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ORES: Serving Citizens and City Departments

Real Estate Services staff acquire and lease property for the City government. We also handle easement releases, street and alley vacations, and the sale or lease of City property to third parties.

Property for Lease: Red River Retail Space

The City of Austin is currently receiving and reviewing proposals from prospective tenants for a 14,890 square foot street level retail space located within the City-owned parking garage at 601 East 5th Street, also known as the "5th Street Parking Garage". Click here for more information and to download the Lease Solicitation instructions.

*Solicitation addendum posted June 2, 2014.* Please click here to download Addendum and other current documents.

Please direct all inquiries regarding this property to Mashell Smith, Property Agent Senior, at, or (512) 974-7149.

Property for Sale

There are no City-owned properties available for purchase at this time. Information on any future solicitations regarding City real estate will be posted here on our website.

Application for Encroachment Agreement

Click here to download the PDF (168 KB) including instructions and application for the permanent encroachment of private structures into the public right-of-way.

Application for Easement Release

Click here to download the PDF (816 KB) including instructions and application to release public easements on private properties.

Application for Street or Alley Vacations

Click here to download the PDF (344 KB) including instructions and application for the vacation of City-owned streets, alleys, and right-of-way.

Contact Info

Phone: 800-847-8849

Fax: 512-974-7088

Physical Address:

505 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704

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