Not everybody is thrilled with the rate of development downtown. However, most Austinites would agree that the downtown post office at 6th & Guadalupe is one of the worst developed sites in the city. They took a prime downtown lot and built a small ugly 2-story post office that takes up less than 30% of the block. They surround it with a parking lot and a couple of mailboxes.
Last year, Mayor Wynn went to DC to lobby for redevelopment of the site. The fed agreed, proposals were submitted, and Novare Group Holdings of Atlanta—the firm behind the 360 project–was selected. Today, more details were announced.