Ground breaks on Capitol Quarters, Austin's first car-free multifamily housing development

Rendering of an apartment complex
Capitol Quarters will be located at 1108 Nueces St., Austin. (Rendering courtesy Weaver Buildings)

Capitol Quarters will be located at 1108 Nueces St., Austin. (Rendering courtesy Weaver Buildings)

Developer Weaver Buildings broke ground Jan. 20 on Capitol Quarters, a new, downtown Austin "urban living"-style housing project. The 45,000-square-foot mixed-use development includes 90 beds geared toward workforce housing, Weaver Buildings said in a press release. According to the developer, Capitol Quarters will be the first multifamily housing project in Austin not to include onsite parking.

"The owner had a clear vision to redevelop an outdated office with onsite parking to a hyper-urban development,” said Shelly Mitchell, who is a vice president at Pape-Dawson engineers and coordinated entitlement on the project, in a release.

Aimed at residents dedicated to "car-free commuting," Capitol Quarters will be situated near a bike path with access to Shoal Creek and Lady Bird Lake.

The project also is also designed for low environmental impact, with a battery backup rather than a traditional generator, and plans for rainwater harvesting tanks.

Located at 1108 Nueces St., Austin, Capitol Quarters is set to be ready for move-in by January 2022. Monthly living costs are estimated at around $1,400 per resident.
By Olivia Aldridge
Olivia is the reporter for Community Impact's Central Austin edition. A graduate of Presbyterian College in upstate South Carolina, Olivia was a reporter and producer at South Carolina Public Radio before joining Community Impact in Austin.


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