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Designing the Urban Realm: Multimodal Friendly retrofit of Plaza Saltillo and surroundings

Improving health and the experience of every commuter thru Plaza Saltillo, supporting the flow of commuters into Downtown Austin.

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This idea/project aims to improve connectivity in terms of pedestrian networks and flows. The idea will propose a series of improvements (design) of the urban realm including everthig within the ROWs and will put an emphasis on proposed TOD (Transit Oriented Development) strategies, specifically when switching modes of transportation.

Describe who will use your solution (1,000 characters)

Everybody using the urban realm of the specific area selected (Plaza Saltillo +/- 0.5 to 1 mile radius)

Describe your solution's stage of development

  • Initial Design - you are still exploring the idea and have not tested it with users

Tell us about your team or organization (500 characters)

personal organization, sometimes grouped with local urbanists with passion for urban design and mobility design.

Size of your team or organization

  • 2-10

Team or Organization URL

Funding Request

  • $75,000

Rough budget (500 characters)

The project will showcase a design (or two) alternatives for the specified area. The monew will be used, so a team of visionaries and technical experts produce this Urban Design Proposal

Describe how you would pilot your idea (1000 characters)

Pilot phase will test the ability to get the design approve by City of Austin and other agencies involved in the area. Technical professionals will be ideally in conversations with CoA officials and departments to discuss the alternatives and constrains.

Describe how you would measure the success of your pilot (1000 characters)

Buy in, support and approval of urban design proposal will be the measure of success.

Sustainability Plan (500 characters)

The project will be sustained for generations successfully after implementation, as it touches into the Urban Design of the area.

Social Media

Social media strategy is to be determined after the award, will be included as part of the grant.

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Hi Julio - can you tell me a bit more about what this retrofit might look like? What changes would be made? What specific impact would it have? Thanks!