AUSTIN – The Texas Health and Human Services Commission and the University of Texas Dell Medical School have broken ground on the first round of construction at the 240-bed Austin State Hospital.
The new three-story, 380,000-sf mental health facility will replace old buildings currently on the campus along Guadalupe St.
Opened in 1867, the original Austin State Hospital was the oldest mental health facility in Texas.
The project is one of five across the state to restore or reconstruct psychiatric health facilities.
Lawmakers have approved $180.5 million of the $304.6 million project budget.
Construction will finish by June 2023.
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Source: Community Impact Newspaper
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