The Austin Community College District (ACC) and No-Comply Skate Shop are moving forward with a new plan to extend the lease for No-Comply. The agreement gives the college and skate shop more time to work toward a long-term solution.
“I am excited to announce that ACC has committed to extending our lease here until we find a new space,” says Elias Bingham, owner of No-Comply Skate Shop. “ACC is not only giving us time to find a new home, but they are also committed to helping us find the right place, and working with us on collaborative efforts moving forward. I look forward to our continued work to see what we can accomplish together for our community.”
“As a community college, we are committed to doing what is best for the community. We have learned a lot about No-Comply and the skateboarding community, and we’re hopeful that this is an opportunity for a lasting partnership,” says Neil Vickers, ACC executive vice president of finance and administration. “Our goal is to help No-Comply, and there are a lot of options we can look into. Extending the lease for No-Comply gives us all the time we need to do things right.”
No-Comply has been on a month-to-month lease with the college since 2014. The new agreement will provide a long-term lease and allow the skate shop to stay in the building while both sides work toward a long-term solution, including the possibility of moving No-Comply into another storefront owned by the college in the area.
Postponing City Application
ACC has asked the City of Austin to pause the application process for demolition of the building that No-Comply currently occupies. The college filed a request with the Historical Commission asking the commission to pull discussion for the property from its August 23 meeting and postpone any decision. The request to postpone provides ACC and No-Comply more time to work together toward a long-term solution.
History of the Building
ACC has owned the building since 2009. It was purchased as part of the college’s Districtwide Campus Master Plan to accommodate future growth at the Rio Grande Campus. In 2014, voters approved a renovation and historical preservation project for the campus. A soft reopening is expected this fall.
For more information about the renovation project, visit austincc.edu/vision.