GALLERY: Luxury condo development 70 Rainey slated to open by end of year

70 Rainey will comprise 164 condos when it opens.

70 Rainey will comprise 164 condos when it opens.

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Rainey Street's newest luxury high-rise condominium building, 70 Rainey, is slated to open by the end of the year, according to a Feb. 26 news release from Sackman Enterprises, the project's developer.

Once complete, the 34-story building will include 164 luxury condominiums, ranging in price from $400,000 to $5 million; a 10th-floor outdoor amenity deck with an infinity pool and dog park; and a projected LEED Silver designation.

Just over 50 percent of the condos are sold, according to a sales representative from DEN Property Group.

The building features a multi-story parking garage that will have green walls designed to preserve the canopy feel of Rainey Street. The residential portion of the building is being built at an angle to the parking garage below, meant to off-set the looming high-rise effect on pedestrians.

A ground-level restaurant and second-floor patio bar are also in development.

Local architecture firm Page, along with interior designer Mark Zeff and landscape architecture firm Design Workshop, collaborated on the project.

Construction of 70 Rainey began in August 2016.

By Emma Freer
Emma Freer began covering Central Austin for Community Impact Newspaper in 2017. Her beat includes the Travis County Commissioners Court and local business news. She graduated from Columbia Journalism School in 2017.


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