As developer prepare for a third iteration of Zilker Park Residences, the project has been withdrawn from the market.
In 2007, developers announced plans for 74 units to be developed on the eastern edge of Zilker Park on Barton Springs Road. With units starting at $300K and topping out near $1.3 million, the 3 building project was to sit on the border of the park with direct access to the hike and bike trails. Although the project featured a unique and highly desirable location, it was marketed at the bottom of the downtown condo market.
As a result, the plan was changed substantially in 2008 when the developers reduced the size of the project from 74 to 40 larger units, added a 65 room boutique hotel, and an announced the expansion of the site through the purchase of an adjacent restaurant (formerly Wanfu Tool).
The 2008 Plan for Zilker Park Residences
With the revised plan, Zilker Park Residences was supposed to include 40 units ranging in size from a 1,515 square foot one bedroom to the largest 3,241 square foot unit. With the larger units came prices ranging from $659,000, one of the highest starting prices of any project in Austin, to $1.4 million.
Now, developers have begun notifying prospects that the project has been withdrawn from the market. According to the developers, they are redesigning the project to better meet market needs. In particular, they now plan to build a 90 room boutique hotel, spa & fitness center along with 15 large residential condo units. Currently, they plan to begin construction and marketing for the redesigned project sometime next year.