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Old Posted Sep 27, 2012, 3:26 AM
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I wish 21c never tanked. That would've been so perfect in E. Downtown.
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These new photos are AWESOME! Thanks so much, Kevin!
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I wish 21c never tanked. That would've been so perfect in E. Downtown.
I wish 21c AND T Stacey AND the AMOA would have never tanked.
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Old Posted Sep 27, 2012, 6:24 PM
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I wish 21c AND T Stacey AND the AMOA would have never tanked.
Ahhh....I so agree. Downtown would have been so so so amazing if they hadn't. We need a giant museum downtown.
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Correct me if I am mistaken, but that view of Whitley will be covered by the Marriott soon enough.
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Correct me if I am mistaken, but that view of Whitley will be covered by the Marriott soon enough.
You're right. For some reason I was imagining it would be farther to the left. Judging by how wide the hotel will be north to south, it should easily fill in that gap to a height that is at least equal to One Congress Plaza (the stair stepped building).

I'm really hoping that once they build the new residential project at Lamar Plaza that it'll have a nice view of downtown from the parking garage, although, it'll probably be in back since they'll want to capitalize on the view. There's a nice view along Lamar since the skyline sort of stretches out in front of you from buildings way up in West Campus all the way down to the river and over to the Rainey Street/Waterfront District. Pretty much all of the new highrise construction planned in downtown/West Campus will be visible from that location. It's too bad the new residential building at Lamar Plaza isn't there already.
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These new photos are AWESOME! Thanks so much, Kevin!
Thank you.

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Area corridors budding with multifamily growth

by Macy Hurwitz
September 27, 2012

Experts: development ‘far behind’ demand for rentals in Central Austin

The housing market in Central Austin is seeing an upswing in multifamily and mixed-use multifamily projects as developers respond to a demand for more centrally located units suited for younger tenants and families.

Charles Heimsath of Capital Market Research—a firm that specializes in real estate research, land development economics and market analysis—said the commercial zoning lining the main roads into downtown Austin has allowed for the height necessary to build the projects, and high occupancy rates have encouraged new project development. Commercial zoning allows for building up to 60 feet in height, more than sufficient for a mid-rise apartment building, Heimsath said.

“With that zoning in place already and some positive demographic growth within the area and proximity to downtown, which has higher rental rates, the corridors that are leading in and out of downtown are becoming increasingly desirable for multifamily development,” he said.
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Update: Added Mexic-Arte Museum to the OP.

Thanks for the thread Kevin. And LOVE the new avatar! Almost didn't recognize you at first.
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Old Posted Oct 2, 2012, 11:44 PM
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I watched the bats last night. Plus I usually change my avatars to something "spooky" this time of year. It's actually from a graphic that was for the Rolling Stones concert in Austin a few years ago.
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Whitley from the Lamar Plaza Shopping Center.

I'll miss Lamar Plaza as it is. SAVE BITCHIN THREADS!
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Keep Bitchin Threads just get rid of the building and parking around it..... they will be able to relocate I'm sure.
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I noticed a bunch of activity this morning at that site just North of St. Davids hospital on 35. I forget the name of development but they built an office building there not too long ago. Anyway I saw a bunch of concrete trucks out there. Anybody know whats going up over there?
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Old Posted Oct 3, 2012, 10:33 PM
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Not counting the capitol, these were the first skyscrapers in Austin.

I'll say one thing, they better not change their facades.

http://www.statesman.com/news/busine...ield-bu/nSShZ/
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Posted: 4:46 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012
New owner for historical Scarbrough, Littlefield buildings

By Shonda Novak
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The historical Scarbrough and Littlefield buildings in downtown Austin have a new owner that plans to update them and attract some of the growing number of technology firms seeking a downtown Austin address.

The 110,254-square-foot Littlefield building is at the northeast corner of Sixth and Congress, and the 129,914-square-foot Scarbrough building is at the southwest corner of that intersection. Both more than 100 years old, the buildings are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

The eight-story Scarbrough Building is 93 percent leased, with tenants including Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Gold’s Gym and Brooks Brothers, as well as Frog Design and WeissComm Group. The nine-story Littlefield Building is 86 percent leased, with tenants including Capital One and HQ Global.
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I noticed a bunch of activity this morning at that site just North of St. Davids hospital on 35. I forget the name of development but they built an office building there not too long ago. Anyway I saw a bunch of concrete trucks out there. Anybody know whats going up over there?
I wonder if it could be the Austin Medical Center of Excellence?
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I noticed a bunch of activity this morning at that site just North of St. Davids hospital on 35. I forget the name of development but they built an office building there not too long ago. Anyway I saw a bunch of concrete trucks out there. Anybody know whats going up over there?
That area is called University Park.



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Old Posted Oct 3, 2012, 11:25 PM
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^That's what it is. The address is 3400 Harmon Avenue. It's apartments. The site plan shows it'll be 73 feet tall with 5 floors. Google Maps has an updated image of the area. The construction site is south of Concordia Avenue, and they've already extend Harmon Avenue all the way south to East 32nd Street.
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Old Posted Oct 4, 2012, 11:03 AM
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JW Marriott - 408 feet - 34 floors







SkyHouse Austin - 264 feet - 23 floors





Whitley - 196 feet - 16 floors



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So that's why they were pouring concrete in those trenches at the JW Marriott.
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ABJ: 47 ways downtown Austin is changing

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Old Posted Oct 6, 2012, 5:41 PM
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^That article mentions the new hospital would be best put right next to the Frank Erwin Center on a surface parking lot. We have got to get people out to vote for this proposition.
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