Confirmed via email earlier this week, residents of downtown Austin can expect a new neighbor at the northeast corner of 3rd Street & West Avenue: The Independent.
A 400-unit condominium project proposed by a partnership between Constructive Ventures and Aspen Heights, details of the The Independent’s height and number of stories have not been confirmed. There are signals that it will be 60+ stories and at least 675ft tall. Extra height could come from architectural details.
At 683 feet, the Austonian on Congress Avenue, is currently Austin’s tallest building.
A photograph of a model of The Independent, posted on SkyscraperPage, reveals an articulated point-tower design. It is not clear, though, if this is an early or recent model.
Given the site’s location, set amongst other tall buildings like Spring, 360 Condos, and Seaholm Condos, it makes sense that The Independent would be built taller in order to attract buyers demanding views, and several residences on higher floors would have “protected views” of Lake and Hill Country.