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East Austin is changing quickly every day. Take a stroll down East Sixth Street today and you’ll find dozens of new restaurants, offices, and developments that weren’t there five years ago.
And the changes have just begun. In this article, we highlight eight new projects set to deliver in East Austin in 2019.
Included in this article are four new office projects, two mixed-use developments, and two new hotels.
East Austin Office Developments Delivering in 2019
1. 901 E. 6th Street
Address: 901 East 6th Street
Size: 129,444 SF
901 E. 6th Street is a five-story office development on East 6th Street, just one block east of IH-35 and one block north of the Plaza Saltillo development.
The project, which is scheduled to deliver in the first quarter of 2019, has three tenants already in place — Ernst & Young, Hershey’s, and Daimler AG.
The 129,444-square-foot building will be comprised of four floors of office on top of ground-floor retail.
901 E. 6th Street is owned and developed by Endeavor Real Estate.
2. 1801 East 6th
Address: 1801 East 6th Street
Size: 134,367 SF
1801 East 6th is also on schedule to deliver in the first quarter of 2019.
The 134,367-square-foot development will feature five floors of office with below-ground parking. The ground level will have a rain garden and a private courtyard.
Located in the heart of the East Austin Entertainment District, near the intersection of East 6th Street and Chicon Street, the building will be surrounded by a number of Austin’s hottest restaurants, bars, and multifamily developments.
Tenants already secured for the building include SAS, Zebra, Foreflight, and Pirky Barber.
Riverside Resources is the owner and developer.
3. East 6
Address: 2010 East 6th Street
Size: 115,000 SF
East 6 is a four-story office development located on East 6th Street, between Chicon Street and Robert T. Martinez Jr. Street.
The building is fully leased by GoDaddy.com (formerly Main Street Hub) and is set to deliver in Q2 2019.
East6 is a first of its kind development for East Austin. It is one of the first single-tenant Class A office developments of this size on the Eastside, and we couldn’t be happier to have Main Street Hub [now GoDaddy.com], a company built in Austin, occupying the building.”
– Mike Murphy, Principal, AQUILA Commercial
The site is surrounded by East 6th Street’s most popular restaurants, coffee shops, and bars, including Whisler’s, Kitty Cohen’s Cuvee Coffee, Suerte, and Via 313.
AQUILA Commercial is developing the project.
4. 618 Tillery Street
Address: 618 Tillery Street
Size: 185,750 SF
The warehouse redevelopment at 618 Tillery Street is on track to delivery by Q2 2019.
Located just east of Pleasant Valley Road on Tillery Street between Fifth Street and Seventh Street, the project currently has 60,000 contiguous square feet still available for lease.
According to the Austin Business Journal, the roof will be lined with solar panels that will generate enough power for 150 homes.
This is local developer Peter Barlin’s latest project. His recent East Austin developments include 979 Springdale Road and 507 Calles.
East Austin Mixed-Use Developments Delivering in 2019
5. Plaza Saltillo
Address: 901 E 5th Street
Type: Office, Retail & Residential
Size: 150,000 SF of Office, 115,000 SF of Retail, 800 Multifamily Units
Plaza Saltillo, the major East Austin redevelopment along Fifth Street, just east of IH-35 is estimated to deliver in June 2019.
The development will feature six continuous blocks of specialty retail and restaurants, anchored by a Whole Foods 365 store and 800 multifamily units.
Google is rumored to have taken all of the office space at Plaza Saltillo with plans to occupy the 150,000-square-foot, seven-story office tower.
Endeavor, the owners and developers of the project, are seeking LEED Silver Designation for the development.
Address: 310 Comal Street
Type: Office & Residential
Size: 75,369 SF of Office, 18 Multifamily Units
Foundry is the first of a two-phase mixed-use development planned for the intersection of Fourth Street and Comal Street.
This first phase is on schedule to deliver in 2019, while the second phase is still waiting for an office lease to kick off construction.
The three-story project will include 18 residential units, over 75,000 square feet of office space, and three levels of below-ground parking.
The top floor of office space has been leased by DPR Construction, and it is rumored that Bond Collective has also leased space in the building, although nothing has been confirmed.
Cielo Property Group is developing the project.
East Austin Hotel Developments Delivering in 2019
7. ARRIVE Hotel
Address: 1813 East 6th Street
Size: 83 Rooms
ARRIVE Hotel, an 83-room boutique, is expected to deliver and open for guests in early 2019.
The hotel sits at the corner of East Sixth Street and Chicon Street, adjacent to the 1801 East 6th office development.
The ARRIVE website teases two restaurants by to-be-announced Austin restaurateurs and a “worthy” coffee shop.
In addition to the on-site dining options, guests of the hotel will be within walking distance of a number of the city’s top restaurants and bars, including Suerte, Via 313, Ramen Tatsuya, Whisler’s, and more.
8. East Austin Hotel
Address: 1108 East 6th Street
Size: 75 Rooms
Scheduled to open to guests in January 2019, the East Austin Hotel will offer a variety of accommodations from poolside rooms and suites to more affordable “cabins.”
The hotel restaurant, Sixth and Waller, will offer “internationally-inspired comfort food,” and there will be two bars, one poolside and one rooftop.
Located at the corner of East 6th Street and Waller Street, the hotel is just a few blocks from IH-35 and sits at the gateway to the East Austin Entertainment District.
La Corsha Hospitality Group is overseeing the hotel. Other projects by the group include Second Bar + Kitchen, Boiler Nine, and Mattie’s.
Until recently the Eastside office market has been comprised of smaller, local tenants primarily occupying smaller converted warehouses and homes.
Today we are seeing national companies like Google and GoDaddy moving to the Eastside, proving it to be a desirable location and an extension of the downtown market.
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