Goodbye Austin Music Hall, Hello Third + Shoal (RENDERINGS)

December 26, 2015 by Kate Harrington

In July Austinites learned that the Austin Music Hall at 208 Nueces Street would be demolished to make way for office buildings; now that demolition date is drawing nearer, and final plans are in place for the office building that will take shape on the site of the former music venue.

Work on the 29-story office building will begin in late February or early March, the Austin American-Statesman reports. The tower, named Third + Shoal, will total 345,000 square feet and will include loft-like office space and a bicycle valet with space for 200 bicycles. The tower will be 382 feet tall.

Third + Shoal rendering Austin

Cielo Property Group and Tier REIT are the project’s developers, and Gensler is the architect.

In addition to office space, Third + Shoal will have restaurant and retail space on the ground floor.

The new office tower will join two other new downtown office towers, Colorado Tower and IBC Bank Plaza and two more under construction in the Green Water Plant redevelopment and at West Fifth and Colorado Streets.

Austin Music Hall was originally built in 1995, and was renovated in 2007. Direct Events Inc., the owner of the venue at that time, filed for bankruptcy not long after the renovation, and Cielo purchased the music hall in 2014.




Stay tuned to BuildingATX as we follow this project as it moves through the development process.

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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.