Council will consider selecting a design firm for the project and discuss the project’s maximum cost. Old Town Park will be located on a 0.82-acre lot on West South Street next to City Hall in Leander. City Council previously discussed the park as a way to attract businesses and restaurants to Leander’s Old Town District.
On June 4, council received presentations from two design firms, Dunaway Associates and PLACE designers, which scored highest in the city's bidding process. Parking, interactive exhibits, restrooms and relativity to the upcoming comprehensive plan were discussed among council members and the two design firms’ representatives.
Some concept ideas from PLACE designers included water features, shaded space, an interactive music area and sculptures. The concept plan from Dunaway Associates included a splash pad, restrooms, seating areas and open spaces.
Mayor Troy Hill said June 4 that the city could bring in more restaurants, food trucks, music events and outdoor entertainment through the development in Leander's Old Town District.
“It gives people another reason to come to Old Town,” Mayor Troy Hill said at the June 4 meeting.