Austin Monthly : Notley Announces The Center for Social Innovation Tour Dates

Notley is proud to announce the first wave of innovative tenants that have landed at The Center for Social Innovation, a growing community of nonprofits and social ventures clustered at Springdale General in East Austin. College Forward, Texas Book Festival, ACDDC, HousingWorks, The Brown Firm, Glasshouse Policy, Austin Monitor, Half Helen Foundation, Austin Parks Foundation, EcoRise, Black Fret, and AIDS Services of Austin have all signed multi-year leases.

“We moved College Forward’s headquarters to The Center for Social Innovation because we wanted to be located directly in the center of gravity for Austin’s social innovation community, and to foster and find collaborative opportunities with like-minded people,” said Austin Buchan, College Forward’s CEO. “We are excited to continue to grow as an organization at our new home, and contribute energy and resources to the impact ecosystem.”

Located 10 minutes from downtown Austin at 1023 Springdale Rd. in East Austin, along the Springdale Road corridor near Airport Boulevard, The Center will feature a 50,000-square-foot campus of office and meeting space and 10,000 square feet of co-working space, bringing together nonprofits, social enterprises and capital providers in the same physical space to foster collaboration, innovation, and entrepreneurship. A hard hat tour for interested tenants, potential coworking members, and those looking for affordable meeting space is set for next Tuesday, October 10th at 9 a.m. Please RSVP here: http://www.springdalegeneral.com/events/2017/6/7/hard-hat-tour. To request an invitation to the media tour taking place November 7th at 3 p.m., please email hello@socialinnovationaustin.org.

“Our goal with this project is to provide open, flexible and affordable office space that encourages collaboration within Austin’s social impact community,” said Dan Graham, Co-Founder of Notley. “The response and interest from the community has been tremendous and The Center already has 75% of the available space already committed.”

To inquire about availability for office space, the coworking space, or to book the 5,043 SF meeting space for 2018, please visit www.socialinnovationaustin.org.

Notley partnered with Springdale General and architect Michael Hsu (the team that created Canopy) to create The Center for Social Innovation. The space is designed to increase interactions among participants in Austin’s social innovation ecosystem. Nonprofits, social enterprises, city innovation leaders, and their neighbors will gather and collaborate in public spaces. Walkways, covered entries and a large courtyard connect the buildings on the campus. Tenants will have access to shared conference rooms, deeply discounted meeting space and monthly on-campus programming.

Article originally published in Austin Monthly.