The Austin Business Journal reports that uShip is in the process of building a new headquarters in South Austin at 205 East Riverside Drive near South Congress. The project is a refurbishment of the Capitol City Trade and Technical Building.
uShip is an online marketplace where companies can bid to fulfill individuals’ and businesses’ shipping requests. The Austin company generated over $150 million in sales last year.
The new Riverside HQ will be three stories and 45,000 square feet. It will house uShip’s 200 employee workforce, with room for their future expansion. Most of the new positions will be in software development and sales.
The architects, Austin-based Chioco Design, are creating an open workspace where employees can easily collaborate. The modern design will have new and repurposed architectural pieces with lots of exposed framing and natural light. The finished building will have a kitchen and dining area that will accommodate 120 people at a time, plus showers and lockers.
uShip’s new headquarters are in a great location, just a tenth of a mile (basically across the street), from Lady Bird Lake and the Hike and Bike Trail. So you could run on your lunch break and then take a shower before returning to work!
Auditorium Shores is less than a mile away as well. Auditorium Shores hosts concerts and events and has a dog park, as well as access to the Hike and Bike Trail.
uShip has lots of nearby restaurants that would be a great choice for lunch, including the brand new Taco Joint. They get high marks from patrons for their tasty and gigantic street tacos and hearty tortas.
There are a lot of apartments convenient to uShip’s new headquarters as well. 422 at the Lake is just half a mile away and has several one bedroom apartments starting at 497 square feet and two bedrooms starting at 1,016 square feet. Many apartments have lake and downtown views, there’s a Bocce Ball court, social calendar with activities, enclosed bike storage room, direct access parking with air-conditioned corridors, and so much more! Apartments feature hardwood floors, Nest thermostats, granite or quartz counters, 42 inch cabinets, full size washer and dryers, and walk-in showers.
Algarita apartments are just 1.5 miles away AND within walking distance of Whip In with their tasty Indian food and huge beer selection. Algarita’s one bedroom apartments start at 664 square feet and they even have a 4 bedroom apartment that is 1,188 square feet. Amenities include free yoga classes, a laundry center that notifies you when your clothes are done, free bike rentals, valet trash service and in-office dry cleaning drop off and pick up. Apartments feature recently updated interiors with granite counters, designer backsplashes, modern bath fixtures and vanities, and patios or balconies in every unit.
Ready to find your new apartment near uShip’s new headquarters? Give Apartment Experts South a call today at 512-200-4641 for up-to-the-minute info on rents, vacancies, and move-in specials at all the best apartments around South Congress and Riverside and beyond!