The firm is contributing planning and historic preservation services to a multi-disciplinary team studying the public spaces for a six-block stretch of Third Street between Nueces and Seaholm Drive. The plan area also includes passage along Shoal Creek, the site of the city’s oldest hike and bike trail. The goal is to create a series of inviting public spaces and to improve pedestrian and cycling safety and connectivity in this rapidly-transforming area of west downtown Austin. Additional considerations include interpretive strategies to link contemporary life to the site’s rich history as a rail corridor and as the location of significant industrial infrastructure, particularly associated with power generation.
The study was commissioned by a partnership of the Shoal Creek Conservancy and the Downtown Austin Alliance.
In collaboration with Ten Eyck Landscape Architects, Lake|Flato Architects, fd2s and a full complement of technical support.