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Austin: 330-Unit Apartment Complex Planned on Southwest Side

Featured Photo (above): An undeveloped part of a tract owned by a nearby private school will be the site for a 330-unit apartment complex. Image: Google Streets

Posted: 6-25-20

By Edmond Ortiz
Austin (Travis County)A 330-unit, 392,093-square-foot apartment complex is proposed for construction on an undeveloped 24-acre Southwest Side tract.

The tentatively named Vega Multifamily project is located in Southwest Austin near St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. Image: City of Austin

The Austin Planning Commission on June 23 recommended approval of a site plan for what’s called the Vega Multifamily project at the southeast corner of Southwest Parkway and Vega Avenue.

Cleveland-based NRP Group, the developer, proposes four multistory buildings with one-, two- and three-bedroom units. The proposed building height is 53 feet. One building would be attached to a swimming pool/amenity area. 

There also will be sidewalks, a detention pond, shaded residential entrances, bicycle racks, and surface and structured parking.

The apartment complex will offer some spots where a resident will be able to recharge their electric vehicle.

Additionally, residents will be able to access nature trails that lead to a dog park, volleyball court, and a children’s play area.

The project site lies within a larger tract owned by the neighboring St. Andrew’s Episcopal School.The project team includes LJA Engineering. 

There is no estimated construction cost, timeline or delivery method, although NRP Group typically uses their in-house construction division to build their projects.

Following Ohio, Texas is NRP Group’s second biggest market, as they have built or managed more than 80 residential communities.

VBX members may track this project using ID number: 2020-4BF9.

Part of the site plan for the Vega Avenue apartments. Image: LJA Engineering


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About the Author:

Edmond Ortiz is a lifelong San Antonian and a 20-plus-year veteran in local journalism, He previously worked full-time at the San Antonio Express-News, and has been freelancing for outlets such as the Rivard Report.

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