Hundreds of acres, billions of dollars: Three major developments to follow in Austin

RiverPark is a 109-acre project that is set to be phased in over the next 10-20 years along East Riverside Drive in Austin. (Rendering courtesy Sasaki)
RiverPark is a 109-acre project that is set to be phased in over the next 10-20 years along East Riverside Drive in Austin. (Rendering courtesy Sasaki)

RiverPark is a 109-acre project that is set to be phased in over the next 10-20 years along East Riverside Drive in Austin. (Rendering courtesy Sasaki)

These three mixed-use developments that have been proposed in the southwest, southeast and northeast areas of the city could transform those sections of town in the next decade through billions of dollars of investment in new apartments, condos, office space, retail shops, restaurants and more. Read up on the latest here.

Brodie Oaks

Developer Barshop & Oles is preparing to go through a multiyear review process for a planned unit development, or PUD, with the city of Austin before it can start construction. The project would add offices, retail, restaurant, residential units and green space to a site that is currently a strip mall.

  • Acres: 38

  • Square footage: 3 million

  • Budget: $1 billion

  • Timeline: construction estimated to start in 2023


EastVillage

Construction will begin in February on this Northeast Austin development across from Samsung. The project will include apartment homes and hotels; retail, restaurant and office space; a grocery store; and a movie theater.

  • Acres: 425

  • Square footage: 1.2 million, not including homes and green space

  • Budget: $1 billion-plus

  • Timeline: construction starting in 2021; buildout expected in 2028


River Park

This mixed-use development from Presidium and Partners Group will include residential units, offices, shops, restaurants, hotels and more than 30 acres of open space, parkland and trails. The site includes 97 acres rezoned last year and an adjacent 12-acre parcel that is currently the Parke Green shopping center.

  • Acres: 109

  • Square footage: 10 million-plus

  • Budget: $4 billion-plus

  • Timeline: 10-20 years for complete project build-out


This story is part of Community Impact Newspaper's Annual Community Guide, which takes a look at the biggest development, education, health care, education, government and local business stories for the year ahead.


Editor's note: This article has been updated to clarify that EastVillage's buildout is expected in 2028.
By Jack Flagler
Jack is the editor of Community Impact Newspaper's Central Austin and Southwest Austin editions. He began his career as a sports reporter in Massachusetts and North Carolina before moving to Austin in 2018. He grew up in Maine and graduated from Boston University, but prefers tacos al pastor to lobster rolls. You can get in touch at jflagler@communityimpact.com


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