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The link for this sunrise panorama of Downtown Austin from one of my previous posts isn't working too well, so here's another one.  Click on the picture for a desktop worthy version:  

 

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Here's a link (It's ftp, so it may not work if you're trying to keep up from work.) of downtown projects just released today from the the City of Austin.  This list is pdated every quarter or so and includes a map and descriptions of projects:

 

ftp://ftp.ci.austin.tx.us/DowntownAustinPlan/Emerging_Projects/emerging_projects_2014-02-18.pdf

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Here's a picture looking towards downtown from West Campus.  West Campus is the most densely populated area in Austin, and as the name implies, it has a large population of students attending the University of Texas.  Zoning changes made a few years ago have allowed many mid-rise and high rise residential buildings to be built.  West Campus has become Austin's Midtown, and the number of housing units being built rivals Downtown.  Cranes from the many towers being built in the SW corner of Downtown can be seen. 

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Photo by one of the many great SSP contributers URBANIZER:  http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showpost.php?p=6456874&postcount=1

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I don't know if this is under construction yet, but here's an "infill" office building that qualifies as a high rise that was announced late last year for downtown.  It may be in a CVC which would explain the limited height:  

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http://buildingatx.com/2013/10/dupont-group-proposes-to-add-more-office-space-downtown/

 

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Site Prep, demolition and the moving of several houses has been under way for awhile to make room for the Millennium residential building.  It's in the Rainey street area where the biggest proposals are (Waller Creek Place, Fairmont, etc.):  

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Credit to Downtown Austin Blog:  http://downtownaustinblog.org/2013/10/30/demolition-begins-for-dinerstein-development/

 

This might seem like a nice infill type project that adds density to downtown.  But it's really a huge disappointment because the original plans for the site were two twin ~50-story apartment towers:  

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Source:  http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showpost.php?p=5721982&postcount=1

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The University of Texas is moving fast on a major medical center that will take up several blocks downtown.  The area is riddled with CVC restrictions, so there won't be many towers.  But this will be another huge economic boost for Austin.  Here's a map of the area buildout with the proposed buildings (in burnt orange, of course).  UT also just released renderings of the first two buildings to go up as well, and one of them is a high rise.  Since this is a State project they can move forward quickly because they can largely skip the City of Austin bureaucracy.

 

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http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showpost.php?p=6124207&postcount=63

 

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Here's a somewhat dated aerial of downtown that was taken before the current building boom started.  But it shows where the medical center will be built.  It's the general area from the football stadium to the area around the domed building in the left center of the picture.  The entire area including the domed building will be demolished and built out in three phases.

 

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http://imgur.com/r/Austin/IAa0dFk

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Here's a rendering of the under construction Broadstone at the Lake mid-rise development being squeezed into a lot up against the 19-story Catherine Apartment tower on the south side of the river.  There will be over 500 apartments between the two projects.  The Broadstone has under ground parking and is just now rising above ground.  The tower crane should be going up any day now.

 

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Here's how the two projects fit together:

 

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Here's a recent photo showing the construction progress of both projects:  

 

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Photo by Izppbj at SSP: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showpost.php?p=6453542&postcount=71

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South Lamar (The Colorado River defines North vs, South Lamar.) has been experiencing a tremendous amount of residential construction.  Zoning doesn't allow for high rises in that corridor, but here's an example of one of the many mid-rises that are being built or proposed for that area.  This particular project has all of the needed city approvals including a variance from the City Clowncil for additional height, and should be starting construction soon:  

 

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http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showpost.php?p=6139829&postcount=71

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This huge picture shows a wide range of current construction projects.  Click on the picture to get the full resolution.  Starting on the left side you can see the tower crane for the 19-story Catherine apartment tower across the river.  In the right foreground (a.k.a.Green Water site) you can see the site prep for the 38-story Trammell Crow apartment tower.  The area where the dirt is moving for the Trammell Crow tower will be divided into four blocks with street extensions and Trammell Crow is planning a tower on each block.  The pit in the center of the picture across the creek is for the underground parking for the new Austin Central library.  Two tower cranes should be going up soon for that project.  Moving to the right where the yellow tower crane is will be the 30-story Seaholm Residences condominium tower.  Behind that is the 18-story Gables apartment tower.  On the far right with the two tower cranes is the 37-story Bowie apartment tower.  Below the Bowie where the empty parking lot is in the bottom right corner of the picture is the site of the "Austin Energy Control Center" development.  A developer is planning two high rise residential towers at that site, and some type of announcement is expected in the very near future.

 

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Photo by OtherKevein at SSP:  http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showpost.php?p=6462720&postcount=747

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The unnamed ~35 to 40-story hotel project proposed for 7th & Congress mentioned in post #15 is moving forward.  Site Plan information was filed with the city yesterday.  Unfortunately there are no construction details:  

 

https://www.austintexas.gov/devreview/b_showpublicpermitfolderdetails.jsp?FolderRSN=11095293 

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More detailed plans were filed with the City of Austin for the Hilton Homewood Suites hotel mentioned in post #15.  It will be 14 stories.  The height is disappointing because the location does not have height restrictions.

 

https://www.austintexas.gov/devreview/b_showpublicpermitfolderdetails.jsp?FolderRSN=11075370 

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Here's an old rendering of the two residential towers (left-center buildings) proposed for the "Austin Energy Control Center" development that is adjacent to the Green Water and Seaholm developments.  I'm posting this because an update to this project could be one of the next big downtown tower announcements.  It's being developed by Constructive Ventures and is item R74 on the city's Emerging Projects list that can be found here:  ftp://ftp.ci.austin.tx.us/DowntownAustinPlan/Emerging_Projects/emerging_projects_2014-02-18.pdf

 

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http://www.rojorealestate.com/tag/78701/

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