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50 stories of retail, office, residential planned near Seaholm

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/2013/03/05/what-is-and-isnt-happening-at-seaholm/
 

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

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014

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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Will The Independent Condos Become Austin’s Tallest Tower?


An articulated version modeled above.

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-independent-condos-become-austins-tallest-tower/
 

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It's alright but doesn't scream 'Austin' to me
 

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http://rebusinessonline.com/new-condo-tower-to-become-tallest-building-in-austin/

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.


- See more at: http://rebusinessonline.com/new-condo-tower-to-become-tallest-building-in-austin/#sthash.wkqtxF34.dpuf


Oddly this will also be the tallest condo tower west of the Mississippi. Taller proposals in Los Angeles fell victim to the 2008 crash.
 

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I don't know why everyone is complaining, Austin has a damn tower that is meant to look like an owl, so I think unconventional, weird office towers are welcome in Austin. Weird buildings and weird residents, Austin has a theme going. I embrace this, and really hope it gets built, it looks so cool. Dig baby, dig! Before this boom ends
 

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Interesting that it's only 2 feet taller than the Austonian. Wish it could be at least 100ft taller but this is good for now. This will definitely break the trend of 300-400ft towers going up. There are still parking lots downtown that can be turned into supertalls!
 

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90 percent of units already spoken for at 58 story Austin tower.

By Shonda Novak
June 19th. 2015

In a sign of the strong demand for downtown living, a planned 58-story condominium tower has set what its developers say is a record for the most number of units reserved within a week’s time for a downtown Austin condominium project.Prospective buyers have put down earnest money for 90 percent of the units — 336 of 370 — in The Independent.
http://m.statesman.com/news/business/90-percent-of-units-already-spoken-for-at-58-story/nmg4T/
 
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