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City begins second phase of MACC makeover

Thursday, January 21, 2021 by Tai Moses

The Parks and Recreation Department is starting the next phase of the expansion plan for the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center. The funding includes “general renovations to the existing building, as well as building out the original crescent design to provide additional amenities. Phase 2 also addresses numerous site improvements, most notably the Gran Entrada, which provides a park-like entry from Rainey Street to the ESB-MACC.” The project team is reaching out to the community in a bid for feedback “to identify the most pressing needs that can be achieved with the available funds.” Leave your two cents on the SpeakUp Austin ESB-MACC page through Feb. 7. Check out the project website for more details about the makeover and the design process.

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