Demolition Expected for Fifth and Lavaca Corner in Downtown Austin
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by James Rambin
1d ago
The news this week that downtown ping pong bar Smash ATX had permanently closed at the southeast corner of West Fifth and Lavaca Streets didn’t come as a huge surprise to us considering the longstanding plans for a dual-branded Embassy Suites and Tempo by Hilton hotel with a combined 480 rooms in a 30-story tower at this site, but if ..read more
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Austin’s South Central Waterfront District Is Finally Growing Up
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by James Rambin
3d ago
In 2016, the City of Austin adopted a planning framework envisioning a more urban and connected development pattern for the roughly 118-acre collection of adjacent properties directly south of the river from downtown, a district freshly dubbed the South Central Waterfront. The South Central Waterfront Vision Framework Plan — you know, the S.C.W.V.F.P. we all know and love! — was the blueprint, as they say ..read more
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Austin, Consider the Bulletin Board
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by James Rambin
1w ago
Growing up in Austin, the bulletin board at our neighborhood park was sort of like the early days of social media — you’d find dog-walking gigs, garage sale flyers, and considerably weirder stuff long before anyone was trying to go viral. Most people love this sort of community-minded design feature in the abstract, but the Terminator-like gaze of ..read more
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Is This Downtown Austin’s Silliest Parking Lot?
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by James Rambin
1w ago
Believe it or not, the flagship Whole Foods at Sixth Street and North Lamar Boulevard was once the center of gravity for much of downtown Austin’s daytime social life — you’d meet friends for brunch there and take visitors from out of town to gawk at the cheese displays. That sounds kind of silly now ..read more
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Sticking a Camera Over the Fence at Duncan Park in Downtown Austin
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by James Rambin
1w ago
Duncan Neighborhood Park is rounding the corner on its first phase of upgrades by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, the most significant improvements planned in decades for this wildly underrated piece of downtown parkland just east of Shoal Creek between West Ninth and 10th Streets. It’s not just the park’s excellent skyline views we’re after — we are very bullish on ..read more
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In North Austin, the Lone Star Center Thumbs Its Nose at the Highway
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by James Rambin
2w ago
At the southeast corner where Burnet Road passes under Highway 183 in North Austin, an unusual 8.7-acre shopping center sits tucked behind the Highland Lanes bowling alley at 9012 Research Boulevard. Since it’s all connected by an ocean of parking lots, the Lone Star Center strip mall doesn’t look so strange from the ground, but examine the actual bounds of the property ..read more
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Project Connect Is Saving Dirty Martin’s, Just Not the Way You Think
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by James Rambin
2w ago
The motto of the University of Texas is Disciplina praesidium civitatis according to the official seal, but you hear more about the school’s buzzy modern slogan, which would look so much better on the side of a blimp — “What Starts Here Changes the World.” We mean no disrespect to the rest of the world, but from our ..read more
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Demolition Pending for Northwest Austin’s Former Luby’s Cafeteria
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by James Rambin
2w ago
Look, I’m not gonna pretend like I didn’t spend a lot of time in the Luby’s cafeteria at Steck Avenue and MoPac growing up in the 1990s. Everyone with living grandparents was in that carpeted dining room at least once a month, going to town on squares of fried fish and trying to ignore the ..read more
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Downtown Austin’s Parking Podium Problem Could Soon Be History
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by James Rambin
3w ago
A number of amendments to Austin’s creaky ol’ Land Development Code passed by City Council at its meeting yesterday could pave the way for more housing along the pending Project Connect rail line, and that’s obviously great news. The resolution does a lot of things at once, including unlocking 120 feet or more of mixed-use development within a ..read more
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In South Austin, Industrial Boulevard is St. Elmo’s Next Big Deal
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by James Rambin
3w ago
A number of rezoning cases on the agenda for Austin City Council’s February 1 meeting later this week point to big change on the map for the St. Elmo neighborhood of South Austin. But what’s interesting about the projects seeking these rezonings is that none are planned for the neighborhood’s main thoroughfare along St. Elmo Road, but instead a few ..read more
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