Construction of the city-owned center began in January 2006.
The project, which was approved in 1998, will be done by June, but the project manager said officials are aiming for an informal opening on Cinco de Mayo.
The $16 million center is taking shape on a 6 1/2-acre site at the end of River Street.
Designed by well-known Mexican architect Teodoro Gonzáles de León, CasaBella Architects of Austin and Del Campo & Maru of San Francisco, it features simple yet striking structural forms, such as a pyramid, and is made in part with white concrete panels that were hand-chiseled in Mexico City.
A tower with a narrow, vertical window will be able to be seen from Interstate 35.
Mexic-Arte Museum will also be looking to selling their current location on Congress and building a new site for their museum near the MACC. This is exciting news indeed. Let’s plan to go to the informal opening on Cinco de Mayo.