Travis County Identifies the New Central Austin Courthouse Location

Travis County will negotiate with a developer to build a new courthouse at 1700 Guadalupe St.

County Judge Sarah Eckhardt announced Tuesday, July 10th, that she had signed an exclusive negotiation agreement for a development team to build a courthouse for the government's civil and family courts.

Hunt Development Group LLC, CGL Companies, Chameleon Companies, Hensel Phelps Construction Co. and Gensler would design, develop and construct the new Austin courthouse.

The new facility will replace the current Heman Marion Sweatt Courthouse at West 11th and Guadalupe streets. The Sweatt Courthouse was built in the 1930s yet is deteriorating and is not expected to meet the growing need for more courtroom space, as Austin continues to grow. The roughly 433,000-square-foot facility is expected to be completed by 2023.

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