Colony Park Aquatics Project: Community Meeting #2 - Shared screen with speaker view
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Hi Everyone, so happy to listen in this evening and learn more about this long deserved community resource.
You guys are crazy. Water Volleyball is the bomb.
Per the City of Austin Aquatics Plan there are several defining features that of a community pool. Why are you only list a few. These are the defining features
There are defining criteria for features with each pool classification but not a standard. The defining criteria for features of a Community Pool as defined in the Aquatic Plan are as follows:6-8 Lap LanesActivity PoolWater SlideBathhouse/Family RestroomsSpraygroundZero Depth EntryDiving BoardShadeTraining/Party RoomsOfficePool Size 5,000 – 7,000 SF
Thinking of our elderly neighbors who need a way to keep healthy and fit all year long, would it be possible to consider making a part of the pool heated? Many folks are unable to exercise with high impact work outs and swimming can be a life saver. This proves difficult during the winter months. There are elderly neighbors and others that need a way to exercise during the winter months and having a heated pool would be of great benefit to the community and their continued health. Thank you for your consideration of making part of the Colony Park Pool HEATED and open all year long.
That has been one of the Neighborhood Associations request A HEATED pool, since this will be the only City of Austin Pool East of 183 this should not be a problem, but we are asking for all of the community's support
Hello Ms. Scott and Mr. Perez, thank you for your comments.
how about the water tree?
Sorry to distract but I have someone who claims they are working this project named Helen Miller who is harassing me via private message about my comment wishing the water volleyball had done better. I would like to remind everyone this is a city pool paid for by city tax payers. The entire community is invested in this as no one’s opinion should matter than anyone elses. We are all suppose to be equal. Please treat your neighbors with more respect.
why 6 lap lanes instead of 8
Please describe your design concepts for children and adults traveling from the park to the pool, including sight lines for parents to watch children traveling back and forth.
5000 or 7000 sq. ft. is that the total of both pool size
Please tell the community how much the budget is
What about the infinity feature
What budget do we have and how can we prioritize certain features, such as the heated area, based on budget?
Sorry if Brandon feel I am harassing him because I voiced my opinion.
Heated and Infinity pool would be a killer. Best pool in Austin! Lets make it happen y'all. Be nice.
Is this being recorded so we can post for community members that were no able to join us
CCS–Laura J. Cortez
Thank you for being here, Teri!
I'm all for having kid areas as proposed, but lets not make it all focused on this. I hate to see this become another little Stacey in Travis Heights, which is now a concrete slab. Think long term. Everyone gets old at one point or another. Not everyone has kids. Now if we can make a slide that is heated I'm all ears. Sorry, but I'm pushing for heated because I know of many residents in the area that have expressed this as a main concern.
Thank you Brandon and Ms. Miller for your comments. We thank you both for being a part of this community meeting and voicing your input.
Well put @Raul
Ms. Scott, yes it is being recorded. A copy of the presentation and meeting video will be available on the Colony Park Aquatic Facility Website: www.austintexas.gov/department/colony-park-aquatic-facility
Hello...1st time and just joining meeting......is the lap pool 25/50 yards or meters...If not living in Austin but one of the suburbs will id be needed or will there be a charge for use.
I like concept C. I think it takes advantage of the hilltop location and views
Concept C looks to have more parking, which I like
Children/Families walking to the pool, flashing lights at walkways at the near stop signs and warning signs for cars coming from the top of the hill, to be aware of cars stopping to turn into the facility
Thank you for joining us Maurice and for sharing your input.
Hello Ms. Wright, thank you for sharing!
Which concept allows the larger leisure pool
Is there a matrix where we see how the 3 different plans compare to each other in terms of sq footage, parking, pool space, amenities etc. Just to have a better idea of how they are different other than the visuals?
Hi Ebonie! Thank you for sharing your feedback.
Great question Brandon
I've noticed that you haven't mentioned the infinity edge in concept B and C or the rain garden.
Hi Mr. Fletcher, thank you for joining us and sharing your input!
Which pool allows the best view of downtown Austin
Also, it’s insanely windy at the fields just north of the pool. I’m not sure if the wind is has fierce at the park site. Have their been any measurements? Is there any kind of wind mitigation? I know that sounds silly but it’s REALLY windy over there.
*at the pool site
What is the occupancy of the pool areas? How many people can enjoy the pools at once?
Are some of the features interchangeable?
I like the water benches
The infinity edge is a good thing.
How many standard features are you addressing in these designs
Oh man. Good question about the DT Views, Barbara
Not sure how I went from Everyone to Direct message someone. Sorry about that.
Can the lap pool be changeable to have an adult pool and child pool for some other days or is it a permanent feature?
Hello Christine F., thank you for joining us!
Cabanas with a downtown view. Think about it.
Okay, thank you! Glad to listen in.
Can there be a concession stand like they do in some pools in west Austin?
Will there be lockers in dressing rooms
Hours of operation?...opening and closing dates?
Please use the PollsEverywhere link to provide your input: https://pollev.com/colonyparkpr331
Utilice el enlace PollsEverywhere para proporcionar su opinión: https://pollev.com/colonyparkpr331
Im not seeing the options on the poll page
Says, “Waiting for presentation to begin…”
I prefer option C
got it now, thank you
Hello, thank you everyone for your patience. Please continue to use the PollsEverywhere link to provide your input: https://pollev.com/colonyparkpr331
polls are still loading
I can see it fine now, thanks
Thank you Ms. Wright!
Are there plans in place to manicure the surrounding trees and shrubs and not to remove all the greenery?
COA Justin Schneider, PARD
We will make sure to review all of the comments here, too, to make sure you are included if PollEve doesn't work for you. Thank you all for sharing.
Is A at a higher elevation?
Do the attached parking and other orientations going along with the site location?
Thank you Elizabeth for sharing you input!
What I like about A is it seems the complex will be closer to Loyola and not encumbered by parking lots and cars. Just bonus points for anything we can do to make the site look awesome from Loyola as a way to make the entire community look good and hot hiding everything behind more parking lots.
Also, no need to read out my note as long as you see it
Round about OR Cul de sac. Either/or is great.
Thank you Brandon! We see it. We appreciate sharing your feedback.
Shade Structure: Concept B Linear
It seems like the shade structures on Concept C are all on the east but most of the needs for shade will be in the afternoon when the sun sets in the west. I could not be imagining the angle right but it seems like C would be less helpful for blocking the most amount of people from direct sunlight
Ms. Elizabeth Gillespie, we appreciate your input.
Anything with a tie we all play Rock, Paper, Scissors :)
Mr. Perez, too funny!
Adult Swim Tuesdays from 7-10pm. Bring the margaritas
thanks for answering that question
If a heated part of the pool is not an option, which I hope it is, can there be a hot tub?
You mean we can bring Food Trucks in the parking lot when you say concessions?
No, Brandon. More like they do at Deep Eddy Pool. They sell hotdogs, chips, and colas for like a $1 or $2.
Target date for completion and opening
elevation per options
thanks I was curious about the various views
Thank you, Ms. Scott.
Agree with Barbara about the water heater.
Not to be confused with keeping the water cool at 100+degree months.... :)
I'll be happy to provide the firewood. Just saying. Thank you all for the hard work and input. This pool is a great add to this neighborhood. Been here since 2005 and I can't wait to see this project completed.
Question about permitting: Isn’t the city required to respond to the permit application within 30 days with notes? Do you mean it will take a year to go back and forth and address all of the city notes?
Thanks everyone! This is exciting....
Thank you all...
Don’t forget a copy of the presentation and meeting video will be available on the Colony Park Aquatic Facility Website: www.austintexas.gov/department/colony-park-aquatic-facility
COA Marjorie Flanagan AIPP
Thank you from Art in Public Places
Thank You and everyone stay safe
Una copia de la presentación y el video de la reunión estarán disponibles en el sitio web de la instalación acuática de Colony Park: www.austintexas.gov/department/colony-park-aquatic-facility