December 6, 2023
AUSTIN – The city council has approved the $1 billion redevelopment of the Brodie Oaks Shopping Center at 4040 S. Lamar Blvd. The decades-old strip mall will be converted into retail, budget housing, and a park.
Developer Barshop & Oles says the redevelopment could include nearly 1.3 million sf of office space, 140,000 sf of retail space, 1,700 residential units, 13.7 acres of outdoor green space, and a 200-room hotel.
In response to concerns about potential environmental impacts due to impervious cover, District 5 Council Member Ryan Alter said the plan is more environmentally friendly than the current state of the strip mall because the asphalt that makes up the development allows for more runoff into Barton Creek.
Phase one construction is expected to begin in 2025 with an estimated completion in 2027.