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. South Shore Central is being used as Austin’s demonstration site to test and calibrate the analytic tool. The consultant team for the Sustainable Places Project will demonstrate the beta version of the analytic tool on May 13th at the monthly meeting of the WPAB. To learn more about this project, click here.