SkyscraperPage Forum

SkyscraperPage Forum (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/index.php)
-   Austin (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/forumdisplay.php?f=446)
-   -   AUSTIN | Fifth & West Residences | 459 FEET | 39 FLOORS | Complete (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=209673)

KevinFromTexas Jun 7, 2014 12:19 AM

I moved the political posts to a new thread:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=160826

GoldenBoot Jun 7, 2014 8:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KevinFromTexas (Post 6608767)
I moved the political posts to a new thread:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=160826

Sweet. Thank you.

The ATX Jul 25, 2014 4:03 PM

The developers filed for the usual 180-day extension to work through Austin's onerous permitting process. They now have until 12/06 to clear comments on the site plan.

https://www.austintexas.gov/devrevie...erRSN=11056288

TexasRE Jul 26, 2014 5:30 PM

This is 1 very nice proposal for Austin. Good design, proportioned & neighborhood. It'll be a welcome addition to Austin.

The ATX Sep 4, 2014 2:21 PM

Here are a couple renderings from the site plan that I thought I saw posted before, but they're not in this thread. So this is just something to look at while this project crawls its way the permitting process:

http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/...thampWest3.png
http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/...thampWest2.png

deerhoof Sep 5, 2014 12:32 AM

I just walked by and noticed the Texas Press Association is moving out of the building on 5th and West right now. That is step one, I suppose.

The ATX Sep 5, 2014 12:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deerhoof (Post 6717424)
I just walked by and noticed the Texas Press Association is moving out of the building on 5th and West right now. That is step one, I suppose.

Awesome! The next step would be demolition of that ugly little building.

This article from today's ABJ paints a bright future for downtown condos. But then again, has a realtor ever painted a bad future for anything? :rolleyes:

http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/bl....html?page=all

_Matt Sep 11, 2014 4:33 PM

The more I see about this building, the more excited I get.

arodela1 Sep 11, 2014 11:32 PM

West 5th Tower
 
Are there any buildings in Austin that are being built taller than 500 feet? It seems they all are in the 400 feet range. I just visited Austin two weeks ago and boy, does it look awesome. A couple of 500 ft towers, are taller, would be a dream, ;)

The ATX Sep 11, 2014 11:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by arodela1 (Post 6726331)
Are there any buildings in Austin that are being built taller than 500 feet? It seems they all are in the 400 feet range. I just visited Austin two weeks ago and boy, does it look awesome. A couple of 500 ft towers, are taller, would be a dream, ;)

There are five proposals that top 500'. But none of the U/C ones are over 500'.

KevinFromTexas Sep 30, 2014 5:10 PM

Gromatzky, Dupree & Associates - the architects for 5th & West, there's a rendering on their page I haven't seen yet.

http://gdainet.com/GDA_projects.html

Mopacs Oct 14, 2014 5:09 PM

Update from the Statesman.

http://www.statesman.com/news/busine...-austin/nhjBD/

http://media.cmgdigital.com/shared/l...ookingWest.jpg

http://media.cmgdigital.com/shared/l...ookingEast.jpg

wwmiv Oct 14, 2014 6:01 PM

This one reminds me of the W. I want it built badly.

Details from the article:
448 feet.
39 stories.
5th tallest.
500k starting price.
154 condo units.
Demolition starts this month.
No disclosure of total cost, but funding in place it seems.

wwmiv Oct 14, 2014 6:12 PM

My only question is this: how much of the block will this building take up? The article mentions that demolition will start on the building that housed the Texas Press Assocation, which is only 1/4 of the area bounded by 5th, 6th, West, and Rio Grande.

But the renderings seem like the building will be getting rid of Austin Urban Vet and Kung Fu Saloon. Does anybody have insight here?

AusTxDevelopment Oct 14, 2014 6:35 PM

I really like this tower and Riverside Resources always does a good job with their projects. The interior condo unit renderings look very modern - white and open - but what decade, exactly, is this lobby and dog park from? From the red barrel light fixtures to the furniture to all the wood paneling, it looks so 70s to me. And those hanging chairs in the 1st and last rendering. Maybe if they added macrame to those hanging planters, they could take it all the way. I grew up in the 70s, btw.

All the renderings: http://www.statesman.com/gallery/bus...gCNxB/#6266330

http://media.cmgdigital.com/shared/l...oor6Lounge.jpg

http://media.cmgdigital.com/shared/l...or6Amenity.jpg

http://media.cmgdigital.com/shared/l...loorLounge.jpg

http://media.cmgdigital.com/shared/l...2-DogPark2.jpg

http://media.cmgdigital.com/shared/l...1-DogPark1.jpg

AusTxDevelopment Oct 14, 2014 6:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wwmiv (Post 6768022)
My only question is this: how much of the block will this building take up? The article mentions that demolition will start on the building that housed the Texas Press Assocation, which is only 1/4 of the area bounded by 5th, 6th, West, and Rio Grande.

But the renderings seem like the building will be getting rid of Austin Urban Vet and Kung Fu Saloon. Does anybody have insight here?

Apparently they are only using 1/4 of the block. Below is a screen snip of the tax record from CoStar. 5th & West LLC only owns that one-quarter block, and there appears to be an easement running through the middle of that block and the adjacent one, separating the parcels. The other picture is an image from their marketing materials. The unmarked orange square in the middle is 5th & West.

http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/...ps04239174.jpg

http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/...psfa042089.jpg

atxdweller Oct 14, 2014 7:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wwmiv (Post 6768022)
My only question is this: how much of the block will this building take up? The article mentions that demolition will start on the building that housed the Texas Press Assocation, which is only 1/4 of the area bounded by 5th, 6th, West, and Rio Grande.

But the renderings seem like the building will be getting rid of Austin Urban Vet and Kung Fu Saloon. Does anybody have insight here?

DAB says the neighbors will remain, but doesn't cite a source for this, other than they're probably looking at the same parcel ownership records cited above.

atxdweller Oct 14, 2014 8:02 PM

That DAB post also says they're targeting an average price of $740/foot, which is a good 50-60% higher than ACL next door. Granted, the amenities are higher end, but it'll be fascinating to see if they can command that premium, and how quickly the market absorbs 150 units at that price point.

Clev Oct 15, 2014 2:44 AM

Beautiful building! I love the materials used on this one. It will add some nice variety to the area.

Jdawgboy Oct 15, 2014 4:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AusTxDevelopment (Post 6768080)
I really like this tower and Riverside Resources always does a good job with their projects. The interior condo unit renderings look very modern - white and open - but what decade, exactly, is this lobby and dog park from? From the red barrel light fixtures to the furniture to all the wood paneling, it looks so 70s to me. And those hanging chairs in the 1st and last rendering. Maybe if they added macrame to those hanging planters, they could take it all the way. I grew up in the 70s, btw.

All the renderings: http://www.statesman.com/gallery/bus...gCNxB/#6266330

http://media.cmgdigital.com/shared/l...oor6Lounge.jpg

http://media.cmgdigital.com/shared/l...or6Amenity.jpg

http://media.cmgdigital.com/shared/l...loorLounge.jpg

http://media.cmgdigital.com/shared/l...2-DogPark2.jpg

http://media.cmgdigital.com/shared/l...1-DogPark1.jpg



That style is in a revival renaissance, I've seen quite a lot of new decor like that lately. All styles are eventually recylced in some form. I actually think its kinda cool. It wasn't so much the actual style but how colors were used that made a lot of decor from the late 60s through early 80s off putting. I mean who decided that throwup pea green and orangy brown nasty were great colors to use? With the right coloration the actual decor and furniture designs are not bad.


All times are GMT. The time now is 5:29 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.