Open house for pedestrian bridge
The Austin Urban Trails Program has launched an online open house for a new bicycle and pedestrian bridge over the eastern edge of Lady Bird Lake.
Austin Public Works’ New Longhorn Dam Bridge 30% Design Virtual Open House reveals updated plans for the new bridge’s overall design and amenities. The open house focuses on three key project areas: the bridge and its plaza, a new underpass under Pleasant Valley Road, and parkland improvements near Canterbury Street.
The open house will be available in English and Spanish for 24 hours per day, seven days per week through March 24. Surveys in English and Spanish inviting feedback on the updated bridge design are included as part of the online open house.
To access the open house: bit.ly/3viReDu.
Austin’s Art in Public Places program will also gather community input on a vision for site-specific art for the project at a virtual public meeting at 5:30 p.m. March 9.
To access the art meeting: bit.ly/3t91BXT.
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Hearings set for neighborhoods
The City of Georgetown, in partnership with APD Urban Planning & Management and the neighborhood steering committees for San Jose and Track Ridge Grasshopper, invite residents to participate in the final public hearings for the San Jose and TRG neighborhood plans.
The city’s Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council are scheduled to review and vote on the proposed plans during the following meetings:
• Planning and Zoning: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Council and Courts Building, 510 W. Ninth St.
• City Council first reading: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Council and Courts Building, 510 W. Ninth St.
• City Council adoption: 6 p.m. March 22, Council and Courts Building.
Members of the public are invited to attend and provide public comment. People wishing to provide public comment at the hearings can either email [email protected] the day before the meeting or attend the meeting in person. At the council meetings, speakers need to fill out a speaker-registration form, which can be found on the table at the entrance to the Council Chamber. Each speaker will have three minutes.
During the public hearings about the plans, staff will share the proposed vision and goals for the neighborhoods, as well as recommendations on topics such as housing, transportation, land use, and zoning. Example recommendations range from safety improvements, like sidewalks and traffic management, to ways to celebrate the history and culture of each neighborhood through public art.
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