The Seaholm Residences are a pretty unique project in Downtown Austin, TX.
For years, the City of Austin relied on the Seaholm Power Plant to provide ample power for the growing city. If you want to read more about the history of Seaholm, you can go here.
Ultimately, Austin’s Seaholm Power Plant was decommissioned in the 90s and closed indefinitely. During its closure the Seaholm Power Plant’s facade remained a well-known icon around Austin, especially for those who enjoyed the trails and kayaking at Town Lake.
Part of the reason, the Seaholm Power Plant is so beholden to Austinites is because of its unique architectural style – which is in the “art deco” style – and it’s iconic font which adorns the plant’s entrance.
When talks began to redevelop the old plant, one of the main tenets of the Seaholm Power Plant project was to keep iconic parts of the plant in tact and utilize to maintain some of the area’s historical significance and notably “urban” feel.
To this day, condos at the old Seaholm Power Plant, now known as the Seaholm Residences, are a modern urban condominium that features a partially industrial appeal and plenty of amenities. The developers (Southwest Strategies Group, Inc., Centro Partners LLC, La Corsha Hospitality Group) and architects (Design Collective, Inc.) decided create a healthy mixture of dining, entertainment, and usable space surrounding the Seaholm condo tower. That area is known as the Seaholm District.
The Seaholm District in Austin
The Seaholm District in Austin, TX is a relatively newer area in downtown. The strict boundaries are S. Lamar to the west, San Antonio Street to the east, 3rd Street to the north and Lady Bird Lake to the south and it encompasses parts of Austin’s Central Business District, the 2nd Street District, and more.
There are a lot of reasons to visit the Seaholm District, among them are that many of Austin’s hottest tech companies have offices in Seaholm mixed use office space. The companies in the Seaholm District include MapMyFitness and AthenaHealth, but there are also several other companies in the vicinity, including Google Fiber, Austin City Hall, Atlassian, WP Engine, Facebook and more.
Those who work and live in the area enjoy the many restaurants where you can get a healthy meal, a stiff drink, and great craft-made food.
Common Seaholm District FAQs
Where is the Seaholm District?
The Seaholm District is located on the southwest block of Downtown Austin north of Lake Austin. It’s borders are S. Lamar to the west, San Antonio Street to the east, 3rd Street to the north and Lady Bird Lake to the south. It is easily accessed by Cesar Chavez, 2nd Street, 3rd Street, West Ave., Nueces Street, and San Antonio Street.
What amenities are in the Seaholm District?
Among the amazing on-site amenities at the Seaholm Residences (you can learn about those here). You’ll find a mix of restaurants, bars, gyms, and working spaces. On top of that, you’ll also be located in the heart of downtown right next to the shores of Lady Bird Lake.
What restaurants are in the Seaholm District?
While there aren’t a ton of restaurants in the Seaholm District, you will find a few nice brew pubs. Here are the restaurants located in the Seaholm District:
- ATX Cocina – modern Mexican food with seafood options
- Le Politique – a minimalist French bistro with a sizeable bar
- Boiler 9 Bar + Grill – 4 level wood-fired restaurant that has a rooftop lounge and a basement cocktail bar
- North Italia – upscale Italian specializing in thin crust pizza
- True Food Kitchen – an eco friendly restaurant specializing in healthy food and cocktails
- Flower Child – a boho style health food cafe
What shopping are located in the Seaholm District?
Shopping in the Seaholm District is fairly limited. In reality, your only shopping option is Trader Joe’s if you’re looking to stay within the boundaries of the Seaholm District. That being said, you’re within walking distance to several great shopping options in and around Downtown Austin.
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