Austin City Lofts is an 82-unit, 14-story tower anchoring a new mixed-use district in the southwest quadrant of downtown Austin. Along busy 5th Street, a three-story horizontal stone volume houses the entry lobby, deep stacked porches and a modest retail strip off a shady arcade. Parking for 150 vehicles is tucked behind and below. A generous outdoor living area, including garden, pool and cookout area, lines Shoal Creek, edged by porches and a metal-clad series of units with great views up and down the creek. A long, thin tower rises atop the carefully articulated base, with views looking south to Town Lake and north to the Capitol and the University of Texas. Two-story thru-units command vistas in both directions. The tower is clad in fair-face concrete, metal panels and copper shingles.