau has turned into a 600' (maybe 700') plateau.

Phase I tower is 950k sq. ft. with 422 rental units.

Phase II tower is 877K sq. ft. with 147 condos and 280 hotel rooms

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The formal site plan filing was added to the site plan application this morning.

It confirms that both towers will be 55-stories. Our 400' plateau has turned into a 600' (maybe 700') plateau.

Phase I tower is 950k sq. ft. with 422 rental units.

Phase II tower is 877K sq. ft. with 147 condos and 280 hotel rooms

Site Plan:
https://abc.austintexas.gov/web/perm...ertyrsn=524421
I just hope they have a very complete vision for the first tower and address the street level in the short term so we are not stuck with the likes of the "incomplete " Shoal Creek Walk. !
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I'm gonna say something nimby, and don't slap me for it. Ok? I wish I could switch The Travis towers and The Republic. I'd rather have two tall towers on The Republic block, preferably away from the river so they're not so imposing. And, hear me out, I'd rather have The Republic design on the Travis site. I actually think we're going to like The Republic design (excluding the podium, of course). But that design is really unique. It kind of deserves to be a showpiece type tower. I guess its current location is good, too, but having it closer to the water would have really made it stood out being that there wouldn't have been much competition height-wise for it.

Although, I suppose there is something to be said for The Republic design being appropriate for its block. I think that tower and the Block 71 tower will likely end up complementing each other. Both are near the same height, roughly, and are both sloped towers. There could be an interesting synergy there between them that could redefine the skyline a bit.
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I was going to virtually slap you for it, but there are no slap smilies.
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I'm gonna say something nimby, and don't slap me for it. Ok? I wish I could switch The Travis towers and The Republic. I'd rather have two tall towers on The Republic block, preferably away from the river so they're not so imposing. And, hear me out, I'd rather have The Republic design on the Travis site. I actually think we're going to like The Republic design (excluding the podium, of course). But that design is really unique. It kind of deserves to be a showpiece type tower. I guess its current location is good, too, but having it closer to the water would have really made it stood out being that there wouldn't have been much competition height-wise for it.

Although, I suppose there is something to be said for The Republic design being appropriate for its block. I think that tower and the Block 71 tower will likely end up complementing each other. Both are near the same height, roughly, and are both sloped towers. There could be an interesting synergy there between them that could redefine the skyline a bit.
I agree with you. In an ideal world, we would get both sides to come together and mutually agree to swap properties. Although, on the other hand, where would you rather live? On the water by Rainey Street or by Republic Square Park? Easy choice for me. I'll take water, trails, great views of the skyline, and Rainey Street a block away any day of the week. This area would also be an odd (but cool?) location for an office building.

So, in a sense, these buildings are right where they should be. Though I still wish The Republic was broken in two.
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This is another project that is apparently undergoing a change. The site plan status very recently changed to "inactive". That usually means something like a floor being added as with 91 Red River. But after the Republic tower height increase, I have hopes for something more significant. BUT that could just as easily mean a downgrade.
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This is another project that is apparently undergoing a change. The site plan status very recently changed to "inactive". That usually means something like a floor being added as with 91 Red River. But after the Republic tower height increase, I have hopes for something more significant. BUT that could just as easily mean a downgrade.
Maybe they've decided to move forward with the second tower? I seem to remember that they originally wanted to start with one tower to gauge the market, and then do the next one if business warranted.

TBH, business almost certainly warrants it.
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Maybe they've decided to move forward with the second tower? I seem to remember that they originally wanted to start with one tower to gauge the market, and then do the next one if business warranted.

TBH, business almost certainly warrants it.
The site plan already included both towers.
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I stand corrected.
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I stand corrected.
This project is rather large in scope. I'm worried that any changes are more likely to involve shrinkage.
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This project is rather large in scope. I'm worried that any changes are more likely to involve shrinkage.
This could be avoided if we can get crane erection started before it gets cold.
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This could be avoided if we can get crane erection started before it gets cold.
Unfortunately, no erection permits of any kind have been filed yet.
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This could be avoided if we can get crane erection started before it gets cold.
That's what she said.
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The site plan for Demo was approved and released today. Also filed today was a permit to move the heritage tree on site. Demo should be starting soon.

Demo Site Plan:
https://abc.austintexas.gov/web/perm...ertyrsn=524421

Tree Permit:
https://abc.austintexas.gov/web/perm...ertyrsn=524421

The site plan for the two towers went back into review today after being inactive for months. There should be some new info attached to the site plan very soon that may give us info about any changes.
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