Under Construction: 2012

Several construction projects are now underway in downtown Austin…

The new building for Zach Scott Theatre is taking shape on Lamar, just south of Lady Bird Lake. 

Site preparation has begun at the Seaholm Power Plant, “a future urban oasis” which we expect will result in “future traffic congestion” as more stop lights are added and lanes are closed for construction on Cesar Chavez. 

Most of the exterior work is done on the new federal courthouse overlooking Republic Square Park. The building is scheduled to open in November 2012. This is a good example of “current traffic congestion” since a lane has been closed on Fifth Street for months now.

A new apartment complex is going up on East Third. Work on the new Congress Avenue Marriott Marquis will start this summer, replacing the parking lot in this photo. 

Popular restaurant Hickory Street (Congress and 8th) is being remodeled and reopened since the high-rise building planned for this block was delayed. 

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