"...When the council announced its plans for downtown on November 6, each councilmember stood by his or her own token resolution in what has become known as the "downtown package." The package set up various commissions to oversee and advise the council, and announced the undertaking of three large projects: the construction of two different apartment complexes built on leased-out, city-owned lots by private developers, and the construction of a tunnel along Waller Creek to rescue valuable downtown property from the 100-year flood plain. Since November, the council has met with considerable criticism for announcing at that same time its intent to begin negotiations on the apartment construction with the private developers of its choice - AMLI Residential Properties Trust and Post Properties - without the benefit of the bidding process which normally accompanies city projects..."
"...AMLI Management Co., the development and management group responsible for the 2nd Street District, has said its decision to directly manage the ground-floor retail component should help the area's growth. In December, the district's retail management firm, Dallas-based Urban Partners, was replaced by AMLI after allegations of poor management and overbilling from the district's retail tenants..."
"...In other business, the City Council finally approved a lease for AMLI Residential to build apartment towers on the block that fronts Second between San Antonio and Guadalupe Streets, immediately adjacent to the CSC development. But Council Member Will Wynn had to do some last-minute negotiating to prevent the city from taking another knot on the head over the 1998 deal that brought both AMLI and CSC downtown...."
"...The city is currently negotiating a lease agreement with a Chicago development firm called AMLI eager to build residential apartments on that block. The normal bidding process to acquire city land is not required under lease conditions, according to Assistant City Manager Jim Smith, who oversees all downtown issues..."
"...Extension(51st St. to Paggi St.) H-E-B PaggiSquare Pecan StreetPike Powers Lab AMLI AustinChildren'sMuseum Elementsat Mueller Third patient wingat Dell Children'sMedical Center..."
"...The direct fruits of that initiative are today's West Avenue Lofts (built on surplus Austin Energy land) and the just-completed AMLI residential block at Second and Lavaca. But there were other, big-picture elements of the Initiative that proved less fruitful a Downtown plan (or at least a "vision," under the aegis of Heritage Austin); a Downtown Development Advisory Group to weigh and coordinate the possibilities for cool and lucrative projects; even some talk about a redevelopment authority with money to spend and power to make the right deals with the right developers on the city's behalf..."
"...Third & Colorado, a limited liability corporation owned by brothers John and Jeff Wooley, will receive $150,000 a year for leasing its downtown property to AMLI and Bonner Carrington, which will develop apartment complexes on the site, and on the adjacent city-owned site...."
"...The Poleyard is the second city-owned parcel to go up for lease to residential developers as part of Watson's grand scheme to jump-start downtown revitalization out of city hall. The city is already in negotiations over one city-owned parcel, at Second and Colorado, to be developed by AMLI Residential, Inc..."
"...On Jan. 1, the Dallas-based firm transferred day-to-day operations to AMLI Management Co., and tenants were cheerily informed they are now part of the "AMLI Famli." Local staff members hired to run the area have been transferred across to the new management, part of the group that owns the AMLI building on Second Street and which, through AMLI Downtown Austin LP, has always been the payee on tenants' checks..."
"...The firms are all tenants in the blocks just east of City Hall – the privately owned AMLI building on the north side of Second and the Computer Sciences Corporation building, built with council investment, on the south. However, the ground-floor retail in both buildings was developed by AMLI Austin Retail LP, with the property management left to Urban Partners..."
"...The vision of the 2nd Street District becoming a high-end Downtown shopping center took a blow last week when eight store owners were served with lease-default notices on their properties. Ground-floor retail tenants in the AMLI Downtown and CSC vertical mixed-use buildings claim that AMLI and property management firm Urban Partners distorted and inflated their rent bills and provided guesstimate spreadsheets instead of accurate utility bills based on meter readings...."
"...After three years and $9 million in public money, the city and AMLI Austin are ready to put ink to paper to facilitate the planned Second Street Retail District. The agreement before council would formally transfer development rights to the ground-floor retail spaces in the two Computer Sciences Corp..."
"...COMPLETION DATE: December 2003R11 AMLI Residential: Block 20200 W. 2nd..."
"...R3 AMLI Residential Where: 200 W. Second What: 200 apartments Size: 240,000 sq..."
"...The roster of tenants waiting to buy condominiums in Barnstone's Nokonah are wealthy political and business figures without children at home. Moreover, the average income of CSC employees is $100,000 -- enough to live comfortably in the AMLI apartments, where one-bedrooms will go for $1,100 per month..."
"...Urban Partners manage the retail properties in the six-block development between Colorado and San Antonio for developers AMLI Austin Retail LP. Bagwell said problems had been caused by the newness of the development, and fluctuating bills were an unavoidable part of that process..."
"...1) Endeavor Real Estate Group/AMLI Residential Properties TrustArchitects/Designers: Nelson Architects..."
"...The two Computer Sciences Corp. buildings, the new City Hall between them, and the AMLI residential complex on Block 20, all part of the city's nascent Second Street District..."
"...RESIDENTIAL UNDER CONSTRUCTION4. AMLI Residential: Block 20..."