Cole, a modern urban luxury residential community located next to Barton Springs and Zilker Park in Austin, Texas, is a creative living experience for young urban professionals. Located on South Lamar, this urban block residential development has structured parking, yields 120 units, and 30,000 SF of retail with outdoor dining. Urban design solutions dealt with designing great streetscapes that embrace the pedestrian experience of walkable neighborhoods. Small courtyards, pool terraces and guest arrivals were detailed with precision focused on creating “special retreats” in an urban context. The pool terrace, on structure, is an example of defining a great space with very limited area, very limited structural loading requirements, and stringent pool safety requirements related to City of Austin criteria.