Fareground is inspired by the idea that to make a place everyone wants to go, you have to have something for everyone. We’re not just modernizing the plaza and lobby space at One Eleven, we’re repurposing it by giving it purpose. It’s where culinary meets community. Where work meets play. And where you’ll meet what’s happening next in Austin.
Inside, the marketplace will host an eclectic collection of local cuisine from six premiere vendors, all openly seated to inspire culinary innovation and community building. The space is a place for Austin to gather, eat, relax and enjoy, all within walking distance of the heart of the city.
Outside, the park will blend the old with new: historic oaks will shade a new courtyard; sprawling greenspace will buzz with new technology. At the street level, a grab-and-go station will serve a sampling from the vendors below for Austinites on the move. It’s a place that’s never been built before, all at the base of an Austin icon. It will be downtown’s hub for anything you can imagine, from business lunches to Sunday brunch and everything in between. Open from dawn till after dusk, it won’t just be a place to go, it will be the place to go.
About One Eleven
An Austin icon since 1987, the downtown skyline isn’t complete without the stair-stepped blue neon of One Eleven Congress. As downtown continues to thrive, Cousins Properties saw the opportunity to reinvent One Eleven to better suit the modern Austinite. And so, Fareground was born. More than just a place to work hard downtown, we’ve retooled One Eleven so that tenants and patrons can get the most out of downtown Austin in one place.
Built in 1987, One Eleven Congress (formerly One Congress Plaza, Norwest Plaza and Franklin Federal Plaza) sits on one of the most desirable addresses in the city. The iconic stair-step design comes from the 1931 height restriction that no building on Congress Avenue could be taller than 200 ft. without stair stepping back from the street. It's a place that speaks to more than one piece of the city’s history. And now, its future too.
To bring Fareground to life, we’ve fused the creativity, talent and expertise of a wide variety of local firms. We selected our partners for both their proven track records and their connection to the Austin market. It’s a team full of players that are as optimistic and innovative as the city that grew them.
Owner and Manager
Michael Hsu Office of Architecture
Operator of Dining Concepts
Branding and Public Relations
KBGE Engineering Consultants
EEA Consulting Engineers
Architectural Metals Fabricator
We’ve redeveloped our space to be a canvas for Austin’s creative class. The history of an Austin icon and the unique energy of Fareground are coming together to create a workplace for Austin’s movers and shakers, both on the ground floor and high above it.
For more information about leasing at One Eleven Congress, click here.