Crestview Neighborhood activists may finally get the new park they’ve wanted for years. Austin Energy is currently in the process of finding a new storage site so that one of its current properties, at 6909 Ryan Drive, can be converted into parkland or a combination of parkland and housing.
City Council Member Leslie Pool, who campaigned last year in support of turning the parcel into a park, said she is pleased by how quickly the process has evolved in the park plan’s favor since her election to Council in November.
“(T)he inertia seems to have dissolved, ideas are in motion and I’m doing what I can from my perspective to help get a park for Crestview,” she said. Pool nevertheless emphasized that the planning is in the preliminary stages and that it is hard to say when the final plan will be realized....
Things have changed, said Armstrong, as a result of the new district-based Council members.
“But now we have Leslie Pool, who is our advocate, and we have (Council Member) Greg Casar nearby, who is also working with us,” he said.