Austin residents submit more than 100 ideas in effort to shape future of Holly Power Plant transition into park land.

From the Austin-American Statesman February 26, 2013

2013_Holly_Festival-Beach-2“The behemoth Holly Power Plant operated for nearly half a century amid Mexican American neighborhoods off the northern banks of Lady Bird Lake. The noisy, natural gas-burning plant closed in 2007, long after it had become a symbol to some of inequities between East Austin and West Austin.”

“Now the plant is being dismantled, and neighboring residents are weighing in with ambitious ideas to transform half of the 20-acre plant site into parkland, along with another 80 acres of existing nearby parks, including Fiesta Gardens and Edward Rendon Sr. Park.”

“The ideas, presented Monday night at a city-hosted meeting at Metz Elementary attended by about 125 people, mostly center around making the green space more family-friendly.”

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