Just got back from the ground breaking ceremony for Downtown Austin’s Waller Creek Tunnel project. Not long ago Austin City Council officially adopted the Waller Creek District Master Plan (link). This groundbreaking is milestone in downtown Austin’s revitalization. The tunnel is expected to be completed in 2014, at which point 28 acres of downtown land will have been removed from the 100 year flood plain. The tunnel will facilitate billions of dollars of investment over the next decade, yielding more housing and recreation space for our city.