Austin: Houston Developer Receives Rezoning for Vertical Multifamily Development
Feature Photo: A street view of the proposed site for the project. Image: Google Streets.
by Art Benavidez
Austin (Travis County) — A Houston developer received rezoning for a vertical multifamily development, at a recent meeting of the Zoning and Platting Commission.
The 0.91-acre property was converted from general office (GO) to general office-multifamily (GO-MU) with a conditional overlay capping the development to 55-feet in height.
The proposed multifamily development is subject to a density of 10-units per acre.
The property was formerly occupied by a family residence that has been removed. It is located at 11586 Jollyville Road, a major arterial roadway in the northwest portion of the city.
The working title of the project is paired to the location, 11586 Jollyville Road.
David Foor with Lovett Commercial owns the property through the entity Fuqua Stover Ltd. Foor purchased the land in May.
Amanda Brown, with the Austin office of Kimley-Horn & Associates, Inc., represented the project to the commission.
“The purpose of the rezoning is to allow for a residential development which is compatible with the adjacent neighborhood,” Brown stated in a letter.
The multifamily development would be subject to 40% impervious cover, along with standard landscaping and tree protection in accordance with the city’s land development code. Parkland dedication will be required at the time of site plan.
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.