In May 2023, City Council approved funding from the Midtown TIRZ to support a new planning effort for Brackenridge Park. Specifically the effort will consider the following:
The result will be a Reconciled Project Inventory for Brackenridge Park. This new plan will consolidate the goals and objectives outlined in the plans above. It will also provide an inventory of projects recommended for prioritization. Stakeholders will agree on evaluation criteria to inform the project inventory.
In June 2023, City Manager Erik Walsh reconstituted the Brackenridge Park Stakeholder Advisory Committee. The role of the Advisory committee is to facilitate public engagement and information sharing as the City begins to consider future development opportunities within Brackenridge Park.
The next priority for the Advisory Committee is to review and provide feedback on Phase 2 of the 2017 Bond Project. This includes:
The Advisory Committee will also inform the reconciliation of the various plans for Brackenridge Park.
A Technical Committee has also been established that will support the bond projects and planning effort. The Technical Committee includes representation from: