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Austin's new 80-story multifamily tower will be the tallest building in Texas

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Austin's new 80-story multifamily tower will be the tallest building in Texas

Developer Wilson Capital will be offering hospitality-style services at Wilson Tower, with four floors of amenities.


By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor | December 6, 2022
Wilson Tower Austin by HKS and Wilson Capital
Renderings courtesy HKS

Recently announced plans for Wilson Tower, a high-rise multifamily building in downtown Austin, Texas, indicate that it will be the state’s tallest building when completed. The 80-floor structure will rise 1,035 feet in height at 410 East 5th Street, close to the 6th Street Entertainment District, Austin Convention Center, and a new downtown light rail station.

The 450-unit multifamily development will offer features with hospitality-style services and sophisticated design, setting a new standard among Austin’s high-rise apartment towers. The building will provide unobstructed skyline views, a signature ground floor restaurant and bar, and an activated streetscape.

POOL DECK, LOUNGE, CO-WORKING SPACES, AND PET SERVICES

Wilson Tower will offer valet service and four full floors of amenities that will include an expansive pool deck with food and beverage service, a full-service fitness and wellness center, a resident cocktail lounge and movie theater, coworking spaces, and a floor dedicated to pets, outfitted with a pet playroom, grooming center, and dog run. 

Unit sizes will range from 471 sf to 3768 sf, from studios up to 3- and 4-bedroom penthouses. The ground floor tenant will be a signature restaurant and bar with significant outdoor seating and is envisioned to provide an energetic streetscape.

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“We believe it is important to add intentionally designed density along the city’s transit corridors to accommodate the unprecedented level of population growth Austin is experiencing,” says Taylor Wilson of Wilson Capital, the developer.

HKS AUSTIN DESIGNS A BRISE SOLEIL: 'COMFORTABLE OUTDOOR SPACE'

The building will foster creativity and social connection, according to Brad Wilkins, principal and design director for HKS Austin, the lead architect. “Along with welcoming outdoor terraces and gardens, the tower itself is wrapped in a brise soleil that offers protection from the hot Texas sun and wind while also providing structural strength,” Wilkins says. “This brise soleil gives the building uniquely shaded and comfortable outdoor living spaces on every level.” 

Wilson Tower is a redevelopment project on a 0.8-acre site spanning a half-city block that was previously home to the Avenue Lofts building. Nearly all parking is above ground with eight levels of above-grade parking, an area that will be hidden with decorative metal louvers.  

THE BUILDING TEAM

Owner/developer: Wilson Capital
Design architect. AOR: HKS
Interior design: Britt Design Group
Structural engineer: CKC
Civil engineer: Kimley-Horn
MEP engineer: Wiley
Landscape architect: Nudge Design

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