Extremely visible disclaimer: If you’ll note the date at the top of the post, you’ll see that we’re just pulling your leg with this article. However, we’ve continued to receive inquiries regarding the ManSlaughter development long after April Fools’ Day, so we’re thinking that maybe a note will do the trick. Sorry to get your hopes up — there are lots of stupid names for mixed-use projects floating around out there, but as far as we know, none of them are murder-themed.
Brooklyn-based developer dwell///HAUS announced plans today to break ground on a large planned district at the corner of Manchaca Road and West Slaughter Lane. The development, which will be the first of the newly-dubbed ManSlaughter Historic District, will include The Leslie, a mixed-use structure containing 250 studio apartment units and SlaughterHaus HQ, a new restaurant concept by Chili’s Grill & Bar that will serve up authentic Austin eats like frosty margs and skillet queso in a gritty industrial space inspired by the famous Armadillo World Headquarters music venue.
“We’re looking to capture an Austin vibe that, frankly, is harder and harder to find these days,” Brooklyn developer and Chili’s investor Herbert Schubert said.
That’s why we plan to hire musicians only at SlaughterHaus HQ — from the servers to the cooks to the dishwashers, everyone in the building is trying to make it big, and we want ManSlaughter to help them realize that dream.”
The ManSlaughter District will also include BOOT, a startup incubator and communal living space inspired by the bold, utilitarian minimalism of Vietnam-era military barracks.
The close living quarters at BOOT are intended as a laboratory for the innovation of big ideas, with free-flowing interactions between our resident influencers facilitated by the open-concept floor plan.
The developers also shared their “look book” of the most important influences for the design of the district.
Ground is expected to break on ManSlaughter in 2018. Thanks to TD for the lead on this story!