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Team Selected for Linear Park in Downtown Austin

More than 30 teams entered the competition late last year.

As the culmination of an international competition to revitalize Austin’s downtown Waller Creek, a team led by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA) and Thomas Phifer and Partners has been selected to design a 1.5-milelong linear park. The announcement was made October 18. More than 30 teams entered the competition late last year, with nine semifinalists chosen in January and two Texas design firms among four finalists announced in April. envisions the transformation of the blighted banks of Waller Creek into a chain of large outdoor gathering spaces. The urban park is expected to be the capstone for a massive public works project intended to spur dramatic redevelopment of 15 blocks in the central business district.

The winning entry

Coby Neal AIFD, PFCI | coby@cobyneal.com 1406 W. 6th Street | Austin, Texas 78703

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CobyO’Reilly Neal AIFD, Beth AIFD,PFCI TMF| |coby@cobyneal.com beth@cobyneal.com 1406 W. 6th Street | Austin, Texas 78703 p. 512.236.0916 | f. 512.236.0579 | cobyneal.com

11/12 2012

Texas Architect 71


Texas Architect - November/December 2012: Redevelopment