Looking Back on the Twists and Turns of the Rainey Street District’s New Residential Tower

Late last Friday afternoon, the Austin American-Statesman dropped a story covering the 33-story residential tower planned at 48 East Avenue, a .41-acre site currently occupied by a law office. The Austin Business Journal picked it up soon afterward. TOWERS has been covering 48 East Avenue in detail for several years at this point, complete with a few generations…

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Texas Lottery Commission to Move From East Sixth Headquarters

The Texas Lottery Commission plans to vacate its current headquarters at Grant Plaza in the 600 block of East Sixth Street, according to city documents issued earlier this month. Empire Square Group, a boutique private equity firm that owns the plaza, will lose its main tenant in the move. According to the landlord’s portfolio description, the commission…

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Hilton Boutique Hotel Headed to West Sixth Street

According to permits filed with the city today by engineering firm UDG, a new boutique hotel concept with a ground-floor restaurant will soon take shape at 612 West Sixth Street. The permit is filed under the name Canopy by Hilton, the 12th hotel brand of Hilton Worldwide first launched in 2014.  Canopy is described as…

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