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

The community benefits of Phase One of the Texas Capitol Mall will be both economic and social. The citizens of the State of Texas will see millions of dollars in cost savings when state agencies are moved from increasingly costly leased office spaces into state owned buildings. The public will also have easier access to State agencies when they are consolidated within the Capitol Complex.

Just as importantly, Texans will be proud to welcome tourists, families, students and State employees to this beautiful civic space with grand views of the State Capitol. The Texas Mall will be used for festivals, concerts, civic events and green space for recreation for visitors and employees. The proposed cultural venue spaces planned for the 1801 Congress Avenue building will complement the Texas State History Museum and Blanton Museum of Art and create a cultural and museum district at the north end of the mall. (Updated: 12/18/18)