Representing the largest project to date in the ambitious Plaza Saltillo Transit Oriented Development (TOD) district of east Austin, Corazon is a ±260-unit, 17,000-SF commercial retail vertical mixed use project located at 1000 East 5th Street, Austin, Texas 78702.
BIG RED DOG is responsible for the civil engineering design and site development permitting for this project, which is expected to break ground in Spring 2012.
Corazon is both a Transit Oriented Development, and a Vertical Mixed Use (VMU) project. Vertical Mixed Use generally refers to residential uses located above retail, commercial, or office uses. The added building height, density, and diversity of uses encourages pedestrian activity and provides housing choices close to goods and services for neighborhood residents.
In the case of the Corazon project, ground floor active uses will be provided for the continuous frontage of East 5th Street and East 6th Street, with living units above and behind. The project will also feature a full pedestrian streetscape sidewalk design – including trees, benches, and bike racks. In order to provide the streetscape improvements, a License Agreement is typically necessary.
For more information on License Agreements in the City of Austin, please download this complimentary white paper, “The Book on License Agreements in the City of Austin“, that we co-authored with the landscape architect for the Corazon project, DWG. This white paper was prepared as part of the 19th Annual Austin Bar Association Land Development Seminar.
As part of the project, the development team is proposing to design and construct Velasquez Park, in honor of Roy and Matias Velasquez. The park will be a City of Austin park and will be a “Key Stop” on the Tejano Music Legend’s Trail.
BIG RED DOG is a central Texas-based civil engineering firm specializing in land development engineering, permitting, and land use consulting.
Our team of professional civil engineers and certified land planners has over 100-years of combined experience in the Austin, San Antonio, and central Texas market. Our land development project experience includes multi-family, mixed-use, office, industrial, retail, and single-family subdivision development projects throughout central and south Texas.