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Block 71 | Two Towers | ? Feet | ~30 & ~40-Stories | Proposed

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The University of Texas owns Block 71, and they will be vacating their HQ offices there when their new U/C HQ on a neighboring block is finished.  Once they are moved into their new HQ (which is topped out) this block will be developed.  

These are the only known renderings of any potential development on the site:

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Another proposal for Block 71 has surfaced.  This one is for a 36-story mixed use tower.

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Trammell Crow was picked as the developer yesterday according to an article behind the paywall at the Austin Business Journal.  There are no building specifics yet, but it sounds like it may be two towers.  Most of the block including the 9-story building in the photo will be demolished.  We should know more soon.

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Based on new permit filings for this project, there will be two towers.  Considering the info below from the permit filing and the size of the site, we're looking at a ~30-story apartment building and a ~40-story office building.  Trammel Crow is the developer, and they get shit financed and built.  Someday this crazy development will stop or at least slow down.  But it's freaking awesome right now.

From the filing: 

"The Block 71 project will be developed on approximately 76,174 square feet (1.7487 acres) located at the property bound by Lavaca Street, Colorado Street, 6th Street and 7th Street in Austin, Travis County, Texas. The development will consist of high rise buildings with 236-unit apartment building, 665,000 square foot office building, and two (2) restaurants with on-site parking garage and utilities."

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Trammell Crow's two towers planned for the site better be awesome.  If local developer Endeavor would have been chosen instead of Trammell Crow, this Nelsen Partners designed project would have been the winner.

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