Austin ‘downtown puzzle’ plan to be studied in pieces


Two months after Mayor Steve Adler pitched a “downtown puzzle” plan to tie future downtown improvements to fees generated from an expansion of the Austin Convention Center, the City Council is pulling the puzzle pieces apart for individual inspection.

Through various drafts, they hashed out a resolution, unanimously approved late Thursday night, asking staff to independently evaluate the long list of projects under Adler’s puzzle banner. The plan’s biggest elephant—whether to actually expand the convention center—remains pointedly undecided.

Now is the time for collecting information, council members said, not making decisions.

Find out more about the pieces involved at mystatesman.com.



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