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Old Posted Aug 21, 2012, 5:18 AM
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Arrow The Transformation of South Lamar

An interesting series of articles from the Austin Post on the upcoming changes planned for S. Lamar between Lady Bird Lake & Ben White.


Part One looks at the boulevard's car-culture history and changes that are being felt today.

Which Way Will Accelerating Development Drive South Lamar? (Part One)
By Rob Patterson
July 24, 2012


Part Two examines how businesses may fare through the transformation.

A Boon for Business? Where Will Development Drive South Lamar (Part Two)
By Rob Patterson
July 24, 2012


Part Three takes a longer view towards what the boulevard may become.

Getting from Here to There: Where Will Accelerating Development Drive South Lamar? (Part Three)
By Rob Patterson
July 24, 2012


(I love how Part three starts with:

Quote:
Q: How many Austinites does it take to screw in a light bulb?

A: A baker’s dozen. One to change the bulb. And a dozen to sit around, open a 12-pack, pass a joint and talk about how much cooler the old light bulb was.


Earlier articles include:

South Lamar – Tomorrow’s Traffic Hell?
By Tim Ziegler
July 17, 2012


What's in Store for the North End of South Lamar?
By Stephanie Myers
July 18, 2012


Broken Spoke Strikes Seeming Win-Win Deal with Neighboring Apartment Developers
By Rob Patterson
July 19, 2012


I'll try & post websites and site plans for some of the projects mentioned in the articles.

Last edited by KevinFromTexas; Dec 18, 2012 at 11:25 AM. Reason: Added green arrow thread marker for easy finding
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Old Posted Aug 21, 2012, 5:57 AM
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Hanover South Lamar - 809 S. Lamar - 340 units

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Site Plan

I think I read somewhere that this project is supposed to break ground in October.
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Gibson Flats - 1219 S. Lamar - 202 units

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(every page of the site plan is a separate pdf file)
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This was a good thread to create. You should pool all the info about projects in this area into this thread.
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Old Posted Aug 21, 2012, 6:14 AM
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Lamar Manchaca Residential - 2717 S. Lamar -323 units & 30 townhomes

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Great thread. I'll have to go looking for their heights and post them here. I have to say, it's kind of overwhelming being able to find all the heights now. It's made me appreciate these smaller projects more and made me more aware of them.
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There's a project at Lamar and Manchaca?

Edit: After looking through the site plan, that is a really well thought out design. I love the integration of VMU along the major thoroughfare but then stepped back more traditional apartments adjacent to the residential blocks. Very smart and very well integrated.
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I think we need another thread like this for the North Burnet area as well given all the new projects in that corridor as well. In fact, we need master threads for South Lamar, South Congress, West Campus, North Burnet, and probably soon (but not yet) East Riverside.
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Thanks guys. I live on S. Lamar just north of Ben White behind Brodie Oaks Shopping Center and every weekend I go downtown, I pass by all these places.

The 704 - 3103 S. Lamar - 378 units

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Rendering (originally posted by JoninATX)



source

Huge rendering from Transwestern originally posted by AusTxDevelopment

http://www.transwestern.net/Flyers/A...-Rendering.jpg

So counting all these project plus Post Properties on the west side of South Lamar that's a few months away from being completed (298 units) that's 1541 units and 30 townhomes.

Last weekend, I noticed that at that one car dealership (Harbison Auto Sales) the lot was completely empty and there was a sign that it was available for property development. I don't know how to post street view images from google, but the address was 2027 S. Lamar
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There's probably about 2 or 3 thousand rental units under construction or planned that we know about, and probably a good 1 or 2 thousand more that we don't, in the Austin area.
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There's probably about 2 or 3 thousand rental units under construction or planned that we know about, and probably a good 1 or 2 thousand more that we don't, in the Austin area.
It's actually closer to 10,000 units in the 5 county metro, and almost 1/2 of them are in the 'inner city' within the inner highway loop (183, 360, 290, 71)
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Great thread! It is wonderful to be able to see all of these together.

All of this must take a good deal of time and work to collect. For that a huge thank you.
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I think we need another thread like this for the North Burnet area as well given all the new projects in that corridor as well. In fact, we need master threads for South Lamar, South Congress, West Campus, North Burnet, and probably soon (but not yet) East Riverside.
We have one for North Burnet already.

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ghlight=Burnet
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We have one for North Burnet already.

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ghlight=Burnet
Well, it needs to be updated. It's been years since any posts have been done there.
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Ok, so here's what I got so far on the heights for these:

Under construction

Gibson Flats, 2101 South Lamar Boulevard
75 feet
7 floors

Proposed

Hanover South Lamar, 809 South Lamar Boulevard
70 feet
5 floors

The 704 Building C, 3103 South Lamar Boulevard
66 feet
5 floors

The 704 Building A1, 3103 South Lamar Boulevard
65 feet
4 floors

The 704 Building A2, 3103 South Lamar Boulevard
65 feet
4 floors

Lamar Manchaca Residential 2717 South Lamar Boulevard
61 feet
5 floors
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I wonder if the city realizes that urban rail is going to have to be extended down Lamar to tie in all this VMU development? Frankly, this goes back to the whole discussion of whether or not urban rail spurs makes sense along some of the major thoroughfares leaving downtown Austin (I.E. South Lamar, South Congress, South 1st, Lake Austin via 5th and/or 6th, E. Cesar Chavez, E. 7th, E. Riverside, North Lamar/North Burnet, Guadalupe) where VMU development (or just simply development in general) already exists, is quite obviously picking up now, or will pick up in the near future.
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Here's another one that's proposed at 211 S. Lamar (where the Taco Cabana is.)

Go here and then click on the SP_Riverside_Lamar_MultiFam_Data.xls link. It says the applicant is proposing a multi-family development of approximately 200 units.

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There was an article in the Austin American Statesman last year about this property.

Developers eyeing boutique hotel, apartments just south of downtown
By Shonda Novak
May 6, 2011


Quote:
A failed downtown-area condominium project could be revived as apartments, and a fast-food restaurant could give way to a boutique hotel-condominium project, as developers move to take advantage of Austin's strengthening economy and an improved climate for construction financing.

[SNIP]

At Lamar Boulevard and Riverside Drive, California-based Post Investment Group is looking at the possibility of building a six-story boutique hotel with about 150 rooms. The 1.15-acre site is now occupied by a Taco Cabana, whose lease expires in February 2012, Post said.

Preliminary plans for the $40 million project also call for 12 condominiums on the hotel's top floors, with units priced in the $600,000 to $700,000 range, said Jason Post, president of Post, which acquires and develops multifamily properties around the country.

Post said his company is in discussions with several hotel brands about the project, which would have a rooftop pool, a restaurant and bar and other amenities.

If Post can't get financing for a hotel, the company would build an apartment building with 120 units or a condo building with 110 units.
Sounds like they couldn't get financing for the hotel, and if the new proposal calls for approximately 200 units instead of 120, maybe they just decided to make the units smaller than originally planned.

You can also go here:

https://www.austintexas.gov/devrevie...er_permits.jsp

and type in the address and you can see that an application was submitted just a few days ago on August 17, 2012

Permit# 2012-083499 SP
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LoneStarMike, I was trying to find the rendering for the now cancelled "The Magnolia". Do you have it or know where one is? I never saved it, and now that I've found the heights for the building, I'm wishing I had.

By the way, when you're searching for the files on the city's website, all you have to do is type in the street name and then select site plan. That pulls up ever folder for projects on that street. You can also select the dates so that you can search for older projects. I like doing it that way since it pulls up every project for the street, even some that we haven't heard of.
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OK thanks, and although I remembered the Magnolia looking a little different, this was the rendering I found for it:



I found it on this site
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That appears to the northeast corner. The pool had a downtown view. Most renderings that floated around showed the west side/Lamar side.
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