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CIRCLE ACRES, OWNED AND OPERATED BY ECOLOGY ACTION OF TEXAS, IS LOCATED ON ROUGHLY 9.7 ACRES IN THE MONTOPOLIS NEIGHBORHOOD OF SOUTH EAST AUSTIN. AS A FORMER LANDFILL AND BROWNFIELD, THE SITE HAS SUFFERED THROUGH A PATTERN OF DESTRUCTIVE USES BUT NONETHELESS BEARS A STRIKING RANGE OF FOREST, WETLAND, AND GRASSLAND ENVIRONMENTS WITHIN AN OVERWHELMINGLY URBAN CONTEXT.

ECOLOGY ACTION CONTINUES TO STEWARD THIS NATURAL URBAN AMENITY, CULTIVATING A HAVEN FOR WILDLIFE AND HUMAN VISITORS ALIKE AND RE-ENVISIONING THIS UNDERUTILIZED RESOURCE AS AN EDUCATIONAL AND RECREATIONAL DESTINATION. IN SEPTEMBER OF 2013, ECOLOGY ACTION PARTNERED WITH THE CENTER FOR MAXIMUM POTENTIAL BUILDING SYSTEMS TO DEVELOP A COMPREHENSIVE MASTER PLAN FOR THE SITE. THIS DOCUMENT OUTLINES THE VISION FOR CIRCLE ACRES' FUTURE AND SERVES AS A MODEL FOR HOW TO CONCEPTUALIZE THE REUSE OF WASTED SPACES.
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