Transportation.


Quick access to the airport, major highways, a mass transportation rail line, buses, bike routes and automotive transit provide for all of your businesses key transportation goals. TxDOT has invested $760 million in the US 183 corridor to provide a clear flow of traffic traveling from downtown to the airport or west and north Austin. US 183 is the front door to all east Austin development. The current construction of the 183 South expansion by CTRMA is a friendly mode-share improvement. This improvement provides a friendly mode-share for cars, bicyclists and pedestrians.

183 Expansion Site

Centrally Located.


Based on the traffic count of Highway 183 from 2000 to 2016, the growth rate of this highway will be a maximum of 2%. Also, based on the population data from U.S. CB and City of Austin/Department of planning, the population growth rate will be 2% until 2045. The EIGHTFOLD Developments site is a key central location to provide movement and transit for its tenants.

Transit Methods.


DISTANCE TO MAJOR HIGHWAYS

Located on 183, a major vein in Austin, the EIGHTFOLD Developments site entrances and exits will be connected to the frontage road. This site is positioned to take advantage of optimum access to the highway. According to the plans filed by CTRMA, this is the design of 183 South improvements.

Construction began in 2015 and it will be completed by 2019. The HWY 183 South will be improved to a non-stop, signal free route with both tolled and non-tolled general purpose lanes. These routes include new multi-model transportation options such as lanes for bicycles and pedestrians.

PEDESTRIAN INFRASTRUCTURE & EIGHTFOLD COLLECTION

Our planners are designing pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle paths in concert with EIGHTFOLD Developments’ development area. The campus has designated slow speed zones to help enforce vehicle travel speeds of 20mph or less. The City of Austin and EIGHTFOLD Developments are working to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety, allowing the streets to be shared by all users. The campus may provide multiple levels of pedestrian infrastructure to accommodate for scale and need.

Infrastructure Plans Include:

  • Business walking distance
  • Residential walking area
  • Shopping & restaurant zone
  • Walking trail zone

BICYCLE INFRASTRUCTURE & EIGHTFOLD COLLECTION

The EIGHTFOLD Developments property is beautifully positioned to make use of existing and planned bicycle infrastructure. The property is bounded to the east by the Southern Walnut Creek Trail and to the west by a shared-use path on the northbound side of US 183, currently under construction. Austin has an excellent Bicycle Master Plan.

Implementation of the “all ages and abilities” network in the plan is well underway. The November 2016 transportation bond package ensured funding for large parts of the network to continue construction. EIGHTFOLD Developments is connected to an extensive bicycle network that will become greater as it proceeds throughout the Master Plan.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Will Include:

  • Conversion of the steel truss bridge over the Colorado River into bicycle and pedestrian bridge
  • Construction of a bicycle and pedestrian trail head at the Colorado River
  • New pedestrian bridges crossing over US 183 corridors at Springdale Road, YMCA/East 51st Street and Bolm Road

COMMUTER RAIL & EIGHTFOLD COLLECTION

The EIGHTFOLD Developments property is connected to the future Green Line Commuter Rail, owned by Capital Metro. EIGHTFOLD Developments envisions a Commuter Rail Station on the site for the Cap Metro Green Line. Phase One of the Green Line Commuter Rail will connect Downtown Austin with the City of Manor, a nearby city with affordable housing. Phase Two of the Green Line will go from Manor to Elgin where housing is even more affordable.

As part of Project Connect, Capital Metro is currently conducting an analysis of the Green Line project cost and timeline in preparation for taking it to voters, as required by Texas law. The affected communities, including the city of Manor, are part of Cap Metro’s service area and have expressed enthusiasm for the commuter rail line. It is possible that the Green Line Referendum could be offered to voters as soon as November 2019.