Officials for a new creative district called thinkEast submitted a Planned Unit Development application Aug. 7 for a residential/business development on 24 acres of land at 1150 Shady Lane. The development will include residential housing along with public, studio and retail space.
“It’s geared for the creative community,” said Richard deVarga, co-owner, architect and developer of the thinkEast project. “The creative community has a strong foothold in central East Austin, and this is a way to create a hub for what’s already there existing.”
According to the thinkEast PUD preapplication, the district will use “modern and sustainable architecture to stimulate job growth and diversity in East Austin’s economy, culture and community.”
Click to read entire article: New creative district planned for East Austin (Community Impact Newspaper, 8-13-12)