We noticed that a fence was installed around the parking lot that will soon become the Fairmont Austin hotel. Does this mean that construction is imminent?
— Building ATX (@BuildingATX) February 2, 2014
Utility work surrounding the site has been ongoing over the last couple of months. Although the site development permit was issued last September and the permit to install a retaining wall was issued last October, there has been little construction activity on the site.
The 1000-room hotel was announced in 2011 and was most recently slated to break ground in January, with completion in the fall of 2016. Be sure to check back with BuildingATX.com and follow us on twitter to get the latest on the Fairmont’s groundbreaking.