The design phase of the historic bathhouse rehabilitation/renovation project is underway! The architectural design firm of Limbacher and Godfrey was hired in early 2018 to undertake the design development work and prepare construction documents for the Bathhouse Rehabilitation. The first public meeting was held in April 2018, and there will be additional community and stakeholder input meetings, including a community meeting in early July. The Conservancy has already made one payment to the City of Austin and is in active fundraising mode to raise the remaining funds for this capital project. We are grateful to all our supporters!
Background on the Project:
The Barton Springs Bathhouse Rehabilitation is a major task identified in the Barton Springs Master Plan (completed in 2009) and further outlined in the Zilker Bathhouse Zone Feasibility Study (and completed in 2016). Funding for the rehabilitation of the historic Barton Springs Bathhouse is being implemented through a public-private partnership between the City of Austin and Barton Springs Conservancy.
Barton Springs Conservancy has a contract with the City of Austin to raise $3 million through philanthropy and other public/private contributions. $1.8M has also been allocated from the 2012 City of Austin Bond Package to support the project.