10 construction projects planned or underway in Northwest Austin


Here are the latest updates from developments underway or planned in Northwest Austin.

1. MoPac Centre: 8611 N. MoPac

Construction wraps up in December on a new four-story, 100,000-square-foot office building at 8611 N. MoPac. The Kucera Companies developed the project and secured two leases for the space.

The Bank of Austin opens in December in 12,000 square feet of space on the first floor, and Texas Children’s Hospital is leasing 51,000 square feet on the second and third floors. The hospital will open specialized clinics and administrative offices in the building in early 2019.

2. New hotel: 13311 Burnet Road

A new hotel is under construction on 1.23 acres of land on Burnet Road at the MoPac frontage road near New Life Austin church. The site plan application lists the project name as Bungalows Hotel & Suites and that the developer is building a three-story, 30,868-square-foot hotel with 69 rooms.

Calls to a representative to gather more information were not returned. The site was previously undeveloped and received a zoning change in 2015 to permit a hotel.

3. Domain Tower: 10721 Domain Drive

Construction continues on the 11-story, 310,000-square-foot office building. Developer HPI Real Estate Services & Investments plans to deliver the finished project in July. An attached parking garage, shared with the adjacent IBM Corp. building, was completed over the summer and contains 2,300 spaces.

The Class A office building will feature floors with 15-foot-tall ceilings, an outdoor patio, indoor and outdoor workout spaces, and a private balcony on the 11th floor with views of downtown Austin.

4. Domain offices: Alterra Parkway

Endeavor Real Estate Group plans to start construction in December on another office building in The Domain called Domain 12. That building, located at 11700 Alterra Parkway near Whole Foods Market, will have 17 stories with 310,000 square feet of space. Endeavor plans to deliver the building in May 2019.

Construction continues on a sister site called Domain 11, which broke ground in July at 11800 Alterra Parkway. It will be a 15-story building with 315,000 square feet of space and is slated to be finished in December 2018. Design work will wrap up in February on two more office buildings called Domain 9 and 10.

Endeavor expects to secure site development permits for the two buildings by February. Domain 9 and 10 would also be located on Alterra Parkway and would each have around 10 stories and between 200,000 and 250,000 square feet of office space.

5. Spicewood Lodge: 6315 Spicewood Springs Road

Developer David Kahn is still awaiting a response from the city of Austin on whether he can connect his site for the proposed Spicewood Lodge to the city’s water and wastewater services.

Kahn initially submitted a site plan to the city of Austin in late 2016 but withdrew it to further discuss with area residents.

The site, located at 6315 Spicewood Springs Road, is outside the city’s limits but in Travis County. This means that his plans for the hotel would not need city approval unless the city agrees to connect the site to water and wastewater facilities and annexes the site, he said.

If the city denies service, Kahn said he would have to build his own water and wastewater facilities on-site and likely would build a larger hotel to recoup the costs. He does not expect any decision from the city to occur until at least 2018.

6. Great Hills Market: 9828 Great Hills Trail

The city’s zoning and platting commission approved a recommendation to Austin City Council to grant a zoning change request for the Great Hills Market retail center and Regal Arbor 8 @ Great Hills movie theater at 9828 Great Hills Trail.

The developer is proposing to build 372 apartment units, retail and restaurant space on the site of the theater and Manuel’s Mexican Restaurant when leases expire.

The current use is general retail and limited office zoning, and the developer is requesting general commercial services-mixed use with a vertical mixed-use overlay that would allow for residential use in a vertical building.

The case is slated to head to council Dec. 7, and District 10 Council Member Alison Alter helped organize two more public meetings. The next meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at Triumphant Love Lutheran Church, 9508 Great Hills Trail.

7. Maravilla at The Domain: 11001 Austin Lane

A new senior living facility is under construction at The Domain at 11001 Austin Lane. The 3.7-acre site near Lone Star Court is adjacent to the Overture at The Domain senior living project that is also under construction.

The developer of Maravilla is proposing to build three buildings ranging from six to 11 stories with 152 one-bedroom units and 48 two-bedroom units geared toward residents age 62 and older, according to site plan application documents submitted to the city of Austin. An underground parking facility is also proposed.

The documents list Senior Resource Group as the developer, but attempts to contact the company for more information about details in the project or a construction timeline were not successful.

A site visit Nov. 17 indicated excavation work is underway.

8. Overture senior living facilities: The Domain, Jollyville Road

Greystar will open The Domain senior living facility geared for active adults age 55 and older in the spring at 3100 Kramer Lane, Austin. The facility will have 189 units plus amenities, such as a pool, spa, coffee bar and bistro, library, game room, theater, fitness center, and a full-service salon.

A second Northwest Austin property is also under construction at 10600 Jollyville Road near Great Hills Baptist Church. That site will have 170 units and open in fall 2018.

9. Flatiron Domain: 10727 Domain Drive

Mimicking the iconic design of the New York City building, the five-story Flatiron Domain building will have 372 apartments at 10727 Domain Drive, between Lone Star Court and the IBM Corp. building, according to developer StreetLights Residential and Stonelake Capital Partners.

Unit options will include one-, two- and three-bedroom options as well as townhomes and two-story lofts. Amenities will include a private resident bar; patio lounge and billiards; resort-style pool with fire pits and grills; and a fitness center.

The project broke ground this fall and is slated to be finished spring 2019.

10. Courtyard Marriott at Kramer Lane: 2631 Kramer Lane

HPI is also involved in a hotel project making its way through the city’s permitting process. A site plan application was submitted Sept. 1 for a Courtyard Marriott at 2631 Kramer Lane, which is currently developed with a 35,651-square-foot industrial building that serves as the headquarters of Clean Scapes landscaping firm.

The proposal calls for demolishing the industrial building and constructing an 85,283-square-foot hotel with 152 rooms.

This list is not comprehensive.

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Amy Denney
Amy has been reporting in community journalism since 2007. She worked in the Chicago suburbs for three years before migrating south and joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2010. Amy has been editor of the Northwest Austin publication since August 2012 and she is also the transportation beat reporter for the Austin area.
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