A Letter to Zo Qadri concerning the Historic Browning Hangar

Dear Council Member Zo Qadri,

We hope this letter finds you in good health and high spirits.

We are writing to express our concerns and seek your assistance in preserving a cherished community space, the 80-year-old Browning Hangar.

As residents of Austin, we believe that preserving the Browning Hangar's free and open nature is of utmost importance to our city's cultural identity and the well-being of its residents.

The Browning Hangar’s unique character and historical significance have made it a hub for many activities involving many different communities.

The Hangar has brought together residents from all walks of life, fostering a sense of unity and togetherness.

However, recent developments and proposals have raised concerns within our community about the future of the Browning Hangar.

There are fears that it may be subject to commercialization, which could limit access to the space, potentially excluding those who have relied on it for years.

In the face of these challenges, we are reaching out to request your assistance in ensuring the Browning Hangar remains free and open to all.

We kindly request your support and influence to:

    •    Preserve the Browning Hangar as a public space, free from excessive commercialization that could limit access to the community.

    •    Advocate for adequate funding and resources to maintain the Hangar's infrastructure and support community-driven initiatives.

    •    Explore opportunities for partnerships with local organizations and nonprofits to sustain the Hangar's operations and keep it accessible to everyone.

    •    Engage in a dialogue with the community to ensure their voices and concerns are considered in any decisions about the Hangar's future.

The Browning Hangar is not just a physical space but a reflection of our city's commitment to inclusivity and cultural vibrancy.

Keeping the Hangar as an open and free public space will greatly enhance Austin residents’ quality of life and uphold the values that our city holds dear.

We believe that, with your help, we can work towards a solution that preserves the Browning Hangar's essence and ensures it remains a beloved asset to our community for at least another 80 years.

Your leadership and dedication to the well-being of Austin's residents make you a crucial advocate in this endeavor.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

We would greatly appreciate the opportunity to discuss this matter further and explore possible solutions.

Please feel free to contact us at to schedule a meeting or discuss this issue in more detail.


Concerned community members of the
Browning Hangar Preservation Coalition