Thursday, October 27, 2016

Google Tower: 500 West 2nd Street


The new highrise that will be home to Google, among other things, has reached its top height, the Austin American Statesman reports.  

500 West 2nd Street will have 500,000 square feet of office space, of which Google is leasing 200,000 square feet.  The building will also have 11,000 square feet of restaurant and retail on the ground floor.

Other companies signed up to lease space in the high-rise include international law firm King & Spalding and CBRE Group Inc, a global commercial real estate firm.  500 West 2nd Street is 60 percent leased.

The building is part of a redevelopment of the Green Water Treatment Plant on the western edge of downtown which includes a new central library.  Seaholm Power Plant has already become condos, offices, restaurants, stores, and a Trader Joe’s.  The new development will have a total of 1.8 million square feet that will include apartments, condos, offices, hotel rooms, stores, and dining.

Austin Proper Hotel and Residences, which will be 33 stories with 244 boutique hotel rooms and 99 luxury condos, is already under construction.  Condos will be priced from $600,000 to over $3 million.

Northshore, which has 38 floors with 439 apartments, stores, restaurants and offices, is already open.

If you can’t wait for the new apartments to be open, there are plenty of options in the area around the Seaholm redevelopment.  AMLI Downtown is great if you’d prefer a mid-rise apartment over a high rise downtown.  Amenities include a fitness center, some units have downtown views, and they welcome large pets.  The one and two bedroom apartments have concrete floors and black appliances.

Amli on 2nd’s one and two bedroom apartments feature chef’s kitchens with granite counters, maple or urban expresso cabinets, breakfast bar with pendant lights, ten-foot ceilings, polished concrete floors, and floor to ceiling windows.  The community has available interior resident storage rooms, a resort-style pool, and convenient residential and retail parking garage.

Gables West Avenue’s features include hardwood and stained concrete flooring, island kitchens, built-in bookcases, spiral staircases, wood-burning fireplaces, and panoramic city views.  The community has a rooftop terrace, poolside grilling area, fireplace grotto, lounge overlooking Shoal Creek, fitness center, and street level retail.  


Ready to call the 2nd street district home?  Give Austin Apartment Specialists South Austin a call today at 512-912-8000.  In one appointment, you can explore all the apartments in Austin!