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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". Our Property for Lease page has more information on this opportunity.

Please direct all inquiries regarding this property to Mashell Smith, Property Agent Senior, at realestate@austintexas.gov, 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 on our Property for Sale page.

Application for Easement Release

*Application updated September 18, 2014.*  Download the instructions and application packet for Easement Releases (PDF, 1.3 MB) to release public easements located on private properties.

Application for Street or Alley Vacations

*Application updated September 18, 2014.*  Download the instructions and application packet for Vacations (PDF, 137 KB) to request the vacation of a portion of City-owned right-of-way to adjoining property owners.

Application for Encroachment Agreement

*Application updated September 18, 2014.*  Download the instructions and application packet for Encroachment Agreements (PDF, 182 KB) to permit the permanent encroachment of private structures into the public right-of-way.

Application for License Agreement

*Application updated September 18, 2014.*  Download the instructions and application packet for License Agreements (PDF, 640 KB) to permit the encroachment of improvements into the public 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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