Construction begins on The Foundry


With a projected delivery for March 2019, Cielo Property Group broke ground on The Foundry at Fourth and Comal in East Austin earlier this week. The site is at 310 Comal St near the Plaza Saltillo Metro Rail station. Plans call for a 95,444 square foot mixed-use complex. DPR Construction is the contractor for the project and also pre-leased 30,000 square feet of the complex for its new headquarters. The complex will also include 17 residential condos.

via Cielo Breaks Ground on East Austin Mixed-Use Project – CoStar Group

Autograph Collection/AC Hotel by Marriott – 1901 San Antonio, St.

This 11-story, 347-room hotel project at 1901 San Antonio Street is a dual-branded development including both the Autograph Collection and AC by Marriott — the Autograph Collection is a more luxury-minded, full-service brand, while AC by Marriott appears to trend toward contemporary urban.

Though the two brands share a single building, they’ll have separate entrances and lobbies. The project is being developed by White Lodging Services Corporation. To make way for the Autograph/AC project, White Lodging is in the process of securing permission to demolish the McDonald’s restaurant at 414 W. Martin Luther King Blvd. The McDonald’s restaurant has closed down as of July 1st, 2017 to make way for demolishing.

Highland Mall Transformation – Koenig Lane & I-35

Newly announced plans for the property, now owned by Austin Community College, include two more apartment buildings with a combined total of 390 units, as well as 25,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The two buildings, which will both be four stories tall, will be situated on either side of what’s being called a “gateway green” – a lush open space that’s slated to be the primary entrance to the property from Airport Boulevard. They’ll join Elan Parkside, another mixed-use project on the ACC Highland site that’s nearing completion. Elan Parkside is set to have 300 apartments and 5,000 square feet of retail space when work wraps up. Lake | Flato and Meeks + Partners are architects for the two new buildings. Construction is expected to start late this year, with work projected to take about 18 months.


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600 Guadalupe St.

The Lynd Co. of San Antonio and Lincoln Property Co. plan to build a mixed-use high-rise on the site of an Extended Stay America hotel, located at 600 Guadalupe Street. They plan for 62 stories rising 850 feet. The skyscraper would have more than 500,000 square feet of office space and 300-plus luxury apartments, plus ground-floor retail. The developers are still planning the development but plan to open by 2021.

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