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  • Richard E. Scott building is a new administrative building for the Justice of the Peace and the Constable of Precinct One.
  • Richard E. Scott building is 15,843 square feet structured for a future second story. The increase in size over the former Precinct One building is 9,586 square feet or 153%.
  • Richard E. Scott building has been designed to achieve a minimum LEED Silver rating in green building, an achievement very few buildings in Austin have made.
  • Richard E. Scott building has 1,506 square feet Community Room for the general public’s use. The Community Room has restrooms and a small kitchenette and has been designed with a sense of warmth from the wood cladding and a sense of fun from the colors inside.
  • The Courtroom has a glowing barrel-vault inside to evoke the room’s importance and the exterior material is locally-quarried masonry to indicate the solidity and importance of the room’s function.
  • The total parking capacity is 94 spaces, with three parking spaces dedicated to electric vehicles. An electric vehicle recharge station with two plugs has been provided.
  • Richard E. Scott building has bicycle parking and showers for the employees.
  • The flooring, paints and finishes are mostly sustainably grown or manufactured materials.
  • All countertops are made from 100% recycled office paper. All cabinets and the Judge’s bench are made from pressed sorghum straw and the cork and linoleum flooring is completely renewable.
  • Richard E. Scott building has functional, open work areas have 12'-0" ceilings and maximizing daylight.
  • The landscaping consists of native trees and flowering plants with a colorful “butterfly garden” in the entry courtyard.
  • 80% of construction waste was recycled or otherwise diverted from the local landfills.
  • The west courtyard was designed to be user friendly for staff and visitors with teak benches and shading, & the east courtyard is designed to hold more intimate gatherings like wedding ceremonies.
  • The site was designed to comply with the Urban Design Standard. Also, the site has sedimentation and filtration ponds for water quality and a detention pond to control storm water runoff.
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Roger A. El Khoury, M.S., P.E., Director

700 Lavaca St., Suite 1300
Austin, TX 78701 (Map)
Phone: (512) 854-9661
Fax: (512) 854-9226
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TAX RATE: TRAVIS COUNTY ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 3.6 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $11.00.

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