The Austin Parks and Recreation Department has finalized the Brush Square Master Plan after a final round of community engagement in late 2018. The master plan envisions Brush Square as a unique park for downtown Austin that is distinct yet complementary to other downtown squares and public spaces. Existing heritage trees will be protected and an array of native or adapted plantings will be added to provide visual delight and habitat. Shaded, small gathering spaces will be abundant as places of respite for nearby residents, workers, transit users, and event attendees. The square will also comfortably support larger events, such as the annual O. Henry Pun-Off.
The next phase of the process is presentations to boards, commissions and the City Council from Jan-Mar 2019.