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Old August 10th, 2014, 04:22 AM   #1
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50 stories of retail, office, residential planned near Seaholm

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It's been known for a while that Constructive Ventures Inc. has been working on a project down at the Seaholm redevelopment off of Ceasar Chavez Street. Now, proposals for the site have come to light courtesy of the Austin American-Statesman, which reports the company plans to build a more-than 50-story, mixed-use tower. That's tall enough to make it the second highest building in town after the Austonian.

The site in question is the former Austin Energy Control Center located just to the east of the Seaholm power plant that is being redeveloped. It's prime land a stone's throw from Lady Bird Lake downtown.

According to the Statesman, the tower will have roughly 400 condominiums and as much as 120,000 square feet of office space plus an additional 15,000 square feet of retail. Designed by Austin architects Rhode Partners Inc., the tower will feature a mostly glass facade accented by green space, according to the Statesman.

The Energy Control Center Redevelopment parcel is noted below:


http://downtownaustinblog.org/2013/0...ng-at-seaholm/


Now called "The Independent", the skyscraper could be the city's tallest.


http://reatx.com/12698/independent/
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Old August 10th, 2014, 05:44 AM   #2
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Drone view of the Seaholm Project from May:



the site for this tower can be seen behind the crane at left at 0:17
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Old September 2nd, 2014, 08:01 AM   #3
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Old September 8th, 2014, 09:43 AM   #4
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New planned downtown tower could be Austin’s second-tallest building

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An ambitious high-rise tower that is destined to become the city’s second-tallest building is on the horizon for downtown Austin, the developers told the American-Statesman.

The building, which could soar 50 stories and possibly higher, is planned for a 1.7-acre site at Third Street and West Avenue, just east of the former Seaholm Power Plant that is undergoing a major transformation. The new tower is expected to have 400 condominium units, up to 120,000 square feet of office space and 15,000 square feet of shops and restaurants, said the developers, Perry Lorenz and Larry Warshaw with Austin-based Constructive Ventures.

Construction is due to start in the fourth quarter of 2015, and will take 2 1/2 years to build. Construction costs are likely to top $200 million. Constructive Ventures’ partner in the project is Austin-based developer Aspen Heights, which is about to break ground on an apartment high-rise at Eighth and Nueces streets.

At 50 stories, the new tower would eclipse the neighboring 44-story condominium tower called the 360, currently Austin’s second-tallest building. The tallest building is the 56-story Austonian condo tower at Congress Avenue and Second Street.

Lorenz said the planned tower, which would be on the banks of Shoal Creek and in the heart of the downtown’s revitalized west end, “has the potential to become an iconic addition to both the culture and the skyline of downtown Austin.”

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New planned downtown tower could be Austin’s second-tallest building




No renders available at this time. Name is for location purposes only.
This is the same tower as the one in another thread entitled Seaholm Tower, 50 Floors and 600 feet.
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To clarify, this is the energy control center site(I think).

It's that low slung office shed across the street from the utility substation.
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This is the same tower as the one in another thread entitled Seaholm Tower, 50 Floors and 600 feet.
Thanks! I had a sneaking suspicion.
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Will The Independent Condos Become Austin’s Tallest Tower?


An articulated version modeled above.

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Confirmed via email earlier this week, residents of downtown Austin can expect a new neighbor at the northeast corner of 3rd Street & West Avenue: The Independent.

A 400-unit condominium project proposed by a partnership between Constructive Ventures and Aspen Heights, details of the The Independent’s height and number of stories have not been confirmed. There are signals that it will be 60+ stories and at least 675ft tall. Extra height could come from architectural details.

At 683 feet, the Austonian on Congress Avenue, is currently Austin’s tallest building.

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One early model features an elegant box shaped tower:


http://austintowers.net/will-the-ind...tallest-tower/
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Sales and marketing ramping up:

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The Independent sales office is nearing completion



https://www.facebook.com/independentaustin?fref=photo

These guys are serious!
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http://rebusinessonline.com/new-cond...ing-in-austin/

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AUSTIN, TEXAS — A planned 58-story condo tower will become the tallest building in Austin upon completion. The planned 685-foot tall structure will be called The Independent. The property is also set to become the tallest residential building in the U.S. west of the Mississippi River. The Independent will feature 370 condo residences, ranging from 675 to 3,485 square feet, with floorplans featuring one to three bedrooms. Units will range in price from the mid-$300,000s to over $3 million. The 950,000-square-foot project is located at the northeast corner of West 3rd Street and West Avenue.


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Proposed Case for TX: 2015-ASW-8515-OE

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Structure Name: The Independent
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Work Schedule: 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2018
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For the crane: Proposed Case for TX: 2015-ASW-9729-OE

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Structure Name: Tower Cranes for The Independent
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Work Schedule: 02/02/2015 to 02/08/2019
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Crane is 748 or building ?
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Crane is 748 or building ?
More likely the tower crane height.
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Crane is 748 or building ?
Crane Height = 748'

Building Height = 689'
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Height approved through FAA


Determined Cases for TX Form 7460-1 for ASN 2015-ASW-8515-OE

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