Austin's Newest Downtown 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 Austinâ€™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