New office buildings have for years been collecting in the orbit of the North Austin's Domain, a mixed-use development originally organized around the shops and restaurants in its outdoor malls. Now developer Northwood Retail intends to shift the balance further officeward with plans for a 1 million-square-foot office project in the neighborhood. The developer, along with Endeavor Real Estate Group and Simon Property Group, has submitted construction filings for the project, currently called Domain Block C Office.
According to public documents, the team plans to demolish an existing parking garage to make way for the new office building. UD Architects was tapped as the project’s architect and Kimley-Horn as the landscape architect.
The tower is set to rise 307 feet tall over 24 floors, according to the filings, on a 5.1-acre site that’s bordered by Rock Rose Avenue and Palm Way. Tenants will be located within the Domain Northside development, home to major retailers such as Apple, Sephora, and Nordstrom, as well as several restaurants.
Public documents show that the project is expected to start in January 2024 and be completed around September 2026.
Northwood Retail built Domain Northside, a mixed-use development that includes 633,000 square feet of retail space, 125,000 square feet of office space, 563 multifamily units, and a 171-key hotel.
Developers have been active in the Domain submarket recently, despite the volatile economic landscape. In March, Kilroy Realty acquired a 2.9-acre site for a 19-story office tower that’s expected to deliver in 2024. Two months later, Hines secured a 320,000-square-foot lease from IBM Corp. for its twin, 14-story office building project, which is currently under construction.