If you’ve spent any time in North Austin, we’re sure you’ve been to The Domain. It’s been revered as a success to many in the business community and is even viewed as a development the community has to match.
But, just like any other story, there’s another side to consider. In fact, many people think the development was a missed opportunity. They believe the area had the potential to be a more walkable and integrated retail and business area.
The Domain has expanded to cover more than 300 acres and holds offices for some of the largest companies and employers in Austin. From Facebook to Indeed, you’ll find many employees driving in for work in this neighborhood. On top of those office spaces, you’ll find thousands of apartments and more than 1.8 million square feet of retail space. With hotels in the neighborhood as well, this mixed-use space has it all.
While The Domain continues to grow, other developers are taking the feedback on how to improve the project to heart and using it for their own designs, including one that’s coming to Round Rock! A developer wants to put in a $200 million mixed-use space near I-35 and State Highway 45 that takes guidance from The Domain.
Developers are calling the project “The District” and hope to give it a 24/7 vibe that appeals to younger demographics and will be minutes from Dell’s headquarters. The project was first proposed in 2017 and plans have started moving forward to get started on the development. It’ll be exciting to see if The District rivals the same success as The Domain and what new retailers, entertainment spots, and offices we’ll be able to find here soon!
If this new development has made you excited or even curious about Round Rock and the Greater Austin area, give us a call! We’re always happy to talk about neighborhoods and changes to properties throughout the area.