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Here's What AISD’s Performing Arts Center Will Look Like

Four new Austin school board members will be sworn in tonight, and one of their first orders of business will be approving the maximum price of a new district-wide performing arts center in the Mueller development.

Contained in the agenda item are the final renderings showing exactly what the center would look like. You can click on the slideshow above to view the images, which were pulled from this AISD document.

The 60,000 square foot building would have a 1,200 seat main auditorium, a smaller 250 seat theater, a rehearsal space, offices and support facilities, and a dance studio. The latter was a recent addition suggested by the school board, and it would bring the maximum price to just above $30 million.

Construction of the building is expected to take about 19 months. That means if AISD breaks ground in early 2013, it would be ready for performances until 2014. 

Nathan Bernier is the transportation reporter at KUT. He covers the big projects that are reshaping how we get around Austin, like the I-35 overhaul, the airport's rapid growth and the multibillion dollar transit expansion Project Connect. He also focuses on the daily changes that affect how we walk, bike and drive around the city. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on Twitter @KUTnathan.
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