Another 390 apartment units coming to ACC Highland

Highland Apartments Rendering
Highland Apartments Rendering (ACC Highland)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The development surrounding the old Highland Mall is continuing to grow as the Austin Community College signs another deal with a new residential and retail developer.

RedLeaf Properties and Greystar Real Estate Partners announced a partnership Monday that will bring 390 apartment units to the Highland development. The multi-family community will be located along Airport Boulevard and will connect to a number of restaurants and retailers on the first floor.

Construction on the community is expected to begin later this year. Out of the 390 units, 39 of which will be reserved for affordable housing.

“All of us at Greystar are proud to be a part of this groundbreaking development,” said Derek Brown, managing director for Greystar. “The Highland redevelopment has become one of the most anticipated real estate projects in Central Texas and a stellar example of a successful public-private partnership that results in a more thoughtful, more vital and more popular project for everyone involved.”

These two new buildings are in addition to the Elan Parkside apartments which are currently under construction. The ACC Highland master plan also includes three new parks, offices and a hotel. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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