Waterloo Greenway Phase II: Coming Soon
On January 18, 2023, the Waller Creek Local Government Corporation approved a contract for the construction of the second phase of Waterloo Greenway, The Confluence. The Confluence, formerly known as the Creek Delta, will be located at the south end of the 1.5-mile park system, Waterloo Greenway. The approved design calls for nearly 1,550 trees, 200,000 mature plants, and 10 acres of seed mixes to improve downtown air quality, improve creek health, and reduce the urban heat island effect, while also mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. Phase II will be at the epicenter of Austin culture, i.e Rainey Street.
Anticipating the surge of residents to come to the Historic District, construction of the Confluence will take place in the Spring of 2023 with an estimated duration of two to three years before its completion. After its completion, the 1.5-mile park system will connect Waterloo Greenway from 15th Street to Lady Bird Lake. The project’s design is focused on sustainability and resiliency.
CEO of Waterloo Greenway, Jesus Aguirre, whose main goal is to “preserve our green spaces in one of the busiest and most rapidly growing areas of downtown Austin”. This exciting next phase is centered around nature and the connection of our urban community to the various historical and cultural destinations Austin has to offer.
The project will be brought to life by Jay Reese Contractors. They have a conspicuous portfolio of several Austin projects, including the Pfluger Bridge, Boardwalk Trail at Lady Bird Lake, and 2nd Street Bridge.