Updates: Walnut Creek Trail in Balcones Park to be built as part of the Waters Park Relief Main Project & Balcones Pool hours
We’ve been actively working with City staff and lobbying Council to get the Balcones Park portion of the Walnut Creek Trail built (and built right) and opposing the “proposed” reduced Balcones Park pool hours (see Walnut Crossing Greenbelt Trail Letter 2-10-2015.pdf, Balcones Pool 2015-5-29.pdf & Balcones Pool email.pdf).
The Balcones Trail has been folded into the Waters Park Relief Main project. This is a massive project to expand the pipe size of the existing wastewater system to support new development upstream, mostly on Parmer Lane. This project will be a major inconvenience for Walnut Crossing. The wastewater line construction will start and run from the private undeveloped property behind Canter Lane between Mopac and run between the properties at 3001 Canter and 3003 Leaf Lane. It will travel up Leaf Lane and out Scribe all the way to Adelphi. A large portion of the ball field will be the staging and storage area. There will be large equipment being used. I’ve posted the City’s 60% Drawings online here. It’s a large file.
This project is progressing slower then anticipated because the private property owner and the City could not agree to a dollar amount for the property easement. Council has approved litigation and the City is in the process of suing the owner for eminent domain (see document_5272ADED-D1C7-F39B-13228F2A78AE18F1.pdf & document_524FBAE1-B3BC-A426-9513DE525A37874C.pdf). It’s scheduled to begin next summer and anticipated to take a year and a half.
Public Works has scheduled a community meeting to present the project to the neighborhood on June 17th at 5:30 P.M. at Covenant Methodist Church (see Waters Park Relief Main Community Meeting AWU_FINAL.doc).
We’ll get our general meeting on the calendar for next month once the board connects this weekend. If you have any questions or concerns, give me a call, email or text. I’d be happy to converse or meet to discuss these or any issues you may have.
Walnut Crossing Neighborhood Association