Action taken by the Texas State Facilities Commission on Aug. 15 means the vision for a science and technology museum with the largest planetarium in Texas is closer to fruition. TSFC voted unanimously to send to one of its subcommittees nonprofit organization Austin Planetarium’s unsolicited proposal to build the museum—along with a 47-story residential tower, 1,000 underground parking spaces, restaurants, a gift shop and other retail establishments—in a $240 million mixed-use development at the corner of N. Congress Ave. and MLK Jr. Blvd. on what is now State Parking Lot 7. The development was designed to meet the mixed-use and high-density criteria desired by the state.
Click to read entire article: Austin planetarium, science and technology museum closer to ground breaking (Community Impact Newspaper, 8-16-12)