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Three Austin Projects Named Finalists for 2018 ULI Impact Awards

posted
08.07.18
author
Catherine Saunders
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press

We’re excited to share with you that three Austin projects have been named as finalists for the 2018 ULI Austin Impact Awards.

ULI Austin allows real estate professionals in Central Texas to exchange ideas, trends and project information to build more business, construct better places and develop a greater sense of community.

TBG Project Award Finalists

Plaza Saltillo

Long underserved and overlooked, east Austin is experiencing a full-fledged renaissance — and Plaza Saltillo exemplifies the area’s redevelopment potential as a vibrant, 18-hour activity hub. Encompassing six blocks of East Fifth Street from I-35 to the Plaza Saltillo transit station, the mixed-use development is bringing an array of commercial and residential components to the corridor in a compact, walkable urban form. The pedestrian-oriented design focuses on reconnecting the site to the larger urban area, improving connectivity, activating the edges, promoting community interaction though immersive paseos, and providing exceptional parks and open space for the community.

Village Farm

Conceived to address affordability issues, Village Farm is a new agrihood based on farm-to-table agriculture and shared community amenities. Located eight miles east of downtown Austin, Village Farm represents a new community paradigm — one that promotes daily interaction, provides a sense of ownership and prioritizes an efficient, small-footprint lifestyle. Village Farm will accommodate more than 100 tiny homes — which average 399 square feet and are highly efficient — in a walkable framework adjacent to a working 4-acre organic farm, Green Gate Farms; the existing Oak Forest RV park is being repurposed and provides for utility hook-ups and infrastructure needs. Weekly farmers markets, community gardens and programmed events will unite residents around agrarian activities, car-free zones promote walkability, and sustainable approaches reduce waste and emissions.

Oracle – Waterfront Campus

Oracle’s waterfront Austin campus is all about reverb. It embraces the city’s values — love of nature, fitness and outdoor activities — in form and function, and reverberates those values back through stewardship, connections to nature and public realm enhancements. Located on the south shores of Lady Bird Lake just east of downtown, the campus needed exceptional allure to draw premier talent. Its location, graceful connection to the Austin fabric, and premier employee amenities and outdoor spaces were integral aspects. The technology giant embraced the Austin ethos and preserved multiple heritage trees that were transplanted on site, along with reforestation / revegetation efforts, and improved connectivity to the adjacent Butler hike-and-bike trail.