Austin: CSW Development Planning 320-Unit Project in Southern Portion of City
Feature Illustration: Artist rendering of the proposed apartment project by CSW Development.
by Art Benavidez
Austin (Travis County) — A local real estate company is planning a 320-unit multifamily development in South Austin.
CSW Development is proposing to construct a five-story multi-family wrap project with 240,000 square feet of rentable space, according to their website.
The building will also offer some of the “highest end amenities” available and be located at 4215 South Lamar Blvd. at the intersection of South Lamar Blvd and West Ben White Boulevard on approximately 3.8 acres.
The project will include the 1.85 acres that were rezoned by the city in July.
The working name of the project is South Lamar Multi-Family.
On July 29, the city rezoned 1.85 acres related to the project from commercial services (CS) to commercial services-vertical mixed-use building (CS-V) zoning.
Documents related to the zoning change had stated that the vertical mixed-use project was proposing 350 live-work units, along with 5,000 square feet of commercial use.
However, artist renderings from CSW Development show no current plans for retail commercial use.
City code will require parkland dedication for the project at the time of site plan.
Amanda Swor with the local law firm Drenner Group PC represented the project to the city.
The current property owners are Strait Lakehills LTD and Vaquero Austin Lamar Partners LP.
Art Benavidez (Construction News Reporter, Central Texas) is a seasoned journalist with over 15-years of experience in writing breaking news and in-depth features at the local level. He honed his research and reporting skills in newspapers and magazines throughout South and West Texas along with expertise in crafting digital content as Managing Editor of New Image Marketing Research Corporation. Benevidez is a Texas native and graduate of UT-RGV.