Highland. A new Austin neighborhood, rich in history, energy and opportunity


In the heart of the city, an energetic, walkable, and transit-friendly mixed-use neighborhood is emerging from the former Highland Mall.


A vibrant, livable place,
with a diverse mix of uses.

Highland will include hundreds of apartments, diverse shops and office space, and a new high-tech campus for Austin Community College.

  • Site Plan Legend
    Land Area81 acres
    Signature Open Space3 new parks
    New Trails1.25 miles
    Affordable Housing120 units
    Residential1,200 units
    Office800,000 sf
    Hotel200 rooms
    Retail150,000 sf
    ACC Highland1,300,000 sf
    Total3,290,000 sf
  • “We know it was a really big deal when Highland Mall opened here as the first shopping mall in Central Texas and I think it’s an even bigger deal to have Highland get underway today as a place where our neighbors can shop for a better future.”

    U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett
  • ACC is reinvisioning higher education.


Connected at every level.

Located at the geographic center of Austin, and designed in close collaboration with neighbors, city leaders, and regional planners, Highland is making all of the right connections.

  • Nearby areas support Highland’s goals of walkability and neighborhood connectivity.

  • Transit Map

    At the heart of Austin’s transportation and transit network.

  • New trails, bike-friendly roadways, and connections to the MetroRail station will enhance the area’s existing transportation infrastructure.

  • Pedestrian-scaled streets and open spaces will connect residents and visitors in an active community.

  • Some of Austin’s most treasured historic districts and hottest new destinations will be just steps away.


Reaching for a new level of sustainability.

Beginning with its adaptive reuse of the former mall buildings, Highland is using its scale, location, and available resources to implement a vision of sustainability that goes far beyond energy efficiency and water conservation.

Preserve existing trees
Clean storm water runoff
Collect and reuse rainwater
Support regional goals for compact, connected development
Plant 1,000 new trees
Feature LEED-certified buildings
Create a connected urban environment
Ensure economic sustainability through education and employer partnerships
Repurpose existing buildings
Incorporate extensive open space
Encourage automobile alternatives
Foster creativity, energy, and diversity
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Learn more.

For more information and to keep up with future news and developments, visit the links below.

Download More Information

Learn more about Highland’s development process and the history of the site in the Vision Book, or see the latest news and progress in the Project Update.

Download Vision Book PDF Download Project Update PDF Download Office Brochure PDF


Contact our partners for leasing information.

Retail Leasing

Alison Barnwell

T.J. Powell

Office Leasing

Mark Emerick
Senior Vice President

John Barksdale
Senior Vice President