As Austin morphs into whatever’s next, it’s important that we hold on to some of our historic past. But would you feel that way if you were living in a patched, repatched, outdated relic from that historic past?
East Austin’s Rosewood Courts has 124 low-cost apartments. The complex’s future is in doubt, partly because its past is so important. The Housing Authority of the City of Austin, fueled by a $300,000 federal grant, is halfway into a two-year study of what to do about the old complex. The study could lead to federal funds for an East Austin neighborhood overhaul that could include big changes for Rosewood Courts. Demolition and replacement is a possibility, one that has divided folks, including some current Rosewood Courts residents.
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