Homestead Oaks and Water Conservation Strategies
learning center, large nature-based playgrounds, a ball field, dog park, and
numerous walking and running trails.
The site, formerly a homestead and dog training
facility, is largely undisturbed and heavily wooded with Live Oaks, Red Oaks,
Texas Persimmons and Yaupon Hollies. It
sits inside the Barton Springs SOS district, has a small dry creek on the
Property, and is home to more than 100 City of Austin Protected and Heritage
size trees. Working with HU+O Architects
and Axiom Civil Engineers, the design touches the land as lightly as possible,
respecting both the SOS regulations and COA water quality requirements.
gardens and other infiltration stormwater management devices were not allowed
on the environmentally sensitive site, a variety of low impact development
strategies are used, including vegetated filter strips, rainwater harvesting, non-potable
“purple pipe” irrigation, permeable concrete paving, and of course, native
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