ACC Bond and Tax Cap Election

Bond Propositions

The college began planning for a potential bond election in 2009. In 2013, a community-based advisory committee identified $1.9 billion worth of projects from ACC’s Facilities Master Plan. The committee reduced the list to $499 million. ACC trustees cut another $115 million in June 2014.

The bond package is divided into two propositions totaling $386 million—an approximate 2-cent increase in the property tax rate to be phased in over time.

PROPOSITION 1: Planning and Construction for Future Growth

  • ACC Highland Campus, phase II—includes repurposing Highland Mall to serve as a regional workforce innovation center, regional health sciences center including STEM simulator lab, digital and creative media center, culinary and hospitality center, and incubator space.
  • New campus in Leander
  • Acquisition of new property for regional workforce center in southeast Travis County

Proposition 1 total: $224.8 million

PROPOSITION 2: Existing Campus Growth, Renovation, Health, Safety, and Sustainability

  • Renovating ACC’s almost 100-year-old historic Rio Grande Campus
  • Constructing a regional first-responders training center at Hays Campus
  • Constructing an Elgin Campus workforce training center to house veterinary technician and sustainable agricultural entrepreneurship training
  • Renovating buildings districtwide for health, environmental sustainability, safety, and technology
  • Expanding Round Rock Campus

Proposition 2 total: $161.17 million

Tax Impact

For a home valued at $200,000, the final estimated monthly tax impact of both bonds propositions would be:

Standard homestead* Seniors, homeowners with disabilities**
Bond propositions $3.25 $1.17

*ACC taxpayers receive a standard $5,000 homestead exemption.
**Seniors and residents with disabilities receive an additional $125,000 exemption.