Technical Assistance Panels

Technical Assistance Panels

Recently Completed TAP’s

Technical Assistance Panels

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has a long history of providing unbiased, pragmatic solutions and best practice advice on land use and sustainable development. Through ULI Austin, nonprofit and municipal leaders have access to a unique perspective and a multidisciplinary team of real estate experts whose collective advisory guidance can only be found in one organization.

ULI Austin’s Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) provides comprehensive and strategic advice in response to a specific land use or development assignment.

Why use a TAP

Using a TAP leverages the expertise of ULI Members, provides a non-partisan recommendation, and can help garner an unbiased opinion to your issue.

TAPs provide strategic advice to help communities, companies and organizations address key land use and real estate development issues.  In addition, they provide a sounding board for cutting-edge issues in suburban and urban markets, such as infrastructure, water, building healthy places, workforce and affordable housing, and other policies.

ULI Austin looks forward to working together to identify challenges and provide recommended solutions for complex land use planning and development projects, programs and policies for your real estate and land use issues.

Contact Ariel Romell to discuss TAP opportunities in your greater Austin community. To download information on TAP’s with ULI Austin, please click HERE.

The Technical Assistance Panel Process

Pre-Panel: Information gathering in cooperation with the sponsoring organization to prepare a briefing book summarizing land use assignment.

Panel: One-half to two full- days on-site with ULI member experts focused on the land use challenge,  informed by a private sponsor briefing, confidential stakeholder interviews and feedback from the community, and concluding with private panel recommendations to the sponsor.

Post-Panel: Presentation highlighting the outcomes of the panel, printed report summarizing assignment and outlining practical recommendations for next steps, program follow-up on one, six, and 12-month basis.

Cost: $10,000 to $25,000

Recently completed ULI Austin Technical Assistance Panels

  • Travis County, Block 126 Redevelopment Options: Panel looked at various options for the redevelopment of Block 126.  To learn more, click HERE.
  • Mosaic Sound Collective, Affordable Housing for Creatives: Panel looked at the viability of Mosaic Sound Collective providing affordable housing to musicians and other creatives.  To learn more, click HERE.
  • City of Austin, Live Music Preservation: Panel presented options to preserve live music in the Red River Cultural District.  To learn more, click HERE.
  • Austin Independent School District, Affordable Housing for Teachers and Staff: Panel outlined best practices for using AISD owned land to provide affordable housing to teachers and staff.  To learn more, click HERE.
  • Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Permanent Downtown Train Station: Panel included a review and recommendation of unintended consequences in design and scope to in the permanent Downtown Multimodal Station.  To learn more, click HERE.
  • City of Austin, Convention Center Expansion: Panel reviewed expansion plans for the Austin Convention Center, and made recommendations including the creation of a Convention Center District integrating into the surrounding neighborhood and makes the District a more desirable destination for Austin residents. To learn more or see the report, click HERE.
  • HousingWorks, Affordable Housing for Middle Income Families: Panel provided strategies to allow more rapid expansion of production of housing to meet the needs of the middle income families.  To learn more or see the report, click HERE.
  • City of Austin, Parks & Recreation Department: A report was provided to the City of Austin, Parks and Recreation Department, on the effective utilization and funding alternatives for the Seaholm Intake Facility on Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin.  To learn more or see the report, click HERE.  To learn more about the City of Austin’s RFQ, click HERE.
  • City of Austin, CodeNEXT: A preliminary review of density, affordable housing and the development review and approval process was completed for City of Austin staff.  The results of the TAP are posted on the Community Viewpoints page with a link to the actual results HERE.  To learn more, click HERE.
  • Habitat for Humanity, ReStore Program: An analysis of building needs and uses was completed for Habitat for Humanity to drive their future real estate plans.