The new 20,000-square-feet Performing Arts Center will include an Auditorium/Theater, Orchestra Room and Band Room with ancillary spaces. Among the systems upgrades are the installation of new roofing and windows, new HVAC mechanisms, electrical replacements including new LED fixtures, and upgraded plumbing components. The campus courtyard and landscaping will be revitalized to encourage their use as modern learning spaces.
The total overall budget for Austin is $29,638,291, from which $5,500,000 are allocated towards the new Performing Arts Center. Additional budget details are available on the EPISD Bond website. Construction is anticipated to begin in fall of 2018, with completion in the winter of 2020.