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Old Posted Aug 21, 2012, 9:23 PM
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I do NOT want a Trump Tower coming to Austin. He's vile. There! You've finally seen me go nimby.
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Also, there's a "Waterloo Park Tower" listed on the city's central emerging projects list. It says it'll be an office and residential tower at the Brick Oven site east of Waterloo Park and south of Brackenridge.

Here is the list.
ftp://ftp.ci.austin.tx.us/DowntownAu..._june_2012.pdf
Here's the permit/case# for that one:

2012-071580 ZC

There's not much, but it mentions

30,432 sq ft Medical office
45,648 sq ft Office
7,608 sq ft Retail
68,472 sq ft Condo (74 du) Does that mean # of units?

Total - 152,120 sq ft

Project Name Waterloo Park Tower
Application Date: July 17, 2012
The applicant is requesting to rezone from CS-1 to CBD
PC Hearing - September 27, 2012
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Old Posted Aug 22, 2012, 2:03 AM
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New apartment project joins Burnet Road renaissance



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Updated: 8:46 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012

Amid the region's apartment building boom, Ardent Residential has broken ground on Burnet Flats, a project that will bring 179 upscale apartments to an evolving stretch of Burnet Road in North Central Austin.

At 5453 Burnet, next to Karavel Shoes, Burnet Flats is Austin-based Ardent's second project along Burnet between 45th Street and RM 2222/Koenig Lane. Ardent also developed a 175-unit mixed-use project two blocks south that it sold to AMLI in December 2010.

Burnet Flats' first units are expected to be ready in late 2013, with the project due to wrap up in the second quarter of 2014. Market rates have not yet been set, said Brett Denton, co-founder and a principal in Ardent along with Art Carpenter. Some units will be leased to qualifying tenants at below-market rents. The project will also have about 3,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space.

"Like many urban corridors in Austin, Burnet Road is experiencing a transition with the development of new, denser projects to house Austin's growing population while still maintaining the local character of these important roads," Denton said. "A lot is happening in these three or four blocks. It's becoming a destination area."

Several new restaurants or bars are expected to join the lineup, including a Little Woodrow's and Pinthouse Pizza, which will open in the next month or two in a building at 4729 Burnet Road that once housed an appliance store.
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Old Posted Aug 22, 2012, 3:04 AM
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Here's the permit/case# for that one:

2012-071580 ZC

There's not much, but it mentions

30,432 sq ft Medical office
45,648 sq ft Office
7,608 sq ft Retail
68,472 sq ft Condo (74 du) Does that mean # of units?

Total - 152,120 sq ft

Project Name Waterloo Park Tower
Application Date: July 17, 2012
The applicant is requesting to rezone from CS-1 to CBD
PC Hearing - September 27, 2012
That's a small lot, slightly less than a quarter of the size of most downtown blocks by the look of it. I would bet this ends up being close to 10 floors.
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Walked by last the Marriott site last night. They've started digging up the parking lot.



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Old Posted Aug 23, 2012, 6:52 PM
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thanks Priller. I had a flash back to when they finally started on Frost!
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Looking at the Hyatt Place I see why they had to leave a blank wall there. It bumps right up to the property line and more likely than not there will be a future building where the u ship office is. There is no ally there so the builings would merge. Id like to see a tall highrise on that lot.
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Found this new rendering of the IBC Bank Plaza tower on Endeavor's website:



http://www.endeavor-re.com/property/...retail/photos/
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Found this new rendering of the IBC Bank Plaza tower on Endeavor's website:



http://www.endeavor-re.com/property/...retail/photos/
Well, I will admit that it looks better than the last rendering.
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It has a base that makes you think its going to be 600 feet but no.....
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Found this new rendering of the IBC Bank Plaza tower on Endeavor's website:



http://www.endeavor-re.com/property/...retail/photos/
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Walked by last the Marriott site last night. They've started digging up the parking lot.



Wait, what is this? Any renders?
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It has a base that makes you think its going to be 600 feet but no.....
I was thinking the same thing. It looks very similar to The Austonian base.

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Yeah, this really needs some retail. I hope whatever gets built at the post office site across the street is wrapped with retail on all sides. I really don't mind the design. It's too bad it couldn't be taller, but the design isn't bad. I do like the contrast between what I guess is limestone and the almost smokey glass.

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Wait, what is this? Any renders?
This is the construction site for the JW Marriott Convention Hotel. It'll be 408 feet tall with 34 floors and will have 1012 rooms. It'll be the largest JW Marriott in the world and the largest hotel in Austin. It officially broke ground this week.

Models here:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...63712547_n.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...36505824_n.jpg

Building development thread here:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=192074
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Made a quickie model of the hotel in SketchUp and took a few views of it in Google Earth. Unfortunately, I don't think it will have much of an impact on the overall skyline, being nestled among various other building. Still, a major addition to downtown.

Again, many thanks to Kevin for all the links to building info, especially the COA case number. Wealth of information there!


From the Chase Bank garage:




From S. First bridge:




From the Hilton pool deck (I'm sure I'll be taking many pics from here):




From Cesar Chavez and I-35:

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Wow! They just started and I want it to be finished already! That area of 2nd and Congress are going to be awesome!

Between that JW Hotel and if something good goes in on that T. Stacy site at 6th and Congress that hopefully will include some street retail it will really tie 6th + 5th and Congress and 2nd streets together.

Second Street for 2015 SXSW will be crazy!
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These photos are from August 18th, 22nd and 24th. They're all from I-35.











2400 Nueces.


Views from I-35 near Parmer Lane. You can see the IBM buildings up on North Mopac to the right, and to the left are some of the Arboretum midrises. That building in the middle behind the pole is at Mopac and Braker.


IBM buildings on North Mopac and some of the Domain buildings.


National Instruments HQ on North Mopac.


RiverView Apartments.




I call this one "Does anyone have a hack saw?" I really hate that pole!




2400 Nueces again. It's at the 11th floor now. Just 5 more to go.


UT lowrises and midrises.








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Great pics. These projects may not be overly exciting, but they're good infill. Can't wait for the next round of projects to kick off.

Really love the Riverview Apartments. They really contribute to the impression that our city is not just one small downtown.
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Not trying to be off topic but if the Austonian were to add a 350 foot tall spire. That would make it the tallest in Texas. There are a few buildings in this country that are not much taller that use an over sized flag pole to achieve that height. Why not complain about spire height. Just join in on the fun.
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Thank you for those Kevin. I avoid I-35 at all cost. I think I have been on parts north of Ben White only like 5-6 times in the last decade. lol. It has some great views and is good to get to see how those views are coming along with out having to suffer the traffic.
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Apple To Begin Construction In September

Construction to start in September on Apple Inc.’s operations center

Community Impact News
by Amy Denney
August 24, 2012


Technology company Apple Inc. has finalized a contract with Dallas-based Cadence McShane Construction Co. to construct the first phase of the planned Americas Operations Center in Northwest Austin, and construction is expected to start in September, said Srinath Kasturi, vice president at Cadence McShane, which has offices in Austin, Dallas and Houston.



Apple, headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., purchased nearly 39 acres of land at Parmer Lane and Delcour Drive in June with plans to invest $304 million into the operations center and hire more than 3,600 employees by Dec. 31, 2021.

The City of Austin approved an $8.6 million economic incentive agreement for Apple’s investment in Austin, and Apple could receive between $5.4 million and $6.4 million in incentives from Travis County depending on whether the company fulfills certain agreed-upon requirements.

Apple is also slated to receive $21 million from the state’s Texas Enterprise Fund. That amount is the seventh-highest awarded to a company since the fund’s inception in 2003, according to the Economic Development and Tourism Division of the Governor’s Office.

Texas Instruments received $50 million—one of the largest amounts—between 2004 and 2007 for its $3 billion investment.

Apple’s new facility will be part of the Riata Vista Office Complex, which is being developed by McShane Development Co., a sister company of Cadence McShane. City staff approved initial site plans for the project in 2007, and on May 24, Austin City Council approved extension of the site to Dec. 31, 2021, to allow enough time for the project to be completed.

According to site plans filed in April with the City of Austin, the complex will include five office buildings with a total of 649,028 square feet of space, two retail buildings with a total of 34,794 square feet and one 5,250-square-foot restaurant.

Although Apple has not yet confirmed that it will be building a new campus, the documents said, “... the primary tenant to utilize these future professional office buildings is Apple Inc.”

Lynda Courtney, development services process coordinator for the city, said the documents do not indicate how much of the office buildings Apple will occupy. She said the revised site plans have increased the buildings by one floor to a total of four floors and added parking to meet Apple’s needs.

Courtney said Phase 1 would include construction of the parking lot, a detention pond and the drainage system. Phase 1A and 1B would be Apple’s two office buildings. The second phase would include construction of the remaining office, retail and restaurant buildings on the west side of the property.

Cadence McShane will hire subcontractors to construct Phase 1. Kasturi declined to provide more details about the project because of a confidentiality agreement.

http://impactnews.com/articles/const...rations-center
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