Watch videos from the first of three public workshops on the MidTown Brackenridge Master Plan, which affects the neighborhoods of Mahncke Park, Tobin Hill, Monte Vista, River Road, Government Hill and Westfort Alliance.
We've broken the livestream video of the Aug. 21 public meeting into five separate videos that layout the introductory talk on the project and the public responses on key issues. There is also an interview with Irby Hightower, chief architect for the project.
The Aug. 21 public meeting focused on developing a vision for the MidTown Brackenridge Master Plan, which will guide redevelopment, revitalization and public projects for the new Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone.
According to the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone board, Master Plan should create:
- a mixed use, mixed income neighborhood of urban character, scale and density
- a walk-able, bike-able and transit-oriented community
- a lively district of economic, cultural, educational, residential and entertainment activity
- a mix of new construction, rehabilitation and adaptive reuse that exemplifies quality architecture and sustainable and green building practices
- a model low impact district that protects the watershed and celebrates green spaces
The MidTown Brackenridge Master Plan includes commercial areas along Broadway from I-35 North to Burr Road and along St. Mary’s Street from I-35 North to Mulberry Avenue, as well as most of the area between Broadway, North St. Mary’s Street, I-35 and U.S. Hwy 281.
Organizers will hold a second meeting on Oct. 23 at TriPoint to explore alternatives for MidTown Brackenridge. The final meeting, to be held Dec. 11 at the Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, will unveil a master plan for MidTown Brackenridge developed from planners and community input.
For more information, go to: midtownbrackenridge.org/
Map image courtesy of midtownbrackenridge.org/.