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Projects

2016 Mobility Bond Corridor Project

IN PROGRESS
South Pleasant Valley Road / Austin, Texas

Client

Austin Transportation Department

Project Description

Provide communication and community engagement services for corridor project. Work closely with prime contractor, Urban Design Group, to develop public involvement plan and gather input from relevant public and private stakeholders. Design public meetings, conduct outreach, develop survey, gather data, maintain stakeholders’ database, and produce all marketing materials in Spanish and English.

Colony Park Sustainable Communities Initiative: Phase II (CPSCI)

IN PROGRESS
Austin, Texas

Client

City of Austin Economic Development Department

Project Description

Assist with the Phase II (Implementation) of the Colony Park Master Plan. Work closely with City and community members to procure the RFQ and RFP for the Master Plan. Organize public meetings, engage the community, convene a Citizens Task Force and promote project to secure Master Developer.

Texas Afterschool Centers of Education

IN PROGRESS
San Benito, Texas

Client

San Benito Consolidated Independent School District

Project Description

Collaborated with school administrators, parents, and student to prepared TEA 21st Century Community Learning Center grant to provide afterschool programming for high need elementary, middle, and high schools in the cities of San Benito and Lyford. Designed the programming for CAPS Afterschool Academy, established Community Task Force, and aligned programming with state and federal regulations. Secured $4.9 million grant. Also, we provide professional development services and training for key staff of the afterschool program.

Aquatic Master Plan: SWIM 512

COMPLETED
Austin, Texas

Client

City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department

Project Description

Devised a comprehensive public engagement plan and lead the 2015 Aquatic Amenities and Programming Community Engagement effort. The purpose of this project was to gather community feedback, identify aquatic improvements, educate the community on the current condition of public pools, and inform the Aquatic Master Planning Process. Community engagement involved on-site community conversations, focus groups, neighborhood presentations, and the design of a bilingual survey. A final report was also made available to the public online to share all findings of our engagement efforts. A short video was produced on the project.

Colony Park Sustainable Communities Initiative: Phase I

COMPLETED
Austin, Texas

Client

City of Austin Neighborhood Housing & Community Development

Project Description

Led public engagement team and hosted a number of community meetings, workshops, and neighborhood association gatherings in an effort to educate and engage local residents with the Colony Park Master Plan, which was adopted by Austin City Council in December 2014. Work with a number of stakeholders including: neighborhood associations, local school district, community college and university, and City offices.