Presentation & Meetings
Final Presentation — June 18, 2009
On June 18th the Cooper, Robertson & Partners Project Team gave the final presentation to The University of Texas System Board of Regents. The team presented the final results of their analysis, two conceptual plans, recommendations, and implementation strategy. The Board of Regents accepted the plans, but took no action at this meeting.
The Update Session — May 20th, 2009
The Cooper, Robertson, & Partners project team held two identical update sessions on May 20th, 2009 at the LCRA Redbud Center located at 3601 Lake Austin Boulevard. Over 150 interested citizens attended the update sessions, which were held to update the public on the progress of the planning for the future of the Brackenridge Tract. The presentation included examples of how the plans being developed address each of the design principles, which are guiding the work, and recommendations for both graduate student housing and traffic improvements at the Mopac interchange. After the presentation, members of the team were available at stations dedicated to specialized subjects, including Mobility and Connectivity, Parkland and Community Amenities, Land Use and Place-Making, and Sustainability and Environment for questions and comments from the public.
Weeklong Workshop November 3 – 7, 2008
Gallery Hours –November 3 – 7, 2008
Throughout the Weeklong Workshop, a viewing gallery was held in the entrance of the LCRA Colorado Room (former Lakeview Lodge), located at 3700 Lake Austin Boulevard. Visitors were greeted by a member of the Brackenridge Tract Conceptual Master Plan team and viewed a collection of background information and progress drawings.
Kickoff Presentation – November 3,2008
The Weeklong Workshop started with a Kickoff Presentation on November 3, 2008 to over 70 attendees. The presentation summarized new information that had been gathered and reviewed the events of the week.
Work Sessions – November 5, 2008
Two public work sessions were held on Wednesday, at 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. The morning session had more than 70 attendees and the evening session had over 60 attendees. These sessions engaged interested parties in the exploration of five development scenarios. The scenarios identified opportunities to both fulfill the Board of Regents’ fiduciary duty to carry out Colonel Brackenridge’s philanthropic purpose to use the tract for the benefit of the educational mission of the University of Texas at Austin and to be compatible with the Tract’s context.
Participants worked in randomly selected groups to create conceptual plans following the Draft Design Principles. After working in groups for an hour, each table designated a spokesperson to present the big ideas that were created to the entire group.
Closing Presentation - November 7, 2008
On Friday, November 7, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. the team gave the Closing Presentation to 50 attendees.
Informational Session – August 12, 2008
After hearing and learning from the public at the Listening Session, the CRP team continued collecting data. The team held an Informational Session on August 12, 2008 at the LCRA Hancock Building, 3700 Lake Austin Boulevard, for over 180 attendees. The purpose of this meeting was to present preliminary findings from research conducted since June 2008.
Listening Session – June 25, 2008
The Cooper, Robertson & Partners (CRP) project team held the first public meeting on June 25, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. in the LCRA Hancock Board Room located at 3700 Lake Austin Boulevard. Over 200 interested citizens attended. CRP began the session with a brief presentation which included a team introduction, overview of the planning process, and the online survey results. The floor was opened to the public for comments or to share visions and ideas on the Brackenridge Tract.