Signs of Progress for Waller Park Place
An application to re-subdivide the lots at 92-98 Red River, 504-505 Willow St., and 503 and 511 E Cesar Chavez was filed recently. We’re eager to see Waller Park Place break ground. This is notable as the largest private development ever proposed in downtown Austin, and when complete will be bring more daytime activity for the burgeoning Rainey Street District.
Bed & Breakfast Proposed for 1304 Rio Grande
A bed & breakfast concept could potentially breathe a little new life into a district of downtown mostly filled with older homes hosting small offices. Very little info exists on the project right now, but we’ll update you as we get additional details.
A Walk in the Clouds in Downtown Austin
No, this isn’t the 2015 Downtown Austin Blog Prom Theme. It’s another way of saying that downtown Austin is getting another really cool sky bridge concept, a la Fairmont to the Austin Convention Center.
This time, the “aerial right-of-way encroachment” (sky bridge is catchier, admittedly), is being proposed between West 5th and West 6th Street on Bowie street, and will connect
slick new Bowie Apartments Shoal Creek Walk (Class A office and ground floor retail, by Schlosser Development) to Whole Foods Headquarters, a development that has just started site work.
Per developer, this was REQUIRED by city code, since at least one of the buildings it will be connecting are in the flood plain. An additional escape route was required to avoid a fire hazard. It’s our understanding that this concept is a go – as the time for objections has passed, and it’s a safety requirement. We think it’s kind of neat.
Millenium Rainey Restaurant Space Available for $36/sf NNN
Speaking of Rainey Street Happenings, the marketing for the commercial space at Millenium Rainey Apartments is in full force. CBRE is marketing the property – take a look at the marketing packet they created:
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First Crane for Aspen Heights Apartments at 8th and Nueces
It’s alive! Aspen Heights Apartments moving forward with construction, as evidenced by the massive crane recently erected on the site.
The skybridge location seems off. The Bowie apartments are actually one block south, between 3rd and 5th. If the location posted is correct, the two buildings being connected must be the Whole Foods HQ and the Schlosser Development Sixth + Lamar east block.
“A Walk in the Clouds in Downtown Austin – No, this isn’t the 2015 Downtown Austin Blog Prom Theme” That made me LOL. It actually sounds like a fun event!
Maybe DANA could have a fundraiser with that theme and it’s like a throw back to high school proms – tuxes (hopefully no blue ones) and prom dresses for all!