Austin's Highland Mall soon to be college campusAustin's Highland Mall soon to be college campushttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=11722015-04-28T07:44:00Z2015-04-28T00:00:00Z

AUSTIN - RedLeaf Properties has partnered with Austin Community College to develop 35 acres surrounding Highland Mall into a mixed-use development.

RedLeaf intends to create mixed-use development around the new community college campus that will appeal to students as well as nearby residents, according to Matt Whelan, the company’s principal.

Construction begins fall 2015 on the first project, a residential mid-rise that will feature ground-floor retail space. The building should be complete by early to mid-2017.

The entire multi-building development will be completed during the next ten years and will include up to 1,200 residential units, 200 hotel rooms, 800,000 sf of office space and 150,000 sf of retailers.

The goal is to attract a large employer to one of the development’s office spaces, Whelan said.

The company is likely to complement the community college and another potential neighbor, Rackspace, an information technology company tentatively slated to relocate to the former Dillard’s space as part of a public-private partnership with ACC.

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