Big Milestones, In Both North and South Austin

August 19, 2014 by Kate Harrington

Two big developments on two ends of town are marking big milestones.

In North Austin, Burnet Marketplace at 6701 Burnet Road is moving forward, with demolition of the previous buildings on the site is now complete. That project is a vertical mixed use development that will include 329 residential units and 23,000 square feet of commercial retail space. It’s taking shape on land previously owned by Travis County, and being developed by Cypress Real Estate Advisors. The Pour House Pub, which had also been on the old site, will be incorporated in the new development.


Burnet Marketplace is just one of several new dense projects to spring up on Burnet Road. From upscale residential buildings to chic eateries and medical office space, many of the corridor’s older buildings are making way for new development.

Likewise, the South Lamar Boulevard corridor is seeing a transformation. One of the most lauded and visible faces of that change is the new Lamar Union development at 1100 South Lamar. Greystar is that project’s developer.

Lamar Union, also a vertical mixed use development, includes the beloved Austin theater Alamo Drafthouse, which officially reopened on August 16. The Highball has also reopened, and is immediately adjacent to the theater.

Alamo Drafthouse Lamar and HighBall
Alamo Drafthouse and The Highball have reopened at Lamar Union

Once complete, Lamar Union’s retail tenants will represent a very Austin lineup, including Café Medici, Service Menswear, and Daily Juice, among others. Lamar Union will also include nearly 500 apartment units.

Are you keeping up with all the changes in the Burnet Road and Lamar Blvd. corridors? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

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Written by Kate Harrington

Kate is a former reporter, most recently for the Austin Business Journal, where she covered real estate, economic development and transportation. Since 2010 she has been running Thumbtack Communications. Thumbtack provides writing, editing and marketing services. Before moving to Austin in 2002 Kate lived in her native New England, which she still visits often to escape the Texas heat.