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The ATX Jan 28, 2019 8:07 PM

AUSTIN | Torre | 182 Feet | 18 Floors | U/C
 
This one is 14 floors of apartments over two above grade parking levels. The site includes 1910, 1912 and 1914 Nueces St.

The site plan:
https://abc.austintexas.gov/web/perm...ertyrsn=109528

The site from Streetview:
https://i.imgur.com/V5tsrYn.png

StoOgE Jan 28, 2019 9:16 PM

West campus special incoming.

It's really weird. 15 years ago the West Campus explosion would have been the biggest story in Austin.

If nothing else, West Campus is actual honest to god urban density in Texas. I'll take it even if they are all ugly stucko-monstrosities.

wwmiv Jan 31, 2019 3:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by StoOgE (Post 8452428)
West campus special incoming.

It's really weird. 15 years ago the West Campus explosion would have been the biggest story in Austin.

If nothing else, West Campus is actual honest to god urban density in Texas. I'll take it even if they are all ugly stucko-monstrosities.

There are a few neighborhoods in each city that I’d count. The Pearl in SA is getting there, for instance.

urbancore Jan 31, 2019 4:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by StoOgE (Post 8452428)
West campus special incoming.

It's really weird. 15 years ago the West Campus explosion would have been the biggest story in Austin.

If nothing else, West Campus is actual honest to god urban density in Texas. I'll take it even if they are all ugly stucko-monstrosities.

It's a great thing to see. Busing students in from all over town (Riverside, Far West, Cameron Rd) was crazy.

The problem with WC density is that small businesses struggle due to students having very little expendable cash. So you have a lot of empty store fronts and high turnover for retail spots. Not too many stores make it in WC. Another reason for NIMBY's to say density doesn't work.

I know me and all my friends were broke as a joke at UT. Like we didn't have money for 59 cent Taco Bell sometimes.

wwmiv Jan 31, 2019 4:12 PM

Ironically, some of the areas formerly populated with UT students will be our first real experiments with non student urbanity.

KevinFromTexas Jan 31, 2019 9:11 PM

The site plan was posted to the AULCC page. It'll be 182 feet with 17 floors. The 17th floor is an amenity floor. The 16th floor is the last residential level. The "18th floor" appears to be the main roof.

ftp://ftp.ci.austin.tx.us/ATD_AULCC/...pe_PLAN_01.pdf

The ATX Jan 31, 2019 9:45 PM

This is probably another ugly but functional WC project. But at least it has setbacks.

https://i.imgur.com/SSCf5UN.png
ftp://ftp.ci.austin.tx.us/ATD_AULCC/...pe_PLAN_01.pdf

KevinFromTexas Jul 10, 2019 6:12 PM

An article with a rendering from the Business Journal.

https://www.bizjournals.com/austin/n..._news_headline
Quote:

More tall towers to rise in Austin's densest neighborhood
Parallel Co. plans another West Campus project with room for hundreds of students


By Erin Edgemon – Staff Writer, Austin Business Journal
5 hours ago

Around the time Austin-based Parallel Co. will finish The Muze — an 18-story, 502-bed student-housing tower at 2100 Nueces St. — in mid-August, it will start construction on another project: a yet-to-be-named 18-story tower that will have 154 units and 555 beds.

Parallel Principal David Pierce said ground will break in late August or early September on the company’s third West Campus project. He said construction should be complete in early summer 2021 to be ready in time for that fall's semester.

Older apartment buildings, built in the 1970s and early ‘80s, at 1910, 1912 and 1914 Nueces St. will be demolished to make way for the new project, Pierce said. The estimated 100 to 120 units in those buildings were largely occupied by students.

https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net...14&oe=5DBF3C37

https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net...f3&oe=5DBBB243

Echostatic Jul 10, 2019 6:32 PM

These West Campus towers have some of the best designs in the city. It's really a shame the height limit is so low.

zrx299 Jul 10, 2019 6:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Echostatic (Post 8628917)
These West Campus towers have some of the best designs in the city. It's really a shame the height limit is so low.

Respectfully disagree. To me this one looks very industrial (maybe its the color scheme?), and has that godawful staggered windows trend.
This design will not age well at all, IMO.

https://i.imgur.com/OT1J55S.jpg

On the other hand, "Hey vaporware girl, how you doin'?"

Urbannizer Jul 10, 2019 7:50 PM

I'm digging the industrial look.

Jdawgboy Jul 10, 2019 8:18 PM

Looks very much like that other West Campus building, other than the steel industrial levels, the rest of the building could be a twin with that other one.

Sigaven Jul 11, 2019 5:50 AM

Damn that's fucking ugly. And another parking garage wrapped in plain metal screen. WTF is up with that trend?

Also curious as to the need for the truss structure in the big glass area....doesn't look like it's really spanning anything.

zrx299 Jul 11, 2019 3:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sigaven (Post 8629448)
And another parking garage wrapped in plain metal screen. WTF is up with that trend?

2019 Value Engineering at it's finest.

heliophobicdude Jul 11, 2019 11:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zrx299 (Post 8629676)
2019 Value Engineering at it's finest.

Is that a huge void where the trusses are? Maybe amenities floor?

KevinFromTexas Aug 9, 2019 5:09 AM

Crane plan. This will have one tower crane.

ftp://ftp.ci.austin.tx.us/ATD_AULCC/...0PLAN%2001.pdf

The ATX Sep 1, 2019 12:03 PM

This one should be starting soon. The site plan was approved and released last Thursday.

https://abc.austintexas.gov/web/perm...ertyrsn=109528

Geographer Sep 1, 2019 2:44 PM

These high density student housing blocks provide a model for affordable housing in the rest of Austin and other cities. Right now, affordable housing options in Austin are old, low rise apartments. These high density towers allow new, tall buildings to be constructed that provide a large amount of affordable apartments. The floor plans probably are not suitable for families but there are many single and childless renters in need of low cost housing.

Will this building have any ground floor retail?

427MM Sep 1, 2019 3:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Geographer (Post 8674946)
These high density student housing blocks provide a model for affordable housing in the rest of Austin and other cities. Right now, affordable housing options in Austin are old, low rise apartments. These high density towers allow new, tall buildings to be constructed that provide a large amount of affordable apartments. The floor plans probably are not suitable for families but there are many single and childless renters in need of low cost housing.

UNO could be a model for many other areas of the city desperate for housing and with decent transit options. Sadly, we still give a megaphone to those who fear change (typically older, white, wealthier, central city, single family homeowners) and completely ignore the needs of the majority. Good news is, NIMBYism is being called out by more and more people.

We now have a council with seven of eleven who are not NIMBYs and one of the four sometimes tries not to be so there is hope. That said, elections are around the corner and two of the strongest housing skeptics, Pool and Alter, are up for reelection (Districts 7 and 10 respectively). More importantly in the short term we need to see what those who fight hardest to maintain exclusionary zoning are up to. Prop J died as it should but they will likely try to repeat the same kind of nonsense. Another pointless petition, a lawsuit, both?

Our land development code is garbage and the longer we keep it around the worse the housing crisis will get.

Geographer Sep 1, 2019 7:33 PM

What are the black shapes in the middle of the diagram?


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