We’ve Come a Long Way

The Texas Facilities Commission has been working on the transformation of the Capitol Complex since 2010 when it first identified approximately twenty-one acres of under-developed land north of 15th Street. From there, the Capitol Complex Master Plan took several years to develop and was finally approved in 2016. The official groundbreaking ceremony for Phase I of the Capitol Complex took place September 28, 2017. Today, our flagship building, the George HW Bush State Office Building sits on this site.

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George H.W. Bush State Office Building – 1801 Congress – (Package 4)

Although our flagship building is still under construction, several floors are complete, and tenants have moved into their office suites. Every few weeks, a new set of State agencies will move in, with all floors occupied by late September. The building is only open to existing Tenants. Access to the building is restricted to temporary sidewalks, as the utility construction on 18th Street has not yet been completed. Once the paving of 18th Street is complete, tenants will have access [...]

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Barbara Jordan State Office Building – 1601 Congress – (Package 5)

This beautiful building will be the new home of the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) and the Capitol Complex Child Care Center. The lobby of the Jordan building will feature a brilliant white glass wall with an etched timeline of the Capitol Complex, warm-toned wood paneling, and of course a granite marker. A café on the ground floor of the Jordan Building managed by a Texas Workforce Commission BET licensed food service manager will operate Monday – Friday from 7am [...]

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Texas Mall and Parking Garage – 18th and 16th Street blocks – (Package 6)

The Texas Mall is taking shape. Construction crews are laying sidewalks and pavers to form the pedestrian path from MLK Blvd. to 16th Street. The northern section of the Texas Mall near the Bob Bullock Museum is well underway. The paver lined walkways will soon connect to the Museum Plaza, and the first batch of native trees have been planted along the Mall.   18th Street between Congress and Brazos is still under construction and is being used to bring materials [...]

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Eyes in the Sky – Construction Cameras

Watch the progress on all the Capitol Complex projects via the construction cameras on our project website at www.TexasCapitolComplex.org  For a more in-depth understanding of the enormity of the project, visit our virtual construction tour at Virtual Construction Tour | TFC-CCP. Here you’ll see the story of each package and how the sum of these projects will produce a world-class government complex.

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Construction Traffic Updates – July 13, 2022

SAFETY ALERT Drive defensively and slow down on MLK Blvd. between Lavaca and IH 35.   Road Closures and Construction Safety Reminders MLK Blvd. and Red River Lane Closures: Expect lane closures on MLK Blvd. between San Jacinto and Red River, as there is construction work on the realignment of Red River Street. Please drive carefully in this area. MLK Blvd. and Congress Lane Closures: An eastbound lane of MLK Blvd. from Colorado to Brazos Street (in front of the Bullock and Blanton Museums) [...]

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Pedestrian Update – July 13, 2022

Walking Routes Have you used our New App! – Check out our new interactive map to find the fastest route to your destination. Select your starting location and your destination, and the app will show you the best walking route. The six-foot, red A-frame signs have a map and a QR code for easier access to the campus map. Use your smartphone to scan the QR code and open the new interactive map. You can also visit the Travel page of www.TexasCapitolComplex.org [...]

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Bullock Museum – Mind Matters: It’s time to talk about mental illness! 

Mental illness touches all of our lives in some way. This exhibit uses hands-on immersive experiences and multimedia activities to provide a respectful, informative, engaging place where learning and conversations can occur on the topic of mental health.  Explore the history of treatments and discover how artistic activities can help us identify and express our emotions and strengthen our mental health. On Exhibit until July 31, 2022. Mental Health: Mind Matters | Bullock Texas State History Museum (thestoryoftexas.com)

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Blanton Museum – Check out a special offer from the Blanton Museum of Art and mark your calendar for two upcoming events at the museum.

Special Offer for New Neighbors:  Click here to learn about a limited time offer on membership perks at the Blanton.  Hurry, this offer ends July 15, 2022. Free Thursday at the Blanton, July 14: Yes, it’s free all day to explore collections at the art museum. Public Tour: Highlights of the Blanton Collection, Sunday, July 17: View some fan favorites of the Blanton’s Collection on a Public tour at 3:00 p.m. New Major Exhibition coming in August – Painted Cloth:  Fashion and Ritual in [...]

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