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KRDB Mixed-Use Community Headed to East MLK Jr.

We’ve known for some time that local architects KRDB had eyes on a mixed-use project at East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near the Oakwood Cemetery. But I’ve recently heard from the firm that the building’s site plan is on the verge of approval, so let’s take a closer look at what’s in store. The…

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Rise Apartments Converting to Wyndham Vacation Property

Early this year, news broke that Rise on 8th, a 22-story multifamily apartment tower at 805 Nueces Street, was sold less than a month after its completion. 54 Madison Partners purchased the property from original developers Aspen Heights Partners with the rumored intent of converting the building’s units to timeshare-style vacation rentals. Now, new city…

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308 Guadalupe, Downtown’s Next Tallest Tower?

Ever since Travis County abandoned its unpopular proposal to construct a new civil courthouse downtown at the city-owned 300 block of Guadalupe Street and announced its intent to sell the parcel off to a private developer, the rumor mill’s been running wild. Even before that, almost a decade ago, this site was slated to be…

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Mixed-Use Developments Seek a Friendlier Side of Density in Govalle

Govalle, as the geographic final frontier for development in East Austin, always deserved a light touch. This diverse and generally low-income neighborhood hasn’t seen significant projects until recent years, and my concern with the first of these developments is that its design and placement didn’t work hard enough to integrate itself with the area’s culture…

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