Travis Co. Commissioners lower cost of new family, civil court

Heman Marion Sweatt Courthouse
Travis County Courthouse

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Travis County Commissioners Court has lowered the cost of the Civil and Family Courts Complex or CFCC by nearly $4 million.

The CFCC would be a new courthouse for families built on county-owned property.

The Commissioners Court has developed multiple strategies to alleviate some of the tax burden for the CFCC. The original budget for the project was $291,600,000. The budget was reduced by the Commissioners at Tuesday’s meeting to $287,275,000.

The budget reduction stems from the sale of county property that was underutilized. Additionally, interim land was removed so the county can construct a south tower alongside the CFCC.

Other strategies to reduce the tax burden include: lease revenue for construction of South Tower, the property tax revenue from the South Tower, and parking revenue from after hours CFCC garage use.

Travis County voters will decide in November on whether or not they want to fund the project. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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