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Old Posted May 19, 2017, 2:04 PM
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I think this filing is in direct response to the proposed CVCs. I know Velocity was already thinking about this, because an architect friend of mine was talking to them about moving the credit union branch over to the site with the existing CVC, so that they could sell the existing branch site for a high rise. That would not be possible with the proposed CVC. But this is moving much faster than would normally be the case.
Very good call on the politics of it, IMO.

It's one thing to overlay new CVCs if there's not much interest in the land being affected. It's entirely another to squash active development plans from multiple developers in land that you've already prioritized for redevelopment.

IMO, the new CVCs haven't really been thought through, and are at cross purposes with what the city's already said they want to happen with that area. I know they tend to be a sentimental favorite on the council, but honestly they deserve to challenged.
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I think this filing is in direct response to the proposed CVCs. I know Velocity was already thinking about this, because an architect friend of mine was talking to them about moving the credit union branch over to the site with the existing CVC, so that they could sell the existing branch site for a high rise. That would not be possible with the proposed CVC. But this is moving much faster than would normally be the case.
I would have to agree that the proposed CVCs are currently a bigger catalyst than the Med Center and the Brackenridge Tract for the boom in proposals. Thank you Ora Houston.
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Here's an update about that Target on the Drag that gets mentioned on here from time to time. The opening was pushed back to October.

http://www.mystatesman.com/business/...4JZrV1WJ4sOyL/
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New hotel brand watch:

https://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article94623.html

"Dream Hotel Group also signed letters of intent to open hotels in the following markets: Austin, Phoenix, Orlando, Monterey and Long Island City, as well as the United Kingdom, Central America and Vietnam.

The company plans to sign more than 150 hotels and resorts across all its brands – Dream, Time, The Chatwal and Unscripted – in the next four years, continuing to solidify its burgeoning global portfolio."

http://www.dreamhotels.com

EDIT: looks like all of their hotels are 75-200 rms. So, boutiquey and smallish. Their Hollywood hotel reminds me very much of The Line . . . but also seems to line up pretty perfectly with Austin's vibe. http://www.dreamhotels.com/hollywood/default-en.html

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Here's a permit for the total demo of 201 Brazos - The Cedar Door. I don't recall any project planned for this site.

https://abc.austintexas.gov/web/perm...ertyrsn=165818


EDIT: It appears the Cedar Door is going to be rebuilt and expanded to twice the size it is now.

https://abc.austintexas.gov/attachme...f%2BEz7GTntvi5
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Re: Cedar Door..... certainly hope they maintain the original house!!!!!
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