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Old Posted May 5, 2016, 8:35 PM
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That's awesome news! Realistically though, this one isn't likely to break ground until the Fairmont is completed, right?
I'm guessing. But probably not. It might take them a while still as far as logistics go. Finishing up the land acquisition. Moving the houses. Finishing the design/architecture/what-have-you for the building. Etc.

We still don't have any specifics on the building plans. Is it a hotel/condo building? Or another 1000+ room hotel?
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This one is early on yet in development. It's probably being targeted for the next round anyway, because Manchester liked that it got into the Austin market during this round and wants to keep playing here.
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This one is early on yet in development. It's probably being targeted for the next round anyway, because Manchester liked that it got into the Austin market during this round and wants to keep playing here.
Have we identified when the next round might actually happen? Within a year or two or three? Into the 2020's?
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It is impossible to pinpoint. But, the "cycle" maybe begin in 2017/2018 (at the earliest) - not "into the 2020's." However, momentum may not seem (be visible to the layperson) to have increased for a year or two after the phase commences.

We need to see where oil prices are...how China and India are doing...what's going on in Europe...how the tech sector is moving along...prices (and availability) of commodities like wood, steel, concrete...labor force challenges...etc., etc., etc. A lot of the aforementioned lead to either an increase or decrease in international commercial real estate investments.
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Legos, or...does it turn into a robot?
It turns into a building.


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There's been no update about this project since Manchester got approval to move the historical homes on the site last year. But I noticed on Streetview that Manchester at least has their name on a sign in front of the little house:

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Old Posted Jan 21, 2017, 6:42 PM
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That sign has been there for a few years. It was Manchester's first office when the San Diego-based company created Manchester Texas Financial (an Austin-based subsidiary).
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For what it's worth I keep pestering my Fairmont friends for more details about this plot and they all know that it's part of Manchester's grand plan but no one knows much more than that. One of them told me it won't be a hotel, just living units (condos? rentals? dunno) but that also doesn't seem right to me when they're so close to ACC. And no one knows anything about height, site plan, etc. None of them are anywhere near as obsessed with this stuff as I am.
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Does anyone know if this project still have any momentum (at least behind the scenes)?
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The fact that I pretty much forgot about it tells me that if anything is happening at all with this proposal, it's behind the scenes. Maybe when they finish with the Fairmont, we'll hear something one way or the other.
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Cool. Thanks. I really liked the initial renderings.
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