Round Rock Edition | June 2022


Projects underway in Round Rock, Pugerville & Hutto

Amendment to bring 1,200 units to Kenney Fort Boulevard


a second reading of the amendment. City documents show the project will completely enclose parking in an attached structure and orient front entrances toward the planned Ken- ney Fort Blvd. A three-lane collector roadway will also be constructed by the property within the Westview Drive right-of-way along the site boundary, but direct access will be along Kenney Fort Blvd. The city- owned roadway is currently under construction.

118-acre light industrial development coming to Hutto A 117.64-acre tract of land near the northeast corner of SH 130 and US 79 in Hutto is slated for future light industrial use. At a May 19 meeting, Hutto City Council approved ordi- nances annexing the tract into the city, zoning it for light industrial use and updating the future land use map. Round Rock City Council approved an amendment to add high-density family land use to a planned unit development anticipated to bring 1,200 housing units to the Kenney Fort Boulevard Area. The PUD currently encompasses 47.94 acres of land. Approval came during a May 12 City Council meeting, where a public hearing for the change drew no speakers. Council members also voted unanimously to dispense with Called the Ironwood Tract, the land was part of Hutto’s extra- territorial jurisdiction prior to annexation. Amanda Brown, a representa- tive for engineering consulting firm Kimley-Horn, said devel- oper Ironwood Realty Partners plans to use the land for a business park. Brown described Ironwood as a “speculative developer,” mean- ing its developments consist of storage and warehouse buildings designed for tenants to move into quickly. “One of the things that comes with that is that these buildings are typically more beautiful [and] landscaped because they have to be marketable to


The project will bring high-density housing. (Rendering courtesy city of Round Rock)


When completed, the development will be one of the largest multifamily housing developments in the city.

Space: 47.94 acres Timeline: TBD

Officials rezone development in Round Rock

was heard by the city’s planning and zoning commission. “Views of their property obviously would change; there’s no getting around that,” Wiseman said. “It won’t be an open pasture. There will be a few hundred homes built on the property.” Wiseman said concerns about the development’s amenity center being too close to existing homes were also shared by residents. In response to concerns from nearby property owners, the applicant revised plans to require a 250-foot setback from the southern property line for the pool and surrounding decking or patio area, according to

City officials approved the rezoning and annexation of 31.17 acres of property near CR 110 and CR 112 in the Round Rock extraterritorial jurisdic- tion, or ETJ, during a City Council meeting April 28. The unzoned property was zoned to a planned unit development, and is set to be developed into a housing development made up of detached single-family housing units and townhomes. City documents state there will be a maximum of 40 detached units in the development, with no more than five units attached per building. The property will be a privately managed rental community, which Planning and Development Services Director Brad Wiseman said during the April 26 packet briefing helps to meet one of the strategic goals of the 2030 Com- prehensive Plan to provide housing for “missing middle” housing. “It is one of these projects that provides another diverse housing option for folks in Round Rock,” Wiseman said. “It does provide a focus to be able to rent a single-family home or a townhouse type of unit and have all the amenities and none of the maintenance that typically comes with single-family home ownership.” While there was a public hearing held for the rezoning and annexation request, no speakers addressed the council. However, three speakers shared concerns about stormwater runoff, additional traffic and views from their property when the request


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tenants,” Brown said. Ironwood also has a presence in the more than 400-acre multi- use development in Pflugerville called Lakeside Meadows. Because of the nature of the development in Hutto, Brown said Ironwood has no specific tenants in mind at this time. Project leaders also do not have tenants lined up yet. However, she said Ironwood typically targets Fortune 500 companies, and tenants in its other develop- ments include General Motors and Restoration Hardware. Brown said while the develop- ment is likely to bring an influx of truck traffic to the surround- ing area, Ironwood is happy to work with the city on future improvements to nearby roads such as Alliance Boulevard. Space: 117.64 acres Timeline: TBD

city documents. Space: 31.17 acres Timeline: TBD






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