Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Wow Austins crushing it. How many downtown apartment towers do they have in the works? Seems like DT Dallas is behind them in this regard.
I don't know the actual number, but yeah, their Downtown area has been killing it this past decade. It's quite fascinating to watch. It's not surprising that Austin beats Dallas in this regard, because they lack other districts like Uptown, Victory Park, Deep Ellum, etc.. I guess if you took all the demand for housing in urban Dallas, and crammed it all into the CBD, you'd get something like Austin here as well, but because our urban core is significantly bigger, it's taking longer to fill out.
In Austin, the majority of the height is Downtown, with not much going on outside of that. There are some high-rises in the west campus area, and some dense development going on on the east-side, but there is nothing like Uptown or Victory Park competing with their Downtown area there.
I will say that I am quite envious of how many new condos are being built in Austin versus Dallas. That's definitely an area we are lacking in, and it doesn't seem to be changing anytime soon.