At YIMBY, low-rises are considered buildings of less then 10 stories (100 feet). Projects of 10 or more stories (100+ feet) are deserving of their own thread in the appropriate category. Significant projects of less than 10 stories (100 feet) are eligible to an individual thread. Renovations in Austin can also be discussed in this topic.
The project’s ambitious height and square footage will require Pearlstone to go through the city’s downtown density bonus program. In an interview with the Austin Business Journal last year, Pearlstone CEO Robert Lee said he envisions a high density Austin, reminiscent of New York City.
Confronted with an ongoing housing crisis, Austin has recently moved to ease the height restrictions that have limited higher density housing in many parts of the city for decades.
N90 on SSP
Skyscrapers over 500+ feet
Miami: 66 (60 built | +6 u/c)
Houston: 37 (35 built | +2 u/c)
Los Angeles: 31 (27 built | +4 u/c)
San Francisco 25 (25 built | 0 u/c)
Boston: 23 (20 built | +3 u/c)
Seattle: 21 (20 built | 0 u/c)
Dallas: 20 (20 built | 0 u/c)
Atlanta: 19 (19 built | 0 u/c)
Austin: 18 (9 built | +9 u/c)
Las Vegas: 15 (15 built | 0 u/c)
Philly: 15 (13 built | +2 u/c)
Pittsburgh: 11 (11 built | 0 u/c)
Minneapolis: 10 (9 built | +1 u/c)
Detroit: 9 (8 built | +1 u/c)
Charlotte: 8 (7 built | +1 u/c)
Denver: 8 (8 built | 0 u/c)
Baltimore: 4 (4 built | 0 u/c)
Portland: 3 (3 built | 0 u/c)
St. Louis: 3 (3 built | 0 u/c)
San Diego: 1 (1 built | 0 u/c)
I used the SSP database
A rendering of a possible redevelopment of the TRS site, cooked up for the site’s marketing by real estate firm CBRE. It’s unclear if a project here will look anything like this, but it’s a good illustration of what could be built here. Image: CBRE
It will be insane, lots of projects have popped up and still are! This is great to see
This is currently the only supertall under construction and Wilson Tower is the next largest skyscraper in Taxas construction starts mid 2023.
Whereby there are possible rumors that more Supertalls could come.