Feature Photo: Artist rendering of the 58-story tower Sixth and Guadalupe by Gensler.
by Art Benavidez
Austin (Travis County) — Details surrounding a mixed-use tower development in downtown Austin have been updated.
VBX last reportedon the project in September when the New York real estate firm Ryan Companies announced they were co-develop the 321 West tower project with Tishman Speyer Properties LP.
According to a website they have activated, the project is now going under the name Sixth and Guadalupe and it will be located on a nearly half-acre tract comprising two lots at 400 W. 6th St.
A new brochure shows that the 58-story tower project will have 349-units, including 24 penthouses, on levels 34-66, 589,112 square feet of office space, along with 9,984 square feet of retail ground floor and 14 levels of below and above-grade parking.
Apartment units will consist of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments with a resident-only lobby, elevators and parking garage.
Multifamily amenities will include: two pools available to all residents; a private deck, pool and lounge for penthouse residents; Austin’s tallest deck with cabanas and lounge seating; a conference room equipped with work areas; a podcast studio fitted with private rooms and a dog park with washing station.
“By stacking retail, office, and residential under one roof, Sixth and Guadalupe reimagines the way we live, work, and play delivering a new kind of urban experience in the city,” said Seth Johnston, SVP of Executive Management at Lincoln Property Company in Austin. “Austin is one of the fastest growing and most sought-after cities in the country for corporate expansions and HQ relocations; we feel that Sixth and Guadalupe will offer the best opportunity in Austin for both. Reaching these construction milestones gets us closer to making this mixed-use development a reality and we are grateful for all of the dedicated women and men working together to bring Sixth and Guadalupe to life.”
The typical office level will have 31,132 square feet and level 16 and above will each have a 250 square foot private balcony.
Level 15 of the tower will feature a private 10,500 square foot outdoor terrace for tenants.
There will be 24-hour, on-site security with mounted cameras throughout and 1,626 parking spaces on levels 2-12, including 50 electric car charging stations.
Amenities on level 14 for office tenants include: a 25,000 square feet of outdoor rooftop park, a 5,500 square foot fitness center, a 2,500 conference center and a 3,900 square foot tenant lounge.
The ground floor of Sixth and Guadalupe will contain approximately 10,000 square feet of retail space that aligns with Austin’s vision to create an enhanced pedestrian experience and a more vibrant streetscape.
With commercial floors completed, construction has begun on the residential portion of the tower. Developed by San Antonio-based Kairoi Residential, the residential space will contain 349 for-rent apartment homes with luxury finishes and sweeping 360-degree views.
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.