Council Resolution No. 20181004-038 directs the City to consider a potential lease or sale of the property at 312 East Wonsley Drive to Central Health or the Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA).  Such a collaborative partnership would maximize community benefits and further advance the goals of Imagine Austin and Austin Strategic Direction 2023.

The City of Austin owns 0.59 acres of vacant land in the Georgian Acres Neighborhood with the rear of the property abutting an assemblage of three vacant properties (approximately 0.9 acres) owned by Central Health. The Central Health properties additionally abut the western boundary of a planned 258-unit income-restricted affordable apartment complex, Powell Lane Apartments. Powell Lane Apartments is a partnership between the HACA and JCI Residential.

In addition to the community stakeholder meetings that have been led by HACA related to its residential development, staff from the three entities jointly hosted a community meeting January 23, 2019, whereby community members provided additional input on desired services should the tracts be aggregated for future development.


Next Steps:

City staff will report back to City Council with specific recommendations for the use of 312 Wonsley Drive upon the conclusion of the engagement process anticipated by August 1, 2019.

Announcements on future engagement dates will be published as details are confirmed.


Related Information:

Feb 20, 2019: Memorandum Update on Resolution 20181004-038 Recommendations on community benefits at 312 E. Wonsley Drive

January 23, 2019: Community Engagement Meeting Summary

312 East Wonsley Drive Information Kit and Map