AustinTowers.net has been reporting on the Greenwater Treatment Plant redevelopment project since 2008. The Block 188 project at 202 Nueces (aka The Austin Proper), a proposed hotel + condo concept, was officially announced earlier this year. The development team for the project has recently submitted a new development site plan and seem to be energetically moving forward with the project.
Here’s what we know…
Project name = Austin Proper Residences
Building Type = Hotel with Condos for Sale
Number of stories = 35
Number of hotel rooms = 240-250
Number of Condos for Sale = 110-120
Parking = 4 underground parking levels
Lot Size = .489 acres
Height = Estimated 400 ft tall
Location = 202 Nueces Street
Architect = Handel Architects LLP (known for their Ritz Carlton Hotel designs)
Developer = The Kor Group, (Trammel Crow is the master developer of the Greenwater Treatment Site, which includes 3 other blocks, consisting of apartments, office and other mixed uses)
Project Start Date = Fall / Winter 2015 (project is still in design phase)
Project Completion = 2018
The site was previously developed as a portion of the Thomas C. Green Water Treatment Plant, but the plant was decommissioned in 2010 and subsequently deconstructed / demolished. The lots falls within the waterfront overlay district and the developer is currently seeking a waiver related to the setback of the structure.
Here’s where the Austin Proper sits in relation to the rest of the Green Water Treatment Plant Redevelopment blocks.
Just a couple of weeks ago, Real Estate Council of Austin posted this rendering on their Facebook page (in which the building appears a bit darker, and the both the base and the top of the building have a slightly different design – reminiscent of the JJ Pickle Building on E 8th, constructed in the early 60s):
The initial designs appeared to have been generally well-received; we’ll see what folks think about the updates.