AUSTIN (KXAN) - The city named the finalists in the competition to design the Waller Creek project.
The four teams of architects and landscapers are competing to design a floodwater diversion project.
A $146 million tunnel will effectively take 28 acres out of the city's flood plain. A lot of it is undeveloped land in the eastern part of Downtown Austin.
That land will become available for improvements, such as parks, public spaces and even private development.
A project winner should be announced in October.
Stage III Teams
- CMG and Public Architecture
- Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates and Thomas Phifer & Partners
- Turenscape and Lake | Flato Architects
- Workshop: Ken Smith Landscape Architect,
- Ten Eyck Landscape Architects and Rogers Marvel Architects
Cold temperatures forecast for Saturday morning have prompted Georgetown officials to cancel the parade associated with the annual Christmas Stroll. The Stroll, however, will go on.
The Austin Humane Society reopened to the public Friday after closing its doors for six weeks.
The freezing and near-freezing rain that swooped into Central Texas overnight prompted numerous school closings and delays and made for a harrowing morning commute on Friday.
A man is charged with murder in the shooting death Wednesday of a woman at a North Austin auto repair shop, police said Friday.
The man who fell into a flood control channel and drowned last month was identified Friday as 57-year-old Ronald M. Allen.
The Round Rock-based computer giant, Dell Inc., is offering some workers voluntary buyouts as it seeks to trim costs and boost productivity.