East Austin construction
New mixed-use development coming to East Austin
A new 50,000 square foot development is coming to the corner of East 7th street and Pedernales Streets. The site will feature 255 feet of East 7th Street property and is coming from Austin-based architecture firm Dick Clark + Associates (DC+A).
“Our first development – just a few blocks west at 2120 East 7th Street – was so successful we wanted to do it again, but at scale. The synergy we created made for a really positive environment and all three of our design related businesses greatly benefited,” commented lead developer Mark Vornberg via release.
Scott + Cooner, the contemporary and modern European furniture showroom which occupies the ground floor retail space at 2120 East 7th Street, will expand its showroom space into the current DC+A offices, while Fort Structures will have 4,000 feet in the new development.
According to a release, the four-story building will also include one floor of underground parking and will be constructed of mass timber and cross laminated timber (CLT) from Timberlab. The building’s ground floor will feature leasable space, including 5,800 square feet designed for a restaurant tenant and 1,600 square feet for retail, both ready for occupation in late summer 2025.
The project, scheduled to break ground in April 2024 and be completed in summer of 2025, will also feature:
- Authentic use of natural materials both inside and on the outside of the building
- Interiors revealing the warmth of mass timber construction
- Outdoor patio and roof deck spaces on each floor for tenant use, creating a visible connection to the streetscape and community.
- Façade of custom corrugated metal panels to embrace the industrial history of East 7th Street
- Window overhangs protecting the office space from direct southern and western sun
- 3rd and 4th floors maximize great views of downtown Austin
- The building’s front door opens onto East 7th Street
- Improve the pedestrian environment with more shelter and street front activity on East 7th street, including an indoor/outdoor restaurant on the hard corner