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Google gobbles up more space in new downtown Austin high-rise

Google leasing an additional 100,000 sqft.

Google leasing an additional 100,000 sqft.

Google is growing its downtown Austin footprint, even before its first employees set foot in the company’s new space in the sleek new office tower called 500 West 2nd.

Google’s new space will consolidate employees from other locations, including North Mopac Boulevard (Loop 1) and University Park just north of downtown. In 2015, Google confirmed that it had signed a lease for more than 200,000 square feet of space in 500 West 2nd. …Read Entire Post

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Central Health plans to expand

Central Health plans to expand health services into Eastern Travis County, expanding access to care to areas with few resources. The Del Valle area, Northeast Travis County, Manor Road and Community First! Village may soon have access to more health care services and clinics. …Read Entire Post

Whole Foods may be Expanding HQ

wholefoods_logoWhole Foods Market Inc. appears to be taking steps to expand its downtown Austin corporate headquarters to a development under construction across the street.

Whole Foods would occupy a second building that could be built at 835 W. Sixth St., where Schlosser Development Co. is building the Shoal Creek Walk office tower. …Read Entire Post

Austin's skyline to reach new heights

Austin skyline will feature a new skyscraper.

Austin skyline will feature a new skyscraper.

A skyscraper proposed for 600 Guadalupe St. in downtown Austin is planned to soar more than 60 stories high — perhaps up to 75 — it would be by far the tallest building in the city.

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Brew pub inks lease in downtown Austin garage

Austin City Council approved Thursday a 60-month lease with Easy Holly LLC for 3,580 square feet of at 417 Red River Street, inside the city-owned garage that is catty-corner to the convention center. Austin City Council has approved a 60-month lease with a brew pub for space inside the Austin Convention Center parking garage. …Read Entire Post

Susan Sarandon's proposed downtown Austin ping-pong bar

Spin Austin — a ping pong-themed restaurant and bar with similar locations in other tech-heavy cities around the nation — is bouncing along with plans to occupy two buildings on the southeast corner of Fifth and Lavaca streets.

The remodeling of 209 and 213 W. Fifth Street was registered with the Texas Department of Licensing and Registration by Robert Hersch with Mastodon Ventures Inc., an Austin-based advisory firm focused on the restaurant industry. A request for interior demolition permit is active in the city’s development services department. …Read Entire Post

Summit at Rivery adds tenants as city acts on retail plan

The Summit at Rivery Park, the 32-acre mixed-use development between Rivery Boulevard and Williams Drive, will see new locations for Orangetheory Fitness and Woops BakeShop open by the fall, according to the companies.

The boutique retail development’s owner expects to add several more tenants before the end of 2017, including a brick-oven pizza restaurant, according to Jeff Novak, managing partner with Novak Brothers, the company behind the retail development. …Read Entire Post

Holt Caterpillar retail center spurs additional development projects

By the end of 2018, the heavy-equipment supplier plans to construct a retail center at least 60,000 square feet in size at 2101 Airport Road, Georgetown, north of the intersection of Lakeway Drive and I-35.

Georgetown officials said the project is still in the planning phase, as is a planned expansion of Airport into a four-lane roadway and a new water line. City officials also said they are seeing increased activity and interest in the area near the future retail center due to its proximity to the airport and I-35, and they see the location as a prime spot for future retail and industrial development. …Read Entire Post

Pharma giant gets state incentives to build IT hub in Austin

merck-coThe New Jersey-based pharmaceutical giant will receive $6 million from the Texas Enterprise Fund, according to a Monday announcement from Gov. Greg Abbott. …Read Entire Post

Stantec to move north for new Austin HQ

Stantec, the international engineering and design company, will occupy most of the new Diamond Building at Mueller. The move to 26,000 square feet at 1905 Aldrich St., expected to be completed by the end of the year, will house the majority of Stantec’s 150 Austin employees and allow for expansion to as many as 200. …Read Entire Post