Yes, we bought a mall. Austin Community College District is the proud owner of the former Highland Mall, which is being transformed into a state-of-the art center for innovative learning, training excellence, and community engagement.
The ACC Highland project is reshaping higher education and revitalizing a community.
ACC Highland is the product of collaboration with partners in business and education, neighborhood groups, and community leaders. The project aligns with the City of Austin’s Airport Boulevard initiative and is part of a bigger Highland vision, in partnership with RedLeaf Properties, to create a premier destination for lifelong learning, living, shopping, and entertainment.
Phase 1 opened fall 2014
Construction began spring 2013 on the Highland Campus, which is located in the former JC Penney. The campus opened for classes in fall 2014.
Phase 2 construction underway
- Regional Workforce Featuring "Makerspace"
- Development Center
- Performing and Fine Arts
- Radio, TV & Film
- Creative Writing
- Visual Communication
- Information Technology
- Culinary Arts and Restaurant
- STEM lab and Health Sciences Simulation
- Computer-Aided Design
- Fashion Incubator
- Business Incubator