March 21: Community Conversation on The Grove's Public Parks Master Plan

COMMUNITY INPUT MEETING #1
March 21, 2017, 7:00-8:30 PM
Bryker Woods Elementary, 3309 Kerbey Lane

The Public Parks Master Plan (PPMP) for The Grove at Shoal Creek is being developed collaboratively with the property owner and the Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD).  The PPMP includes a 16.25-acre Signature Park and a Pocket Park.  

Community input is vital to the process, and there will be several opportunities scheduled to encourage participation. The new facilities must be in compliance with the City Parkland Improvement and Operations Agreement for The Grove at Shoal Creek Planned Unit Development (PUD).
 
There will be three (3) community meetings held to solicit input about the goals and programming priorities for the public parks.

Discussions will include a vision plan and design alternatives for the parks, and the resulting Public Parks Master Plan. Once approved by the PARD Director, the PPMP will guide both the initial park improvements constructed by the developer of The Grove at Shoal Creek and any future capital improvements to the parks.
 
Project Background
The Grove at Shoal Creek is an approximately 76-acre Planned Unit Development (PUD) located Southeast of the corner of Bull Creek Road and West 45th Street.  The project will consist of a mix of residential housing types that includes: affordable housing, a mixed-use district with retail and office space, and over 20 acres of publicly accessible open space. The PUD Zoning for the project, approved by City Council on December 15, 2016, requires the dedication of almost 19 acres of public parks. The PPMP for The Grove at Shoal Creek will guide the development and maintenance of those public parks. The 1-page Parks Plan Exhibit, which is part of that ordinance and describes the specific requirements for parks at The Grove at Shoal Creek, can be found here. Additional detail regarding plans for the overall development can be found on this website: www.thegroveatshoalcreek.com.

For more information regarding the Public Parks Master Plan, visit www.austintexas.gov/parksatthegrove, or contact Park Development Coordinator, Charles Mabry at 512-974-9481 or charles.mabry@austintexas.gov.