By Joe Olivieri

St. Elmo's Market and Lofts, a proposed mixed-use development on Industrial Boulevard, will move forward.

During its Nov. 20 meeting Austin City Council voted 5-2 to approve changes that would bring the project into compliance with city code and the South Austin Combined Neighborhood Plan.

If built, St. Elmo's Market and Lofts would include condominiums, parking, a food market, music venue and hotel.

The project has drawn mixed responses. It was endorsed by the South Congress Combined Neighborhood Contact Team, and Saxon Pub may move to the site when construction is finished.

On Oct. 30 residents and local business employees marched along Industrial Boulevard to protest the project.

Michael Fossum, a Battle Bend Springs resident, said the area is home to a variety of small industrial businesses.

"Once they start adding residential projects, it's just going to keep happening," he said.

Additional reporting by Jennifer Curington