As Shonda Novak of the Austin American-Statesman reports, Episcopal Church leaders in Austin are seeking a developer to partner with them on a mixed-use project they’re planning at a prime downtown Austin block. The New-York based Episcopal Church organization already owns the site, known as Block 87, and is currently using it as a revenue-generating parking lot. However, church officials have big ideas for developing the area bounded by East Seventh, East Eighth, Neches, and Trinity streets.
The block boasts approximately 600,000 square feet of development space, but can only reach a maximum height of 75 feet due to development rules aimed at preserving Capitol views. The Rev. Canon Lang Lowrey III is excited about the project, which he is confident will generate big interest from prospective partners, especially since the location presents the opportunity for many different uses.
Read the full article from the Statesman for more information on this project-in-the-making.