Courtesy of Mitchell McGovern
Spring Donates $50,000 for Park Improvements
The developers of Spring gave the Austin Parks Foundation a donation of $500 for each new resident, for a total of $50,000. The money will go towards improvements to the lower Shoal Creek trail. When all units at Spring are sold, the developers’ total contribution to the parks foundation could top $100,000. As many of you are probably aware, there is a significant gap in the Shoal creek hike and bike trail from 5th Street to West Ave. Apparently there are city budget dollars available to complete this gap. Survey crews have recently been spotted in the area and new survey markers can be seen. We can only hope that this is a very positive sign of soon to be constructed improvements on lower Shoal Creek.
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Spring also had the official dedication ceremony last week. In attendance was Mayor Lee Leffingwell, Councilman Chris Riley, contractors, developers, residents and local designers and artisans that all contributed to one of downtown’s most recent residential buildings. A plaque was unveiled to honor Robert Barnstone who recently passed away. Robert was a key driver for residential development downtown over the past several decades and was one of the partner developers of Spring and the Nakonah to name a few. He was a man that has helped to shape our city as it is today and the plaque will honor his legacy for years to come.