AISD sells HQ site and Baker Center for $53 million in Land Sales
Austin Independent School District is selling its headquarters campus on West 6th Street to an active local developer and plans to move its administrative offices to a building outside of downtown on South I-35.
AISD trustees voted Monday night to sell the Carruth Administration Center at 1111 W. Sixth to Schlosser Development Co. for $35.5, according to multiple media reports. The company executives plan to redevelop the existing buildings - more than 158,000 square feet of office and residential space across five buildings. It has also been rumored that the company could potentially demolish the buildings and construct something new from the ground up.
Fortunately, the property isn't in Capitol view corridor that would limit building heights. Schlosser is busy in the downtown Austin Area, as they are putting finishing touches on the Shoal Creek Walk office tower three blocks east.
Other land sales approved Monday by AISD:
• $3 million, former Millett Opera House (home of the Austin Club) at 110 E. Ninth St. to the Foundation for the Preservation of the Historic Millett Opera House
• $1.96 million, eight acres at the southeast corner of Tannehill Lane and Jackie Robinson Street to city of Austin
• $920,000, 1.2 acres at Doris and Hathaway drives to the city of Austin.