Sink the Sunken Back garden? Close by citizens item to renovation strategies

Options to revitalize the growing old Sunken Backyard garden Theater with tens of millions in 2022 bond revenue have drawn fire about the opportunity effect to surrounding neighborhoods and Brackenridge Park.

As part of its general renovation ideas, the Brackenridge Park Conservancy has proposed a $62 million renovation for the 92-calendar year-outdated outside theater, which has fallen into neglect in current a long time. The strategy would improve capability at the venue from 4,800 to 7,000, for up to 60 concert events annually.

Residents of the close by River Street neighborhood, like representatives of the River Street Community Affiliation (RRNA), have spoken out publicly versus the proposal, characterizing it as “damaging,” “a bad plan,” “a substantial mistake and waste of money.” They also claimed that it “will seriously and fatally impression our tranquil group,” and identified as the challenge “an existential risk to the peace and tranquility of River Road inhabitants and their property.”