The multifamily project in the developing stages at the Texas Trucking Association site on 700 East 11th Street has finally come into focus. Previously known only as 11th & Sabine Multifamily, we now know the development’s identity and use from new city documents, which use the name Alexan Capitol.
Alexan is a brand of apartment communities in seven states by multifamily developer Trammell Crow Residential, which almost guarantees this project’s usage as apartments, rather than condos. The developer has amped up its presence in the state recently, with new Alexan-branded developments rising in Dallas and East Austin. With 30 floors, Alexan Capitol will be the tallest tower in the brand’s Texas portfolio so far.
The building’s podium includes three subterranean floors of garage, a lobby floor, three floors of parking above the lobby, then a fifth floor with roughly 21,000 square feet of office space. After that, it’s an average 16,500 square feet of residential units per floor as the tower component rises.
The plans describe 276 units in the building. The unit mix is as follows:
- 29 efficiencies
- 156 one-bedroom
- 75 two-bedroom
- 16 three-bedroom
According to these plans, the building skips the 13th floor — once you notice this design quirk, you’ll see it everywhere. The top floors of the tower include an amenity deck and penthouses, and when all’s said and done, the building clocks in at 631,713 total square feet on a .81-acre site.
The architect for the project is Dallas-based firm GDA, which also designed the Alexan Katy Trail building in Dallas and Austin’s own Fifth & West residential tower, not to mention the emerging project at 3rd and Colorado Streets.