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Project Timeline

2012

February

  • Colony Park Sustainable Communities Initiative (CPSCI) HUD Challenge Grant commenced
  • Technical Advisory Group (TAG) formed with select Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) from 17 departments across the City of Austin

March

  • ACM Bert Lumbreras and NHCD Director Betsy Spencer attended tour of Colony Park community with neighborhood leaders
  • Work on Land Constraints Analysis by City of Austin Watershed Protection Department commenced

May

  • HUD representatives visit Austin to partake in meetings with community and City stakeholders

September

  • Site Constraints and Opportunities Report completed by City of Austin Watershed Protection Department

2013

February

  • Design Team RFQ released

March

  • Design Team RFQ submissions received

April

  • Design Team RFQ responses evaluated

May

  • Design Team finalists interviewed

June

  • Design Team finalists’ presentations to City Council and public, June 20
  • City Council voted on Colony Park Sustainable Community Initiative Design Firm, June 27
  • Contract awarded to the joint venture partnership of Farr Associates of Chicago and Urban Design Group of Austin

July

  • Contract negotiations with Design Team begin
  • Public engagement staff hired by The University of Texas at Austin

August

  • Contract negotiations with Design Team finalized
  • Public engagement staff trained
  • Community survey written

October

  • Community Planning Workshop I: Listening Session, October 19 at Multi-Purpose Facility

November

  • Public Engagement Team attends the Turner-Roberts Recreation Center Re-Opening to distribute surveys, November 2
  • Colony Park-Lakeside Neighborhood Association Meet & Greet, November 18

December

  • Community Planning Workshop II: Building Blocks, December 9 at Multi-Purpose Facility

2014

January

  • Community Advisory Committee (CAC) Kick-Off, January 14
  • Colony Park Project Pin-Up hosted by the Design Team, January 15

February

  • CAC Meeting II, February 3
  • Colony Park Community Forum hosted by the Public Engagement Team, February 8
  • Agave/Sendero Hills Community Forum hosted by the Public Engagement Team, February 12
  • LBJ Community Forum hosted by the Public Engagement Team, February 19
  • Community Planning Workshop III: Scenario Planning, February 24 at Multi-Purpose Facility

March

  • Colony Park-Lakeside Neighborhood Association Meet & Greet, March 17
  • CAC Meeting III, March 18

April

  • Community Planning Workshop IV: Presentation of Draft Master Plan, April 14 at Multi-Purpose Facility
  • PUD Development Assessment submitted to City of Austin, April 28

May

  • CAC Meeting IV, May 19

June

  • Enrich U: Family Summer Series begins, June 16 at Turner-Roberts Recreation Center
  • Family Fun Fest | Master Plan Open House & Community Resources Fair, June 23 at Multi-Purpose Facility
  • Development Assessment briefing, June 26 at City Hall

July -

August

  • PUD application submitted, July 1
  • Enrich U: Family Summer Series ends, August 8

September

  • PUD approved by Environmental Board, September 3
  • HousingSmarts Workshops, September 13 & 20 at Turner-Roberts Recreation Center
  • PUD approved by Zoning and Platting Commission, September 16
  • City Council took the first vote required to approve zoning for the Master Plan, September 25

October

  • Effective Communication and Team Building Workshop, October 15 at LBJ High School Library

November

  • Colony Park Day of Service, November 1 at Turner-Roberts Recreation Center
  • Imagine Colony Park: An Evening of Possibilities, November 13 at The University of Texas Etter-Harbin Alumni Center

December

  • PUD approved by City Council, December 11
  • Master Plan and Design Guidelines adopted by City Council, December 11

2015

May

  • Colony Park Sustainable Communities Initiative HUD Challenge Grant ends