Apartment Complex Looms over Barton Springs
Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, AS-76-93135A-005
The recently passed Waterway Ordinance did not necessarily slow development projects on Barton Creek.
When the development was proposed for a bunch of apartments up by Campbell's Hole, and that development proposal did not do anything to improve runoff....one of the neighbors in Barton Hills and I both appealed the permit for "the Woods" apartments. That appeal went to the city Council and I was basically told, 'hey in this creek ordinance, we intend to maintain landforms. It was not written or intended to address water quality concerns. And therefore the majority of the council voted down my appeal.
— Environmental Attorney Joe Riddell