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Old Posted Mar 7, 2019, 11:55 PM
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AUSTIN | 90 Rainey | 606 FEET | 52 FLOORS

https://abc.austintexas.gov/web/perm...pertyrsn=92534
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The applicant is proposing a 48 level high - rise, residential, hotel and cocktail lounge with associated improvements.
Based on the rendering, I'm thinking it's at least 600 feet. 70 Rainey on the left is 419 feet.

According to the local media, the tower will have 290 apartments and a 293 room hotel. A "container bar" that is currently on the site will be implemented into the design.





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It's so weird how much of Austin has 400 foot tall buildings next to single family bungalows. Great design though!
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Actually, there are only two neighborhoods in Austin where you'll see that. This one, and West Campus to the northwest of downtown.

This rendering shows the container bar being implemented into the design, along with the bungalow that they're planning to place on the 2nd floor of the tower.

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does austin have no zoning also?
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From an outta-stater's POV like mine, it's hard to tell since Austin is of sorts the Johnny-come-lately of TX skyline growt.

But if you look at how haphazardly mid-to low highrise development grows all over in Dallas, my guess is that zoning is lenient to say the least.

PS: Great design. A supra-parapet element would've made it standout better IMO.
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does austin have no zoning also?
No. Austin is rather well known as a city with a lot of zoning restrictions and a tedious approval process. It's the Texas opposite of Houston.
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It is a beautiful box.
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Austin definitely has zoning rules. In fact, here's a link to our zoning commission.

http://austintexas.gov/cityclerk/boa...tings/54_1.htm

Rainey Street was upzoned a few years back. Rainey Street was a really unique situation where you had this little sliver of a single family residential neighborhood sandwiched between I-35, Town Lake and downtown. It was a vestige of the area's past when more single family homes were in the area before downtown expanded. Some of the houses had fallen into disrepair and those were the first to go as developers started redeveloping the area with high rises. The rest of the homes were remodeled and restored and became bars.

West Campus is another neighborhood that was upzoned, but it's a different situation because it's had considerable density for more than 50 years. The first high rise in West Campus was built in 1968. West Campus is predominantly student housing. It was upzoned after the existing density had started warranting taller buildings. Now lower density (but still large) multi-family buildings are being torn down to make way for taller buildings. In fact, the first high rise built in West Campus is slated to be demolished and replaced with a taller building. Its twin across the street is already doing site excavation.
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Is that the bungalow Fort Worth just had thier SXSW house at
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There was a major update today for the AULCC meeting files.

The site plan was posted. The elevations don't show all of the heights and they don't show the mechanical penthouse roof height, but it lists the main roof as 580 feet. The mechanical roof is probably another 20 feet or so above that.

ftp://ftp.ci.austin.tx.us/ATD_AULCC/...pe_PLAN_01.pdf
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The site development plans were posted for the building, and it shows the elevations. The highest portion of the roof is 606 feet and the building will have 52 floors.

At the moment this would be our 3rd tallest, but there are three other buildings in development that would be taller than our current tallest building.

ftp://ftp.ci.austin.tx.us/ATD_AULCC/...SS_PLAN_02.pdf
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