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Construction for new lofts set to start next month on a changing South Congress

By Andrea Guzmán

August 29, 2022



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Industrial-style lofts promising to bring downtown high-rise luxury to St. Elmo are now selling.


Known as Congress Lofts, the 5-story building is slated to have 140 residential homes with live-work storefronts on the ground floor. Residences for the lofts located at 4315 South Congress Avenue are starting in the $400,000s to $800,000s and completion is estimated in mid-2024.


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Construction set to kick off in September adds to a rapidly changing South Congress that has faced announcements of store closures like Lucy in Disguise and Tesoros as others like fashion brand Hermès moved in.


But developers behind the lofts, Intracorp Homes, say the building will invoke the look and feel of the neighborhood with its use of traditional brick and black metal cladding. As for residents, Intracorp says they’ll enjoy living in a burgeoning and walkable shopping, eating and entertainment district.


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William Sayers, Director of real Estate development at Intracorp said the future of St. Elmo is very bright.


“A vibrant, urban and industrious neighborhood on the rise and eventually connected to downtown with the City’s investment in the Orange Line,” Sayers said. “At Congress Lofts, we are excited to be offering designer-selected finishes that match what you would expect to see in a downtown luxury condo.”


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Amenities include a gallery-style lobby flanked by a library lounge where residents can host gatherings, co-work with neighbors or play records. The courtyard will feature a swimming pool, outdoor kitchen, fire pit and multiple seating areas. The property is also pet-friendly with a dog park and dog washing station.


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For interior design, Intracorp teamed up with Austin firms Urban Foundry Architecture and Compass Development Marketing Group. The homes will include brick walls, black framed expansive windows and suspended metal balconies.


Congress Lofts serves as the Canada-based developer’s third project in Austin after breaking ground on another this past spring.



Originally posted on Austonia

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