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Hotel Mirabeau | 357' | 32-Stories | Proposed

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Edit:  This NY Times article confirms that the proposed Trump Hotel is the same project that was previously know as the 24-story Waterloo Park Tower hotel.  So I merged the threads for the two projects.

 

I started individual threads for proposals that look to be at least 300' tall or multi-tower projects that have at least one tower that appears to be 300' or more in height.  But I forgot to include this one because it is quietly going through the approval process and was first proposed prior to that Great Recession thingy.  This is a hotel proposal for a site adjacent to the U.T. Dell Medical Center as well as the 7-tower Brackenridge Tract project.

The site plan refers to it as a "5 star" hotel.  We'll see about that.

There are a couple of primitive renderings:  

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I had to make sure I wasn't dreaming/unconscious after I read this Wall Street Journal story.  Texas Developer - Global Management Resources - and Trump Hotels are planning a 33-story hotel with 22 condos near the 6th St. Entertainment District.  

High-rise projects don't get much attention from the local news media in Austin any more (unless they have reason to fire up the NIMBYs).  But this will be a huge story.

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I like how there are only 22 condos.  Apparently out of 2.1 million or so people in the metro they only think 22 would want to call Trump Tower home.

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The location is currently a pizza restaurant in a relatively neglected area of Downtown that hasn't yet enjoyed the boom seen in the rest of Downtown.  But it is adjacent to the 14-acre site of the proposed 7-tower Brackenridge Tract development.  So this area should be booming with cranes eventually. 

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Trump hotels has apparently recognized that using the name Trump in future projects is not good for business.  They have created the "Scion" hotel brand.

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Here are some renderings from the investment brochure made for prospective Chinese investors.  I think these are placeholders because they are roughly the height of the first versions of this project at 23; then 27-stories.  The current version according to the WSJ has it at 33-stories.

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The brand has been confirmed as Trump Hotel's new Scion brand in a WSJ article, so I updated the thread title.  There is no update about the condo portion.  Also, the site plan has had a recent update, but it's still going through the city's approval process as Waterloo Park Hotel.

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This one had another name change, and Trump Hotels is no longer involved.  It's a Capella Hotel Group project, and the name will be Hotel Mirabeau.  There are no longer any residential units.  The best news is that the developer says financing is in place.  This is a new 33-story rendering.  The older renderings varied in their floor counts.

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The site plan was released today.  The four levels of residential units are still included, and per the elevations the height is 371'.  There are also a lot of new renderings in the link below the elevations, but they are only for the older 27-story version.  This project has been in the works for at least eight years and has gone from 20 to ~24 to 27 to 33-stories.  But it now looks like it is finally close to happening.

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There was a 45 minute presentation (item 3A) about this project made to the Austin Design Commission in late March.  This is turning into a quality project that will feature a roof top restaurant with an awesome view of Downtown.  This site and the entire area around it is currently no man's land - except for urban campers/drug addicts.  But this project is adjacent to the proposed seven tower Brackenridge Tract project and the proposed redeveloped Waterloo Park that will feature a large amphitheater.  If these three projects all come together as planned, this god awful corner of Downtown will become one of the best areas.

The new renderings from the video presentation in the above link now show a tower with more red than blue tones due to the use of terracotta accents:  

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This project has a marketing video out now.  Here are some stills from it.

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The low/mid rises on the left will begin to be vacated in May for eventual demolition to make way for the seven tower Brackenridge Tract project.

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The roof top restaurant will have a nice view of Downtown.

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This one shows how this project will be the first high-rise in the far northeastern part of downtown.  But it will be an awesome high-rise cluster once the seven Brackenridge Tract towers and the nearby 11th & Sabine residential tower go up along with this project.

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The latest elevations indicate the condos on the top levels have been deleted, and the height has decreased by 14'.  But a restaurant on level 33 is still in the plans, and that's what I'm looking forward to. 

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The site plan was approved and released.  City documents indicate that construction will start in December.  If this stays on track, it will be the first of 10 significant high-rises to start in the neglected far NE section of Downtown.  This area is riddled with Capitol View Corridor height restrictions that account for the lack of development. 

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