AUSTIN, Texas -- Spokesman Hector Nieto on Tuesday afternoon confirmed Travis County has entered into negotiations to build a civil courthouse at 17th and Guadalupe streets in Austin.
The site is the former home of the Dog & Duck Pub.
The courthouse would be built with tax dollars but not voter-approved bonds. County leaders have yet to determine the size of the proposed courthouse.
A similar measure for construction of a courthouse at 3rd and Guadalupe streets failed in 2015. Officials said they intend to keep the tax impact of the new courthouse in line with the impact of the rejected facility. That project would have cost an estimated $300 million.
County leaders expect negotiations to take until early 2019. If approved, the new courthouse would be ready by 2023.