Downtown Austin and the Coming Changes

Downtown Austin development

When you talk to someone about Austin, we’re sure there have been questions of “have you heard about the new development coming to [insert Austin neighborhood here]” or “did you see that the land on [insert street name here] has been bought. What do you think they’ll do with the land?” It’s become commonplace to strike up conversations about the changes to the city as they become more and more frequent as the area expands. We’re here to keep you updated on some of the most recent projects hitting the neighborhood.

Indeed Tower – 200 West Sixth Street

Indeed is a large employer to many in the Austin workforce and has been steadily expanding. So much so that they will soon have 700,000 square feet of office space in a 554-foot tall, 36-story structure. The structure will also feature an urban market with 25,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space. This project is already under construction and is expected to open in 2021. 

SXSW Center – 1400 Lavaca Street

Just as SXSW breaks many boundaries, this structure does as well. You won’t call this 13-story basic. While the top three stories will be reserved as offices for the music festival, 65,000 square feet has been leased to WeWork. With a 2,000-square-foot rooftop garden, electric-car charging stations in the attached 300-space garage, and a palatial ground-floor plaza, there’s so much to love about this new development.

The Quincy – 93 Red River Street

Hotel Van Zandt is about to have some new neighbors! 78,000 square feet of office space, 10,360 square feet of retail space, and 347 apartments overlooking Lady Bird Lake. This mixed-use development has hopes to connect Rainey Street with the rest of the downtown district.

Block 185 – 601 West Second Street

Coming in 2022 is the curved glass mecca that is Google’s office! In fact the shape of the building came from a need to comply with the city’s waterfront overlay regulations, which limit proximity to Shoal Creek and Lady Bird Lake. This 35-story, 790,000 square foot project is scheduled to have outdoor terraces, a fitness center, and ground-level retail. 

The next couple of years are going to mean a lot of change for the area. We’re excited to see what the growth will bring and how the new construction will shape the city. If you’re thinking about selling your home or finding a new home, give our team a call. We have a great idea of how the city will be changing in the coming years and what it can mean for you. We’ll use our knowledge to find you the perfect home and the perfect buyer.

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