TAP | Seaholm Intake Facility

TAP | Seaholm Intake Facility

Technical Assistance Panel (TAP)

ULI Austin was retained to help the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department review opportunities to redevelop the Seaholm Intake Facility on Cesar Chavez and Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin.  More specifically, the City was looking for guidance on how to blend commercial and public uses at the facility and how to effectively pay for any improvements given the lack of funds available to the Parks and Recreation Department.


A Report was delivered to the Parks and Recreation Department in April 2014 that included several recommendations from the Technical Assistance Panel to address the issues.  A copy of the report can be downloaded from the ULI Austin website at the following link.  The Parks and Recreation Department presented the results to the City Council in May and the recommendations were approved.  ULI Austin is pleased that we were able to assist the process of developing a potential landmark project in the Austin park system.


Special thanks to our panelists for their service as part of this TAP:
Jay Hailey, DLA Piper (Panel Chair)
Todd LaRue, RCLCO
Gary Altergott, MORRIS75
KC Sahl, Madison Square Park Conservancy

TAP’s at ULI Austin

Please contactAriel Romell with any ideas for additional Technical Assistance Panels in the greater Austin area.  ULI expertise can provide an unbiased view of land use and real estate issues.  We have the ability to garner advice and participation from around the country to apply to local challenges.

View the report here Final Seaholm TAP Report 4-7-14


The City of Austin has announced the opportunity for the adaptive reuse and redevelopment of the Seaholm Intake Facility as a public community recreation and leisure destination.

View the Request for Qualifications solicitation