Office Oasis

Hip office development with nature trails and boardwalk springs up in East Austin

Hip office development with nature trails springs up in East Austin

Springdale Green in East Austin
Springdale Green is expected to be completed in 2023.  Courtesy of Gensler/dwg
Springdale Green in East Austin
Office in a natural setting. Courtesy of Gensler/dwg
Springdale Green in East Austin
There will be nature trails, a jogging loup, space for picnics, and more on the property. Courtesy of Gensler
Springdale Green in East Austin
The office complex is nestled in a restored preserve. Courtesy of Gensler/dwg
Springdale Green in East Austin
It will feature 36,000 square feet of terraces. Courtesy of Gensler/dwg
Springdale Green in East Austin
Springdale Green in East Austin
Springdale Green in East Austin
Springdale Green in East Austin
Springdale Green in East Austin

A new East Austin development holds the promise of living up to its “green” name.

Springdale Green, a 30-acre office project recently given the green light by the Austin City Council, will include nearly 50 charging stations for electric vehicles, storage for more than 300 bikes, a jogging “loop,” and nature trails.

The project, located at Airport Boulevard and Springdale Road, consists of two six-story office buildings offering a total of 872,000 square feet of rentable space. “Nestled amongst a restored preserve, it will transform a former brownfield into a verdant oasis,” developers of the project say.

Amenities include:

  • 18,000-square-foot conference space with a dedicated outdoor patio
  • 23,000-square-foot, employees-only fitness and wellness center
  • Parking garage with 46 charging stations for electric vehicles
  • Storage for 308 bikes
  • 36,000 square feet of terraces
  • Jogging loop
  • Nature trails
  • Nearly one-mile boardwalk
  • Areas for yoga, bootcamp, basketball, volleyball, and other activities

Construction on the project is underway. The companies behind Springfield Green are eyeing a completion date sometime in late 2023. Key players in the project are real estate developer Jay Paul Co., design firm Gensler, and landscape architecture firm dwg.

“Springdale Green represents a new type of office campus integrated within the fabric of the neighborhood, offering unique outdoor spaces that promote productivity, health, and wellbeing,” Janette D’ Elia, chief operating officer of Jay Paul, says in a news release. “The campus design reflects the eclectic spirit and creativity of East Austin, while prioritizing sustainability with a number of environmental restoration efforts for the surrounding landscape.”

The landscape of Springfield Green will include more than 19 acres restored with native meadows, woodland, and plants, along with a creek tributary. A 600,000-gallon underground cistern will capture and store rainwater, and will harvest air-conditioning condensation.

“Springdale Green represents a paradigm shift — healing and restoring a neglected site into a native ecological landscape that is innovative and natural,” notes Daniel Woodroffe, president and founder of Austin-based dwg. “All of these efforts create a highly performative and functional environment that achieves the highest standards of sustainable design.”