The association, which represents the state's 254 countygovernments in state affairs, plans to occupy up to 65,000 sf andput the rest on the market, Sam Seale, the director, tellsGlobeSt.com. "I don't think we'll have a problem leasing out thespace," he says, citing the building's proximity to the stateoffice complex. He says the association doesn't have a leasingagent and hasn't begun to market the space, which includesfirst-floor retail. Completion is scheduled for mid- tolate-2002.

The eight-story building, at San Antonio and 13th streets on thenorth end of the CBD, has been designed to resemble a countycourthouse, Seale says. With it, the association will consolidateits staff from five buildings in the vicinity. It owns four lots inthe block around the new building, including its currentheadquarters, a 17,156-sf building at 1204 San Antonio.

The new building will have a business center for countyofficials visiting Austin; continuing education center; and thepermanent home of the association's County History Library. Theparking garage will have space for 290 vehicles.

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