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Austin: Restaurant Property to be Renovated Into Mixed-Use Condo Project

Feature Illustration: An artist rendering for proposed redevelopment of Amaya’s Taco Village. Image: Logan Architecture

Posted: 11-29-2021

by Art Benavidez

Austin (Travis County) — A local businessman received a rezoning amendment in order to reconstruct his restaurant into a mixed-use project, at last week’s meeting of the Planning Commission.

Mixed use (MU) was added to the commercial services (CS-MU) zoning on the 1.18-acre property that is home to Amaya’s Taco Village.

The property also received a future land use designation that was reflective of the zoning. It is located at 5804 N. Interstate 35 Frontage Road on the north side, in the Highland Mall Station Activity Center.

Roberto Amaya, conducting this redevelopment under the entity R. Felix Inc., plans to construct a new restaurant at the ground level and have 70 condo units above it. The units would range from 600 to 1,200 square feet.

Image: Logan Architecture

The project name is Amaya Building Project.

Andrew Logan with Logan Architecture told the local neighborhood during a public meeting on August 25 that the building height of the project was 60 feet.

He said that the objective of the project was to connect the Spanish heritage of the project to the restaurant, but in a uniquely Austin style.

The design concept shows a five-story condominium building with structured parking in the back and the restaurant on the ground level at the corner.

Logan added that the building will have an L-shaped configuration at ground level and parking stacked on two other levels at the back of the lot. There may be a small retail space for a second business.

The site plan depicts a courtyard, water quality pond, a 7,690 square-foot retail/restaurant, 73,962 square feet of multifamily space, a pool and pool deck, and 149 parking spaces.

Candelario Moreno with Moreno Development Services, who represented the project to the commission, submitted a letter that stated the intention is to construct a new multistory building that will include the restaurant, retail and condo units, along with required parking.  

City Council is expected to vote on the recommendation at its Dec. 9 meeting.

VBX Project ID: 2021-81B7


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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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