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What do you want the Dougherty to be?

Monday, September 17, 2018 by Katy McElroy

The Parks and Recreation Department is redeveloping the Dougherty Arts Center, one of one of Austin’s oldest community arts venues, with input from interested community members. Due to the center’s location on top of a former landfill in a floodplain, costs to rehabilitate the current building would exceed the cost to build a whole new center.  The department collected input on the proposed relocation and redevelopment project via a survey and community brainstorm session, and now it has scheduled a second discussion to share how it incorporated feedback from its first input session into its plans and collect additional feedback on what features are important for the project. The meeting is on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 5-7:30 p.m., Zilker Botanical Gardens, 2220 Barton Springs Road.

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