July 22, 2020

Land Sale Would Support Development of North Austin Community Center


A $25 million community center would be developed in Austin through a Cityowned land sale introduced to City Council today by Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot.

The proposed North Austin Community Center would be constructed on five acres of vacant, City-owned land at North Laramie Avenue and West Moffat Street. The two-story, 140,000-square-foot complex would include indoor basketball courts, batting cages, a multi-purpose room, classrooms, and community meeting rooms. Planned by developers By the Hand Club for Kids and Grace & Peace Fellowship church, the multi-phase project is expected to create up to 50 permanent jobs.

Most recently used for industrial purposes, the land would be sold for its appraised value of $2.1 million. The funds would be placed in escrow to cover anticipated environmental remediation work.


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