Dakota79

New 58 story residential for Austin

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Dakota79    522

Wow! Great looking building. I can see the link with the photos but when I attach it the subscription requirement shows. GRRR. They are saying it'll be the tallest residential west of the Mississippi. Shouldn't we have that?

http://m.statesman.com

http://www.mystatesman.com/news/business/seaholm-areas-rebirth-to-include-austins-tallest-t/nksBg/

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fkp5    463

This is going to be great for Austin! Austin is definitely ahead of Houston in terms of high rise residentials in downtown. I hope Houston can eventually get something like this.

 

http://www.independentaustin.com/

 

Here's a screenshot from their video showing the building in the skyline. You can see that Austin already has a lot under construction in this area.

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Larger rendering.

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UtterlyUrban    1403

While I am personally not a fan of the design, this tower is great for Austin! Estimated start date? Did I miss it or was it not discussed in the article?

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fkp5    463

While I am personally not a fan of the design, this tower is great for Austin! Estimated start date? Did I miss it or was it not discussed in the article?

 

It was originally planned to start in the fourth quarter of 2015. More recently, the developers of the project have said that they expect to announce a groundbreaking date and construction timeline within a few months, once financing is lined up. So we should be getting more details pretty soon.

 

http://www.mystatesman.com/news/business/seaholm-areas-rebirth-to-include-austins-tallest-t/nksBg/?ecmp=statesman_social_twitter_2014_sfp#08671b4c.3432329.735700

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Montrose1100    2662

Other than the shape and height, it's not impressive. Pretty run of the mill high-rise design. Take away the setbacks and it's any bland residential building in the world.

 

fkp5 - Downtown Austin is ahead of every other city in Texas for high-rise residential Downtown. A majority of their skyline is residential.

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H-TownChris2    1873

I think the main reason that it looks like a lot of construction is because it's very open, unlike our Downtown where it's covered massive buildings. Just my opinion...

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JDawgATX    10

I think the main reason that it looks like a lot of construction is because it's very open, unlike our Downtown where it's covered massive buildings. Just my opinion...

Actually the reason why it looks like a lot of construction is because it is a lot of construction. About 9 city blocks with multiple highrises are being added to DT that was once taken up by a power plant and water treatment plant. That is just one area of DT seeing massive construction. Austin is in its largest building boom in the city's history and it's not slowing down anytime soon.

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cloud713    3541

Yeah, Austin didn't have a massive boom in the 80s like Houston. I feel sorry for its residents and the traffic they'll surely have to continue enduring.

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JDawgATX    10

Yeah, Austin didn't have a massive boom in the 80s like Houston. I feel sorry for its residents and the traffic they'll surely have to continue enduring.

Austin did boom in the 80s like the other Texas cities. In fact most of the office towers we had until recently were built during the 80s oil and financial boom but we didn't overbuild which in the end helped us recover much faster.

As far as traffic goes it's been bad for a long while so it's nothing new for us. The reason why the city is building up rather than out is to get people living close to where they work and play. We are in a transitional akward phase. We've come a long way from even just 8 years ago, but we still have a good ways to go. Mass transit is the key and that will be the next challenge to overcome but if we do it right, Austin's core will be built up more like the cities of the northeast U.S. than a Texas sunbelt city. This process will take time though but it's amazing to see the city transform the way it has.

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JDawgATX    10

Looks like things are going well, at least in terms of reservations. Latest info is about 300 units have been reserved and their sales office has only been open for a few days.

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Other than the shape and height, it's not impressive. Pretty run of the mill high-rise design. Take away the setbacks and it's any bland residential building in the world.

 

fkp5 - Downtown Austin is ahead of every other city in Texas for high-rise residential Downtown. A majority of their skyline is residential.

 

Actually Miami is building more residential towers than Austin.  Take a look at Brickell Ave.  They have not learn the lesson when they over builded in the 90s.  As of now Panorama Tower 831 feet with 83 floors.  Ten more 599 feet 52 floors, 550 feet 51 floors, Paraiso Bay Twin towers 548 feet 55 floors.  Brickell Heights 529 feet 52 floors, Brickell House 524 feet 46 floors.  And much more.  

 

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Luminare    1445

In 10 years Austin may surpass Dallas in population.

 

You're joking right?

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You are joking?  2013 Population estimates Dallas 1,257,676, Austin 885,400.  In the year 2000 Dallas had 1,188,580 and Austin had 656,562.  Please don't include Forth Worth, Arlington. Plano, just the cities.  Houston has 4 high rises Downtown and 5 in the Galleria area.  The 2929 40 floor 2929 Weslayan is almost complete.  Look it up!

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cspwal    1821

Everyone likes charts!

 

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According to these super rough projections, Austin should surpass Dallas sometime in 2035.

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JDawgATX    10

Well per the,recent census update from July 2013 to July 2014 Austin is 912,000 but again these numbers are already nearly a year old. There have also been some discrepancies since the original count in 2010. Taking those into account and the growth since July 2014 Austin's current population as of right now is very likely close to 960K.

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lockmat    1858

If you want 58 story residential towers in Houston implement zoning and only allowed towers downtown. We might get 80-story towers.

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D F W    23

Austin may take longer than 2035 to pass Dallas providing the suburbs don't as grow as fast and run out of area to grow. I also think Austin will eventually be mostly land locked but not as bad as Dallas. Austin's largest potential growth area is towards the southeast.

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JDawgATX    10

Austin may take longer than 2035 to pass Dallas providing the suburbs don't as grow as fast and run out of area to grow. I also think Austin will eventually be mostly land locked but not as bad as Dallas. Austin's largest potential growth area is towards the southeast.

Austin doesn't need to grow out to gain population. The city is increasing the density within the city limits over the next 25 to 30 years. Under the Imagine Austin Plan, the city expects to add an additional 750,000 people within the city limits. There is plenty of space to do so without having to spread out farther. Having said that there will definitely be some spread out and of course the suburbs will continue to expand.

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