There's a new leader in the race to the top of Austin's skyline.
Wilson Tower, the city's the city's newest future tallest tower, will rise 80 floors — 1,035 feet — at Fifth and Trinity streets downtown, Austin-based developer Wilson Capital announced Monday. The multifamily residential building will rise on the redeveloped 0.8-acre Avenue Lofts site at 410 East Fifth Street.
The tower will exceed the height of the Waterline, the supertall under construction at 98 Red River, by 13 feet. Wilson Tower will replace the Waterline as the tallest of Austin's impending skyscrapers as well as displacing it as the future tallest tower in Texas.
Wilson Tower will have 450 residential units ranging from studios to 3- and 4-bedrooms, 20,000 square feet of ground-floor restaurant space, eight stories of above-ground parking, and a quarter-level of below-grade parking. Its four floors of resident amenities will include a cocktail lounge, a movie theater, a pool deck, and a pet-services floor with a grooming center and dog run. Residences will range from 471 to 3,768 square feet. The building will measure about 1.2 million square feet.
Developers expect to break ground on Wilson Tower by summer 2023.