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Old Posted Jan 30, 2008, 2:33 PM
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Austin - W Hotel to seek Platinum LEED cert.

Austin-based Stratus Properties and the Canyon-Johnson Urban Fund officially broke ground on Block 21 Friday and simultaneously debuted the sales center for the W Austin Hotel & Residences, a key component of the 35-story, $260-million mixed-use development. Occupying a former vacant lot in downtown Austin's burgeoning 2nd Street District, Block 21 is being considered for Platinum LEED Certification for its implementation of green building techniques, materials and operational standards under the guidance of sustainability leading expert Gail Vittori, Co-director of the Austin-based Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems. Upon completion in 2010, the project will offer residents and visitors a compelling and architecturally significant environment that will incorporate 196 luxury condominium residences, 250 hotel guestrooms, world-class spa, signature restaurant, approximately 47,000 square feet of premium, ground- and second-floor retail plus engaging public spaces. A 2,200-seat, state-of-the-art theater and music venue to be managed by Live Nation will also serve as the new home of KLRU-TV's venerable Austin City Limits, the longest running televised concert series.
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