Help shape the future vision for this historic public square.
The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department is holding a master planning meeting for Brush Square located in downtown Austin. Brush Square is one of three remaining historic public squares from the 1839 Waller Plan for the City of Austin.
The event is being held on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Brush Square, located at (409 E. 5th Street from 10 am - 12 pm. Brush Square is accessible via the 4, 17, 22, 100, and 122 bus routes.
Brush Square Master Plan Meeting
Saturday, June 16, 2018
409 E. 5th Street
10 am - 12 pm
The planning process will engage the public in the development of a vision and conceptual master plan for the historic downtown square. In addition to enhancing the square’s green space and trees, the planning effort will respond to the highly urban context of the square, which includes the adjacent convention center, Lance Armstrong Bikeway and the expanding Capital Metro Downtown Station. At this time, funding for master plan implementation has not been identified, but the master plan process will result in cost estimates, phasing recommendations for short and long term capital improvements, as well as financing strategies.
Brush Square is one of the three original public squares in the 1839 Waller Plan for the City of Austin, and is the home of the historic Brush Square Museums, which include the Dickinson Museum, the O. Henry Museum, and the Austin Fire Museum. Austin Fire Station #1 is also located on the square and actively serves the surrounding downtown area.