Much of the original architecture was saved when redeveloping the Seaholm Power Plant. The turbines were restored, and they are now on display for the public. One of the original boilers was saved, and became a 9,600 square foot, four-story restaurant named the Boiler Nine Bar & Grill. The residential high-rise is 30 stories high, while there is also a two-story, mixed-use building that is home to tech companies. The redevelopers saved what they could of the existing property to create a design with modern aesthetic, while keeping important artifacts.

The Seaholm Power Plant is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and it is a recorded Texas Landmark. Much of the historical elements, such as the original intake systems, were preserved as part of the redevelopment. The original intake systems were turned into a 325,000-gallon rainwater harvesting system that is used for site irrigation. The entire site achieved the honor of getting a 4 Star Austin Energy Green Building Rating. The overall goal of the project was to keep the history of the Seaholm Power Plant intact while creating a space that can be used by residents in the area.

Seaholm District

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