Congress Avenue is Austin's and Texas' main ceremonial street, providing a grand boulevard between the Capitol and Lady Bird Lake. It is a distinctive place that we encourage people to go to, not just pass through.
The City of Austin, in partnership with the Downtown Austin Alliance (DAA) and various community stakeholder groups, is developing a new vision for Congress Avenue. This new vision will provide direction for an urban design initiative, which will inform plans for future improvements to Congress Avenue. It will also include preliminary engineering.
Design is slated to begin in early 2016, during which time City staff will solicit feedback from local businesses, residents and the city of Austin at large to determine project scope and design features.
This project is made possible with funding from the City's 2012 bond program.
The boundaries of the project are generally located on Congress Avenue north of Riverside Drive to the Capitol.
Phone: 512-974-7132 Email
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