Remediation Planned for Portion of North Austin Community Center Site

December 15, 2021


Approximately one acre of City-owned land will be added to the planned North Austin Community Center at Laramie Avenue and Moffat Street through a land sale and remediation agreement approved by City Council today.

The property, located near 1850 N. Laramie Ave., will be sold for $1 to Expert Management Inc. (EMI), which will perform an estimated $700,000 in clean-up work at its own expense. Upon completion, EMI will convey the land to North Austin Community Center for use as a ball field.

EMI is affiliated with the successor to the Glidden paint company, which manufactured paint on the site prior to the property’s 1998 acquisition by the City for future redevelopment.

The $25 million North Austin Community Center is planned for five acres of City-owned land that was provided for the project earlier this year. Being developed by By the Hand Club for Kids and Grace and Peace Fellowship church, the two-story, 140,000-square-foot complex will include indoor basketball courts, batting cages, a multi-purpose room, classrooms, community meeting rooms and outdoor ball fields.

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