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37-story tower planned for downtown Austin block

Austin downtown skyline.

Austin downtown skyline.

Trammell Crow Company plans to build a 37-story tower with office, restaurant and retail uses on a prime downtown Austin block owned by the University of Texas System, documents filed with the city show. …Read Entire Post

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Boston investor acquires one of Austin's newest skyscrapers

 

Austin downtown skyline.

Austin downtown skyline.

The downtown Austin office tower dubbed “5th+Colorado” has sold for a stunning $663 per square foot — a total of nearly $119 million, according to Real Capital Analytics. The buyer was Intercontinental Real Estate, a Boston-based company that owns other office assets in Austin.

The seller was a joint venture of Goldman Sachs and Lincoln Property Co., an avid developer and commercial real estate brokerage in Austin. Michael McDonald of Eastdil Secured handled the deal. …Read Entire Post

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

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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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

Work starts on Plaza Saltillo development

Construction began recently on a mixed-use project years in the making that will reshape a slice of East Austin directly across I-35 from the Central Business District. …Read Entire Post

New supermarket in store for downtown Austin

A mixed-use project planned for Seventh and Trinity streets has carved out 27,109 square feet for a grocery store. That would make it the largest grocery store on the east side of downtown Austin.

Although specifics are sparse, we can speculate about what type of grocery store might occupy the space. One possibility is a 365 store, the new low-price format from Whole Foods Market. The fourth 365 store, which opened in late April in Cedar Park, encompasses 30,000 square feet. …Read Entire Post

High-rise development destined for another downtown Austin block

The Episcopal Church has selected Austin-based Cielo Property Group to partner in developing a church-owned block, with plans calling for a large mixed-use project, along with a permanent home for the church’s historical archives. …Read Entire Post

Capital Factory gobbles up more space in downtown Austin

capital factoryCapital Factory is expanding its real estate footprint inside the building it shares with the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown, a move that will allow it to host many more events each year.

The startup accelerator and co-working office is doubling its event space inside 701 Brazos St., where it currently occupies three floors, Austin Inno reports. Capital Factory hosted 837 events in 2016, according to a Google for Entrepreneurs report. …Read Entire Post

Austin developer buys downtown IHOP site

ihop-logoThe IHOP at Interstate 35 and East Cesar Chavez Street was acquired late last year by WC 707 Cesar Chavez LLC, an entity the Texas Secretary of State says is linked to World Class Capital Group.

A purchase price was not disclosed. The Travis Central Appraisal District valued the .77-acre site at 707 E. Cesar Chavez St. at $8.1 million last year, up from $5.4 million in 2015. …Read Entire Post