The following are Steven Zettner’s [Email address: szettner #AT# austin.rr.com - replace #AT# with @ ]notes from a meeting held tonight with County Commissioner Sarah Eckhardt and area neighborhood representatives regarding the future of the Farmers market property along Burnet Rd.
Travis County Commissioner Sarah E
has tentatively s
Farmer’s Market property to area residents. Ea
developer will have half an hour to present their plan. Confirmation of the date, time and pla
will follow in the next few days.
list down to four. “Three of these are
on the ground floor, residential above that, some green spa
and pedestrian areas. The fourth plan is
kind of an outlier,” E
private meeting with representatives from
Crestview and Allandale neighborhood asso
The outlier would be a retail-only development an
by an Indian restaurant, a
Chartwell Interests In
Paz Paramdeep Dhody, Southwest Strategies Group, and Colina West. An earlier
firm mentioned in an Austin Ameri
on the list.
of the four developers before the start of budget season in July. That leaves several months for the
from neighborhoods that the four developers
use in modifying their plans, and that the
property. “We expe
they’ll adjust their plans based on the feedba
they get ba
where a government entity has sold land to private interests, like
“In many respe
– that’s why we’re trying to get you to help us.”
how it must use its land holdings, E
said. It doesn’t have a great history as
a land manager. Sin
use of the Farmer’s Market property, selling it made the most sense.
Details of the developer finalists for Farmer’s Market:
Chartwell Interests: Current proje
featuring 64 spa
with retail units on first floor. Tim Merriweather is a prin
in the firm and has extensive experien
Paz Dhody: a self-made multimillionaire and entrepreneur,
owns a medi
lived and worked in many notable
Europe, Asia and the US before moving to Austin.
Southwest Strategies Group – undertaking the Seaholm
that will turn an old power plant into a mixed use development. The prin
are Daniel Roth and John Rosato.
Colina West – led by
David Kahn, a resident of Austin sin
an entrepreneur who has been involved in numerous in-fill development proje
at 200-212 E 6th Street and
the Colina West
Possible Areas for Community Feedba
as prepared by E
Will the site be pedestrian and bi
How will the development use Publi
How will parking be arranged, what a
points will be provided?
What is the anti
Does the developer have a
plan, and what does it in