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Watershed Development Group Breaks Ground On Multi-Micro Housing Community In Austin

Austin-based Watershed Development Group has broken ground on a 34,364-square-foot multifamily project, Sixth and Chicon, located at 1812 East 6th Street in Austin, TX. The complex, designed by Mark Odom Studio, will feature 60 micro-housing apartments, close to urban amenities and public transportation.

The multifamily community was designed with the urban minimalist in mind and offers a turnkey micro-lifestyle, with the bonus of nearby public transit and retail. Construction is by Cadence McShane Construction and engineering by Civilitude Planning & Engineering,

“Our design team worked masterfully to understand and execute this project using some specialized ordinances and land development code provisions allowing for smaller units and much less parking than would normally be required anywhere else in Austin,” says Nathan Vargo, Founder of Watershed Development Group.

When completed, the property will span six floors featuring modern amenities including multiple co-working spaces, individualized workout rooms on each level, multiple community kitchens and outdoor spaces including a rooftop patio, all with views to Downtown Austin. Projected completion is expected by summer 2023.

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Erik Hamilton, who has more than 15 years in CRE journalism, is a former staff writer with the Los Angeles Times and the Orange County Business Journal. In addition to The Times and the OCBJ, he was also a reporter and editor for Crittenden Research, The San Bernardino Sun and UPI. Erik also worked six years in CRE public relations with Los Angeles-based Hoyt Organization, where he was a Senior Account Executive. He later joined Lee & Associates where he served as the Director of Corporate Communications. There ,in addition to his work with Lee’s CEO, he managed 57 offices nationwide and provided PR, social media and media training for the offices. A graduate of UC Irvine, with a BA in history, he is an avid record collector where he continues to search for a rare Joy Division single.

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