The South Central Waterfront Initiative will establish a vision and provide a cohesive set of recommendations to guide public and private development over the next 20-plus years.
Vision + Design Intensive
April 24-28, 2014
The waterfront's changing. Help us get ready! The South Central Waterfront Initiative invites everyone in Austin to participate in three big events. Join us and speak up today!
What is the South Central Waterfront Area?
The South Central Waterfront Area (SCWA) encompasses 97 acres bounded by South First Street on the west, Blunn Creek to the east, Lady Bird Lake on the north, and East Riverside Drive and East Bouldin Creek on the south. Click here for more information and a map of the area.
The Austin City Council authorized the new South Central Waterfront Plan Initiative in December 2013 after several years in the making. This plan will establish a vision and provide a cohesive set of recommendations to guide public and private development over the next 20-plus years. The plan aims to facilitate privately developed properties and publicly financed amenities working in tandem to create a beautiful public realm that supports a lively, attractive pedestrian environment, creates great public spaces, and enhances connections to the waterfront.
The TALKabouts are a series of free public talks by experts to highlight best practices and inspirational examples of waterfront developments. The Waterfront Talkabout will enrich community conversations around the South Central Waterfront and are part of the Imagine Austin Speaker Series. The Waterfront Talkabout series is hosted by the City of Austin’s Planning & Development Review and Economic Development departments.
The WALKabouts are walking tours near Lady Bird Lake to discuss certain features of the South Central Waterfront and how they might fit in to the planning process.
Stay Informed: All stakeholders and citizens are invited to stay informed by using the following resources:
Keep your eye on this page for current events and information.
Sign up on this page (top left side of the page) to receive e-mail updates on the Initiative and invitations to attend public meetings.
Watch & Learn: Want to see videos of past WALKabouts and TALKabouts? Click here.