Yearly Archives - 2020

The Texas Capitol Complex, Reimagined

Listen to the second installment of Flintco Forward’s focused look at the Texas Capitol Complex project. Host Tyler Kern spoke with three of Page architects working on the project, Lawrence W. Speck, Senior Principal, Paul Bielamowicz, Principal Senior Project Manager, and Ryan Losch, Senior Associate, Urban Designer. The goal of the new Texas Capitol Complex is multi-fold. It will celebrate the State capitol and house state employees in more state office space than ever before. It will also create well-defined civic spaces for various events and [...]

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Neighborhood News September 17, 2020

UT Home Games Schedule October 3 – Texas vs. TCU @ TBA October 24 – Texas vs. Baylor @ TBA November 7 – Texas vs. West Virginia @ TBA November 27 (Friday) – Texas vs. Iowa State @ TBA UT Game Day Public Parking Game day public parking will be open at select State parking garages A, B, E, G, Q and Lots 12 and 19. Public parking locations are pay upon entry and open Saturdays based on posted game times. Friday night parking and tailgating [...]

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Pedestrian Update September 17, 2020

Walking Routes Look for red pedestrian signs along sidewalks in the Capitol Complex. The six foot A-frame signboards have a map and a QR code for easier access to the campus map. Use your smart phone to scan the QR code and open a pdf of the Capitol Complex map you can take along with you. Safe Crosswalks: To cross MLK Blvd. at: Colorado – Both crosswalks are accessible for travel to the Blanton Café or the Bullock Museum. Congress (at the Bullock Museum) – Use the Colorado [...]

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Traffic Update September 17, 2020

Street closures:  18th Street  – The block of 18th Street between San Jacinto and Brazos is closed. To access Garage R or the ERS building use Brazos Street, which is open for thru traffic from MLK Blvd. to 17th Street. (To access the W.B. Travis building, Garage R and the ERS visitor parking lot from San Jacinto, turn right on 17th Street and travel north bound on Brazos Street.) Visitors to Scholz Garten (San Jacinto and 17th Street) – Watch out for construction vehicles [...]

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While Summer is winding down, we are going up.

While summer activities are winding down and folks are putting away their white shoes (it is after Labor Day!), our project teams are building up. It was a busy summer on the construction site of the new Capitol Complex. The excavation for Congress Avenue was completed, and all three new buildings are now visibly above grade. If you haven’t been onsite in the last few months, we want to invite you to see the photo galleries on our project webpage. Package 3 – Central [...]

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Working through the summer…

In this newsletter, we will take a quick look back to the vision of the project and show you some stunning new drone photography of the work in progress. The first phase of the Capitol Complex Project is an enormous undertaking that will transform three city blocks from MLK Blvd. to the Texas State Capitol Building (See an animated video of the project’s vision by clicking the banner image of this newsletter.) Recently, John Raff, Deputy Executive Director, Facilities Design and [...]

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Traffic Update June 29, 2020

1836 San Jacinto (corner of San Jacinto and MLK Blvd.) – Construction continues on schedule at the new Employee Retirement System (ERS) building at the northwest corner of MLK Blvd. and San Jacinto. (This is not a TFC managed project.) San Jacinto & MLK – Please drive slowly through this congested construction area. Street closures: Brazos Street – Brazos from MLK Blvd to 18th Street is closed to through traffic. The intersection of Brazos and 18th Street is closed. Access the W.B. [...]

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Pedestrian Update June 29, 2020

Walking Routes Look for red pedestrian signs along sidewalks in the Capitol Complex. The six foot A-frame signs have been refreshed with updated maps and a QR code for easier access to the campus map. Use your smart phone to scan the QR code and open a pdf of the Capitol Complex map you can take along with you. Safe Crosswalks: To cross MLK Blvd. at: Colorado – Both crosswalks are accessible for travel to the Blanton Café or the Bullock Museum. Congress (at [...]

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Construction Business Opportunities with TFC

The Texas Facilities Commission (TFC) has several construction, renovation and maintenance projects planned and in progress. To learn more about construction business opportunities with TFC, we invite you to meet (virtually) and network with some of our Prime Contractors in a new weekly webinar series. Reserve your seat for this special business webinar series to explore contracting opportunities: June 30 – JE Dunn Construction July 7 – White Construction July 14 – Vaughn Construction July 21 – Balfour Beatty Construction July 28 – Flintco [...]

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Neighborhood News June 29, 2020

Bullock Museum The Bullock Museum remains closed. Museum staff are carefully planning for a future reopening that is safe, welcoming and provides an enjoyable experience. Meanwhile, make plans to join one of their online programs. Visit the Museum online at: https://www.thestoryoftexas.com/ Blanton Museum The Blanton Museum is still closed to the public. Visit and explore the museum via their website at: https://blantonmuseum.org/ Moody Center – on the UT Campus The construction of the Moody Center will affect the traffic patterns in the MLK Blvd. [...]

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