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As far as I can tell, this is yet another West Campus project that has not been mentioned yet. West Campus is confusing because there are so many similar projects so close together.

The attachment to the site plan filed on 12/22 says it's 175' with 4 floors of parking and 15 floors of apartments. So it appears at least two of the parking levels will be underground.

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https://abc.austintexas.gov/web/perm...ertyrsn=151029

Drawings posted yesterday from the city's AULCC ftp site:
ftp://ftp.ci.austin.tx.us/ATD_AULCC/...reet_PLANS.pdf

The architect is the Urban Design Group PC:
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Another one? Wow! West Campus is getting dense. Any chance the overlay is adjusted so it doesn't become 200 ft city. Get some height variation in there and it'll become a second skyline. In fact, it's already getting there when I look at it across 5th street.
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It would be cool to see something that stands out up there. I've noticed the cranes at night in West Campus from my neighborhood, so something a little taller would definitely stand out in that view. It's nothing spectacular, but a few of the buildings do show up. Spring and The Bowie show up on that street.
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It would be cool to see something that stands out up there. I've noticed the cranes at night in West Campus from my neighborhood, so something a little taller would definitely stand out in that view. It's nothing spectacular, but a few of the buildings do show up. Spring and The Bowie show up on that street.
With the arbitrary cap that the overlay places on West Campus, idk if we'll get to see that sort of building height diversity. Many developers are just building to the limit of the overlay, which makes me believe some would go even taller if they could.
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I'm surprised that developers haven't pushed harder to get exceptions to the magical 175' number. There have only been a handful attempts, and they haven't been for anything too much higher than 175'. I'm guessing they just want to get their projects built ASAP (which they have been doing), and not spend months arguing with the city for a few more floors.
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With the arbitrary cap that the overlay places on West Campus, idk if we'll get to see that sort of building height diversity. Many developers are just building to the limit of the overlay, which makes me believe some would go even taller if they could.
Well, it might not even need to be the height of Spring or The Bowie since the sea level elevation in West Campus is about 100 to 120 feet higher than it is in downtown where those buildings are. Before a few of the towers in downtown were built, there were a couple of places where I could see the Dobie Center and UT Tower. So something in the area of 300 feet would likely show up pretty prominently there.
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This permit filed yesterday says it will be 18-stories with three underground parking levels. The exact height and above ground floor count still isn't 100% clear though.

https://abc.austintexas.gov/web/perm...rtyrsn=2017624
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ftp://ftp.ci.austin.tx.us/ATD_AULCC/...reet_PLANS.pdf

Site plan uploaded today, but no elevations.
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Tower crane plan. With the sphere of range reaching into the space where 21Rio is, this crane will probably have to be taller than 21Rio to clear it.

ftp://ftp.ci.austin.tx.us/ATD_AULCC/...rane_PLANS.pdf
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They also filed for the tower crane permit today.
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I'd like to see something taller, but 17 stories will be great for increasing the density and keeping the rents down for students. I don't understand the height limits. If they're arbitrary why have a height maximum? Why not a height minimum?
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I'd like to see something taller, but 17 stories will be great for increasing the density and keeping the rents down for students I don't understand the height limits. If they're arbitrary why have a height maximum? Why not a height minimum?
This is not the case, most of the new construction is being geared towards luxury, offering more than the basic student living needs and costing more per month than the complexes they demolish to build them.
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This is not the case, most of the new construction is being geared towards luxury, offering more than the basic student living needs and costing more per month than the complexes they demolish to build them.
Sounds like gentrification is happening in West Campus.
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This is not the case, most of the new construction is being geared towards luxury, offering more than the basic student living needs and costing more per month than the complexes they demolish to build them.
I can second this. While it is offering more in the way of supply, these apartments are nicer than the average "adult" apartment in Austin. The ones under construction will be much nicer. I wonder if it will cause the older mid-rises, which had previously been able to demand the higher-end rents before the most recent building boom, to become more price competitive aka 26 West, The Quarters, Pearl, etc.
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I can second this. While it is offering more in the way of supply, these apartments are nicer than the average "adult" apartment in Austin. The ones under construction will be much nicer. I wonder if it will cause the older mid-rises, which had previously been able to demand the higher-end rents before the most recent building boom, to become more price competitive aka 26 West, The Quarters, Pearl, etc.
They'll absolutely have to shift to a more price competitive model. Freshman might suffer through dorm life but a lot of these newer buildings are luxurious not just in the units themselves but the amenities (pools, game rooms, study space, and lounges). From a price point perspective, "college living" might be the most lavish apartments students have until they escalate as professionals. For me as a student, I got into the Bowie right after construction at a really good price for a studio unit. At the end of the day, it's not that much more expensive than what you might split with roommates for a 3 bedroom in one of these newer buildings. There are only a handful of college students in the Bowie that I've found but for a place like say the Moncarch, the rents on lower floors are actually starting to become comparable to WC. It will be interesting to see what the balance looks like. I pay a premium to live downtown and think it's a better area than near campus, which is just a short bus ride or walk away, but students may pay more to live near the university. So it goes both ways. Either way, if West Campus ever got even more mixed use as downtown expands, I could see young professionals and especially grad students (mid to late 20s) starting to populate some of these nicer buildings. I think we could also see younger doctors in the new medical district inflow to West Campus. Ironically students will get priced out.
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The site plan was approved and released. The elevations are on page 8. It gained a little height to 192', and it has an 18th floor for amenities.

https://abc.austintexas.gov/web/perm...ertyrsn=151029
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Cool. I didn't even have that one added to my list yet. It really is hard to keep track of all of these West Campus projects. They're all happening so close together and several don't have formal names just yet.
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