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KevinFromTexas Oct 26, 2015 11:30 PM

AUSTIN | Block 164 | 272 FEET | 16 FLOORS
 
Renderings for Block 164 Tower:

https://i.imgur.com/nb73ekK.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/JRz0iHi.jpg

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http://communityimpact.com/2015/10/2...-brackenridge/
Quote:

Central Health reveals plans for Brackenridge
Proposal includes health-centered public market

By Kara NuzbackOctober 26, 2015

With the Medical District to the east and the Innovation Zone to the west, Central Health plans to redevelop the University Medical Center Brackenridge campus into a hub of healthy activity.

Preliminary plans for the Brackenridge redevelopment include realigning Red River Street and creating an open-air public market.

Plans are also in the works to create a pedestrian market in the center of the campus with food vendors and retail space.
http://i.imgur.com/VpLhGCz.jpg
Central Health - http://communityimpact.com/2015/10/2...-brackenridge/

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Map of area:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Un...2dde9b!6m1!1e1

The old (1974) Brackenridge Hospital tower will be torn down along with the other buildings to make way for the redevelopment. It will include medical office space, residential, hotel and retail.

http://i.imgur.com/A3iXXwb.jpg

lzppjb Oct 27, 2015 6:32 AM

Wow. I had no idea this is what was going to happen to that site.

The ATX Oct 27, 2015 1:25 PM

This should have it's own thread since it's not part of the Medical Center project. But anyway, this has always been envisioned as six tours, and the map accompanying the article shows six as well. But the model shown looks like five. I'm guessing the model should be considered the most accurate.

https://communityimpact.com/wp-conte...ng-460x478.jpg
http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/...ge%20Tract.png

The ATX Oct 27, 2015 2:03 PM

Conceptual renderings of this project were posted somewhere a while back, but here's one that I don't think has been posted yet:

http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/...dering%201.png
http://www.centralhealth.net/

Tech House Oct 28, 2015 1:53 AM

Exciting and refreshing to see plans for towers outside of the downtown core. This will really help create the feel of a larger city, and it bodes well for what will become of the medical district in general. Now let's just hope that there are eager investors willing to make it happen.

drummer Oct 28, 2015 2:01 AM

Looks good. It'll connect well to the medical school and the northern fringes of downtown - now if only we could get the state-owned land to catch up!

lzppjb Oct 28, 2015 2:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The ATX (Post 7212994)
This should have it's own thread since it's not part of the Medical Center project. But anyway, this has always been envisioned as six tours, and the map accompanying the article shows six as well. But the model shown looks like five. I'm guessing the model should be considered the most accurate.

https://communityimpact.com/wp-conte...ng-460x478.jpg
http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/...ge%20Tract.png

Maybe that middle blue tower on the right is just not visible in the model due to the angle. I think it's on the right, but behind that front tower.

The ATX Oct 28, 2015 1:23 PM

I just realized what looks like two towers on the left side of the model photo is really one building, and the two shorter ones are just out of view between the taller ones. If you look at the map the two towers in the lower left of the photo are on top of a single base. So this is 7 towers, although two are better described as mid-rises.

Jdawgboy Oct 28, 2015 2:30 PM

I just hope the final designs are anything but rectangles and squares. We have more than enough of that now. Hopefully they are just generalized place holders because they look exactly like some of the buildings going up.

urbancore Oct 28, 2015 4:57 PM

This development is so unexpected. I so hope it happens. What a horrible space. I just hope that people don't come out of the woodwork to save "the place where my Grandfather was born".

I hope it is designed well, but truthfully ANYTHING is better that was is there now.

Are there local forces that don't want this to happen? Other than market forces, what could keep this from fruition?

KevinFromTexas Oct 28, 2015 8:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jdawgboy (Post 7214395)
I just hope the final designs are anything but rectangles and squares. We have more than enough of that now. Hopefully they are just generalized place holders because they look exactly like some of the buildings going up.

They're just stacking plans. I counted 32 levels on one of them, and the other seems to about the same. Considering these are office space that'll make it close to 500 feet.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dcbrickley (Post 7214617)
This development is so unexpected. I so hope it happens. What a horrible space. I just hope that people don't come out of the woodwork to save "the place where my Grandfather was born".

I hope it is designed well, but truthfully ANYTHING is better that was is there now.

Are there local forces that don't want this to happen? Other than market forces, what could keep this from fruition?

I can't imagine anyone wanting to save Brackenridge. It's not historic. The main tower is from the mid-70s, and the children's hospital is from the mid-80s. The real old Brackenridge Hospital building is long gone. It was demolished in 1983. My brother was one of the last babies born in that building. My sister was born at the current Brackenridge tower, though. I was born in San Antonio. I can't say I'll be sorry to see Brackenridge go. My grandfather died there and my dad was treated there for cancer.

drummer Oct 29, 2015 3:49 AM

Yeah, the tower is ugly, too...so it's not even a relatively modern (~30-40 years), good-looking tower. I say get ride of it and build something quality and useful.

Texas Jeff Oct 29, 2015 2:51 PM

Wouldn't the green building be built on top of an existing CVC along the existing Red River, the one that got the city in trouble over the height of the water intake?

If so, they should just move the CVC to be the top of whatever that grey building is at the base of the green building. Create a public space or rooftop park to view the capitol and forget about modifying the water intake.

Am I wrong on that?

Cloud92 Oct 29, 2015 4:45 PM

pretty sure the cvc stops at the creek line or where the current red river street is.

jbssfelix Oct 29, 2015 7:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cloud92 (Post 7215885)
pretty sure the cvc stops at the creek line or where the current red river street is.

Yup, one dead-ends right at Red River, although if they planned on building south to 12th St, there's another skinny one that crosses over 35.

https://www.preservationaustin.org/u...idors_map1.pdf

KevinFromTexas Jan 27, 2016 6:04 AM

An article from the American-Statesman on the redevelopment potential of the Brackenridge Hospital Tract in downtown.

"The development could have as much as 3.7 million square feet of space, and buildings as tall as 35 to 40 stories. Proposed uses include a hotel, housing, restaurants, shops and a new medical office building."

http://www.mystatesman.com/news/busi...emium-referral

lzppjb Jan 27, 2016 7:05 AM

15-20 years?

But I want it nowwwwww.

The ATX Jan 27, 2016 7:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lzppjb (Post 7314424)
15-20 years?

But I want it nowwwwww.

My thoughts exactly. It's "only" six or seven towers, so I don't see that taking 20 years.

AusTxDevelopment Jan 28, 2016 12:28 AM

From the statesman. Image is credited to Gensler.

Prime downtown Austin hospital site poised for redevelopment
http://www.mystatesman.com/news/busi...for-red/nqCxK/

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1686/2...2adcd179_h.jpg

Quote:

Visualization for what the Brackenridge development could look like when completed. These visuals are referred to as a "potential for build out" - they are not intended to be literal interpretations of what the campus will look like.

SkyPie Jan 28, 2016 5:18 PM

http://i.imgur.com/8m7XMDO.jpg

_Matt Jan 28, 2016 7:50 PM

Realizing the visualization is not a plan (but a possibility), I would probably write off the green roofs. But, how likely is that promenade through the center?

KevinFromTexas Jan 30, 2016 3:09 AM

http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/bl...p-pockets.html
Quote:

Wanted: Developer with vision, deep pockets and passion for healthy living
Jan 29, 2016, 1:32pm CST

Within the next six months, Central Health will embark on one of the most important development opportunities in Austin history.

Central Health will release its request for proposal or qualifications for the 14.3-acre site where University Medical Center Brackenridge currently is located, which is expected to be transformed into some type of mixed-use configuration.

In all, 3.7 million square feet of space could be developed. Buildings may rise up to 40 stories. On one hand it sounds like a development dream, but the project, which will require multiple financing sources, is expected to unfold in a carefully appointed timeline. There are very few examples of this kind of project anywhere around the world — multifaceted health-focused developments that incorporate housing, traditional offices, hospitality and retail in a small footprint.

KevinFromTexas Sep 2, 2016 12:42 AM

http://www.fox7austin.com/news/local...99064461-story
Quote:

Central Health invites developers to participate in Brackenridge campus redevelopment

By: Rudy Koski
POSTED:SEP 01 2016 04:31PM CDT
UPDATED:SEP 01 2016 04:31PM CDT

A large model on a table, at the Dell Medical School Health Learning building, provides an idea of what the Brackenridge hospital tract could eventually look like. The cluster of white high rides had Juan Garza, Central Health's Vice President for Finance and Development, pretty excited.

Architectural renderings of the mixed use development, provided by Central Health, envision a new city district. There could be multiple high rises for offices, hotels, stores, residential lofts as well as outdoor gathering spots.

"This will bring thousands of jobs to this part of the downtown area, the medical school and the hospital already bring about 15,000 souls to this one spot, and that’s going to double that,” said Garza.

Thursday, the search got underway to find a lead developer to transform the 14 acres of land; which is essentially the size of six city blocks. The center of the development, simply known right now as the plaza, just may be one of the most critical parts of the plan.

KevinFromTexas Sep 2, 2016 12:43 AM

Some additional renderings.

http://www.centralhealthcampus.net/w...01_digital.pdf

http://i.imgur.com/Tx3U6n2.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/AKAzcfG.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/6Xod3JS.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/r6xVpTC.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/3x9jOb5.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/l96TjLx.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/TByeLTW.jpg

Urbannizer Jan 16, 2017 7:00 AM

Central Health wants no density limit for Brackenridge redevelopment

Quote:

As it moves forward with a plan to redevelop the University Medical Center Brackenridge campus into a mixed-use district, Central Health wants Austin City Council to approve a special zoning “overlay” that would allow for unlimited development density.

Central Health officials outlined the plan Thursday during a community event at the Travis County health district’s office on East Cesar Chavez Street in Austin.

Central Health will lease the Brackenridge campus to a master developer but will keep ownership of the property. Twelve developers responded to a request for qualifications, or RFQ, issued by Central Health this past fall.

Right now, the campus is zoned for public use by the city of Austin. But Meade said Central Health would like Austin City Council to approve a special zoning variance for the site that would allow a mix of zoning classifications and place no restrictions on density, aside from necessary regulatory setbacks and view corridors.

Meade said a proposal is before Austin’s Planning Commission and a public hearing will likely be held before the end of February.

The proposal could be brought before the full City Council in March or April, she said.

Urbannizer Feb 16, 2017 7:11 PM

East Austin development could be curtailed by extension of Capitol View Corridors

Quote:

More East Austin land could be off limits to dense vertical development under a proposal that has popped up unexpectedly at City Hall.

City Council is slated to vote Thursday on a motion that would direct staff to extend five Capitol View Corridors — invisible lines drawn years ago that restrict building heights in order to preserve views of the Capitol from various parts of town.

This is just the start of the vetting process, as staff would then need to come back with an actual proposal for Council to vote on, the Austin American-Statesman reports.

One of the proposed corridors would cut through the University Medical Center Brackenridge site, disrupting the plans of Central Health to lease the land to a developer that would raze the hospital and replace it with buildings up to 40 stories tall. Central Health a couple of weeks ago selected four finalists vying for the project. A board member at the indigent health care organization said the group was unaware of the proposal to extend the Capitol View Corridors, the Statesman reports.

Urbannizer Jan 24, 2018 10:45 PM

https://www.bogza.com/work/texas-central/

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4743/2...05f4dec2_h.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4656/2...23632a56_o.jpg

Urbannizer Mar 7, 2018 2:49 AM

Unfortunately it now looks like only parts of the campus could see vertical redevelopment. Wexford was the winning bidder to redevelop the site, but Central Health has parted ways with the developer with UT eyeing the campus as a future area to expand. The renderings above were not for Wexford's idea.

Brackenridge master developer pulls out as Central Health changes course

*Feb. 22nd, 2018

Quote:

Wexford Science & Technology LLC is no longer in charge of redeveloping the Brackenridge campus in Central Austin into a medical and commercial district.

And the direction of the entire redevelopment could shift now that the land owner is changing course.

Central Health, which owns the 14.3-acre site that was formerly University Medical Center Brackenridge, said Wednesday it "may move away from" the strategy of handing the keys to a master developer. It could instead lease out parts of the site and recruit individual companies to build on others.

Central Health's Budget and Finance Committee recommended Feb. 21 that Central Health President and CEO Mike Geeslin consider other options, including allowing a nonprofit known as The 2033 Fund to develop two blocks of the campus, according to the announcement.

The 2033 Fund has it eyes on Block 167, the former UMC Brackenridge hospital tower, and Block 164, along Red River Street south of old hospital's parking garage.

Block 164 would be earmarked for health uses to support Central Health, Dell Medical School and Seton Healthcare Family. UT System regents will consider next week allowing UT-Austin to lease the blocks, per the announcement.

Urbannizer May 7, 2019 10:13 AM

Block 164

Now broken down into phases. New office tower proposed.

https://i.imgur.com/1KYkKbT.png
https://i.imgur.com/8JODnwT.png

Site:

https://i.imgur.com/wK3wp4z.png
https://forum.skyscraperpage.com/sho...219365&page=11


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