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Tag Archives: Waller Creek Conservancy

Friday, May 25, 2018 by Jack Craver

Council approves $110M for Waller Creek chain of parks

City Council voted Thursday to pump another $110 million into the Waller Creek chain of parks.The money committed by the city is part of a long-term $375 million project to turn 35 acres of land along the creek into a…

Monday, May 21, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Downtown 2039: New vision anticipates growth, mobility changes, cultural preservation

Improved mobility, preservation of at-risk cultural assets and public space, and a dramatic expansion of residential and commercial activity are some of the biggest components of a new 21-year vision created for downtown Austin.The Downtown Austin Alliance has started to…

Thursday, March 15, 2018 by Jack Craver

Council considering another $110 million for Waller Creek park system

City Council members have expressed interest in the idea of extending the life of a tax increment reinvestment zone that was set up to fund the Waller Creek chain of parks, an ongoing project that city government is betting will…

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by Jack Craver

Council looks to Waller Creek TIF for homeless funds

City Council is looking to tax increment financing, a tool designed to address urban blight, as a way to address homelessness in downtown Austin.Council is considering extending the life of the Waller Creek Tax Increment Financing Reinvestment Zone for an…

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Hiring, developer withdrawal signal movement for medical innovation zone

Last week saw movement on two fronts related to the creation of the long-anticipated downtown health care innovation district that is tied to the University of Texas’ Dell Medical School.The most high-profile piece of news came with the announcement of…

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by Jack Craver

Can an expanded convention center solve the ‘downtown puzzle’?

After months of research, city staff has come up with a few ways that City Council can find money to begin solving the so-called “downtown puzzle,” the expression used by Mayor Steve Adler to describe a host of potential downtown…

Monday, February 13, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

More funding, policy work for Waller Creek in 2017

With work slated to begin later this year on the biggest of the park improvement projects along Waller Creek, there is expected to be a semi-regular drumbeat of news of new funding and collaboration throughout the rest of 2017.Peter Mullan,…

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 by Audrey McGlinchy

Mayor sees collective effort in revitalizing east downtown

Just before the new year, Mayor Steve Adler wrote a lengthy post on the City Council Message Board, titled: “Possible solution to downtown puzzle.”He later said it wasn’t so much a puzzle, but that there were a lot of pieces…

Thursday, June 9, 2016 by Jack Craver

Group pushing toward $220 million chain of parks downtown

For once, a discussion of Waller Creek at City Hall was almost entirely upbeat.City Council members were delighted during a work session Tuesday to hear an update on an ambitious $220 million project to create a long, narrow public space…

Thursday, January 15, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Waller Creek Conservancy announces CEO, plans

New Waller Creek Conservancy CEO Peter Mullan said Wednesday that he plans to join the city in “pushing the envelope on what is possible” for the ambitious Waller Creek redevelopment project.At a news conference announcing his selection, Mullan addressed Mayor…

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