Provide recommendations to the council and city boards that assist in promoting excellence in design, development and protection of the City's waterfront; and help provide harmonious interaction and transition between urban development and the parkland and shoreline of Lady Bird Lake and the Colorado River. Provide recommendations on: project-level recommendations regarding proposed development within the Waterfront Overlay (WO) combining district, as required under Section 25-2-715 (Review and Recommendation of the Waterfront Planning Advisory Board). Planning-level recommendations regarding proposed amendments impacting the WO combining district, as required under Section 25-2-715 (Review and Recommendation of the Waterfront Planning Advisory Board.) Section 2-1-187 of the City Code.
The City of Austin is participating in the Sustainable Places Project, a HUD funded program which is developing a computer-based analytic tool to assess and compare fiscal, economic and environmental impacts of potential redevelopment scenarios. The consultant team for the project demonstrated a beta version of the tool on May 13th at the monthly meeting of the WPAB. To learn more about this project, click here.