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"The owner had a clear vision to redevelop an outdated office with onsite parking to a hyper-urban development,” said Shelly Mitchell, who is a vice president at Pape-Dawson engineers and coordinated entitlement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

Reporter, Central Austin

Olivia joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in March 2019. She covers public health, business, development and Travis County government. A graduate of Presbyterian College in South Carolina, Olivia worked as a reporter and producer for South Carolina Public Radio before moving to Texas. Her work has appeared on NPR and in the New York Times.



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