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Old Posted Nov 11, 2014, 1:10 AM
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I don't see any information about this project on the Schlosser website that isn't years old, and the ABJ blog post/article says the info is from the website.
I have no idea why 12-stories is being thrown around as the height for the new project.

Schlosser: http://www.sdcaustin.com/index.html
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Old Posted Nov 11, 2014, 1:26 AM
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Yeah, I'm not sure. I also question the logic of building an 8-story parking garage, 5-story office building and a 12-story office building on such a large lot. I wouldn't be surprised if we find out that at least the parking garage is under one of those buildings.
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Old Posted Nov 13, 2014, 12:53 AM
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This says it'll have a 20,000 square foot green roof.

http://www.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=221078

Public right of way permit for new shell construction.

https://www.austintexas.gov/devrevie...erRSN=11224354
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Old Posted Nov 13, 2014, 4:09 AM
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This says it'll have a 20,000 square foot green roof.

http://www.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=221078
No, the RC in effect today requires a green roof for water quality treatment. The owner wants to amend the RC to provide water quality through a sedimentation-filtration pond. According to the applicant's letter, when the city changed its flood plain model in 2012, it screwed up the green roof irrigation system, so the owner is seeking permission to provide a sedimentation-filtration pond.
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Old Posted Nov 22, 2014, 1:31 AM
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FWIW, my building manager inquired of Schlosser what was going on with the lot, and was reportedly told that the "parking agreement" had expired and Schlosser was given the option of either landscaping it according to COA requirements or ripping up the blacktop (this probably explains the hydromulch).

They chose to demo because the project "may" break ground in Q1'15. But the work to date was apparently prompted by circumstances unrelated to groundbreaking.
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Old Posted Jan 13, 2015, 2:33 PM
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Shoal Creek Walk sign is up near 6th street. 14 floors.
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Ugh. They could have done so much more for that lot. Oh well, at least it's a nice design.
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Old Posted Jan 13, 2015, 5:23 PM
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I think it looks awful. A box? It's not 1975, it's 2015.
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I think it looks awful. A box? It's not 1975, it's 2015.
At least the windows look large...
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Thanks Deerhoof for the update!, Here's a short statement that I found about Shoal Creek Walk.



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Our team recently completed the integrated branding program for Shoal Creek Walk, a premier office destination in Austin’s thriving Market District. The 16 level tower is located at West 6th and Bowie and is adjacent to GSD&M and Whole Foods. It features underground parking and podium level retail with office levels above. Janke is creating a comprehensive brand experience, beginning with the naming process, creating the identity design and marketing materials, and now continuing through the retail guidelines and experiential graphics program. Groundbreaking to begin early 2015.
http://www.jankedesign.com/shoal-cre...e-destination/
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At least the windows look large...
It looks like New York's 432 Park Avenue disassembled, reassembled, and made much shorter.
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Looks like a fairly typical Washington DC office building, short and bulky.

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...72.OV5fQzndfwY

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Here are the positives I see about the design.

1. It looks like it has good sidewalk interaction.

2. If you're tired and need a nap, you can lie on the sloping lawn in front of GSD&M, look across the street at Shoal Creek Walk, and the sheer boredom of its generic office boxiness will zonk you right out for a good half hour or so.
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Old Posted Jan 14, 2015, 3:04 AM
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Well my take on it goes beyond its dullness. With all of the office development currently taking place, I'm more curious about the square footage this building would add.

Right now there is definite demand for office space in DT. I remember an article that came out a couple of months ago saying that even with the added office space from 3rd & Colorado and the IBC building, office occupancy would actually rise not decline. Having said that, there will come a point probably in the not so distant future when that will not be the case.

There's only one significant office building that has started and it's Block 23. The other office building under construction is a short 16 floor bland looking box at 5th & Colorado. The way I see it is if we see yet another stubby blocky office building such as that monstrosity up above built, then our chance of getting a truly tall office tower is going to disintegrate into fine dust blowing away with the wind.

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Well my take on it goes beyond its dullness. With all of the office development currently taking place, I'm more curious about the square footage this building would add.

Right now there is definite demand for office space in DT. I remember an article that came out a couple of months ago saying that even with the added office space from 3rd & Colorado and the IBC building, office occupancy would actually rise not decline. Having said that, there will come a point probably in the not so distant future when that will not be the case.

Right now there's only one significant office building that has started and it's Block 23. The other office building under construction is a short 16 floor bland looking box at 5th & Colorado. The way I see it is if we see yet another stubby blocky office building such as that monstrosity up above built, then our chance of getting a truly tall office tower is going to disintegrate into fine dust blowing away with the wind.

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It's exactly what I expected... it should be pretty tall too. I wonder if the back will be angled for the CVC?
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This sucks. The elevated walkways are the worst part. Pretty depressing. I hate that they're doing this to my city.
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This sucks. The elevated walkways are the worst part. Pretty depressing. I hate that they're doing this to my city.
Yeah, fuck this (pardon my french).
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This sucks. The elevated walkways are the worst part. Pretty depressing. I hate that they're doing this to my city.
It's in a floodplain. What else do you expect them to do?
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Old Posted Jan 14, 2015, 1:55 PM
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It's in a floodplain. What else do you expect them to do?
Good point. Plus it has ground floor retail that will help fill in one of the many pedestrian dead zones on W. 6th St.
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