100 Congress Avenue

100 Congress

Austin, TX 78701

  • 100 - 350 sqft
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Building Details

  • Walk Score®98

100 Congress is a postmodernism twenty-two story high rise stationed in the Warehouse District of Downtown Austin.

The building was designed by the architecture firm Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum and opened in 1987. The building’s bronze colored façade is distinctive because of its gabled roof and the sides of the structure which extend outward in a horizontal pyramid shape. The building’s base is a concrete, rectangular prism that is few stories tall and supports the structure’s beautiful glass keep.

A courtyard placed in front of the building’s entrance has a triangular shape. Two paths lined with tidy rows of trees naturally guides pedestrians from the street into the lobby. The building’s lobby has a façade that is construct of a wall of glass and two marble columns that lead into a two story space with pale and dark marble floors with a bank of four elevators directly across from the lobby’s entrance.

The building’s current tenants include US Compression, Richie Gueringer, Allensworth & Porter, all of which enjoy walking distance access to the Austin’s Convention Center and the State Capitol.

Access to I-35 and Austin’s Downtown light rail stop, which heads to the city’s northern suburbs, is easily available for 100 Congress tenants. The building also features a health club and retailer options on campus as well as a basement garage with over five hundred parking spaces and the city’s thriving Downtown restaurant and bar scene.

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    Companies that want to be immersed in a thriving startup scene, surrounded by excellent local BBQ, and within walking distances of one of the nation’s top research universities should consider office space in Downtown Austin. The district is located on the north bank of the Colorado River and generally considered to be bordered by Lamar Boulevard, Martin Later King, Jr. Boulevard, Interstate 35, and Lady Bird Lake. The campus of the University of Texas at Austin sits just above Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard at the northern border of Downtown Austin.

    Fortune 500 companies like Google, Facebook, Indeed, and Deloitte all have office space in Downtown Austin. Other well-known startups in the area include Distractify, Bigcommerce, StitchFix, Vase, MapMyFitness, Aceable, Zebra Insurance, and HomeAway. In addition to housing office space for many Austin startups, Downtown is also the largest center of business, government, and technology in Austin.

    Downtown Austin Office Space | Lease Data & Trends

    The convenience of office space in Downtown Austin comes at a price. The district has the highest rents in Austin, with an average rent of $55 per square foot compared to Austin’s overall average of $44 per square foot. Class A office space leases in Downtown Austin range up to $57 per square foot, while Class B product can be found closer to $46 per square foot.

    Vacancy in Downtown Austin is standard compared to the rest of the metro district, falling just above 11% in Q4 of 2017. The area has over 10 million square feet of commercial real estate inventory, with nearly 600,000 square feet currently under construction.

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    In addition to offering a friendly business environment for startups, Downtown Austin is also ideal for companies that desire immediate access to both local and federal government facilities. Texas’ State Capitol building is located on Congress Avenue and 11th Street. Other government and administrative offices in Downtown Austin include City Hall, Travis County Courthouse, United States Federal Courthouse for the Western Division of Texas, and various other courts and government facilities.

    The University of Texas at Austin keeps the city on the edge of innovation and provides the Downtown area with a hiring pool of talented and educated employees.

    Getting Around Downtown Austin

    Capital Metropolitan Authority, or CapMetro, provides public transportation in Downtown Austin. CapMetro services include transportation by bus, paratransit, and commuter rail. The Red Line stops at Downtown Austin’s most convenient CapMetro station, located on Fourth Street near the Austin Convention Center and between Neches Street and Trinity Street. The MetroBus has multiple routes throughout Downtown Austin. Employees who live in Austin’s suburbs have access to CapMetro’s many Park and Ride lots for a convenient commute downtown.

    Biking is considered one of the best ways to avoid traffic and the difficulty of finding a place to park. Austin is a bike-friendly city with hundreds of public bike racks and multiple downtown bike paths, including Lance Armstrong Bikeway, Rio Grande Roadway, and Pfluger Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge. All bus lines and the Red Line allow bikes on board.

    Car sharing is an increasingly popular mode of transportation around Austin. In addition to Car2Go and ZipCar, CapMetro has a RideShare program that helps commuters assemble or join a vanpool for group commuting to work.

    Nearby neighborhoods include: North Campus, Riverside, and East Austin.

    Downtown Austin Neighborhood & History

    Working in Downtown Austin has the added perks of unbeatable access to the city’s main cultural and entertainment districts, along with waterfront views. Woolridge Park, Republic Square, and Brush Square are just three of the many parks in Downtown Austin, providing the perfect atmosphere for lunch on one of Austin’s yearly average of 228 sunny days .

    Some of Texas’ best dining is found in Downtown Austin, such as the highly-rated Asian bistro Koriente, BBQ joints like Lamberts and Iron Works, and Tex-Mex favorites at Uncle Julio’s.

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