Two acres of frontage on West Sixth Street could soon be transformed into a mixed-use development with a central courtyard and as many as five stories of retail, hotel + restaurant space.
The project, named Clarksvillage, would mean substantial change for the historic area, and result in relocation for several current tenants. Here’s what to know about the proposed development.
All in all, the project would restructure the existing block on West Sixth Street and replace it with a landscaped courtyard centered around:
- Ground-level access to nine retail stores + five kitchen and restaurants
- Three stories of underground parking
- A boutique hotel and spa
- Top-floor homes
Designs for the buildings include a terraced structure featuring gardens and balcony space for tenants on almost every floor. The developer currently owns seven out of eight of the properties.
Some Sixth Street businesses will not be impacted by the new development, but several other buildings will be demolished in the process.
Buildings to be preserved include:
- Wally Workman Gallery
- Clark’s Seafood
- Align Austin West
- Fantasyland Records
- Holiday by George
- 607 Blanco St.
- Outdoor Voices
Moving through city processes
Clarksvillage would lie within both the Castle Hill and West Line historic districts — meaning nothing can move forward without the go-ahead from Austin’s Historic Landmark Commission.
The current plan involves knocking down and reconstructing historic buildings at 1124 W. 6th St and 1116 W. 6th St, the latter of which would be hollowed out and used for the courtyard.