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Old January 7th, 2013, 06:01 AM   #41
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Tarlton 360 Townhomes statrt date mid 2013



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Phase 1 of the Tarlton 360 project, which include the construction of 86 townhomes, Phases 2 and 3, which include 140 condominiums in 2 buildings and a office tower. Timeline build out 10 yrs.
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UT Engineering Education & Research Center Proposed



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$150M to be spent on ABIA



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Austin-Bergstrom International Airport’s consolidated rental car facility was expected to clear an important hurdle on Jan. 17. The City Council was widely expected to approve the $150 million bond issue that would finance construction.

The proposed rental car facility would increase public parking at the airport by about 800 spaces and provide a separate parking structure for the rental cars at ABIA.
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Proposed Science Center for Southwestern University Georgetown, TX


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On Jan. 14, Southwestern University received a $1 million challenge grant from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation in Tulsa, Okla., for construction of a new science center. The university must raise $1 million in matching funds by the end of 2013. “In the coming months, we will visit with and formally apply to a number of foundations mostly in Texas that either have a history of supporting Southwestern or have a specific interest in science, and in effect ask them to match the Mabee challenge grant,” said Rick McKelvey, vice president for institutional advancement at Southwestern. “We are hopeful we can do that over the next six months.” If raised, the additional $1 million will bring the total funding raised to build the facility to $8 million and would allow the university to begin the first phase of construction on the project, McKelvey said. Phase 1 includes adding 23,700 square feet to the existing Fondren-Jones Science Building. McKelvey said construction could begin in late 2013 or early 2014. “[The challenge grant] is a vote of confidence in the institution and in the need for a science center,” he said. “It provides a million dollars, which obviously is a critical part in reaching $8 million, and history shows that when you go to funding sources with a challenge grant, there is heightened interest in helping the institution meet that challenge in a certain time frame.” The design for the first phase is under way, and the new space could be open to students in the 2015–16 academic year, according to a news release.
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 11:41 AM   #45
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More infill going on south of the river.

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Old February 2nd, 2013, 11:53 AM   #46
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Crane base for the new 6 story building at the Triangle. Height will be 79ft.
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STREETLIGHTS RESIDENTIAL, HUNT COS. BREAK GROUND ON APT. TOWER



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AUSTIN, TEXAS — Affiliates of StreetLights Residential and Hunt Cos. have formed a joint venture to break ground on a 300-unit, high-rise apartment tower, located at 214 Barton Springs Road in Austin. The project's ownership group consists of Hunt Development Group LLC and Hunt Barton Springs LLC (both affiliates of Hunt Cos.), along with SLR Residential at Barton Springs LLC, an affiliate of StreetLights Residential. Austin based Rhode Partners designed the 19-story glass and brick tower. The interior of the property has been designed to emulate a boutique hotel with an expansive lobby, resort-style pool deck, fitness center and rooftop lounge. The high-rise will feature views of Lady Bird Lake, the downtown skyline, the State Capitol and the West Hills.
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Hyatt Regency Austin adding parking garage, ballroom



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Already one of the city’s largest hotels, the Hyatt Regency Austin is about to get even bigger.

A construction project now under way will add a parking garage and ballroom to the hotel, at 208 Barton Springs Road near downtown.

The garage could be completed as soon as this fall, according to general manager Lance Stumpf.

Plans are still being tweaked, Stumpf said, and all the required permit applications have not received final approval from the city. The hotel anticipates releasing more details on the project this year, he said.

Documents filed with the city late last year indicate the ballroom will be two stories – about 40 feet tall. The parking garage is shown having about 800 spaces and rising eight stories, or about 100 feet. Plans also show a second-floor walkway connecting the ballroom to the hotel.
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San Marco takes small stakes in new LCRA power plant



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B-Cycle Chosen For Austin Bike Share Program

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The Downtown Austin Blog has confirmed that B-cycle is the bike company of choice for the new Austin Bike Share program.

DAB reported last week that three companies had submitted proposals to supply Austin Bike Share equipment. We don’t know who yet else applied, but there is some small comfort in knowing that the people in San Antonio seem quite pleased with B-cycle, where they are growing from 30 stations to 45 stations. (Check out their San Antonio rates and coverage here.) B-cycle implementation has been successful in 15 other major cities, including Denver, San Antonio, and Houston and the city aims to have the bike share program operable by late spring 2013.

The city council is expected to approve a $1.6 million contract with B-cycle at the end of the month for 400 bicycles, 580 docks, 40 Map modules, and 40 kiosks, which include the hardware and software to operate the Bike Share Program.

The bicycles are custom made to order and fit a wide range of users and are installed with a self-charging GPS system using RFID technology for tracking and anti-theft purposes, and also come standard with a built-in kryptonite cable lock.

For safety purposes, the bicycles also come equipped with always-on front and a rear lights. The bicycles GPS computer works in unison with the software to show user metrics and other data.

The 40 kiosks and can be configured as a single or double-sided station to custom fit each of the 40 City chosen locations to hold anywhere from 10-20 bicycles.
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Aerial solution to mass transit?



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by JP Eichmiller February 7, 2013

The leaders of Round Rock are looking in a new direction—literally—for options in developing a mass-transit system to cope with the city’s expected continued growth. Rather than regurgitating traditional transit options such as trains or buses, the city’s public officials are taking an active interest in a revolutionary “aerial-based mass-transit system” that would lift users from the ground in ski lift–style gondolas and drop them off at destinations throughout town. The system is referred to as The Wire and is the brainchild of a team of planners from Frog Design, an international innovation firm with offices in 14 locations worldwide, including Austin. “Once we got into some of the design research of it and really started investigating the technology, it quickly went from an office joke to, ‘this is really plausible and really viable,’” said Michael McDaniel, principal designer at Frog Design’s Austin studio. Although unconventional, the idea of a gondola-based mass-transit system has caught the attention of Round Rock’s city leaders. Round Rock Mayor Alan McGraw recently took the time to visit Frog’s Austin office for a demonstration of the project. McGraw said he walked away from the meeting impressed by the idea and intrigued with its possibilities. “[The Wire] is a really fascinating concept when you are looking at mass transit,” McGraw said. “This is not just a Round Rock issue, this is a regional issue as [city planners] are looking at mass-transit alternatives.
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Cirrus Logic poised to expand downtown campus

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Having moved into its new headquarters at Sixth and West streets just last summer, Cirrus Logic Inc. is moving forward with plans to expand its downtown Austin footprint.

The Austin-based computer chip firm told the American-Statesman it has purchased almost a half a block just west of its six-story headquarters for future expansion. The price of the purchase, which closed in December, was not disclosed.

In addition to its recent land purchase, Cirrus has other expansion plans on tap. Next week, it will seek the go-ahead from the city Planning Commission and the City Council (for a zoning change on a tract it owns immediately north of its headquarters.

That parcel is now a surface parking lot for Cirrus employees. On that site, the company wants to build an 8-story structure that would include a parking garage with 175 spaces, along with office space on the top and bottom floors, said Richard Suttle Jr., Cirrus’ zoning attorney in Austin.

Height is currently limited to 60 feet, Suttle said. The zoning change would allow Cirrus to build to 90 feet — the same height as the headquarters building, Suttle said. The new building would be connected to the 135,000-square-foot headquarters, giving both structures “a homogenous look and feel,” according to city zoning documents.
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Austin invited to join 2024 Olympics bid

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AUSTIN -- It is the event, that for 29 days, seems to bring the world together. When political and religious differences are forgotten and the human spirit is celebrated. And in 2024, it could be held in Austin.

The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) is sending letters to 35 cities to gauge interest in hosting the games.

"Being able to have that here, in my home, that'd be awesome," said Austin resident Jeromy Lopez De Castilla.

Local business owner and community leader Paul Carrozza agreed.

"I think it's about time," Carrozza said. "Austin would be the greatest host in, I think, the history of the Olympics because you think about the town, people love to come here. I think we're the right size market now to host it, especially with the Austin-San Antonio corridor."
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Lamar Village Redevelopment



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National Instruments to add 1,000 Austin jobs, invest $80 million

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National Instruments, a pioneering technology company in Austin, plans to invest $80 million and add 1,000 technical and engineering jobs locally over the next 10 years to serve its steadily expanding business.

The project was announced Thursday by the Texas governor’s office, which said the company will receive $4.4 million in incentives from the Texas Enterprise Fund to close the deal. The city of Austin is proposing to add another $1.7 million incentives to the deal.

The average annual wage for the new jobs is estimated to be $72,223.

National Instruments is a leading maker of test and measurement hardware and software systems used by scientists and engineers worldwide.

The company expects to start work in July on a new 300,000-square-foot building on 8.5 acres next to its existing site at 11500 N. MoPac Blvd. The company already employs more than 6,800 people worldwide and 2,440 in Austin. It had more than $1.1 billion in sales last year.

Gov. Rick Perry said the National Instruments expansion will “bolster Austin’s status as a hub for research development and innovation.”

Austin is in competition with Penang, Malaysia for the project, the governor’s office said.

The Austin City Council is scheduled to be briefed on the project on Feb. 28 and vote on the incentives offer on March 7.
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Apartment project with affordable rents planned for South Austin Goodwill site



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Amid a sea of luxury apartments under construction on South Lamar Boulevard, Foundation Communities is planning an oasis of affordability — 109 inexpensive rentals in a pioneering project with Goodwill Industries of Central Texas.

Foundation Communities, a local nonprofit provider of affordable housing and support services, hopes to receive $10 million in federal tax credits to build the $15 million Skyview Studios at 2800 S. Lamar Blvd.

The project would be built on a site that houses a Goodwill retail store that is among Austin’s oldest and most popular. On the ground floor of its four-story building, Foundation Communities would build a new 14,000-square-foot Goodwill store that would include more parking — a total of 60 spaces — than the current location has. There would also be 30 spaces for apartment residents, most of whom are expected to not own cars.

The units, each about 400 square feet, would have projected rents of $400 to $650 a month, with all utilities included, said Walter Moreau, executive director of Foundation Communities. That would put them within reach of individuals making less than $26,000 a year, he said. Renters could include everyone from Goodwill employees to service industry workers to people on fixed incomes or disability income, he said.

If all goes as planned, construction could start by the second quarter of 2014, with the project completed in a year.
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Old story, new chapter: Austin leads U.S. in growth among biggest metro areas

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The Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos region grew faster than all large metropolitan areas in the nation last year, according to new census estimates. The news adds to the latest chapter in a familiar, long-running tale of rocketing growth for the Austin region and for Texas.

Austin and a number of other Texas metro areas and counties were among the fastest-growing in the U.S. last year, demonstrating that the state remains squarely in a population boom that’s now well over a decade old, said Steve Murdock, a demographer at Rice University and the former director of the U.S. Census Bureau.

“What these data show is that the continuing growth patterns are very strong and robust and very pervasive,” Murdock said.

The West Texas city of Midland was the country’s fastest-growing metro area, and its next-door neighbor Odessa ranked fifth overall, according to the population estimates released this week that cover the period from July 1, 2011, to July 1, 2012.

The Austin metro area ranked seventh, with its population increasing 3 percent, to 1,834,303. But the six metro areas ahead of Austin are smaller, meaning Austin was the fastest-growing metro area in the country among those with 1 million or more residents.
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South Lamar Phase II



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Located between Bouldin Creek and Zilker Metropolitan Park, South Lamar Phase II includes 350 residential units in Austin, Texas. This development is a 5 story wood framed, mid-density project consists of 255,000 SF of net rentable space with stunning views overlooking downtown Austin and the surrounding area. Its distinct mix of affordable floor plans averaging 400 SF address Austin’s desire for economical prices with luxury amenities. The upscale restaurants provide a unique sidewalk experience having convenient access to downtown Austin.
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