3 Manor Road projects to bring more than 800 apartments to East Austin, including dozens of affordable housing units

Cumby Group is planning development for three adjacent multifamily projects on Manor Road in East Austin, including The Emma apartments. (Courtesy Cumby Group)
Cumby Group is planning development for three adjacent multifamily projects on Manor Road in East Austin, including The Emma apartments. (Courtesy Cumby Group)

Cumby Group is planning development for three adjacent multifamily projects on Manor Road in East Austin, including The Emma apartments. (Courtesy Cumby Group)

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Cumby's plans for 3115 Manor Road center around 450 to 500 apartments across two five-story buildings. (Courtesy Cumby Group)
A stretch of Manor Road just east of Airport Boulevard will soon be home to hundreds of new apartments, including dozens of affordable housing units, according to plans from Austin-based developer Cumby Group.

Located at 3115, 3219 and 3303 Manor Road, Austin, the three housing projects will include 800-plus apartments across six formerly commercial properties Cumby officials said were purchased over 2019 and 2020. Of the hundreds of housing units planned for the three East Austin developments, around 10% are planned to be affordable apartments. Around 150,000 square feet of commercial and "live-work" spaces are also in the works.

“The opportunity to transform more than a block in the urban core doesn’t come along often, and we’ve worked hard to ensure that we do so in a way that aligns with the needs and goals of the surrounding neighborhood as well as East Austin’s vibrant culture,” Cumby Development Vice President Melissa Brown said in a statement. “Together these three projects will provide a significant amount of housing for people with a broad range of incomes near jobs and transit while also creating engaging spaces that bring people together.”

The apartment projects are expected to rise up over the coming years, beginning with the 3219 Manor Road development, The Emma. The five-story structure will be home to 146 total apartments including 15 reserved for households making less than 60% of the regional median family income, or MFI. Cumby officials said construction on The Emma has begun, and the building is set to open next July.

At 3115 Manor Road, between 450 and 500 apartments will be located across a pair of five-story, mixed-use buildings. Around 48 of the units will be reserved for households at the 60% MFI level or below. Amenities planned for the complex include a community gathering area and commercial spaces, and construction is expected to begin next spring.

Finally, around 200 apartments with an affordable housing component are planned for the 3303 Manor Road development. One planned amenity is a food truck-accessible parking area, and Cumby officials said additional project details remain under consideration.
By Ben Thompson

Austin City Hall Reporter

Ben joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2019 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Northeastern University in Boston. After spending more than two years covering in The Woodlands area, he moved to Austin in 2021 to cover City Hall and other news throughout the city.


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