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Back in July, we saw our first rendering of Travis County’s new civil and family courts facility planned at 1700 Guadalupe Street atop a city block bound by Guadalupe, San Antonio, 17th, and 18th Streets. Now, thanks to the project’s application to Austin’s Downtown Density Bonus Program through the city’s Design Commission, we’ve got a better understanding than ever of what to expect at this site, which is being developed by Hunt Development Group and Chameleon Companies.

Currently occupied only by two parking lots and a small apartment and office structure at 408 West 17th Street, for many years the future courthouse site was home to beloved campus pub the Dog and Duck — so, in a sort of roundabout way, you could say this block’s been a contributing factor in divorces for quite some time, and now it’s just going pro. The bar’s generally kinda low around here for local government buildings, so even though this project’s not reinventing the wheel, it’s nice to see in these renderings what appears to be some thoughtful design for the facility courtesy of the folks at Gensler and TBG Partners:

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