- Associated Press - Monday, June 22, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A construction project in excess of $1 billion will include three new state office buildings in Austin and the renovation of other state-owned properties.

The Austin American-Statesman reports (https://atxne.ws/1K6Dhtn ) the impetus for the project is skyrocketing rents that are pushing officials to open a pair of downtown buildings by 2020.

A third building is planned for north Austin that will house more than half the state’s health and human services operations in Austin. Those offices now are scattered about the city in various rented spaces.

The size and look of the two downtown buildings won’t be known until next spring but one will be across from the Bob Bullock State History Museum and the other just a couple of blocks away. Both will be built on what are now parking lots.


Information from: Austin American-Statesman, https://www.statesman.com

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