A six-story apartment building rising amid a steady stream of new condo and hotel buildings on longtime bar strip of East Sixth Street (not-Dirty side) is closing in on completion.
Developers, builders, and designers of Sixth and Chicon, which broke ground in March, gathered on the building's roof to celebrate its topping out Thursday. The 34,400-square-foot multifamily project at 1812 East 6th Street purports to promote a ""micro-lifestyle" with its 60 apartments measuring from 252 to 465 square feet and an average size of 355 square feet.
Designed by Mark Odom Studio and developed by Watershed Development Group, both based in Austin, Sixth and Chicon will have co-working spaces, individual workout rooms on every level, community kitchens, and outdoor spaces including a rooftop patio.
With its minimalist, economical design, the apartment complex strikes a slightly different figure from those of its new neighbors — both the older bars and the newer, larger condo buildings in the rapidly developing/developed East Cesar Chavez neighborhood.
Sixth and Chicon is also a few blocks from the Plaza Saltillo development transit hub and a full-sized H-E-B grocery store. Developers are counting on the building's proximity to restaurants, night life, retail, and public transportation to appeal to renters seeking a micro lifestyle combined with surrounding amenities.
In addition to Watershed Development and Mark Odom Studio, the project team for building includes Cadence McShane Construction, civil engineering by Civilitude Planning and Engineering, structural engineering by Leap Structures, and MEP by Nichols Engineering.
Sixth and Chicon is set to be completed in summer of 2023.