South Congress may be one of the most infamous streets in all of Austin. It houses everything that makes the city such a hub for tourists and residents alike. You can find boutiques, great restaurants and bars, and a close-knit community with great residences. This also makes it a great spot for revitalization, construction, and amazing changes to grow the city. Here’s a look at some of the biggest projects.

Music Lane - 1007 South Congress Avenue

A community gathering spot is exactly what this street called for, which is what this $55 million-dollar mixed-use development is getting. The 163,000 square feet space will have offices, restaurants, and retail storefronts. You can enjoy everything from Merit Coffee, Nak Armstrong, and Velvet Taco with an added bonus of views of the Capitol.

St. Elmo Public Market - 4329 South Congress Avenue

Pike’s Place Market in Seattle and Chelsea Market in New York City are some of the most famous mixed-use spaces, and Austin is soon to get one of our very own! St. Elmo is projected to have a massive apartment complex, a boutique hotel, over 100,000 square feet of office space, and a 40,000 square foot market. The original scheduled opening date was set for October 2019, but it’s looking more likely that the project won’t be ready to open until 2020.

Hotel Magdalena - 110 Academy Drive

From the maker of Hotel San Jose and Hotel Saint Cecilia comes Liz Lambert’s latest project! This boutique hotel will have 89 rooms, a restaurant, event space, and seven condos within the 52,255 square foot space.

These three projects are just some of the latest and greatest to hit the headlines, but one other massive project everyone is talking about is the revamping of the oldest location of H-E-B. The development will feature 110,000 square-feet of grocery space, the company’s first beer garden, a 12-vendor food hall, and a live music stage.

There’s a lot of change coming to the community, and South Congress continues to be where developers and business owners set their sights. If you’re looking to buy a home closer to your favorite neighborhoods or sell a home that’s just not right for your family anymore, give our team a call. We love to inform our clients about how the area is growing and make sure you find a home that will fit all of your needs for years to come.