The Modern To Rise in Austin’s Popular Rainey Street District
By Marissa Luck
August 9, 2021 | 2:28 P.M.
Urbanspace Real Estate + Interiors has changed some of the initial details about the company’s first development project, planned for the popular Rainey Street District in Austin, Texas.
Since Urbanspace first got approval for the project from the Austin City Council in April, the company has added some floors to the proposed condo building called The Modern, now expected to be 55 stories instead of 51, and changed the address to 610 Davis from 90 Rainey.
The 345-unit tower will be built by Flintco and designed by Nelsen Partners. The architecture firm is known locally for its extensive work at The Domain in North Austin, as well as multiple other projects including the Hyatt Centric Hotel under construction on Congress Avenue.
The Modern project is proposed on the site of a popular bar, Container Bar & Bungalow, which is made up of seven shipping containers stacked on top of one another. The bar is owned by local nightlife maven Bridget Dunlap, who is credited with helping to turn Rainey Street into the nightlife district it is today.