Weaver Buildings new project announcement: Shoal Cycle requests a height increase to 90′ for more workforce housing in downtown Austin. The 120,000sf high-rise will offer 30% more housing by reducing parking through promoting multimodal transport for residents along the Shoal Creek bike trail.
“The City of Austin has one of the most aggressive rebates and incentive packages for green buildings in the country. I would love to see more aggressive parking reduction options for developers included in the city’s sustainability initiatives beyond downtown. For example, corridors targeting high-density development could have centralized infrastructure without the risk of time-intensive and costly PUDs,” said developer Jen Weaver. “Austin is becoming more walkable every day, and we need to turn our attention to creating spaces for people, not housing cars, in our highest valued real estate.”
Read more in this Statesman article.