Watch for these exciting community-led projects happening around Austin.
Starting this fall, eight local groups will bring exciting projects to life in their neighborhoods with the help of the Austin Public Works Neighborhood Partnering Program (NPP). From bike lanes to gardens, be on the lookout for these community-initiated projects coming to a neighborhood near you.
Awarded Projects Include:
- Building a multi-use bike polo court at Metz Park, in partnership with the Austin Texas Bike Polo Social Club.
- Creating a new entrance and extending pathways serving the Colony Park District Park, Turner Roberts Recreation Center, and Overton Elementary, in partnership with Colony Park Neighborhood Association.
- Adding bike lanes along Sendero Hills Parkway, in partnership with the Agave Neighborhood Association.
- Beautifying traffic circles with landscaping along East 22nd and East 20th streets, in partnership with the Blackland Neighborhood Association.
- Installing new sidewalks on Englewood Drive, in partnership with Public Green & Wild.
- Rebuilding garden beds at the Adelphi Acre Community Garden, in partnership with the garden’s volunteer cooperative.
- Landscaping and installing a neighborhood sign, in partnership with Dove Springs Proud.
- Constructing a sidewalk extension on Pinehurst Drive, in partnership with the Onion Creek Homeowners Association.
These projects are made possible through Neighborhood Cost Share Program awards from NPP. By assisting with logistics and funding, the program empowers groups to initiate and complete projects that serve their neighborhood. Following the award, NPP will work with neighborhood partners to finalize project details and establish a partnership agreement before the City begins work on permitting and construction.
NPP helps with projects from concept to construction, while the community partner participates in cost-sharing and maintenance. Cost-sharing can be achieved through cash contributions, donated materials and services toward the project, or volunteer hours. Visit AustinTexas.gov/NeighborhoodPartnering to learn more about specific program requirements and how to apply.
NPP encourages all community groups with ideas to apply for the Program. The next round of NPP project applications are due by October 1, 2020. NPP collaborates with groups to work through their project applications prior to the due date. Contact NPP at PWDneighborhoodpartnering@austintexas.gov as soon as possible to start turning your vision into reality.