“Of the various projects we have participated in, yours had far more organization. Citadels has a clear path forward, movement and action steps. The wheels on Citadels aren’t spinning in place. They have real traction and momentum.”

“I believe that [Citadels] has the potential to establish a major international precedent. Locally, there are many good plans for sustainability that I have worked extensively on, including Imagine Austin, Envision Central Texas, Trust for Public Land’s Greenprint as well as Travis County’s Land, Water and Transportation plan. Citadels would be a wonderful way to help achieve those plans.”

“I particularly like how the vision reverses the typical suburban development mentality. … As you can see, I am enthusiastic in my support of the concept being proposed by Citadels.”

Sinclair Black, Professor Emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Architecture, is an urban designer, planner, architect, educator, and author.

Jim Richardson of Richardson Farms at Citadels’ Barton Creek Farmer’s Market booth
Nov. 2, 2019.

“This is the Future.”

Jim Richardson of Richardson Farms, the largest protein vendor at Austin Farmer’s Markets.