Construction Update: W 18th Street will be closed from Congress to Brazos on 7/20/2018 and reopen 5/2022.
Parking Update: Lot 7 was closed permanently on 7/16/2018 to begin excavation for the GHW Bush building at 1801 Congress.
STATE OF TEXAS
Reimagining the Capitol Complex
The 2016 Texas Capitol Complex Master Plan reimagines the Capitol Complex as a destination that celebrates the Capitol and centralizes all state agencies. Characterized by grand civic spaces, shaded pedestrian friendly streets, and connections to the surrounding community, the first phase of the master plan includes two new office buildings and five levels of underground parking, which will be the base of a new, pedestrian-oriented Texas Mall. This tree-lined promenade will be located on Congress Avenue between 16th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, and will serve as the northern gateway to the Capitol Complex with public green space for tourism, events, and festivals.
Phase One of the 2016 Texas Capitol Complex Master Plan includes the construction of two new office buildings that will allow the consolidation of staff currently working in leased space. Consolidating staff has the potential to create operational efficiencies between and within agencies, provide visitors easier access to agency offices, and eliminate the cost of leased space for these offices.
“Consolidating staff into the proposed office buildings at the Capitol Complex eliminates lease costs, which cost the state on average four times more than non-leased properties in an increasingly dynamic real-estate market.”
-2016 TEXAS CAPITOL COMPLEX MASTER PLAN
Construction Area Overview
Project Area Video
This video is a compilation of a drone flight that took place on September 16, 2017. The flight documents existing conditions for the Texas Capitol Complex Phase One Development prior to commencement of construction activities.
Find the entire Pre-Concept Report on the Texas Facilities Commission website.
View the entire 2016 Texas Capitol Complex Master Plan on the Texas Facilities Commission website.
Find detailed information on the procurement process on the Texas Facilities Commission website.