Wednesday, September 7, 2022

64 Rainey Street: A Pocket Park for the Rainey Street Historic District

The Austin Parks and Recreation Department and the ESB-MACC Advisory Board invite community members to join the plática, a community discussion on 64 Rainey Street. Thanks to recent City Council actions, planning the development of 64 Rainey Street as a park that tells the story of the Rainey Street Historic District is now possible.

 

64 Rainey Street Plática (community meeting)

ESB-MACC Auditorium

September 29, 2022

6 to 8:30 p.m.

 

At the plática, participants will have the opportunity to review the recommended elements of the park space and provide guidance on priorities, experience the current space at 64 Rainey Street, share community memories, and work together with others on a charrette, creating different models of what could be possible in this space.

 

Additional opportunities for information and feedback will be available at the ESB-MACC during Viva Mexico (September 17) and Austin Museum Day (September 18).

 

Background

The lot at 64 Rainey Street was dedicated as parkland in 2014. After years of leasing the space for staging for the high-rise at 70 Rainey Street, the location is now available to develop into a meaningful park space for visitors. Under the guidance of City Council Resolution no. 20220609-123, the Parks and Recreation Department is directed to collaborate with the Mexican American Cultural Center Advisory Board (MACC Board) to conduct a community meeting by October 1, 2022, to receive feedback on what should be included in the future development of the parkland at 64 Rainey Street. In addition to creating the community meeting for feedback, this community engagement plan will outline the process for developing the community meeting outline and run of show, outreach to community, and the materials after the meeting. Additional information can be found on the project webpage.

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