Austin: Brookfield Properties Bringing 2,625 Acre Mixed Use PUD to City
Feature Photo: A street view of the 8047 Sassman Road property that will be incorporated into the Pilot Knob PUD. Image: Google Streets.
by Art Benavidez
Austin (Travis County) — The New York office of a worldwide real estate developer received rezoning on five tracts of property for a mixed-use Planned Unit Development (PUD), at last week’s meeting of the Planning Commission.
The five land parcels, totaling 242.5 acres, converted from unzoned to PUD zoning, along with also being annexed into the city.
The lots are not contiguous plots of land, but will increase the Pilot Knob PUD from 2,382.7 acres to 2,625.2 acres.
The five land parcels (highlighted in red) added to the PUD.
The additional 215 acres will provide more mixed residential, and 27.5 acres of open space. The 65% average impervious cover previously allowed in the PUD will not change.
The properties have physical addresses of 7620 FM Road 1625, 8009 and 8047 Sassman Road, and Thaxton Road.
Pilot Knob PUD is proposed to be a designed walkable, mixed use residential community with a town center and employment center off the US Highway 183 frontage road.
The overall project calls for over 10,000 dwelling units and millions of square feet of civic, commercial and industrial space.
Pilot Knob PUD land uses.
The mixed residential area is intended to provide a mix of single family and multifamily residential types with 1,740 acres of the PUD proposed for mixed residential.
Its 400 acres total of open space will include greenways, trails, parks and recreation areas with civic and limited commercial uses, interspersed throughout the project area.
The PUD also includes 200 acres for a town center and 90 acres for an employment center.
Brookfield Properties are the developers and the civil engineers are Austin-based Kitchen Table Civil Solutions.
Richard T. Suttle, Jr., with the law firm Armbrust & Brown, PLLC, represented the project to the commission.
AJ Zorn with Carma Easton, LLC is the current owner of the five tracts.
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.