Construction continues on the Garza Ranch development, located on Ben Garza Lane near the northeast corner of William Cannon Drive and the MoPac Service Road in Southwest Austin. The 34-acre mixed-use development will include approximately 400,000 square feet of office space, a 140-room boutique hotel, 370 multifamily units and three parking garages, according to a city permit filed in January 2016.
Brandywine Realty Trust, the project’s landlord and developer, Monday announced three partners—SHI International, Trammell Crow Residential and Pathfinder Development—that would be housed at the development.
According to a news release, SHI International, a global provider of information technology products and services, purchased a 6.6-acre site in Garza Ranch to be developed into a 250,000-square foot office building that will serve as its new national headquarters.
Trammell Crow Residential, a multi-family real estate company, will develop nearly 325,000-square feet of multifamily housing that will feature 370 apartment units.
Pathfinder Development, a Texas-based company specializing in the development and management of hotels, will develop boutique hotel Aloft, which is part of the Marriott family brand. This will be the first boutique hotel in Southwest Austin, the news release stated.
The Violet Crown Trail, a 30-mile trail system which links parks and greenway systems throughout Austin, is also expected to extend through green spaces on the property. In addition to a 2-acre park near the entrance, 10 acres of the site will remain undisturbed for groundwater recharge, reirrigation of treated storm water, protection of critical environmental features and tree canopy preservation. The undisturbed areas include large sections of existing trees, 28 of which are heritage trees.
“As we continue to invest and develop in the Austin Market, we do so with a forward-thinking approach to how people live, work, and play,” said Jerry Sweeney, president and CEO of Brandywine Realty Trust. “At Garza Ranch we’re creating an environment that will cater to ever-evolving workplace trends while promoting an integrated lifestyle. Our vision for this engaging and collaborative mixed-use campus has drawn industry-leading partners who believe in this project and the positive impact it will have on Southwest Austin.”
The project is expected to be completed over the next two to three years. The project's outdoor gathering space, known as the Garza Commons, is expected to be complete by the end of the year.