It’s been a while since Austin Towers has had the privilege of announcing and profiling a new downtown Austin condo development. Today, we are pleased to announce that Quorum Lofts, a new capital-area loft conversion project, has been announced with a target completion date of late 2008 or early 2009.
The new project will convert a 1964 office complex on 13th & Guadalupe — 2 blocks West of the Capital — into a dramatic modern
26-unit condo project. With the Capital-area location, the project (and the name) are targeting legislators and other Capital district employees who might be the excited by the idea of walking just a few hundred feet to work. The project is aiming for a crazy fast development timeline with delivery before the end of 2008. Although the developers hope to beat the rush of projects arriving in 2009, the deadline will be hard to reach unless they receiving zoning approval and begin construction quickly.
Units in the Quorum Lofts will be big – ranging from 1,450 to 2,450 square feet with prices starting near $500,000. The project will include a rooftop infinity pool and lots of nice features such as high 10 foot ceilings, granite counter tops,and jetted soaking tubs. We have posted a full profile here.
Here is additional information from the Austin Business Journal:
Local developer John Graham knows there are plenty of condo projects on the horizon for downtown Austin.But with most of the next set of big towers not scheduled for delivery until 2009, Graham sees big potential in bringing a development to market quicker — and in a location just steps away from the Capitol.Graham’s company, AustinPartners.net, hopes to get approval on a building permit in the next month for redevelopment of the property at 1300 Guadalupe St. The $10 million Quorum project slated for completion late next year would turn a three-story office building constructed in 1964 into modern, loft-style condos.Work is set to begin in January on the project that will add a fourth floor to the building and create 26 condos ranging in size from 1,450 square feet to 2,450 square feet and priced from $350 a square foot to $450 a square foot.The fourth floor will feature a spa and negative-edge, or “infinity,” pool overlooking the Capitol. A glass elevator fronting Guadalupe will feature views east toward the Capitol. A second phase that would add structured parking and more units is also being considered.