Texas Capitol Complex


Client: Texas Facilities Commission

Services: Civil Site, Grading, Drainage and Utility Coordination

Location: Austin, Texas

Estimated Completion: 2022

Jones|Carter is working alongside Kirksey Architecture on Phase One of the State of Texas Capitol Complex 2018 Master Plan. Updated biennially, the Texas Capitol Master Plan strives to meet state office space needs, highlight the importance of the state capitol, and create a pedestrian-friendly environment. Phase One includes two new buildings, five levels of underground parking, and three blocks for a new pedestrian mall on Congress Avenue.

For the new pedestrian mall, a tree-lined promenade on Congress Avenue between 16th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (19th Street), J|C is providing site development services. This will include grading and drainage design as well as stakeholder coordination.

Under the street, J|C is providing site services for a new parking garage, which is estimated to hold up to 4,400 vehicles and serve as the foundation for the new pedestrian mall. The garage will provide parking in an easily accessible central location adjacent to the Capitol grounds. The J|C team will oversee the design of the entry ramps to the parking garage as well as civil services for the right-of-way improvements around the Texas Capitol Complex.

The parking garage will pass below three existing cross-street intersections at 16th, 17th, and 18th Streets. There are various utilities beneath the streets that must be maintained or the equivalent service made available before the utilities are taken offline. The existing utilities include water, wastewater, drainage, gas, electrical, and communication. The J|C team will coordinate all necessary utility relocations.

The Texas Capitol Complex is projected to be complete in 2022.

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