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Discussion: Republic Square Park

The City of Austin is hosting a community conversation about the future of Republic Square Park . We want your thoughts on the future of the Park. The project phases include the following: * Master Plan Update - The team will engage stakeholders and the public to assess and update the existing Republic Square Vision Plan * Phase II Design and Construction - Subsequent to the completion of the Master Plan, the team will prepare construction documents and technical specifications and oversee construction of the Phase 2 improvements * Public-Private Partnership Report - Team will create a strategy for sustainable public-private partnerships for the park’s on-going enhancement, operations, and maintenance.We will engage the community through a series of public meetings, email users, phone comment line, SpeakUpAustin and an online survey, with particular attention to obtaining input from representative segments of the community - the stakeholders. We invite you to share your ideas for potential park uses (passive and active), public events and opportunities for generating revenue. This feedback will help us identify the ongoing maintenance and operation needs, which will guide development of the operating model and associated budgets.

Please answer the questions below and indicate how frequently you visit the park and your favorite activities there.

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The City of Austin is hosting a community conversation about the future of Republic Square Park.  We want your thoughts on the future of the Park.  The project phases include the following:Master Plan Update - The team will engage stakeholders and the public to assess and update the existing Republic Square Vision PlanPhase II Design and Construction - Subsequent to the completion of the Master Plan, the team will prepare construction documents and technical specifications and oversee construction of the Phase 2 improvementsPublic-Private Partnership Report - Team will create a strategy for sustainable public-private partnerships for the park’s on-going enhancement, operations, and maintenance.We will engage the community through a series of public meetings, email users, phone comment line, SpeakUpAustin and an online survey, with particular attention to obtaining input from representative segments of the community - the stakeholders. We invite you to share your ideas for potential park uses (passive and active), public events and opportunities for generating revenue. This feedback will help us identify the ongoing maintenance and operation needs, which will guide development of the operating model and associated budgets.Please answer the questions below and indicate how frequently you visit the park and your favorite activities there.  Also save the date of July 19th at 6pm for a follow-up meeting at the Mexican American Cultural Center.Thanks!

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What new park amenities do you feel should be factored into the design for Republic Square? Why?

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Topic: Park Events

What new events would you like to see at Republic Square? Why?

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What sort of challenges must the design address for the park to be a signature park for Austin?

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Tell us what parks you have visited in your travels that have really impressed you. Why?

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What options should be considered to fund future improvements, programming, and maintenance of Republic Square?  (Examples: City of Austin Capital Improvement program, Public Private Partnerships, local taxing district)

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