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1 Downtown: Austin’s Economic Driver
Charlie Betts September 25, 2014

2 Downtown Austin Alliance
PID formed in 1993 to address the unique needs of Downtown Austin Focus Areas: Clean and Safe Transportation and Great Streets Parks and Green Spaces Retail Recruitment Economic Development Culture, Arts and Entertainment Mission: To preserve and enhance the value and vitality of downtown Austin


4 Downtown Snapshot 8,500,000 square feet of office space
123,178 daytime employees 10,000 residents 6,400 hotel rooms 2,002 hotel rooms under construction Photo by Dan Herron

5 Everyone Has a Stake in Downtown
Downtown is the economic engine of Austin. Value of downtown acre 28 times more potent than city & 80 times more potent than county. An economically healthy downtown benefits all Austin citizens. Downtown’s taxable value represents about 8% of the City’s tax base* An area twelve times larger than downtown is needed to generate the same average taxable value* *Source: Travis Central Appraisal District, Downtown Austin Alliance, December 2011 *Sources: Urban3, Travis Central Appraisal District; 2013

6 Apartments Recently Completed
Ashton 258 apartments Completed 2009 Gables Park Plaza 290 apartments Completed 2010 Whitley 266 apartments Completed 2013 Coming Soon Gables Park Tower (185 Units) Capital Studios (135 units) 3 Eleven Bowie (358 units) Austin Skyhouse (320 units)

7 Downtown APARTMENT Market
650 apartment units currently under construction 2,819 apartment units built since 2000 Average price per square foot is $2.41 – roughly twice citywide average Downtown apartment occupancy is 89.1% Source: Capitol Market Research, June 2014

8 Downtown Condominiums Recently Completed
Austonian 178 condo units Completion 2010 Four Seasons Residences 148 condo units Completion 2010 Spring 247 condo units Completion August 2009 W Hotel & Residences 159 condo units Completion 2011 *Coming 2015: Seaholm Residences Condos, all reserved

9 Downtown Condominium Market
2,479 condominium units built downtown since the year 2000 98% of the recently completed or units under construction have been sold Average price per square foot is $556 Average unit size 1,465 SF Source: Capitol Market Research, June 2014

10 Downtown Visitors 6,400 hotel rooms downtown
2,002 hotel rooms under construction in downtown Downtown hotel occupancy rates 80.7% (YTD through June 2014) $4.5 billion in economic impact generated by visitor spending in Austin $ Average Daily Rate Citywide is $ Source: Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau

11 Ongoing Investments in the Tourism Industry
1015-room JW Marriott broke ground October 2012 Hampton Inn University/Capitol opened October 2012 Hyatt Place opened Four Seasons: $16 m renovations Hampton Inn: $1 m renovation Hilton Austin: 2008 $4 m for upgrades to rooms and Finn & Porter restaurant; $2 m budgeted for more renovations this year Hilton Garden Inn: $4 m renovation Hyatt Regency: $24 m over the last 3 years Omni: $10 m in ongoing makeover Sheraton: $15 m renovation W Hotel: 250-room hotel as part of a $260 m mixed-use development on 2nd Street JW Marriott – Congress Avenue & 2nd St

12 Downtown Office 8.5M SF of office space 123,178 daytime employees
746,562 SF office space under construction Average price per square foot: $38.90 90.6% occupancy rate

13 Retail Recruitment Program
Full-Time Retail Recruiter Geographic focus on Congress Avenue and Historic East Sixth Street Recruit existing local and regional businesses looking for new or additional locations Contracted consultants to focus on national tenants and strategy

14 Downtown Austin Plan Led by McCann Adams Studio with community input and city guidance Transportation Framework Plan District Plans Parks and Open Space Master Plan Waller Creek Master Plan Adopted by City Council December 2011 For more information on the Downtown Austin Plan, visit


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