A flurry of new apartment projects is coming to East Austin.
Over the past two weeks, several major developments totaling nearly 900,000 square feet and hundreds of condos have appeared on state filings.
The most expensive of these projects, called Seabrook Square, will use public funding.in february it $11.5 million requested Rental Housing Development Assistance Program from Austin.The $52 million development at 3515 Manor Road in the Mueller Community is owned by a limited liability company with the same address as the NHP Foundation, an affordable housing nonprofit based in Washington, DC
Seabrook Square will comprise three buildings: a garage and two residential towers. One will stand five storeys, the other four. The document did not specify the number of units.
Construction is scheduled to start in August and run until October 2025. The design for the project comes from Urban Foundry, an architecture firm in Austin.
Mueller has been a hotbed of development activity in recent years, as Catellus Development Group led the master-planned redevelopment of the former Robert Mueller Municipal Airport northeast of downtown.
East of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, developers have submitted plans for Airport Crossing, a $41.5 million condominium complex comprising two buildings. Airport Crossing will consist of 256 apartments covering 292,500 square feet.
The ownership LLC shares an address with Cleveland-based NRP Group, one of the top 10 U.S. multifamily developers, according to the National Multifamily Housing Council. Over the past two years, the company has started construction on more than 8,700 apartments. The project is scheduled to be completed in February 2026.
San Antonio-based Alta Architects is responsible for the design.
Trinsic Cesar Chavez at 2915 East Cesar Chavez Street cost $40 million. The project, expected to be completed in April 2026, will feature 310 apartments and three courtyards, including two swimming pools, covering 283,200 square feet.
The firm traveled to the Austin-based Davies Collaborative for architectural work on the project.
Dallas-based Trinsic has been active throughout the Sun Belt, and its 322-unit Aura High Pointe project at 6107 North FM 620 is by far the most prominent Austin project.
Elsewhere in the region, Los Angeles-based CIM Group is seeking a zoning exception to create a 145-unit apartment complex Up to 90 feet in the Plaza Saltillo area.
Austin rent growth has slowed significantly since the highs seen in 2020 and 2021. Still, strong population growth and relatively tight supply ahead of the recent cooling make Austin a hot commodity for multifamily players. Last year, new apartment deliveries accounted for 5.4% of the total inventory, the highest in the country. Data from Yardi.