Luxury Condominium Offers Guests a Taste of Rainey
Sackman Austin recently announced the Tuesday, August 2, groundbreaking ceremony and celebration for 70 Rainey, the luxury high-rise condominium Sackman is developing in the historic Rainey Street District of downtown Austin. The event will take place at 6pm at the development site with a celebration immediately following at Half Step, located across the street. Carter Sackman, president of Sackman Enterprises; and C.J. Sackman, director of development for 70 Rainey, along with other key community leaders will speak at the event.
“Today is the culmination of a tremendous amount of hard work and positive collaboration among Sackman Austin, City of Austin officials, Rainey Street District Neighborhood Association, Rainey Business Coalition, the Mexican American Cultural Center and many other stakeholders,” said C.J. Sackman, director of development for 70 Rainey. “We are excited and proud to see our shared vision for the future of this treasured downtown cultural district beginning to take shape.”
The groundbreaking ceremony will take place in an air-conditioned, floored tent, where speakers will deliver remarks from a podium designed to reflect the architecture and appeal of the soon-to-be-built 70 Rainey tower. Displays will include 70 Rainey floor plans, project renderings and drone images of the sweeping views every residence will offer. The sales team will be on hand to answer questions, provide pricing and take reservations. Immediately following the ceremony, a “Taste of Rainey” groundbreaking celebration will take place at Half Step featuring many of the tantalizing flavors that make Rainey Street unique.
70 Rainey – Exterior Rendering
Rising up from the heart of the Rainey Street Historic District, 70 Rainey will be a 34-story luxury condominium development featuring 164 exceptional residences, a restaurant and second floor patio bar—all overlooking the adjacent pocket park and breathtaking, unobstructed views of downtown Austin, Lady Bird Lake and the Texas Hill Country. Like other Sackman projects, 70 Rainey will feature world-class design, dramatic architecture, uncompromising luxury, and meticulous attention to detail. It will include approximately 20,665 square feet of outdoor amenity space and will be located within walking distance of other downtown neighborhoods, such as the 2nd Street District, restaurants and bars, retail, parks and trails, and a host of other outdoor recreational options to explore.
One hundred feet above ground level with unobstructed views of downtown, 70 Rainey’s expansive outdoor amenity deck will feature a spacious garden, vanishing-edge pool and waterfall, experiential sundeck, yoga deck, fire pit, meandering walkways, and outdoor lounge with kitchen. The design includes ample greenery with trees planted along the restaurant’s outdoor patio and trellises lining the walls of the parking structure at the base of the building. It also incorporates real landscaping, giving owners and their guests a backyard in which to relax and recreate.
The residential tower is rotated 14 degrees from its base to optimize views of both Lady Bird Lake and the downtown Austin skyline. Each residence will feature elevated ceilings, a large terrace, and smart in-home technology, such as smart thermostats and a high-speed fiber network. Additionally, penthouses will include private rooftop terraces ideal for entertaining. Residents of 70 Rainey will have access to an array of outstanding amenities, such as a therapeutic plunge pool, sauna, steam showers, fitness facility, catering kitchen, outdoor kitchen, and business center. There will even be a dog park and washing/grooming station, in keeping with Austin’s pet-friendly culture. Completing the package is a private residential lobby and 24/7 concierge.
This natural beauty is steps from Lady Bird Lake, Congress Avenue, and the world-renowned Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail, spanning more than 10 miles of waterfront, not to mention the eclectic destinations of Rainey Street. From a casual drink to an upscale dining experience, 70 Rainey will place residents and their guests squarely in the center of local Austin flavor. Looking ahead, the property will be conveniently located near the highly-anticipated Waller Creek greenbelt, a natural artery that will extend from Lady Bird Lake to Waterloo Park at 15th Street, connecting 1.5 miles of parks, trails, music, art and entertainment through the heart of Austin.
“Once a sleepy little residential neighborhood at the edge of downtown Austin, Rainey Street has become one of the city’s signature entertainment districts,” said Sackman. “Now, it is evolving to become more of an upscale residential and restaurant district, but with the same unique vibe. We are sharply focused on respecting Rainey’s history, and making what’s good about it even better.”
Sackman Austin is currently accepting reservations for the 164 residences at 70 Rainey. The developer expects to complete the project during the first quarter of 2018. For more information on 70 Rainey, visit www.70Rainey.com.