Get ready for the new Saltillo Development!
The first phase of the new Saltillo Development just west of our MetroRail station is ready to open! The residential leasing office will open in March and the first residents are scheduled to move in by April.
The project is in the process of developing the six-block, 10-acre site into a mixed-use community. The Saltillo Development will include approximately 800 apartments, of which at least 18 percent will be categorized as affordable; 110,000 square feet of retail, anchored by a Whole Foods Market; an office building; and more than 1.4 acres of open space with public art.
Thanks to a grant from the FTA, Capital Metro realigned the tracks so that they run closer to 4th Street, making room for what's to come.
In addition to MetroRail and MetroBus service continuing to provide service directly to the Saltillo Development (through Routes 4, 17 and 322), the new development will feature pedestrian paseos, underground and structured parking, electric vehicle stations, reserved Car2Go spots, a B-cycle station, wide sidewalks, locally designed bike racks, and the extensions of the Lance Armstrong Bikeway and San Marcos Street.
For the latest information, including construction updates, please visit the development's website.
Separate from the development, Capital Metro has also reached an agreement with Austin Parks & Recreation to assume responsibility for Plaza Saltillo itself. Upkeep and revitalization of Plaza Saltillo will be a priority for us, and current plans call for us to:
- Refurbish the fountain
- Paint the iron gates and the stucco of the buildings
- Upgrade the plaza's lighting
Following that, Capital Metro will go back to the neighborhood and surrounding community to discover how Plaza Saltillo can best serve its neighbors. The public engagement will be extensive, and the planning community-led.
Revitalization Project Rendings