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Developer Wants Southwest Austin Amphitheater to Strengthen Status as “Live Music Capital of the World”

The president of International Development Management Co. said he wanted to consolidate Austin’s status as “the live music capital of the world.”

AUSTIN, Texas – A development company is planning a massive amphitheater at the center of an entertainment and residential project near Bee Cave.

According to a report by the Austin Business Journal (ABJ), International Development Management Co. (IDM) aims to open the first rooms of Project Violet Crown in 2023, with the amphitheater open, hopefully, by the feast of the Work 2023. Plans for the project are also include two luxury apartment towers, parking, a distillery with tasting room and a Top Golf style driving range.

The site is located northwest of State Highway 71 and the Southwest Parkway. The amphitheater’s website also boasts that it will be located at the highest elevation in Travis County.

ABJ reports that the amphitheater will have 20,000 seats, although the venue’s website says it will have a capacity of 16,500, “making it the largest dedicated music hall in the region.” IDM chairman Craig Bryan told ABJ the development is expected to cost between $ 600 million and $ 750 million.

Austin was given the nickname of [Live] World capital of music. By God, I will consolidate that with this project, ”Bryan told ABJ.

ABJ reports that the residential part of the proposed development would consist of 475 units spread across the two apartment towers, measuring 29 and 20 floors. Facilities for the tours include swimming pools, restaurants, shops, a nightclub and a dance hall. A nightclub is also planned under the amphitheater.

Violet Crown’s website says major tower tenants will be allowed and encouraged to place their units on short-term rental schemes like Airbnb.

Other amenities on the sitemap include the distillery and tasting room, which could serve as a small acoustic venue for up to 400 people, and the 96-bay driving range, which can be converted into a downslope stage that can accommodate 3,000 people.

Bryan told ABJ that the development team aims to begin vertical construction in early 2022 and that the driving range is expected to open by spring 2023, the distillery and tasting room by summer 2023. and apartment towers in 2024. The project is currently still in progress. conception phase.

While the Violet Crown Project will be located in an unincorporated part of Travis County, Bryan told ABJ that the development team will abide by Austin’s noise ordinances and are committed to social positions and environmental regulations.

The Violet Crown Project does not appear to have any connection with the Violet Crown Cinema, located on Second Street in downtown Austin, or the Violet Crown Trail.

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