The Hotel Boom in the CBD shows no signs of slowing down. In the works since 2013, the planned hotel at 805 Neches Street (9th & Red River) moves closer to reality after the Austin Planning Commission approved a couple of code variances.
The developers were requesting a waivers from LDC 25-6-591(B)(5) and 25-2-691[C](12) concerning pedestrian uses between a parking garage and the adjacent streets. In return, the project will incorporate Great Streets enhancements on the 3 sides of the project with street frontage.
The 10-story dual-branded Hotel Indigo and Holiday Inn Express will have almost 300 rooms and about 283,000-sf overall. In addition to hotel rooms, the building will contain restaurant and bar space, office space, and guest parking.
A recent article in the ABJ says that demolition on the site will begin in the next two weeks. The USPS had most previously owned the property, with the sole purpose of building the parking garage that will now be demolished.
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