Two components essential to Austin’s continued growth and success, mass transit and affordable housing, come together at Talavera Lofts, an exciting new work-force housing development just east of downtown. Occupying the southeast corner of East Fifth Street and Navasota Street, the 0.9 acre site is located alongside the new Red Line, the city’s sole operating light-rail route and only a five-minute ride to downtown. Talavera Lofts is a modern piece of architecture that brings a much-needed bit of panache to the streetscape—a dramatic, flatiron-shaped structure clad in corrugated metal panel with “Talavera” inspired custom tile and stylish landscaping on both flanks. The sleek new development features 93 apartments of which 91 are income restricted, including units at 30% Area Median Income.
Client: DMA Companies