After moving to approve the request, Commissioner Greg Anderson stated his support for the change and said Austin should bring more tall, dense projects downtown.

"It’s too bad we don’t already have more CBD on the ground, and I’m sorry ACL was limited to 170 [feet] 15, 20 years ago now, but this building 20 years later does make a lot of sense," he said. "I’m excited to move this forward and see more homes built downtown."