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.
The South Central Waterfront encompasses 97 acres, located just south of downtown and 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.
Results of Community Involvement
Thank you to all the residents, nearby property owners, local and visiting experts, and volunteers for being a part of the South Central Waterfront events this winter/spring 2014. The waterfront's changing and you're helping us get ready! Review our Draft Vision Framework (PDF), as presented to City Council, the result of months of hard work and multiple public events.
In December 2013, the Austin City Council authorized the South Central Waterfront Plan Initiative. The 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.
For more than two years, the Waterfront Planning Advisory Board has provided leadership on waterfront issues related to Lady Bird Lake. Click here to learn more about the history of the South Central Waterfront, including the 2013 Sustainable Places Project and the 2012 Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) report.
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