Austin's Newest Downtown District offers a case study of Austin's new six block Second Street District.

"Austin's Second Street District is a six-block infill and redevelopment project located north of Town Lake and along the south edge of downtown Austin, Texas. The city's vision for the project is broad: 'to enhance the identity and image of downtown Austin as a civic and cultural destination for residents, visitors, and businesses while preserving and enlivening Austin’s sense of place.'

More specifically, the Second Street District Streetscape Improvement Project (SSDSIP) calls for 'the inclusion of a critical mass of retail (and other pedestrian-oriented uses) linked by a coherent and uniquely identified, pedestrian environment...linking two important civic destinations -- the new City Hall and the Convention Center Complex -- along what will become downtown's key shopping or 'pedestrian-dominant' spine: Second Street.'"

Thanks to Simmons Buntin

Full Story: Unsprawl Case Study: Second Street District, Austin, Texas


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