Austin real estate news roundup: June 2013

Central Austin real estate news from around the web, June update

  • The controversial development proposed at 211 Lamar (it’s the Taco Cabana lot on Lamar at Barton Springs), passed the Planning Commission by a 5-3 vote. Developers aim to put a 96-foot tall building on a site currently zoned for a 65-foot height limit. Neighbors are concerned to say the least. City Council will hear the case on June 20 (today) August 8.
  • The Austin-American Statesman reports that the Four Seasons Residences are sold out. The 148-unit tower has all units sold or under contract with pending sales.
  • The New York Times has an excellent article about downtown Austin stating that “Demand is outpacing supply for nearly every asset type downtown.” Construction is the focus and The Times has a rundown on major downtown projects including the 18-story Gables Park Plaza II with 222 apartments, the 34-story, 1,012-room JW Marriott Hotel and the 50-story, 1,000 room Fairmont Austin Hotel.
  • Austin Business Journal honors 65 of Austin’s Best Places to Work, with micro, small, medium and large categories.
  • Zagat Blog has the 10 Austin food artisans you need to know.
  • The Chronicle talks restaurant design and Austin’s maturing food scene, “with a growing sense of sophistication about the art of eating well.” In related news, highly anticipated new restaurants Mettle and Qui are now open.

Austin Real Estate News Roundup April 2013

Central Austin real estate news from around the web, April update


Top anticipated central Austin restaurant openings this summer according to CultureMap: