Hotel, Condo Project Breaks Ground in Austin

The development, slated for completion in the fall of 2019, will be equipped with a cistern rainwater system that will collect more than 40,000 gallons of rainwater for irrigation purposes on the site.

MYCON broke ground on a hotel and condo project in Austin, Texas. The project, dubbed The Magdalena Hotel and Condominiums, will consist of a five-story, 95-room boutique hotel with events space, a restaurant and seven condominiums.

The asset, owned by Hotel Magdalena Joint Venture and Woodbine Development Corp., will be the largest to date for Austin-based Bunkhouse Group. Construction is slated for completion in the fall of 2019.

Green features

The development, located at 110 Academy Drive and Music Lane off South Congress Avenue, was designed by Lake Flato Architects to be laid out in four buildings. The hotel will total more than 50,000 square feet while the condominiums will comprise 17,765 square feet. The design includes a cistern rainwater system that will collect 40,000 gallons of rainwater for irrigation purposes on the site. Furthermore, 75 percent of construction waste will be reused, salvaged or recycled. 

“The building site is relatively small with limited access in a highly congested urban setting,” Ryan Stoll, MYCON’s project director, said in a prepared statement. “The detailed logistical plans from materials management to inspections to quality control checks will require lean construction processes to enable us to meet our client’s schedule.”

Lake Flato Architects also worked on the design for The Holdsworth Center for Excellence in Education Leadership—a 16-building campus spread across 44 acres.