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Be there, at Brush Square

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano

This Saturday, April 7, the master planning of Brush Square commences. The square, which is one of the three original public squares on the 1839 Waller Plan, is where the Dickinson Museum, the O. Henry Museum, the Austin Fire Museum and Austin Fire Station #1 are located. It will also be home to the planning process kickoff, from 10:00 a.m. until noon. According to the Parks and Recreation Department: “The planning process will engage the public in the development of a vision and conceptual master plan for the historic downtown square. In addition to enhancing the square’s green space and trees, the planning effort will respond to the highly urban context of the square, which includes the adjacent convention center, Lance Armstrong Bikeway and the expanding Capital Metro Downtown Station. At this time, funding for master plan implementation has not been identified, but the master plan process will result in cost estimates, phasing recommendations for short and long term capital improvements, as well as financing strategies.”

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