Imagine a lively and walkable waterfront district located on the south shore of Lady Bird Lake across from Downtown.
On Monday, May 13, the City of Austin and the Sustainable Places Project, a HUD funded initiative to examine growth scenarios, invites the community to hear John Fregonese, a nationally respected expert on sustainable development, demonstrate an innovative tool that could help redevelopment decision-making for the South Shore Central sub-district of Lady Bird Lake.
The South Shore Central sub-district, located adjacent to Auditorium Shores Park, includes connections to the Boardwalk Trail and proposed urban rail stops. The area, which is experiencing increased development pressures, will serve as a demonstration site to test and calibrate an analytic tool to help assess and compare the “livability impacts” of alternate development scenarios, including the financial realities of redevelopment in the area. Additionally, application of the tool will be part of the City’s urban rail economic development analysis, being led by the Economic Growth and Redevelopment Services Office (EGRSO).
The area was endorsed by the Waterfront Planning Advisory Board as a demonstration site as part of its continued efforts to shape a positive future for the area and the waterfront.
The event will be held on May 13th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency, Hill Country Ballroom, 208 Barton Springs Road, The presentation is open to the public and will be delivered as the only agenda item of the Waterfront Planning Advisory Board meeting. Limited onsite parking is available at the Hyatt for $5.00 (mention the Waterfront Advisory Board meeting), or free at One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Road.