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June 2007 - Funding in place for the Waller Creek Tunnel (TIF and Bonds)August 2007 - Tunnel design and engineering beginsApril 2007 – Waller Creek Citizen’s Advisory Committee createdNov 2007 – City issues Request for Qualification for Consultant TeamSpring 2008 - Planning Consultant team begins workDec 2010 – Tunnel construction begins

Overview

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Consultant will create a master plan that:Consultant tasks:Assess baseline conditionsIdentify community visionIdentify challenges and opportunitiesIdentify recommended baseline creek restoration and trail improvementsDevelop implementation plan with cost estimates

Overview

three guiding principles of community vision
Three guiding principles of community vision:

Three Guiding Principles

Environmental

Restoration

Connectivity

Activity & Investment

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Principle 1: Environmental Restoration

“Enhance the ecological, hydrological, and open space value of the creek corridor.”

Maximize, enhance and connect the open space of the creek corridor.

extend the landscape of lady bird lake
Extend the landscape of Lady Bird Lake.

Principle 1: Environmental Restoration

restore the native riparian ecosystem of waller creek
Restore the native, riparian ecosystem of Waller Creek.

Principle 1: Environmental Restoration

create pathways with a light touch through the landscape
Create pathways with a light touch through the landscape.

Principle 1: Environmental Restoration

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Link Lady Bird Lake, Downtown, East Austin, Capitol Complex and UT.Create and interconnect multiple and diverse types of routes and experiences for bicyclists and pedestrians, both at street level and within the creek bank.

Principle 2: Connectivity

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Principle 3: Activities and Investment

“Promote development activity and investment along the creek and throughout the district.”

9.7 – 11.4 million SF potential

development capacity in TIF District

put in place design and use regulations and incentives to achieve a livable mixed use district
Put in place design and use regulations and incentives to achieve a livable, mixed-use district.

Principle 3: Activities and Investment

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Principle 3: Activities and Investment

Encourage a variety of development opportunities – different scales, different uses, private and public/private.

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Increase the residential population within the District, including affordable units and housing for families and the creative community.

Principle 3: Activities and Investment

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Support the creative community by promoting live-work housing, live music, public art, creative businesses, etc.

Principle 3: Activities and Investment

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Consultant will create a master plan that:Planning Process Input to the Waller Creek Conservancy Design Competition:Baseline conditions – topographic survey, infrastructure inventory, etc.Principles for community visionIdentifies challenges and opportunitiesPotential phasing plan and planning-level cost estimatesTechnical Advisory Group

Overview

planning for the waller creek district george adams@austintexas gov
Planning for the Waller Creek Districtgeorge.adams@austintexas.gov