Austin: 136-Unit Condo/Townhome Development Planned in South Austin
Feature Illustration: A bird’s-eye view of The Station at St. Elmo townhome and condominium project by Legacy Performance Capital.
by Art Benavidez
Austin (Travis County) — Legacy Performance Capital has announced that they plan to break ground on a $40 million mixed use development this summer.
The 136-townhome development will feature flexible live/work spaces and is being marketed at The Station at St. Elmo.
It will be located at 4510 Terry-O Lane and the development’s name is an attempt to capitalize on a series of developments taking place about three blocks east, where south of South Congress Avenue and East St. Elmo Road several formerly industrial lots are undergoing redevelopment.
Most of St. Elmo’s commercial space delivered to this point is better known as The Yard, a renovation and conversion of existing warehouses into retail and “maker” spaces (local breweries, creative studios and music venues) marketed to community-minded companies and social entrepreneurs. One of The Yard’s largest developments is Tesla’s $2.5 million renovation at 500 E. St. Elmo Road. into a 30,000-square-foot auto showroom and service center, slated for completion in September 2021.
Another major landmark is the St. Elmo Public Market, a mixed-use project promising office, hotel, residential and retail space, including an indoor market with vendors and restaurants.
The Station at St. Elmo will include two, four-story buildings that will offer a mix of studio suites, one to three-bedroom condos and two-bedroom live/work townhomes and condos.
Rendering of the facade for Station at St. Elmo.
The Station at St. Elmo is set to break ground by mid-summer and reach completion in the fall of 2022.
The site will include easy access to indoor and outdoor social gathering areas, including an outdoor swimming pool, direct access to live/work and commercial businesses, plus a secure, gated and covered parking garage.
The development’s website listed the following amenities:
St. Elmo Express Courtyard and Lounge
Private Fitness Center
Direct Access to Commercial & Retail
Rooftop Terrace, Luxury Pool and Tanning Ledge
Elmo’s Bark Park
Lobby and Elevators
Secure Parking Garage
Electric Car Ports and Bicycle Storage
Onsite Storage Units and Amazon Delivery Lockers
“The St. Elmo district made perfect sense to develop new, attractively priced homes for first-time buyers, empty nesters, those seeking professional home offices and others avoiding higher rents and mortgages found close by in Austin’s Central Business District,” Legacy Performance Capital CEO Philip Jalufka said. “Our new St. Elmo property will build on our assets in Austin’s south, northeast, east and western corridors.”
“Through product charrettes our development and design teams have gone to great lengths to capture the industrial revitalization of the St. Elmo area,” states Legacy DCS President and CEO, Cass Brewer. “We’ve brought in reclaimed materials, weathered brick and metal accents into the interior and exterior building design to create an authentic mixed-use community resembling a modernized warehouse from the early 1900s.”
Austin-based architects Mark Odom Studio is on board the project, as well.
The concept site plan for The Station at St. Elmo.
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