“Mayor Wynn has set a goal of having 25,000 downtown residents — that’s 20,000 more people — by 2015.”
—CHRIS RILEY, in June 2006, then-attorney on the city’s Planning Commission and the Downtown Commission, quoted in the 6/23/2006 edition of the Austin Chronicle
Paddle the Lady Bird Lake shoreline this weekend, enjoy a glorious view, count the towers and the cranes that will represent new towers to come, and new people to come, and try to conjure the density necessary to realize former Mayor Will Wynn’s vision of 25,000 downtown Austin residents by next summer. ♣
Missing the old Austin?
Here are 99+ Austin gems I’ve photographed since 2004.
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- The 99+ photographs in the Vanishing Austin series
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