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Here's the list of the current West Campus projects that are over 10-stories.

Skyloft (Residential) - 18-stories (U/C)

22 West (Residential) - 18-stories (Proposed)

Aspen West Campus (Residential) – 17-stories (U/C)

2100 Nueces (Residential) - ~17-stories (Proposed)

Marriott AC & Autograph Collection dual branded hotel – 11-stories (Proposed)

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A third Marriott hotel is proposed for West Campus.  This one is their Moxy brand.  Based on the scope of the project and the size of the lot, it has the potential to reach 10-stories.  But the current zoning only allow for about 5-stories.  So the developers must plan on seeking a zoning variance.  The site currently consists of a Jack-in-the Box that has been abandoned for a couple years, and zoning on an adjacent block allows for a 17 or 18-story building.  It would make no sense for the city not to grant additional height to fix this eyesore.  But the current city council has become somewhat anti-development, so we'll have to see what happens.  Here is the site with the ugly abandoned and well tagged Jack-in-the-Box.

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Photo by Austin Towers

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The elevations were released today for the 18-story student apartment project known as "22 West", "2200 Nueces" and "22nd & Nueces". I'm not sure what the final name will be, but it's a typical student apartment tower.

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Here are some photo updates from Urbannizer.

The 18-story Skyloft student apartment building is above ground.

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As is the 17-story Aspen West Campus apartment building...

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Here's the 18-story Skyloft:  

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Photos by Urbannizer

 

Here's the 17-story Aspen West Campus:

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Photos by Urbannizer

 

This view from the Independent's webcam shows the location of West Campus in relation to Downtown.  The cluster of mid-rises by the balconies on the left side of the photo would be West Campus.  The two tower cranes by the cluster are for the Skyloft and Aspen West Campus.  

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Here's the 17-story Aspen West Campus student housing tower.  All photos are by AusTxDevelopment.

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Here's the 18-story Skyloft student housing apartment tower.

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This crane is for an unknown project.  West Campus residential buildings go up too quickly to keep up with.

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The site plans for two West Campus apartment buildings have been approved and released.

This first one is the 18-story 2100 Nueces.

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2100 Nueces Site Plan

 

Demo is underway for this one already.  This photo of the site by Urbannizer was taken a couple weeks ago.

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The second approved and released site plan is for the 18-story 22nd & Nueces project.  It was previously known as 22 West.

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22nd & Nueces Site Plan

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Here are a couple photo updates for the two tallest U/C West Campus apartment towers.  There are a lot of 17 and 18-story projects in West Campus because that's the maximum amount of floors that developers can squeeze in under the height limits of the current zoning.  

This is the 17-story Aspen West Campus.

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Photo by Urbannizer

 

This is the 18-story Skyloft.

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Photo by Urbannizer

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Here's an update of the Demo taking place this week for the 2100 Nueces and 22nd & Nueces student apartment towers in West Campus.  West Campus is literally being demo'ed en masse as affordable student housing disappears in favor of high end high-rise student housing. 

This is 22nd & Nueces:

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Photo by Urbannizer

 

 

This is 2100 Nueces:  

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Photo by Urbannizer

 

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This Flatiron photo taken Monday shows Skyloft rising above the Drag.  The Drag is the section of Guadalupe St. that separates the University of Texas campus from the area referred to as West Campus where thousands of students make their home.

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Demo was completed on the site for the 18-story 2100 Nueces apartment  building.  The 17-story Aspen West Campus going up in the background is topped out.  

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Photo by Urbannizer

 

Here's another view.  This area is getting packed with 17 and 18-story apartment buildings.  That's because a relatively small area of West Campus is zoned with a 175' height limit.  So developers are maxing out the height on every site they get their hands on.  Variances for slightly taller buildings have been approved.

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Photo by Urbannizer

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Here's another big West Campus project that was posted earlier today on the Historic Landmark Commission's website.  It's not tall, but it's a beefy project that takes up a whole block.

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Here are some new Skyloft renderings.  The first one is looking from West Campus towards the University of Texas campus.  Downtown proper is on the right just out of view.  The tower on the left is of course the infamous 1966 sniper tower.  The tower on the right is Dobie Center where Michael Dell first began selling PCs out of his dorm room under the name of PCs Limited. 

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This photo was taken two days ago by Urbannizer

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The site plan for the 11-story Marriott AC & Autograph hotel was approved this week and demo of the McDonald's on the site began shortly after that.  Here's a photo of the site by Urbannizer of the site taken before the destruction got underway.

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These were taken over a week ago by Urbannizer.  It's the site of the Marriott AC and Autograph hotel, and the McDonald's is no more.  The rest of the site has probably been cleared since these wer taken.

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There are four 17 to 18-story apartment buildings U/C in West Campus along with more 5 to 9-story apartment buildings than I can keep up with.   A new 17-story apartment building was announced this week.  It's called The Standard at Austin.  Zoning limits the height to around 18-stories which is the reason for so many buildings being that height.  Here's one of the elevations from the site plan:

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West Campus - The land of many 17 and 18-story student apartment buildings and more five to nine-story student apartment buildings than one can keep up with.  In addition to the proposed 17-story Standard apartment building in the previous post, here's are four more 17 and 18-story buildings U/C: 

2100 Nueces - 18-stories: 

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Lofts of Austin - 18-stories

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Skyloft - 18-stories

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Aspen West Campus - 17 stories.  This is nearing completion, and that's 2100 Nueces U/C in foreground.

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Photo by Urbannizer

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There are also three Marriott Hotels in the works for West Campus .  I've posted about them before, but this one is the 11-story dual branded AC & Autograph hotel:  

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The third Marriott is their Moxy brand.  A site plan was filed last week, and we have some elevations.  This area has height restrictions, so it could only go four stories tall.

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Sie Plan

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