Oracle moving fast to start construction in Austin

Rendering [possibly an early one] by STG Design -

It has been almost 5 months since tech giant Oracle announced a major investment in the East Riverside Corridor. The company is putting the pedal to the metal, already submitting detailed site plans to the City, the first step towards breaking on 560,000-square-foot campus. The reason it is able to move so fast as that the Oracle’s future home was conceived as a turnkey … [Read more...]


Hotel Magdalena : Liz Lambert’s Next Project

Hotel Magdalena design by Lake Flato

All of Liz Lambert’s chic hotels on South Congress Avenue are named after saints. San Jose. Saint Cecilia. Lambert’s upcoming creation -- Hotel Magdalena -- is named after Mary Magdalene, and is looking to be the grandest of them all. This new five-story boutique hotel and residences will sit just off South Congress, clocking in at 95 hotel rooms and seven condos. The … [Read more...]


Take A Virtual Ride on I-35 “Cut & Cap” Plan


I've been a proponent of the "cut & cap" plan for burying I-35, and reconnecting Austin, ever since Sinclair Black began sharing the concept a couple (few?) years back. To see how well the "cut & cap" design works, we need look no further than Dallas' Klyde Warren Park, which sits atop the Woodall Rodgers Freeway. Below are six videos produced by TxDOT that shows two … [Read more...]


Austin’s First Residential Tower Planned Without Parking… and a grab bag of news from Congress Avenue

The Avenue - Image source Austin American Statesman

For years Congress Avenue north of about 7th Street was a dead zone after business hours, a statement punctuated by the Chipotle occupying prime real estate at the corner - shuttered promptly at 8 p.m. and closed on weekends. That is all set to change with the Statesman reporting yesterday on a 30-story apartment tower -- void of the normally ubiquitous parking garage … [Read more...]


East Side Roundup

7th Street's "Eastline" condos by PSW

KRDB’s “SOL 2.0” condos coming soon A innovative retail and condo mixed used development focused on sustainability is in the works on across the street from the State Cemetery, east of I-35, at the intersection of MLK Jr. Blvd and Leona St. This will be KRDB’s next iteration of its first Solutions Oriented Living -- SOL -- sustainable development built in 2012 three … [Read more...]