Work on the art deco building will begin in November. The cost of the project, which will feature 78 units of housing, has gone up due to inflation. The $45 million development is part of Mayor Lightfoot’s Invest South/West initiative.
When it debuted in Chicago, the musical Paradise Square provided an opportunity for conversation about bridging communities. It also left local residents expressing a desire to see more live performance and other events in Austin.
The Kehrein Center for the Arts hosted a symposium last weekend on the importance of building Black wealth in Austin. Community leaders discussed the current housing situation and what it will take for change.