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ORES: Serving Citizens and City Departments

Real Estate Services staff acquire and lease real property for public purposes and for use by City government. We also handle the sale or lease of City property to third parties, the release of public easements on private property, and applications from third parties to use portions of public right-of-way.

Property for Lease: Red River Retail Space

The City of Austin is currently receiving and reviewing proposals from prospective tenants for between 3,580 and 14,890 square feet of 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 submit all inquiries regarding this property in writing to Mashell Smith, Property Agent Senior, or call (512) 974-7149.

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 Vacation

*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 25, 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.