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Rosewood Courts celebrates groundbreaking

Thursday, December 15, 2022 by Elizabeth Pagano

After years of deliberation and planning, the Housing Authority of the City of Austin will celebrate a groundbreaking today for the renovation of Rosewood Courts. The complex, which is located at East 12th and Chicon, was built as part of the New Deal when then-U.S. Rep. Lyndon Baines Johnson lobbied for its construction as the first African American public housing project in the nation. That, and its location atop the original Emancipation Park, made Rosewood’s redevelopment a flashpoint for the city and led to the current plan, which promises preservation alongside modernization. Thursday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m.

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