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Speculator Jan 30, 2019 5:33 PM

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Originally Posted by ahealy (Post 8454238)
Is this going to have a dark copper facade?? Or is it finished? Legit asking

Finished. Will it have exterior lighting? Anyone know?

AustinGoesVertical Jan 30, 2019 10:46 PM

Remember, this is in a floodplain. I would argue that Shoal Creek Walk's format is pretty identical in how it is set back and that includes the office lobby and the service retail. The Monarch doesn't even have street interaction because they built the lobby perpendicular to 5th, so the passerby barely even sees it. Again, it's a floodplain thing. I personally think the entrance is very well done and elegant, and for their asking prices it's a necessary element. There's no gate though. It would be one thing to have a guard out front or only toggle access to even walk up the steps. But I don't know anyone in the building and I walked right up the steps and into the lobby and just told the front desk I wanted to look around. I hung out in all the ground floor common areas for around 5 minutes. They had no issue with it.

ohhey Jan 31, 2019 3:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Jdawgboy (Post 8454598)
I'm sorry but I can't agree. It is a residential building, not a public use building and footprint most definitely is an issue when it comes to ground floor retail.

Again, you're arguing against points I did not make. Where did I mention retail?

There are plenty of imaginative ways to create an engaging urban experience at street level through material use, greenery, artwork, and thoughtful fenestration to name a few. I don't care what use the building has, it's in the urban core of the city and should be responsive to that environment.

Echostatic Jan 31, 2019 4:10 AM

I think the entrance is fine.

Austin_ez_wider Jan 31, 2019 2:43 PM

With such a small footprint, parking above and below, and so much back of house MEP that has to go on level 1, space for a lobby was limited let alone some commercial space. I have no issue with the lobby

Geckos_Rule Jan 31, 2019 4:13 PM

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Originally Posted by ohhey (Post 8456066)
Again, you're arguing against points I did not make. Where did I mention retail?

There are plenty of imaginative ways to create an engaging urban experience at street level through material use, greenery, artwork, and thoughtful fenestration to name a few. I don't care what use the building has, it's in the urban core of the city and should be responsive to that environment.

In that case, take your complaints to the Independent thread, which has the same level of street interaction and "thoughtful fenestration," (read: 0) but on a base that's about quadruple the size.

loonytoony Feb 1, 2019 4:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Geckos_Rule (Post 8456446)
In that case, take your complaints to the Independent thread, which has the same level of street interaction and "thoughtful fenestration," (read: 0) but on a base that's about quadruple the size.

Believe there will be ground floor restaurant and retail at Independent. Not so much direct street interaction perhaps, as lobby abuts West Ave. However, the trail runs on the other three sides so I can imagine good pedestrian possibilities.

KevinFromTexas Feb 1, 2019 6:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Speculator (Post 8455144)
Finished. Will it have exterior lighting? Anyone know?

I asked on their Facebook page a few days ago. I still haven't heard back yet.

ohhey Feb 2, 2019 4:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Geckos_Rule (Post 8456446)
In that case, take your complaints to the Independent thread, which has the same level of street interaction and "thoughtful fenestration," (read: 0) but on a base that's about quadruple the size.

I agree with you, and I have commented about the Independent's base previously in that thread. We really need to have higher standards for what's a good building in Austin than "awesome! It's tall!"

ahealy Feb 3, 2019 12:34 AM

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Originally Posted by ohhey (Post 8458751)
i agree with you, and i have commented about the independent's base previously in that thread. We really need to have higher standards for what's a good building in austin than "awesome! It's tall!"

amen

clubtokyo Jun 25, 2019 11:31 PM

http://i.ibb.co/PmLXRRt/CA6929-AE-D3...-D5470-F3.jpg"

Jdawgboy Jun 26, 2019 1:06 AM

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Originally Posted by clubtokyo (Post 8616011)

Another way to interpret that is.

Yea mofos we are bankin... Nuff said!!!


:cool::notacrook::yes:

the Genral Jun 26, 2019 4:22 AM

oooorrrrrr, we wish we added 10 more floors. No wait...that was me.

78701 Jun 26, 2019 12:55 PM

And now we get to find out how many units were bought to be flipped and what prices the market will bear.

austlar1 Jun 26, 2019 8:22 PM

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Originally Posted by 78701 (Post 8616420)
And now we get to find out how many units were bought to be flipped and what prices the market will bear.

Looks may be deceiving, but a lot of units appear to be occupied already based on the number of lighted windows visible at night. Seem like this very expensive building is filling up quite a bit faster than earlier high end projects, but I guess the economy today is much stronger than it was a while back.

78701 Jun 26, 2019 9:24 PM

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Originally Posted by austlar1 (Post 8616945)
Looks may be deceiving, but a lot of units appear to be occupied already based on the number of lighted windows visible at night. Seem like this very expensive building is filling up quite a bit faster than earlier high end projects, but I guess the economy today is much stronger than it was a while back.

Yes, it does look fairly well occupied, but it'd be shocking if no-one bought units back in 15..16 timeframe with explicit intent to flip them. Zillow lists several units for sale at $800+/sqft price levels.

ILUVSAT Jun 27, 2019 11:14 PM

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Originally Posted by clubtokyo (Post 8616011)

That's awesome news!


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