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Austin: Local Developer Proposing 60-Unit Multifamily Development in Northeast Side of City

Feature Photo: Street view for the proposed project at at 1208 East Howard Lane. Image: Google Streets

Posted: 1-21-2022

by Art Benavidez

Austin (Travis County) — A local developer received rezoning for a proposed 160-unit multifamily development during Tuesday’s meeting of the Zoning and Platting Commission.

The 10.2-acre (444,312 SF) property will convert from rural residence (RR) to multifamily (MF-4) zoning.

The site is undeveloped and located at 1208 East Howard Lane in the northeast portion of the city. A portion of the property lies within a floodplain at its northern boundary.

Aerial view of the site by the City of Austin.

According to city documents, Howard Lane is transitioning away from a rural road area to large single-family subdivisions, “but contains little in the way of goods and services to serve people living next to this major corridor.”

Saeed Minhas founder of MKM Lodging Services owns the property under the entity 1208 Howard Lane, LLC and is proposing to construct Howard Lane Residences.

The property is classified as a suburban watershed which is subject to 60% impervious cover for the proposed development.

Standard landscaping and tree protection will be required in accordance with the city’s land development code.

Parkland dedication will be required at the time of subdivision or site plan or submittal.

VBX Project ID: 2022-081A


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About the Author:

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.

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