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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 and Planned Unit Development (PUD) zoning district 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.
Colony Park Project Phases
An extensive community planning process that informed the development of the community's vision to be adopted by City Council through the Master Plan and Design Guidelines.
Partnership between the city staff and the community to solicit and procure a Master Developer to implement the Colony Park vision.
The City met with various organizations throughout May, 2017 to learn more about what qualifications the community feels is most important for a Master Developer.
The data collected was used to inform the Request for Qualifications.
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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.
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.
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 Foundation. Colony Park District Park is expected to offer outdoor recreation opportunities that promote physical activity and healthy living.