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Saltillo Lofts

One of the first new projects to be developed in recent years in the East Cesar Chavez neighborhood of Austin, Texas, Saltillo Lofts is a set of three mixed-use buildings with nine commercial spaces and 29 for-sale loft- and flat-style units. This infill project sits on land that was once owned by a railroad company and used for industrial purposes. Because the land was already zoned for high-density residential and commercial uses when acquired, the developer did not need to pursue any zoning variances and was able to proceed with development "as of right." The site now features a pedestrian-friendly design, affordable for-sale residential units, and commercial incubator space.

Image and case study courtesy of Urban Land Institute Development Case Studies.