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Dougherty Arts Center Redevelopment

Creating an Emerging Arts District on Austin's South-Central Waterfront

Working with the City of Austin and the community through public engagement meetings, RVi proposed a conceptual plan for the development of a cultural arts park, which will serve as home to the new Dougherty Arts Center (DAC). The existing DAC facility has been the “Heart of the Arts” in Austin since 1978, providing performance space, art exhibitions, and studio arts programs for youth and adults.

The plan for the new DAC includes a 40,000 s.f. facility with structured parking in a park setting, complete with shaded community living room plaza, art walk, art and nature play spaces, an event meadow, and a gateway trailhead connection to the Butler Trail.

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