Archives for July 2011

Delayed Rainey Street Hotel Plans Finalized

Delayed Rainey Street Hotel Plans Finalized

Hotel Van Zandt, proposed initially in parallel to The Shore Condos in Downtown Austin’s Rainey Street District in 2008, is still kicking.

Downtown Austin Blog reported in March that plans had been filed for the hotel, though it was unclear what scope the project had taken on. Today I confirmed the project will be 16 stories, about 180 feet, and about 320 units, plus 10,000 square feet of meeting space and a 5,000-square-feet of resturant office.

There will be about 159 [Read more…]

Another Boutique Hotel Planned For Congress Ave?

Another Boutique Hotel Planned For Congress Ave?

It appears developers are pursuing a boutique hotel at the 800 block of Congress Avenue, in addition to one planned at the 400 block. We thought that once before, but this time different people are involved and it looks more certain.

The hotel, planned in the Bosche-Hogg Building — a historic building at Congress Avenue and Eighth Street plagued by low occupancy and bought out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy — will have 210 rooms and 120,000 square feet of office space, according to my intel. [Read more…]

New Downtown Austin BMX Park From Above

The team at Mutiny Bikes mounted a camera to an RC helicopter to get this great footage of Downtown Austin’s new BMX park. Thanks to Mitch McGovern for the tip!

Imagine Downtown Austin…

Imagine Downtown Austin…

…with audacious building heights.  From the awesome “Austin, what if?” thread at Skyscraper Page (pic by The Genral and Priller).