The Lamar Project


On Thursday August, 8th 2013, the Lamar Project will be voted by the city council, this project will include a 96-foot-tall apartment building to be added to the current location of Taco Cabana at the corner of Lamar and Riverside. The current residents and businesses in that area are not pleased with the decision and have been protesting to vote against the project. Businesses such as, The Zach Scott Theatre, The Bridges HOA, and The Zilker neighborhood association are just some of the few not happy with the decision to build there is even question on whether or not it will affect the Historical Paggi House that has been around since the 1840’s. The project is just a start to what the outer areas of Downtown could possibly be one day, which is what the neighbors are afraid of, building bigger and more luxurious apartment buildings. If one is built it will be a prime location for other developers and architects alike. Although the current proposition for this project is only to better the city and living by adding areas for attraction and entertainment, although the votes have been pushed back long enough, tomorrow we will find out.