Studio Balcones was awarded a grant from Keep Austin Beautiful to work on the revitalization of Plaza Saltillo, a stop on Austin’s commuter light rail line. Originally established in 1998 with the Sister Cities Program between Austin and Saltillo, Mexico, Studio Balcones’ planting redesign utilized a highly drought-tolerant planting palette, evocative of both Central Texas and Saltillo, Mexico, and has helped to revitalize this unique East Austin public space.

Project Type Public SquareLocation Austin, TexasStatus CompleteCollaborators Capitol Metro, Keep Austin Beautiful, City of Austin Parks and Recreation