Feature Photo: Aerial view of the proposed site off West William Cannon Drive in the southern portion of the city. Image: Google/VBX Graphic
by Art Benavidez
Austin (Travis County) — A Dallas real estate company is awaiting a hearing on a rezoning request for a 294-unit mid-rise apartment complex.
The Zoning and Platting Commission was scheduled to consider that case last week, but that meeting was canceled due to a lack of quorum and will be rescheduled for a future commission meeting at a later date.
Development Services Department staff have recommended approval of the requested conversion from limited office (LO) to multifamily (MF-4) zoning for the 8.9-acre property.
However, there is opposition from neighboring property owners.
The site is undeveloped and located at 3101 West William Cannon Drive in the southern portion of the city.
Stillwater Capital is proposing to develop the project under the working title, West William Cannon Housing.
Dallas-based O’Brien Architects released a site plan that showed a five story building, 25% impervious cover, 465 parking space, 831 square foot average per unit and a courtyard.
The proposed development would be located on the eastern portion of property with vehicular access would be taken to West William Cannon Drive.
Michael J. Whellan with the local law firm Armbrust & Brown, PLLC is representing the project to the commission.
Jimmy R. Seal with the Jubilee Christian Center is the current property owner.
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.