Austin: Automotive Service-Office Development Proposed at Austin-Cedar Park Boundary
Feature Photo: A street view of the proposed development with the office portion to be developed in Cedar Park (above) and the automotive repair shop on the Austin portion of the property fronting South Lakeline Boulevard. Image: Google Streets.
by Art Benavidez
Austin (Travis County) — A zoning recommendation was postponed for an automotive service and office development near Lakeline Mall, at Tuesday’s Zoning and Platting Commission meeting.
Commissioners postponed the zoning recommendation until August 3 so that they could gather more information on the zoning portion of the property that is located in Cedar Park.
The 3.23-acre undeveloped property is looking to convert from neighborhood commercial (LR) to community commercial (GR) zoning.
The portion facing South Lakeline Boulevard is in Austin, but the rear portion sits in Cedar Park’s jurisdiction at 2610 ½ S. Lakeline Blvd.
Development zoning map. Image: City of Austin.
The proposed project, Sun Auto, will have access to South Lakeline Boulevard along the frontage portion and secondary access off West Rivera Circle, a residential collector street on its western boundary.
Only a corner of the western portion of the property is developable due to a floodplain.
Thomas J. Wolf, Jr. is the chairman of Ozone Technology Inc., which owns the property.
Wolf is proposing to develop an automotive repair shop on the Austin portion of the property fronting South Lakeline Boulevard, along with offices north of the lot in Cedar Park.
SEC Planning, LLC released a site plan for the office portion of the development with the following specs:
Eight, one-story office buildings that total 31,800 SF
Lot one 1.7 acres (16,400 SF) with two office buildings of 4,000 SF and two office buildings of 4,200 SF
Lot two 1.7 acres (15,400 SF) with four office buildings of 3,800 SF
106 parking spaces
Six foot masonry screening wall
Office development site plan.
The proposed commercial development is subject to 65% impervious cover.
Standard landscaping and tree protection will be required in accordance with the city’s land development code.
Additional comments and design regulations will be made when the site plan is submitted.
Jennie Braasch, with Pohl Partners, represented the project to the commission.
Art Benavidez (Construction News Reporter, Central Texas) is a seasoned journalist with over 15-years of experience in writing breaking news and in-depth features at the local level. He honed his research and reporting skills in newspapers and magazines throughout South and West Texas along with expertise in crafting digital content as Managing Editor of New Image Marketing Research Corporation. Benevidez is a Texas native and graduate of UT-RGV.