1. South Central Waterfront Vision Framework Plan
In June 2016, the Austin City Council adopted this plan, which provides a vision for the redevelopment of the prime, 118-acre South Central Waterfront area. The plan will take decades to implement and require sustained leadership from the public and private sectors.
2. Austin Convention Center Long-Range Master Plan
In early 2015, the Austin Convention Center Department completed its long-range master plan, which recommends expanding the Convention Center facilities. The preferred Convention Center design, a westward, non-contiguous expansion, is currently being considered by City of Austin leadership.
3. 2016 Texas Capitol Complex Master Plan
This multi-phased plan depicts a long-term vision for the state-owned property in the vicinity of the Capitol. The plan makes provisions for quality public realm, historic preservation, urban design, mobility, and connectivity with other districts.
4. Central Health Brackenridge Campus Master Plan
Adopted in early 2016, this plan depicts a new, mixed-use community where people “live, work, eat, play and access health care service.” The plan provides a flexible framework for phasing in development over time.
5. Innovation District
Downtown Austin’s east side has all the ingredients for creating an innovation district: the new Dell Medical School and teaching hospital, the planned redevelopment of the Brackenridge Hospital campus, the ongoing transformation of Waller Creek, the potential for lowering I-35 through downtown, the planned Austin Convention Center expansion, the new Texas Capitol Complex master plan, the new South Central Waterfront master plan, planned upgrades to Capital Metro’s MetroRail service, and the upcoming redevelopment of Plaza Saltillo.
6. Red River Cultural District
The Red River Cultural District Merchants Association, which formed in February 2016, is working with the City of Austin Economic Development Department’s Soul-y Austin Business District Incubator to implement a district plan.