Step out your front door into the eclectic world of the historic Rainey Street District. A microcosm of Austin culture, Rainey distills the best of the city into a few short, tree-lined blocks. An outdoor lifestyle with unequalled proximity to Lady Bird Lake, the Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail, and the planned natural river walk along Waller Creek.
Architect Teodoro Gonzalez de is behind the contemporary design of this Austin institution, dedicated to Mexican American and Latino arts and culture. Here, there are two galleries with rotating exhibits from all over the U.S. and Latin America (admission is free). The calendar is also packed with events, ranging from book readings and dance performances to monthly Mexican film screenings, many of which take place in the center’s lakefront courtyard. Best of all, the center and its adjoining lots are city-protected parkland, so the view is here to stay.
Sitting just to the North of 70 Rainey's site, the tower's developer, Sackman Enterprises, plans to bring additional restuarant and commercial space to Rainey Street. This project will incorporate the existing historic bungalows while constructing two additional bungalows that will set into the nine-story European barn-style building. With the third floor open-air Rainey Street Market, this project will bring an additional 31,000 square-feet of restaurant and retail space to Rainey, and 61,000 square-feet of Class-A office.
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Pulling on talent from those behind The Highline, and Brooklyn Bridge Park, the much anticipated Waller Creek redevelopment will reinstate its environmental value as a natural feature within Austin's flourishing urban landscape. The plan envisions the restoration of the ecological functions of the creek corridor and emphasizes its role as a living element with unique amenity value that can contribute significantly to the identity and livability of the city, and to the economic vitality of Downtown. Coupled with a massive waterworks infrastructure plan and rezoning of the land bordering the creek banks, new paths, bridges, and walkways will accommodate private development that will awaken Austin's east downtown. Learn more about this visionary project here.