The Downtown Anchor Project is a proposed, multi-building complex in Downtown Rockport, which will be located on land that previously housed the Aransas County Courthouse and contiguous lots. It will be a one-stop government complex for residents, that would include a new Aransas County Courthouse, Rockport City Hall, community room, and an open, public space.
The Downtown Anchor Project will provide economic stimulus for downtown merchants and restaurants and be a powerful symbol of recovery for a community that was hard-hit by Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.
City Hall will be located on the south side of the property designated as the Downtown Anchor Project. The two story, 28,000-square-foot building has been designed to withstand hurricanes and provide for expansion of services and staff in the future.. The cost is estimated to be over $12 million, which includes land acquisition, design services, construction, and furnishings. The City has dedicated funding of $2.6 million from insurance proceeds and grants from FEMA, GLO and other state and federal organizations.