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Austin multifamily project to feature 60 micro-housing apartments


Austin multifamily project to feature 60 micro-housing apartments

Designed for ‘the urban minimalist,’ located close to public transit and vibrant commercial area.

By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor | March 22, 2022
Sixth and Chicon exterior
Sixth and Chicon is located in Austin's growing East Side neighborhood.

A new 34,364 sf multifamily project, Sixth and Chicon, in Austin, Texas, will feature 60 micro-housing apartments designed for “the urban minimalist.” Located close to urban amenities and public transportation. Unit sizes range from 252 sf to 465 sf.
Designed by Mark Odom Studio, Sixth and Chicon will be situated in Austin’s growing East Side neighborhood near “some of Austin’s most exciting shops, restaurants, and entertainment,” according to a news release. The project was enabled by specialized ordinances and land development code provisions allowing for smaller units and reduced parking.

Sixth and Chicon interior
Sixth and Chicon is designed for "the urban minimalist."

When completed in summer 2023, the property will span six floors featuring modern amenities including multiple co-working spaces, individualized workout rooms on each level, multiple community kitchens and outdoor spaces including a rooftop patio with prime views of downtown Austin.
“Sixth and Chicon will be ideal for young professionals or the ‘digital-nomad'—workers who travel and live in several cities and are able to work remotely,” said Mark Odom, founding principal, Mark Odom Studio. “The micro-dwellings will be unique, state-of-the-art spaces with built-in furniture, raised industrial ceilings, and spacious shared indoor-outdoor living spaces bringing an entirely new multifamily concept to Austin.”
“My partners and I are excited to bring these carefully designed units online, in what is arguably the most walkable submarket in Austin,” said Nathan Vargo, founder of Watershed Development Group, the project’s developer. “We believe that building housing in submarkets with a rich offering of walkable lifestyle amenities helps to activate the public spaces, support our local merchants, and increase the utilization of public transportation, all of which add to the vibrancy of our great city.”
Owner and/or developer: Watershed Development Group
Design architect: Mark Odom Studio
Architect of record: Mark Odom Studio
MEP engineer: Nichols Engineering
Structural engineer: Leap Structures
General contractor/construction manager: Cadence McShane Construction

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