Downtown West civic center will consolidate Georgetown city offices

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What we reported

The Downtown West project will consolidate city offices into a civic center just off the Square. The $13 million project will expand and renovate the city’s former library at 808 Martin Luther King Jr. St. to repurpose it as a new City Hall. At the same time, the Georgetown Communications and Technology building at 510 W. Ninth St. will be renovated to house the municipal court and City Council chambers.

The latest

City officials and community members celebrated the start of construction on the Downtown West project with a groundbreaking ceremony held Nov. 26.

What’s next

Renovation of the new City Hall complex is anticipated to be finished before the end of 2018. The city’s current visitors center, City Hall and its council chambers and municipal court will be sold for retail or commercial use. A request for proposals for each facility will be released in early 2018, according to the city.

This story is one update from The January Issue. View the full list of Top 10 stories to follow in 2018 here.

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Evan Marczynski
Evan Marczynski is the editor of Community Impact’s Georgetown edition. He joined Community Impact in 2016 as a reporter in Northwest Austin after working for newspapers in the Pacific Northwest for five years. He is originally from Washington state.
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