Hey, remember our sneak peak at downtown’s most mysterious upcoming tower projects? It looks like we don’t have to draw a big green box anymore for the building planned at 91-93 Red River Street, a rectangular .74-acre plot of land assembled from two adjacent addresses owned by entities associated with Austin-based commercial real estate firm Endeavor Real Estate Group.
Its location, which is currently occupied by an unpaved parking lot and warehouse building, couldn’t be more adjacent to the area’s rapidly-growing entertainment district — it’s at the corner of Red River and Davis Streets just across from the Hotel Van Zandt, and right next door to Rainey Street hotspot Container Bar.
New city utility filings give us a first look at the design of this 29-floor mixed-use building, identified simply as “91 Red River” in these documents but labeled “Red River Tower” on some of the architectural illustrations below:
No matter what name it gets in the end, the tower contains 328 residential units, three floors of offices totaling nearly 80,000 square feet of space, and two ground-floor retail spaces suitable for restaurants. The building also contains one level of subterranean parking, then seven additional floors of garage above the street-level lobby, with curb cuts allowing access from Davis and Driskill Streets.
Floors nine through 11 are occupied by office space, with a 17,000-square-foot amenity level on the 12th floor. Levels 13 to 29 contain the tower’s residential units — which have not yet been identified as condos or apartments, though apartments seem more likely — with roughly 18,000 square feet of space per floor. Along with 588 parking spaces, the building will provide space for 65 bikes.
The project’s design architect is listed as Houston firm Ziegler Cooper Architects — the same folks behind the design of the Austonian — with local architects dwg. handling the building’s landscaping. The planning selection below shows the improvements in store for the building’s streetscape, including widened sidewalks and new trees planted along Davis, Red River, and Driskill Streets:
The exact timeline of the building’s construction is unknown for the time being, but we’ve reached out to Endeavor to see if we can learn more. Man, isn’t that Rainey Street District skyline coming together?