Save the Date: During the week of January 24-29, 2016, the owner of the Austin Oaks site and the neighborhood stakeholders surrounding the site will participate in a design charrette in a collaborative effort to create a consensus-based design for the site. Both the owner and the neighborhood representatives working on the charrette planning see this as an opportunity to use innovative collaborative design as a means of moving forward.
In June, the NWACA Board passed a resolution asking that the Austin Oaks owner and the City of Austin establish a charrette to bring together all stakeholder groups to "have a meaningful and impactful discussion regarding the Austin Oaks property; educate the neighborhood about the zoning and development process and what is possible at the Austin Oaks site; provide for facilitated working sessions to discuss ideas and review design proposals, to develop consensus on a workable approach, and to document a proposed design; and, provide input for moving forward with the formal City review process." That design charrette workshop is now planned for the end of January, with four community meetings prior to the week-long workshop. See the details in the AO Charrette Neighborhood Update and watch for further information to be provided at this Charrette web page