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We should be getting an update about this project in the near future.  The Episcopal Church is lucky enough to own an entire Downtown block, and is looking for a development partner.  

A height limiting Capitol View Corridor runs through most of the site.  But there is just enough room in one corner of the site for a point tower.  Since this is Austin, it will most likely be a residential and/or hotel tower.  But one of the church's requirements is a significant amount of space for their archives.

These renderings came from the project's website and the architect's website.  

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A formal Capitol View Corridor (CVC) height determination request for the site was filed this week.  It was already known that most of the site has height limits except for one corner where the point tower in the rendering could be built.  Hopefully this filing means a specific project is in the works.

 

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A site plan was filed yesterday.  There are no project details with it yet, but it's good to see this one moving forward.  The Towers blog  (formerly Austin Towers) has an article with some info about the site including this photo of the site which is an entire block currently used for parking:  

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Austin based Cielo Property Group was announced as the developer today, and Gensler is the architect.  Some new renderings were released today as well.  The project gained a little height, but still looks similar to the visionary renderings in the OP.

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Additional details about this project were added to the site plan application today.  This is a true mixed use tower:  

Hotel rooms = 260
Condo units = 280
Office space = 182,328 sq. ft.
Supermarket = 27,109 sq. ft.
Restaurants x 2 = 8,200 sq. ft.  

The super market on the east side of Downtown is needed.  The west side has Whole Foods and Trader Joe's.  There are also around six small Royal Blue urban grocery stores scattered around Downtown, but the east side doesn't have a full service grocery store.  There were plans for three:  one was dropped after NIMBYs complained about traffic (One Two East residential towers), the plans for another seemed to have vaporized (Lambie Cove residential tower), and the third is still not confirmed (Plaza Saltillo mixed use).

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This is one step closer to happening.  The Downtown Commission recommended the approval of the vacation of an alley that splits the site in half.  The entire block is a parking lot, so the alley crossing the block wasn't very noticeable.

The approval letter:  http://www.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=282417

The Downtown Commission Presentation:  http://www.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=282407

 

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