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GE Aviation picks Austin for tech hub

ge-aviationGE Aviation plans to open what the company calls a “digital collaboration center” in downtown Austin next week. The company, a division of Boston-based General Electric Co., is establishing the center above a technology company on 15th Street it acquired in 2012, officials said Friday. …Read Entire Post


New office building Walsh Tarlton Overlook under construction

Walsh Tarlton Overlook, a 55,000-square-foot office building with three office floors and five below-building parking garage floors, is in construction from local developer JTM Development. The office building will be located at 2530 Walsh Tarlton Lane, Austin.

Click here for more information: New office building Walsh Tarlton Overlook under construction Community Impact Newspaper 10-6-2016


Domain Northside makes its grand debut, 31 new retailers open doors

New development for The Domain shopping center

The Domain celebrates it’s opening day.

Seventeen years in the making, the newest Domain phase celebrated its grand opening as North Austin’s premier place to live, work and play.

Featuring tenants such as Nordstrom, Archer Hotel Austin and Restoration Hardware’s four-story design gallery, Domain Northside has 600,000-square-foot of retailers and restaurants, including the Rock Rose district. …Read Entire Post

Square Cow Movers expands to Cedar Park

squarecow-austin-txSquare Cow Movers, founded in Austin in 2008 with two trucks and 3 employees, is expanding to Cedar Park. The business, which now has more than 150 employees, seven locations in Texas and one location in Denver, opens a new 40,000-square-foot facility at 2500 Brushy Creek Loop, Cedar Park, Oct. 1. The warehouse will offer a new line of temporary storage services to customers in transition, allowing them to move possessions out of their previous home, even if they cannot move them straight to their new home.

Click here for more information: Square Cow Movers expands to Cedar Park  Community Impact Newspaper 9-27-2016

City moves forward with design for Downtown West development

Georgetown city staff is moving forward with detailed design work for Downtown West, a project that would consolidate city offices into a civic center just west of the Square, after receiving direction from City Council to proceed with a $13 million overall budget at its Aug. 23 workshop session.

The project, which was outlined in the city’s 2003 and 2014 downtown master plans, will repurpose the former library at 808 Martin Luther King Jr. St. to serve as City Hall, and the Georgetown Communications and Technology building at 510 W. Ninth St. would become the municipal court and City Council chambers. A green space would also be added. A future phase would include renovating the Historic Light and Waterworks building at 809 Martin Luther King Jr. St. …Read Entire Post

Downtown novelty: $6M sky bridge to connect hotel, Austin Convention Center


Rendering of the planned Austin sky bridge.

A 33-foot, $6 million aerial walkway surrounded by foliage will connect the forthcoming Fairmont Austin hotel and the Austin Convention Center as part of a partnership between the hotel and a nature conservancy. Work recently began on the walkway and completion is estimated in May 2017.

The unique sky bridge was designed by New York-based Thomas Phifer and Partners. Along with Thomas Phifer and Partners, Michael Van Valkenburgh & Associates Inc. is also designing Waller Creek Conservancy’s revitalization of the 37-acre urban park. …Read Entire Post

Deep Eddy Vodka to locate second distillery in Buda, lured by incentives


Deep Eddy set to construct second distillery in Buda.

After Deep Eddy Vodka’s distillery building near Dripping Springs had been bought by an out-of-state investor, the spirits company is expanding east, drawn by a large unused space and economic incentives.

Deep Eddy would open within months a second distilling facility inside a vacant 194,000-square-foot facility in Buda, south of Austin. Deep Eddy pledged Tuesday afternoon to continue operating its original distillery and tasting room in Dripping Springs.  …Read Entire Post

Austin company to break ground on $200 million data center

data-foundry-2Data Foundry Inc. is ready to break ground on Texas 2, a 325,000-square-foot data center in Southeast Austin. When completed, the facility will be valued at $200 million, according to company officials.

The campus is located at 4100 Smith School Road near East Stassney Lane and Burleson Road and encompasses 40 acres. Texas 1 and 2 are co-location centers — that is, they will provide data center services to multiple clients. Texas 2 is projected to deliver in third quarter 2017. …Read Entire Post

Travis County puts prime downtown Austin block back on the market

After voters last November rejected a $292 million bond measure to fund new construction, county officials apparently decided to sell the highly coveted location — currently a surface parking lot at 308 Guadalupe St.

The 77,215-square-foot site is one of the few remaining vacant parcels in downtown Austin that’s available for significant development. A key element: The Capitol View Corridor will not hinder this site, which could allow for a 25:1 floor area ratio — a high density. The Capitol View Corridor, meant to preserve views of the Texas Capitol, limits height and width on several central sites. …Read Entire Post

Medical Facility Development in Metro Austin

bee-cave-medicalHat Trick Development plans to build a medical office project known as the Medical Towers at Bee Cave. Alive and Well wellness center will be the lead tenant at the property, occupying 8,000 square feet.

The 80 percent-leased development is located on a 2.1-acre site off the northwest corner of RM 620 and State Highway 71 in Bee Cave. Tenants in the 23,000-square-foot project will include Lone Star Podiatry and River City Docs. Adam Metcalf is the owner of Alive and Well. …Read Entire Post