Shout out to Rainey District as one of Austin's 10 most important developments of the decade
The Rainey Street Historic District on the edge of downtown saw dramatic change, as the bars and restaurants that had already started displacing people living in the longtime residential neighborhood by the beginning of the decade found themselves in turn marked for replacement by, or at least becoming neighbors with, a number of residential and hotel towers. Hotel Van Zandt was an early entry in the cluster, which also includes 70 Rainey and apartment complexes such as Skyhouse Austin, and the Camden Rainey Street Apartments. And we’re going to throw in the Fairmont Austin, just across the street near the Austin Convention Center, since it brought its large-scale luxury to the nearby area as well.
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