Work is under way to add 54,000 square feet to the already cavernous 252,000-square-foot home furnishings store, with completion expected early this summer. A 300-car parking garage is being built to offset spaces lost to the expansion and should be ready by April, an Ikea spokesman said. There will be 1,200 parking spaces once the garage opens — the same number the store had before.
The store will remain open while the expansion project continues, though some items may temporarily be relocated.
Click to read entire article: Work progressing on Ikea expansion, parking garage (Austin American-Statesman, 2-22-12).