The iconic Seaholm Power Plant lends its name to the entire Seaholm EcoDistrict and symbolizes the revitalization of this prominent area in the heart of downtown Austin.
After the power plant was decommissioned in 1989, the property was designated as a brownfield site and was considered too contaminated for use. Between 1997 and 2003, significant investment was devoted to cleaning up the historic site, and in 2005 a public-private partnership was formed to redevelop the building using green design and construction practices.
Restoration of the power plant created a ripple effect of sustainable development surrounding the site and today the Seaholm EcoDistrict is a vibrant hub of residential, office, and community gathering spaces that reflects Austin’s spirit of originality and soul.
Seaholm area in 1960
Seaholm area today
The 90-acre EcoDistrict exhibits Austin’s commitment to sustainable urban living and contains green features that are good for the environment and people who, live, work or play here.
Some of the features that make the Seaholm EcoDistrict a special place include:
The Seaholm EcoDistrict embodies goals from the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan, such as: