Archives for February 2008

CL: find of the day

The urbanist in me is big fan of residing near the Commuter Rail. I’m also a huge fan of KRDB’s work.

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It's called LoCo, and it's getting a redo

“LoCo is still in its infancy as a label and is mostly undefined. In the real-estate world, LoCo can be anywhere from Interstate 35 west to Manchaca Road and from Ben White Boulevard south to Stassney Lane. This includes the neighborhoods of Battle Bend and Southwood.

As with any new nickname, time will be the arbiter of its acceptance and boundaries. But whether the dozen subdivisions just south of Ben White Boulevard are lumped together by a common name or not, they share certain traits by virtue of location that real estate developers and agents are getting excited about. ”

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$500M investment may yield two new downtown towers

Stacy’s company, T. Stacy & Associates Inc., and Walton Street Capital now plan a 500,000-square-foot office and retail tower at 501 Congress that would be slightly taller than the 26-story Bank of America Center building the partnership owns at 515 Congress next door. The group is also plotting a hotel and condo tower at the corner of Brazos and Fifth streets that would rise more than 800 feet, making it by far the tallest building in Austin and the sixth-tallest in Texas.

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Villa Muse – Town Hall Meeting

Villa Muse – Town Hall Meeting
Wednesday, 6:00pm at the Scottish Rite Auditorium (18th and Lavaca)

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New South Congress apt-to-condo conversion

“Austin developer David Kline is transforming a South Congress apartment complex into affordable condos.” In the development world you can build new or convert existing space. Conversions can be far less expensive than building new and developers can therefore offer the condos at a lower price.

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