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This is another new tower, and it looks like another big one that will be added to the growing  list of 40+ 300' and taller towers under development.  It's being developed by Ryan Companies who are also developing the other new tower - 321 W. 6th - that I started a new thread for a little while ago. 

It's an office tower, and the site plan went into formal review yesterday.  That means we should have more info like the height and floor count as soon as Monday.  A Gensler architect who designed the new tallest 6xGuadalupe as well as other Austin towers, posted on SSP that we would be excited about this project.  But he didn't spill any details.

The project will take out a good chunk of what's left of the Warehouse District, and the Streetview capture shows the location.  Two of the buildings in the way were recently remodeled and are being used for a Walmart corporate IT center and includes a Microsoft presence as part of a project to migrate Walmart's IT systems to Microsoft's cloud.  So it'll be interesting to see what happens to that. 

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The formal site plan filing was added to the site plan application today.  No exact height or floor count was made public.  But it will have 17 parking levels with 490K Sq. Ft. of office.  Since the site is only 1/4 block, it will probably around 40-stories.  The 1/4 block site is also why there are so many parking levels.

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We have some elevations via TOWERS.  It's tall as expected - 634' and 41 floors.  It's all office, and we should have renderings by Monday.  It's on the agenda for Monday's Historic Landmark Commission meeting because it will be incorporating some warehouse on the site into the lobby of the new building.

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We now have 15 towers in development that are over 500'.  That doesn't even include some planned projects that should be well over that height like Block 190, Railyard Condos site x 2, and 321 W. 6th.

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15 hours ago, The ATX said:

We now have 15 towers in development that are over 500'.  That doesn't even include some planned projects that should be well over that height like Block 190, Railyard Condos site x 2, and 321 W. 6th.

Unreal. Wow.

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On 11/28/2019 at 2:33 AM, The ATX said:

Four of the 15 have broken ground, and a fifth one will be breaking ground soon.

But Republic is being shelved ?

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35 minutes ago, Dale said:

But Republic is being shelved ?

No.  The developer, Lincoln, appears to focusing instead on the We Co. project - the Block 190 tower specifically - as their next Austin project to break ground.  I'm guessing it's because the Block 190 office tower is at least partially if not completely financed by a Canadian pension fund.  Block 190 is larger than the Republic Tower by square footage, and they have two equity partners in that project as well - The We Co. which is going forward with it despite their problems and Kairoi which is their partner in the new tallest 6XG tower. 

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1 hour ago, The ATX said:

No.  The developer, Lincoln, appears to focusing instead on the We Co. project - the Block 190 tower specifically - as their next Austin project to break ground.  I'm guessing it's because the Block 190 office tower is at least partially if not completely financed by a Canadian pension fund.  Block 190 is larger than the Republic Tower by square footage, and they have two equity partners in that project as well - The We Co. which is going forward with it despite their problems and Kairoi which is their partner in the new tallest 6XG tower. 

Eager to see a rendering! 

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Here's another view of the site.  It's the single story buildings right next to the U/C tower on the left.  The buildings are getting significantly taller as available building sites zoned for CBD become more scarce.

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This was rather unexpected.  New, but prolific Austin developer Ryan Companies, announced that they are moving forward with both their 773' foot tall BBVA tower and this project despite the pandemic.  They plan on starting construction on BOTH towers in January 2021.  It will take until about then to finish getting City approval.  They also released the first rendering.

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Are you serious!! Two more 600s / 700s towers? This is going to be one of the top skylines in America!

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New elevations were released to day.  There are two versions of this project.  One is 659' tall and the other is 670' with a much more sloped crown.

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