Last week the developers of the “Violet Crown Amphitheatre” and mega-project proposed for 71 acres above Barton Creek near the SH 71 W/Southwest Parkway intersection withdrew their request for the extension of City of Austin water and sewer service to serve the project. The withdrawal followed shortly upon a unanimous vote of the Austin Environmental Commission recommending against the extension requests. That vote, in turn, came in response to an aggressive campaign by a coalition of conversation groups, including SOS, against the project.
The project may not be completely dead, but it is in big trouble; the sponsors are not likely to find alternatives for water and sewer service for such a massive project. Many thanks to everyone who helped us fend off this scheme. It was one of the worst we have seen in many years. We’ll let you know if it resurfaces.