United Properties announced today the groundbreaking of Shelby Ranch, a new residential development project in South Austin. Located in a residential area at 2212 Lynnbrook Drive, the project will include two four-story buildings on eight acres of land and is designed to embrace outdoor living through its on-site amenities and easy access to natural areas for recreation.
Located on the former property of an automobile enthusiast named Wilson “Larkin” Miller, the name Shelby is a nod to Miller’s upbringing in Shelby County, Texas, and to Ford’s Mustang Shelby, an American classic built in the 1960s. The project incorporates local salvaged materials in recognition of the site’s history and includes farm features.
Unexpected Outdoor Amenities
At the heart of the development is a one-acre courtyard that includes an open-air performance stage, pool and rustic-modern clubhouse. There will be a chicken coop for collecting eggs, honey-producing beehives, and raised garden beds for residents to grow their own vegetables and herbs.
In addition to edible gardens, and lemon- and lime-producing trees, the outdoor area is on track to be a Certified Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. There are rain gardens to manage stormwater, and native plants are incorporated into the courtyard design to establish havens for birds, butterflies and other wildlife.
Airy Interiors and Creative Spaces
Shelby Ranch will include 302 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom residences. Apartments will have high ceilings, large windows and private balconies that create a light-filled, airy atmosphere. Other interior features include modern kitchens with two-tone cabinets and quartz countertops, energy-efficient stainless steel appliances and wood-style floors.
The development has a workshop/makerspace for craft and hobby projects, a fitness center with a separate room for yoga and indoor cycling, a co-working space with a conference room and private work areas, an indoor/outdoor resident lounge with a bar, kitchen and fireplace, and a large dog park and pet spa.
At Home in South Austin
Surrounded by South Austin’s booming dining and drinking scene, Shelby Ranch’s open-air living is designed to fit with the casual, outdoor-oriented atmosphere of the neighborhood where there are lots of outdoor bars, coffee shops and restaurants within walking distance.
The development is equally close to natural areas like Bauerle Ranch Park, which has seven miles of trails for mountain biking, hiking and dog walking, and easy access to many more miles of mountain biking trails via Slaughter Creek.
Shelby Ranch was designed by Belshaw Mulholland Architects, with interior design by Keaton Interiors and landscape architecture by TBG Partners. Construction on the project is anticipated to be complete by late 2024.
The project is United Properties’ second multifamily residential project to break ground in Austin. Bishop Momo, a new residential and retail development located in the St. Elmo district, broke ground earlier this year.