10-Story Hotel Planned for 9th & Red River Moves Forward

January 30, 2014 by Editor

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.

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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.

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A new 10-story hotel is planned for 9th & Red River.  (rendering via birtualbx.com)

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.

What do you think of proposed Hotel Indigo design? Can Austin have too many new hotel rooms? Leave your comments below.

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Kelly D. is a local engineering and construction professional and the editor of BuildingATX.com. In his day job, he is currently overseeing several construction projects across greater Austin. His postings on this site are his own and do not represent his employer's positions, strategies, or opinions. You can reach him at [email protected]