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"The owner had a clear vision to redevelop an outdated office with onsite parking to a hyper-urban development,” said Shelly Mitchell, who is a vice president at Pape-Dawson engineers and coordinated entitlement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