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Welcome to Colony Park

The Colony Park Sustainable Community Initiative began as a three-year master planning process supported through a $3 million U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Sustainable Communities Challenge Grant.  The culmination of this planning process was the adoption of the Colony Park Master Plan and Design Guidelines for the 208-acre parcel of publicly-owned land located on Loyola Lane between Johnny Morris Road and Decker Lane.

The City of Austin Economic Development Department is now working to ensure that the next phase of the project, the Implementation Phase, is successful.  During this phase, the City will work with community partners to search for a Master Developer through a formal Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and Request for Proposal (RFP) process. We believe that with this two-step process we can secure a Master Developer who will work with city staff and the community to realize the Colony Park vision.

Your ideas and participation will ensure the implementation of the Master Plan reflects the vision of the community. Learn more about the project and subscribe to the mailing list.

Colony Park Project Phases

Phase I

Master Planning

An extensive community planning process informs the development of the community vision to be adopted by City Council through the Master Plan and Design Guidelines. 


Phase II


Partnership between the city staff and the community to solicit and procure a Master Developer to implement the Colony Park vision.  

In progress


What's New?

Northeast Austin Economic Development Committee Meeting
The first Northeast Austin Economic Development Committee meeting was held at Austin City Hall on Apil 21, 2017.

The committee is made up of community leaders, city staff, businesses, and other related organizations in far east Austin.  We invited them to be part of the Colony Park Sustainable Communities Initiative to provide innovative ideas and feedback to support the Implementation Phase of the project.

For additional information about the event please contact colonypark@austintexas.gov.


Colony Park Master Plan Wins American Planning Association Texas Chapter Project Planning Award

The American Planning Association Texas Chapter awarded a Project Planning Award to the Colony Park Sustainable Communities Initiative at their annual conference in San Antonio, Texas on November 4, 2016.


Urban Design Group honored with Proclamation from City Council

Council Member Ora Houston honored Urban Design Group for being awarded the 2016 Project Award by the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association.  Mayor Steve Adler proclaimed December 10, 2016, as Colony Park Sustainable Community Initiatives Day.


Colony Park Master Plan

On December 11, 2014, the City of Austin approved and adopted the Colony Park Master Plan and  Planned Unit Development zoning.  The master plan was developed through a community involvement process that documented the existing conditions, and established the vision of the master plan. The Colony Park Master Plan is the basis for the Colony Park Planned Unit Development zoning district, which establishes the design-based code development standards and entitlements for the 208 acres.  On October 6, 2016 the City of Austin amended the Imagine Austin comprehensive plan to include the Colony Park Master Plan.   


Nearby City Initiatives

District Park Master Plan: 93-acres of parkland located at the heart of the Colony Park Master Plan will soon offer open spaces for families to enjoy. Development of the District Park was made possible by the City of Austin 2008 Bond, including matching grants from a Texas Parks and Wildlife Local Park Grant and a St. David’s Healthy Living grant provided by Austin Parks FoundationColony Park District Park is expected to offer outdoor recreation opportunities that promote physical activity and healthy living.