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Austin: Local Developer Proposing Vertical Condominium Project With 264-Units

Feature Photo: An  aerial view of the proposed site in North Austin. Image: Google/VBX Graphic.

by Art Benavidez

Austin (Travis County) — An Austin developer received rezoning for a 264-unit condominium development, at the Planning Commission’s Tuesday session.

The property added a vertical designation to its mixed use (V-MU) zoning and had its conditional overlay removed.

The 2.41-acre property (104,979 SF), is located over two lots that face the south side of West Anderson Lane, between Burnet Road and Hardy Drive.  

The site is best known for the Genuine Joe Coffeehouse. In total, there are five single-story office and retail buildings, with addresses from 2001-2013 W. Anderson Lane, currently occupying the real estate, along with associated surface parking.  

Carl L. Evins with Evins Rental Properties, LLC owns the land through his entity Evins Investments, LP.

Evins is proposing to develop Anderson Lane Condos–a 264-unit vertical condominium project with 10 percent of the units reserved for tenants earning 80% of median family income.

The removal of the conditional overlay will allow up to 109.6-units per acre instead of 27.2-units per acre under V-MU designation.  

A commercial component is required under the V-MU ordinance, however Evins has not designated any commercial intentions for the project.   

Compatibility standards include a 25-foot setback for the building and height limits to 30-feet in the first 50-feet from the property line with single family residential and 40-foot building height limit in the first 100-feet.

Austin-based construction services company Legacy DCS, LLC presented the development to the commission.

City Council is expected to vote on the recommendation at their June 10 meeting.

VBX Project ID: 2021-3557


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About the Author:

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.

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