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When: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 2pm-4pm
Where: The Capital Grille, 117 W 4th Street, 78701 (Map | Transit)


August UCHH
When: Thursday, August 14, 2014 – 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Swift’s Attic, 315 Congress Avenue, 78701

June Education Forum Recap: Pease Park Master Plan


Mr. McGovern presented a program on the Pease Park Master Plan being organized by Pease Park Conservancy and PARD for historic Pease Park in a true successful public private partnership. The Pease Park Conservancy, Chaired by Richard Craig, has raised over $250,000 for the Master Plan that will emphasize the natural beauty of the park and the Shoal Creek Greenbelt, just off of downtown.

The new park infrastructure and support structures will allow for additional park programming in Pease Park. The Master Plan team will design a network of trail systems connecting the different areas/regions of Pease Park, as well as connecting to the Shoal Creek Greenbelt that will allow the flow for pedestrian and bicyclists to and through Pease Park, connecting the park to downtown and surrounding neighborhoods. There will be a number of B-cycle stations in the plan that will service Pease Park.

The Pease Park plan recognizes the need to promote optional modes of transportation to and through the park from our growing density of downtown and central Austin.

Once the Pease Park Master Plan is approved by City commissions and Austin City council, Pease Park Conservancy will begin fundraising for the implementation of the plan and developing a Pease Park Operational/Maintenance Plan. The emphasis of the Pease Park Master Plan is retaining the natural beauty of centrally located historic Pease Park, while bringing modern elements of design and functional infrastructure to make Pease Park the modern and sustainable park for future generations to enjoy.

Interested in learning about important happenings in the neighborhood?  Our monthly Educational Forums are a great way to stay informed and get access to decision makers.  They happen on the 3rd Monday of each month, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  Details for July’s forum will be published in the next two weeks.

Policy Forum Tonight at 6:30


The Downtown Austin Neighborhood Association (DANA) holds a monthly policy forum. This month’s forum is tonight, and you’re welcome to attend! (Please RSVP to info@downtownaustin.org so we know how many to expect!)

WHAT: DANA Policy Forum
WHEN: Monday, June 16, 2014 at 6:30 pm
WHERE: Austonian (200 Congress), 10th Floor Conference Room

Just tell the folks at the front desk that you’re there for the DANA meeting, and they’ll guide you.

We have a few special guests.

Mitchell McGovern, past DANA president, will present on the Pease Park Master Plan and the Shoal Creek Greenbelt.

Michael McGill and Greg Anderson, both from Council Member Sheryl Cole’s office, will be present to discuss and field questions concerning recent and future policy issues regarding transportation, micro-units, and point towers, and how they affect downtown.

Tentative agenda:

  1. Pease Park Master Plan and the Shoal Creek Greenbelt (http://www.austintexas.gov/department/pease-district-park-master-plan).
  2. Transportation, including Capital Metro bus service downtown.
  3. Household affordability, housing supply, accessory dwelling units, and micro-units.
  4. Point towers.

More topic ideas are welcome, but the meeting will end no later than 8 pm.

Letter Regarding Sound Mitigation Management – Item #76 on Today’s City Council Agenda


2015 Downtown Living Tour


When: 2015 Date TBD!
Registration Site: TBD (scroll down for more info on stops, etc)
Tickets: TBD

Please note, ALL tour attendees MUST pick up wristbands at the registration site in order access the tour sites!  Registration open from 11am-2pm!

Experience downtown in a day!  Start your Tour experience with complimentary bubbles and bites, then hop on board air-conditioned shuttles to be chauffeured to 10 different stunning downtown Austin spaces!  Along the way, enjoy freebies and specials from local restaurants, retailers, and coffee shops!

2015 Downtown Living Tour Stops (subject to change):




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