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AUSTIN | Hyatt Centric Congress Avenue Austin | 346 FEET | 31 FLOORS

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30-story ‘car-free’ apartment tower planned on Congress Avenue

By Shonda Novak - American-Statesman Staff 33

Posted: 7:01 p.m. Thursday, April 14, 2016

A vacant retail space on Congress Avenue in downtown Austin could be transformed into a 30-story tower with 135 luxury apartments, office space, a restaurant and a bar. But the proposed project is also notable for what it won’t have: any space for cars.

The project — called The Avenue — won’t include a parking garage or any space for auto parking. It is being billed by its developers as the first “truly car-free luxury development in downtown Austin,” designed to encourage biking, walking, ride-sharing and public transportation.

Nelsen said developers hope to break ground by May 1, 2017. The project is expected to take two years to build. Nelson said his team is still working to secure financing for the project, which he estimates will cost $55 million to $60 million.
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Very nice ! Reminds me of http://centromiami.com/ which is also a car free tower.
Is there a height limit in that part of downtown?
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Is there a height limit in that part of downtown?
Not exactly. There is a setback requirement that makes buildings step back away from Congress Avenue so that they don't block the view of the Capitol dome. Only the older buildings had their tower portions butt against the street. Other than that requirement there is no actual height restriction.

Btw, the crane in the rendering that ATX posted is for the 33-story Aloft Hotel that will also be car free.
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Very nice ! Reminds me of http://centromiami.com/ which is also a car free tower.
Is there a height limit in that part of downtown?
Technically no, but the allowable F.A.R. on any given site amounts to one. There is a setback requirement on Congress Ave. to enhance the view of the Capitol when looking down Congress. That's why this project has a setback beginning several floors up.
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Site plan with elevations (pages 21-24).

ftp://ftp.ci.austin.tx.us/ATD_AULCC/...enue_PLANS.pdf

337 feet to the mechanical penthouse.

321 feet to the main roof.

310 feet to the 30th floor (highest occupied floor).

8th floor setback fronting Congress Avenue (amenity deck) is 80 feet.


This will make it the tallest building in downtown north of 7th Street.
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New site plan filed with the city shows a small increase in height from 337 feet with 30 floors to 345 feet with 31 floors.

ftp://ftp.ci.austin.tx.us/ATD_AULCC/...enue_PLANS.pdf
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Good thing that it's car free.
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Some updated renderings. No major changes, just some minor ones to the entrance along Congress Avenue.







This is an older rendering showing what the entrance looked like before.

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Looks so good.
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This is now proposed as an hotel. Although there's a change in use, the design remains the same.

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The Avenue Hotel by
Darius Fontenette, on Flickr


The Avenue Hotel by
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It looks pretty good!
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Nice looking building. Although I don’t quite get the whole ‘car free’ fascination. I doubt those inhabiting building will be ‘car free’. The free market will just build a parking structure somewhere else to accommodate clients/residents.
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This says it'll break ground in September, which will require demolition first.

The other thing to note about this building is how skinny it is. There is no skinnier skyscraper in Austin.

https://www.bizjournals.com/austin/n..._news_headline
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BALANCING PRESERVATION, PROGRESSS
Behind the deal for a different kind of downtown skyscraper


By Erin Edgemon – Staff Writer, Austin Business Journal
May 16, 2019, 10:00pm CDT Updated May 17, 2019, 7:39am CDT

Its 42 feet wide. That’s smaller than the width of an NCAA basketball court. The square footage is only 7,000. In residential terms, that wouldn’t even be a mansion.

The former Reynolds-Penland menswear store at 721 Congress Ave., at the northeast corner of Eight Street, is a challenge to develop, to say the least. It was an equation that no one seemed able to solve for nearly two decades.

Building big on the tiny lot comes with definite structural challenges, not to mention the cooperation of the Austin Theatre Alliance, which controls the State and Paramount theaters next door. In fact, 721 Congress and the State share a basement, giving the alliance a say in whatever happens at the corner.
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Demo has been underway on the site for most of 2020. The neighboring building is a historic theater that shares a basement with The Avenue, so demolition of the existing one-story building has been very slow.

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Crane base is in place. This project is officially known as Hyatt Centric Congress Avenue Austin.

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Core now on the 2nd floor.

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Crane going up.

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