New 80-story High-rise Planned for Downtown Austin Would Become Texas' Tallest Tower

New 80-story High-rise Planned for Downtown Austin Would Become Texas' Tallest Tower

  • JKB Realty Group
  • 11/14/22

A new tower planned for downtown Austin could become not only the tallest building in the city but the tallest in the state, likely surpassing a different tower, Waterline, which is slated for completion in 2026.

Local developer Wilson Capital has announced plans for Wilson Tower, a multifamily high-rise expected to be built at the site of Avenue Lofts on East Fifth Street.

Construction on the tower – which would include 450 apartments and rise 1,035 feet – is expected to begin next summer. The tower would be taller than the 1,022-foot height planned for the Waterline tower, currently under construction at 98 Red River Street.

Wilson Tower would also more than double the 515-foot height of the Frost Bank tower downtown and best the state's current tallest building – the 1,002-foot-tall JPMorgan Chase Tower in Houston – by 33 feet.

Once the tower is completed, residents are expected to have access to four full floors of amenities, including a pool deck with food and beverage services; a cocktail lounge; a movie theater; a wellness center; a co-working space; and an entire floor dedicated to pets that will include a pet playroom, grooming center, and more.

The tower is also expected to have restaurant and retail space on the ground level, as well as green space and a water feature.


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