The Reconnect Austin team had a very productive meeting with the Blackland Neighborhood Association and UT representatives on Wednesday evening, where we had an opportunity to discuss our ideas for mutually-beneficial development in the East Austin community. Below are the diagrams that were shared.
Here’s an aerial view of the area as it currently exists:
Here’s the same view with the addition of tennis courts and UT graduate student town homes (housing-wrapped blocks with parking and gardens on the interior) east of I-35:
Finally, here’s the vision for the Blackland Neighborhood and UT with a cap over I-35 and the re-routing of Red River, which opens up land for the development of much-needed parking directly next to the football stadium, a basketball arena, and well-connected surface boulevards that help to create a more pedestrian-friendly environment: