Professor Dumpster has been all over the news recently. His startup Kasita, reveals a dwelling that is micro, modular, modern, and [relatively] mobile.
The Statesman reports that “the project will target urban Millennials and professionals and singles who want to live near city centers.”
The above rendering shows a stack of Kasitas at the northwest corner of Cesar Chavez & Trinity. While it’s a good look, the reality for that location is already taken by White Lodging, and might end up in the hands of the Austin Convention Center.
The one downtown location that could work would be the Ecology Action site.
Otherwise, land prices in the CBD are going to be prohibitive. The manifest destiny of Austin is to the east, and if you go one mile east of I35, then the economics start making much more sense… if the neighborhood is cooperative.