The latest aerial perspective rendering of Downtown Austin’s Seaholm redevelopment hints at a 27 story building. Admittedly, this has been off my radar for a little while. The project design has gone through multiple iterations but is still expected to host residential condos for sale in addition to a hotel and retail. I’m pretty enamored with the latest design. It shows a variety of uses, building heights, and a great park-like lawn. [Read more…] about Seaholm Website Updated With New Renderings
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In the latest draft of possible urban- and light-rail alignments, we generally see the same routes we’ve been looking at for the past year. Alas, it’s important to understand that rail will not simply be delivered, it will evolve over decades to serve more and more people. The Statesman has a nice graphic that shows the heart of the system being envisioned. [Read more…] about Where Are You Going?
Downtown Austin resident, Jay Drayer, shares this pic of a piano on the Pfluger Bridge. No doubt this is a Play Me I’m Yours install. Very cool! [Read more…] about Play Me, I’m Yours: Pfluger Bridge
Thanks to the ABJ’s Jacob Dirr for considering me for this week’s “Journal Profile.” It’s a light hearted Q&A, and we really didn’t get into real estate. Instead, you’ll learn a few things about me, such as my 2001 foray into producing a compilation album for upcoming Austin musicians. [Read more…] about ABJ Profiles Jude Galligan
The Statesman is reporting that Riverside Resources has contracted to purchase the Whitely Paper site in downtown Austin’s Railyard district. You might recall 21c Museum Residences was planned for the half-block that fronts 3rd Street, between Brazos and San Jacinto Streets. [Read more…] about Whitely Paper Warehouse Under Contract
1/2/2013: We just heard a rumor from a reliable source that Agora is closed for good and owners are planning to sell. We’ll continue to update as we have new information.
A new bar/lounge (guess) called “Agora” is readying their new space at 84 East Avenue in Downtown Austin’s Rainey Street neighborhood. This is just few steps down from East Avenue Lounge (aka Rainey Manor). Picture of Agora and updated Rainey Street Map after the jump.
I also noticed some groundwork being done at [Read more…] about Another Rainey Street Bar Pops Up – AGORA
Last night was the Perigee moon: when the moon’s orbit is closest to earth. This was a good excuse to hike around Lady Bird Lake and take some pictures of Downtown Austin. After hiking a few miles to Bee Caves at Mopac, and despite forgetting my tripod, the journey yielded a few pictures worth posting. Above is my favorite.
Jude and I are both on the board of the Downtown Austin Neighborhood Association (DANA) – a grassroots community organization dedicated to improving the lives of those who live, work, and / or play in the Downtown Austin Community. It’s an organization that we believe in, and an organization that is affecting positive change in our community.
For our readers who are downtown residents (or, who spend a significant amount of time downtown for work or for pleasure), I urge you to become a member of the organization.
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. [Read more…] about Hotel Van Zandt Returns
Just in time for SXSW, Caffe Medici opens its third location. Located in the Austonian on Congress Ave, I was immediately impressed with the finish out. Great layout, great light, great coffee. We’ll soon need to update our Best Coffee Shops In Austin list. A couple of quick android pics after the jump. [Read more…] about Caffe Medici Opens Under The Austonian