In the dead zone between the Capital and UT, the State is looking at executing a new master plan that would ass a north gateway to the capital as well as a number of new buildings. If the full plan is realized, new condo towers and a new museum would be added alongside Congress Avenue between 15th street and MLK.
According to the Statesman, “Developers would be invited to participate, whether by constructing the state offices or suggesting “market-driven” uses for land that now has parking lots or garages. Eventually, the edges of the Capitol complex might be lined with condos, a hotel or private offices that could provide income to the state through ground leases.”
In addition to new buildings (shown above in blue) and the demolition of outdated office buildings, the master plan envisions a more dramatic tree-lined Congress Avenue north of the capital. With the new plan, the capital compound would feel like a larger parklike environment surrounded by new government, commercial, and residential development and potentially including a new hotel and museum.