Hines Breaks Ground on T3 Eastside, the First of Several Projects Coming to Austin

Hines announced the start of construction on T3 Eastside, a heavy timber office and boutique residential building with 15 loft-style units in Austin’s most eclectic eastside neighborhood. This construction milestone marks the first of many for Hines in Austin as the firm expands their footprint in the market with more announcements to come. Additional projects under development include The Mirador, Four Seasons Private Residences Lake Austin, Lakeside at Tessera on Lake Travis, Residences at Wolf Lake and The Retreat at Easton Park.

Located at 1200 E. 4th St., a dynamic and walkable 24/7 dine-shop-live-work neighborhood community, T3 Eastside will consist of 93,000 square feet of Class-A office and 9,200 square feet of residential space. The complete project structure will be constructed using sustainably sourced wood, a first for Hines in the residential space. T3 is a Hines proprietary mass timber creative product, developed in response to evolving tenant requirements.

Built from heavy timber, T3 Eastside will modernize the historical industrial design of mercantile warehouse buildings, designed specifically to be responsive to the evolving ESG requirements across the commercial real estate industry and to the health and wellness needs of its occupants in a post-COVID environment. Complemented with advanced technology, amenities and renewability, this space will be an ideal environment for tenants in creative industries such as technology, advertising, media, information and biotechnology/life sciences and residents looking to live in the heart of Austin.

Upon completion, T3 Eastside will provide best-in-class office and residential space that is fully future-proofed for modern teams and residents. Common amenities include social work and collaboration spaces, a rooftop patio with city views, private tenant outdoor balconies, shared conference space, a premium fitness center and yoga studio, secured bike storage and end-of-trip facilities, and enhanced Wi-Fi connectivity throughout. Additionally, the building’s systems are technology-rich, minimizing physical building touch points and complete with the latest HVAC systems, all aimed at elevating the standards for space in a post-COVID world.

Hines assembled a stellar design team for the project including DLR Group, design architect and interior designer of common areas; TBG, landscape architect; and Harvey Cleary, general contractor. Amegy is providing construction and financing, and JLL will be handling leasing for the building.