Parks and Recreation BoardNov. 28, 2022

2-3: Waterloo Preservation Plan Presentation — original pdf

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Waterloo Preservation Plan Citlaly, Tiffany, Max, Bryan Table of Contents 01 History History about waterloo greenway and waller creek 02 Why preserve the history What had happened in the past and present 03 Goals & Strategy What can be done to preserve the history 04 05 Our Plan Our plan to preserve the history of waterloo greenway and waller creek Stakeholders Who is the audience and who are the stakeholders 06 Outcome What can happen in the future with our plan 01 History/background Waller Creek, which flows across the District from north to south, has influenced its development over time. ● Waller Creek dates 15,000 years in the past, indigenous people called Waller Creek even before it was given its name. European settlement forced indigenous people to identify as Mexican ignorer to stay in their ancestral lands. ● ● After Slavery, African Americans established a community along the banks of Waller Creek. The city's waterways, like Shoal Creek and Waller Creek, which at the time were prone to flooding and were areas of the city where many Black and Mexican-Americans had settled, needed to be improved, as well as parks and boulevards. ● The Koch and Fowler 1928 City Plan presents the idea of picturesque parks and boulevards in the Waller Creek area. But the beautification plans also reinforce the racist Jim Crow policies. 01 More history History on development of waller creek and waterloo greenway ● ● In April 1978, Symphony Square opens forming the headquarters for the Austin Symphony Orchestra, the Square is formed by four historic buildings: the Jeremiah Hamilton House (the only building original to the site), New Orleans Club, William P. Hardeman House, and Michael Doyle House. In 1975, urban planners, architects, landscape architects, and engineers create the Waller Creek Development Plan; plan proposed improvements. ● The City of Austin had a vision for transforming the neglected Waller Creek area into a connected, inclusive, and vibrant public park that could benefit the entire Austin community. Today, both the Conservancy and all of the park’s many destinations are collectively known as “Waterloo Greenway. 02 Why do we need to preserve waterloo park/waller creek Remembrance connections development Transmit our understanding of the past to future generations Help give people a sense of a place and connection to the past Benefits of attraction to tourists and the community 02 What had happened in the past Aftermath of the flooding Streets changed/segregation The 1915 Flash Flood killed 50 people, 12 along Waller Creek. As soon as white landowners noticed the 1869 land was flood prone they began selling land to people to black people. Construction of symphony square In April 1978, Symphony Square opens forming the headquarters for the Austin Symphony Orchestra, the Square is formed by four historic buildings: the Jeremiah Hamilton House Our goals / flyer 03 Main Goal Goal 3 Promote inclusivity and community through food Preserve African American and Mexican-American recipes and tradition Goal 2 Educate people/Austinites about the importance of waller creek and waterloo greenway 03 Strategy Main goal (preserve the history of waller creek and waterloo greenway) Key Action 1 Know the history of what happened to waller creek Key Action 2 What plans can bring people together to look at the history and know more about the place History needs to be kept and known to move on to create something better. Build a place where people can enjoy learning history What is our plan 04 01 02 03 Build a restaurant with resources What is the plan? We want to build a relationship with the community with food. Food brings a diverse group of people together Consideration Decision What is on the menu? Items on the menu will consist African-American, Mexican dishes and more. How will it tie back to the history? All items will be named after significant figures who were involved in the history. Where will the restaurant be located? Plan to do it near symphony square, which was originally Jeremiah Hamilton’s home. Requirements When opening or buying a bar or restaurant in Austin ● Certificate of Occupancy (City of Austin) ● General Assembly Permit (Austin Fire Department) Permit to Operate a Food Enterprise (City of Austin) ● Sales and Use Tax Permit (State of Texas) ● Licenses to sell/serve alcohol – provided through the Texas Alcoholic Beverage ● Commission (TABC) Zoning Verification/Approval (City of Austin) ● What’s in the Restaurant What's on the tables, walls, how is history connected. QR codes will be on the tables or walls for more history about waller creek and why action is needed to preserve the place. Also the background and history of the recipes. Connection within symphony square History about symphony square is important because the connection it has with waterloo greenway take place all the way back in 1971 when symphony square was in development. But this place was originally home to Jeremiah Hamilton in 1871, and made it a grocery store. Menu 05 stakeholders / Audiences Javier Wallace’s company Black Austin Tours Food enthusiasts … Texas based supermarket HEB Austin Natives Possible outcomes on how the community and city can be affected with this change 06 Resurgence of Waller Creek History Protects the buildings, objects and landscapes and keeps the history Preserve agriculture and recipes Lifeblood of regional food culture Building a relations Relationships are formed and memories are made within the community Connects the past with present Past and present are linked by a continuous chain of events THANKS!! CREDITS: This presentation template was created by Slidesgo, including icons by Flaticon, infographics & images by Freepik Resources links ● ● ● ● ected-here-an-environmental-history-of-downtown-austin-s-waterloo-park