According to the Austin Business Journal and the Downtown Austin Blog, a new 28-story hotel is planned for 8th and Congress Avenue. With multiple Congress avenue towers in various stages of planning, this newly-proposed tower is the latest sign that Congress Avenue will likely be dramatically transformed over the next decade.
According to the Austin Business Journal, “Austin developer David Kahn has applied for a zoning change to construct a 28-story structure that would house a boutique hotel, offices, three restaurants and a coffee bar.
The plan calls for a 210-room hotel and 100,000 square feet in office space on the land now occupied by the historical Bosch-Hogg Building. Kahn, managing partner for Colina West Ltd., needs a zoning change to allow for a larger building than is currently permitted for that site.”
While no formal plans have been filed, more details will certain emerge as the project proceeds through the formal zoning and planning process.