According to Jacob Dirr’s twitter feed, paperwork was filed today by Bury and Partners for the construction of Hotel Van Zandt. This time sans condos. We confirmed this with the city, and indeed the .68 acre site is back in play. Owned by JMI Realty, the site sits adjacent (north) of The Shore Condos in Downtown Austin’s Rainey Street neighborhood. Years ago, the project was slated to be a hotel and condos. The newly envisioned project scraps the condo idea, and we expect the height to be reduced to 16 stories.
When completed, the increase in pedestrian traffic that comes with a hotel like this will draw day time and retail uses onto Rainey Street, and in general the Waller Creek District.
According to JMI’s website, (which may be out dated) the plan calles for:
Hotel Van Zandt, vitals: 16 stories 327 rooms three levels of underground parking restaurant 6800 ft pool deck 12000 ft of meeting space 1300 ft exercise facility