Tue May 15, 2012
Meet the Teams Re-Envisioning Waller Creek Tonight
A design competition is underway to determine the future of Waller Creek, which winds through the eastern half of Downtown. And tonight, the four teams competing to lead the development of the creek and its immediate surrounds are holding an open house.
A little background: Waller Creek has received sporadic attention over the years, but with the advent of the city’s Waller Creek tunnel project, the flood-prone waterway should finally have a steady flow.
The project will also pull some 28 acres out of the 100-year floodplain downtown, creating a massive redevelopment opportunity the Waller Creek Conservancy hopes the four design teams will help steer.
The four finalist teams, whittled down from an initial round of nine, are:
Waller Creek design concepts from the teams aren’t due until September, so tonight’s meeting will likely focus on the groups previous projects.
“Meet Your Designers Night” is happening at the Blanton Museum tonight, starting at 5 p.m.