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Old Posted Mar 9, 2018, 4:32 PM
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Worth pointing out, though, that the KXAN reporting linked above actually supports my point -- that it's a bad scene for business owners who'd been relying on a functioning tunnel to make the flood situation better.
As I said, I'm interested in hearing where that was quoted from, as

1) It seems to be directly contradicted by the actual legal filing.
2) On Wednesday, the Statesman was reporting that the city was refusing to give a statement (as you'd expect, with litigation pending).

The fact that a business owner gives in to FUD based on no data isn't really material one way or another.
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Old Posted May 15, 2018, 5:01 PM
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A bunch of stuff on extending the TIF to pay for the park work.

https://www.austintexas.gov/departme...180524-tif.htm
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I'm not going to argue sentence by sentence with you. If you have special knowledge or education about drainage tunnels then you've won the argument. I'm just a dude trying to argue a somewhat sensible point of view on the internet.

Worth pointing out, though, that the KXAN reporting linked above actually supports my point -- that it's a bad scene for business owners who'd been relying on a functioning tunnel to make the flood situation better.
If only the City had thought to hire & assign an artist to the Waller Creek Tunnel project from the get-go.

Ah well, water under the bridge so to speak.
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If only the City had thought to hire & assign an artist to the Waller Creek Tunnel project from the get-go.

Ah well, water under the bridge so to speak.
Or over it as the case may be depending on what occures in a future flood event... yea I went there. Lol
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Or over it as the case may be depending on what occures in a future flood event... yea I went there. Lol
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Is that emoticon supposed to be Captain Jean Luke Picard??? Lol
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Old Posted Jul 24, 2018, 6:33 AM
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So it feels as if the city is trying to quietly sweep the entire Waller Creek transformation under the metaphorical carpet. No news on when Waterloo Park will open. No movement regarding turning Sabine Street into a pedestrian promenade. No indication that we will see future development along the creek given the tunnel flaw. Or at least, I haven't come across or noticed any news about it since the tunnel flaw was revealed.

The question needs to be asked at this point. Will the Waller Creek vision forever be incomplete? Will it be considered one of the biggest blunders in Austin's history or has the timeline once again been stretched out even longer. Another decade or more, or as I said if it is ever truely completed??? This is after all a major piece of the Downtown puzzle.
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Fair question. I agree that it's been quiet for some time, but I live overseas...
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Is that emoticon supposed to be Captain Jean Luke Picard??? Lol
A frustrated Picard. Good eye
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So it feels as if the city is trying to quietly sweep the entire Waller Creek transformation under the metaphorical carpet. No news on when Waterloo Park will open. No movement regarding turning Sabine Street into a pedestrian promenade. No indication that we will see future development along the creek given the tunnel flaw. Or at least, I haven't come across or noticed any news about it since the tunnel flaw was revealed.
There have been stories about all of those within the past month. Like

https://www.kvue.com/article/news/lo.../269-573726273


As for the Sabine promenade, construction literally just started

http://www.austintexas.gov/departmen...reet-promenade

The construction contract only passed the council in February.

http://www.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=293229


Far from "sweeping it under the rug", it's full speed ahead. See the TIF extension I linked above in May.


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Will the Waller Creek vision forever be incomplete? Will it be considered one of the biggest blunders in Austin's history or has the timeline once again been stretched out even longer. Another decade or more, or as I said if it is ever truely completed???
No, No, No, and No.
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Here is a Tower report from May.

https://austin.towers.net/checking-o...waterloo-park/

This isn't "not happening", it's definitely happening. It's just a bit public works project.
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There was quite a bit of construction work on Sabine Street when I drove by late last week. The entire street appeared to be shut down and road was already being ripped up. That area has some nice potential. I'm glad to see work getting underway.
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Good, glad to hear. Just thought I'd get this thread back on the first page since I mostly get update news through here, especially since I've started at my new job. Was curious since nothing had been posted for a bit. Still worried about the tunnel but will see how it handles over the next few years.
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No, No, No, and No.
Great, good to know, okay awesome and that's wonderful.

Looking forward to the completed result.
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