We have made a concerted effort to maximize the use of natural and local building materials and stormwater quality controls, while minimizing impervious cover, the use of plastics, the consumption of potable water, and carbon emissions. This has been accomplished while serving the community philanthropically at scale in a way which is aesthetically pleasing.
Full code compliance
The project is located in Travis County, within the City of Austin’s ETJ, and the Barton Springs Zone. The project meets or exceeds all SOS requirements and is not seeking any variances.
LIMITATION OF IMPERVIOUS COVERAGE
Impervious coverage is limited to 20% irrespective of grandfathering. The bowl is an open green space, and the exterior walls of the residential towers will be planted as a vertical forest aesthetically integrating them into the surrounding preserves.
LIMITATION OF THE SALE OF SINGLE-USE PLASTICS
In keeping with the City of Austin’s zero waste goals for 2040, single-use plastics will be minimized in concession sales in the venue. Preference will be given to vendors providing paper products which are demonstrated to be sustainably sourced and recycled, and which do not contain chemical additives.
MAJORITY GREEN BOWL
In keeping with the natural environment the amphitheater seating is comprised of Lueders limestone blocks separated by grass bands. There will be no use of plastic seating in the bowl. This combined with the grass upper lawn and orchestra pit results in a majority green and natural seating.
REDUCED CARBON FOOTPRINT
The site plan has been developed with the use of ride-sharing in mind, with the goal of reducing the carbon footprint of the amphitheater relative to prior generations. Ride-sharing and other forms of public transport increase vehicle utilization rates, taking cars off the road and reducing emissions and congestion. The 80% previous site, green bowl, and planting on the residential walls will all absorb CO2 and emit O2.
Hear from the Experts
Watch our series of videos and hear from the experts on these topics and more:
“Why was this site chosen?”
“How will the watershed and surrounding habitat be protected?”
“How are you preventing light pollution?”