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10 design finalists for Seaholm Intake Facility revealed

10 design finalists for Seaholm Intake Facility revealed

Austin Seaholm development concept from Gensler George
Seaholm rendering from Gensler George. Photo courtesy of KVUE News
Seaholm development concept from DBAMLA
Seaholm rendering from DBA MLA. Courtesy of KVUE News
Seaholm development concept from Surroundings
Seaholm rendering from Surroundings. Courtesy of KVUE News
Seaholm development concept from Team CS3
Seaholm rendering from Team CS. Courtesy of KVUE News
Austin Seaholm development concept from Boka P
Seaholm rendering featuring running trail from Boka P. Photo courtesy of KVUE News
Austin Seaholm development concept from Gumbully
Seaholm rendering from Gumbully. Photo courtesy of KVUE News
Seaholm development concept from KSE Studio
Seaholm rendering from KSE Studio. Courtesy of KVUE News
Austin Seaholm development concept from Gensler George
Seaholm development concept from DBAMLA
Seaholm development concept from Surroundings
Seaholm development concept from Team CS3
Austin Seaholm development concept from Boka P
Austin Seaholm development concept from Gumbully
Seaholm development concept from KSE Studio

KVUE -- It may not be a formal landmark, but for regulars on the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail, it’s a classic. Now the Seaholm Intake Facility is one step closer to total transformation.

Austin’s Parks Department has chosen the final 10 design proposals for the facility after opening it up to a contest in January. Now those top 10 designs are on display at City Hall until Friday, August 2.

Lyn Estabrook, a project manager in the Parks Department, told KVUE they want as much public input as possible, so they hope people will stop by and look at the boards. If you can’t make it to City Hall, click on this link to view the slideshow.

Some of the ideas for the space off Cesar Chavez include a bike rental area, a gallery space and a juice bar. All of the ideas are required to have at least one area designated for the public. Many of the proposals feature a deck on top of the building for concerts or private events.

Some ideas are more practical, like a water feature to cool off and restrooms with showers. “There's a real need for a bathroom there, and the Trail Foundation said that they could fund a bathroom there if they found a really good idea,” said Estabrook.

Other proposals include features that would help pay for the project. “There’s some pools, there's a restaurant, there's some pubs; so some of those things can generate money,” Estabrook said.

She says the next step is public input. “We want more than just a yes or a no," she said. "We want to know specifically what do they love about this particular project or this particular design."

Click here to give your input on the Seaholm Intake Project.

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