The Seaholm Development District is a former industrial section of southwest downtown Austin that has undergone a dramatic transformation into a vibrant, mixed-use urban neighborhood.
At the core of the district is the decommissioned Seaholm Power Plant which has been redeveloped into a landmark employment, residential and retail destination.
The district is near completion, but some construction is on-going. The Seaholm Power Plant redevelopment is complete and has been occupied since 2016. Austin's award winning new central library, which opened in 2017, provides a public cultural anchor for the district. At the former Green Water Treatment Plant property, two of four blocks occupied by the Northshore Apartments and 500 W 2nd Street Offices (anchor tenant Google) are complete and occupied. The third block, Austin Proper Hotel and Condominium, is anticipated to be complete in 2019. The fourth, the Block 185 office building, which will be entirely occupied by Google, is under construction. The Independent Condominiums, built on the former Energy Control Center, opened in 2019.
Redevelopment of the district involved considerable public investment in streets, streetscapes, bridges and utility infrastructure, and includes many innovative green infrastructure and sustainable features. Implementation was done through multiple Public / Private Partnerships between the City of Austin and the private development community.
This website is intended to keep the community informed about redevelopment in the district. For private sector projects, please contact the appropriate developer for information.