What benefits can the community expect to realize from the completed project?

At the completion of the Phase One Project, the Capitol Complex north of 16th Street will be enriched by the Texas Mall, a beautiful civic space that celebrates the Texas. State Capitol and is welcoming to families, students, tourists, professionals, and State employees. The space can be used for festivals, concerts, and large events all in the view of the Capitol building. The cultural venue planned for the 1801 Congress Avenue building will complement the Texas State History Museum and Blanton Museum of Art, thereby creating a museum district at the north end of the mall. The new State office buildings will consolidate State agencies in one location making them easier to access by the public. The consolidation of these agencies into State-owned buildings will also allow the State to reduce its reliance on leased facilities thereby saving the taxpayers of the State of Texas millions of dollars.