Texas Architect - November/December 2012: Redevelopment
This issue on the theme of “Redevelopment” exploits the multiple dimensions of the term, which routinely implies not only physical change, but overall change for the better. Along with new structure, redevelopment often occasions new uses, new energy, new life — a welcome revitalization. In some cases, there is even a kind of redevelopment — and an accompanying invigoration — that results more from a remix of uses than from physical change.
Marketplace Team Selected for Linear Park in Downtown Austin 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. The winning entry More than 30 teams entered the competition late last year. 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. Coby Neal AIFD, PFCI | firstname.lastname@example.org 312 944 8230 Chicago p. 512.236.0916 | Minneapolis f. 512.236.0579 612 339 5958 1406 W. 6th Street | Austin, Texas 78703 Dallas | cobyneal.com 214 747 8300 Visit Our New Website: schulershook.com Image courtesy the Waller Creek Conservancy Coby Neal AIFD, PFCI Beth O’Reilly AIFD, TMF| |email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org 1406 W. 6th Street | Austin, Texas 78703 p. 512.236.0916 | f. 512.236.0579 | cobyneal.com 11/12 2012 Texas Architect 71