Austin: Local Developer Unveils 71-Acre Entertainment Driven Project Near Bee Cave
Feature Photo: Artist rendering of the proposed amphitheater and two luxury towers of the project by IDM.
by Art Benavidez
Austin (Travis County) — A local developer is planning to construct a 71-acre entertainment driven project near Bee Cave.
International Development Management (IDM) Co. will construct a 20,000-seat venue, Violet Crown Amphitheater, that will anchor the Violet Crown Project slated to open by Labor Day 2023, according to the Austin Business Journal.
IDM President Craig Bryan put the estimated cost of the project between $600 million and $750 million.
The site is located northwest of Highway 71 and Southwest Parkway in the southwestern portion of the city.
IDM’s website states that the Violet Crown Amphitheater will rest atop one of the highest elevations in Travis County boasting 360 degree views of the area.
Artist rendering of the Violet Crown Amphitheater by IDM.
“The site itself is surrounded by the Nature Conservancy preserve, providing permanent protection against the incursion of light, noise, and motion,” the website states. “Also enjoying these same benefits will be a hotel/residential building, a dancehall/ballroom, restaurants and Class-A office buildings.”
The project website states that the two luxury apartment towers with pools and “significant amenities” will include an internal structured parking, restaurants, shops, a night club, pool club and a dancehall.
Further entertainment venues include a 96-bay driving range with restaurants and top floor pool club, a distillery and tasting room, a large nightclub beneath the amphitheater, a rooftop nightclub on the north tower, a rooftop pool club on the south tower and a traditional dancehall in the lobby of the towers.
The project intends to “maximize the use of natural and local building materials and stormwater quality controls, while minimizing impervious cover, the use of plastics, the consumption of potable water, and carbon emissions.”
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.