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Austin: Local Developer Proposing 470-Unit Apartment Complex in Del Valle

Feature Photo: An aerial view of the the two lots for the proposed 470-unit development. Image: Google/VBX Graphic.

Posted: 6-9-2021

by Art Benavidez

Austin (Travis County) — A local developer received rezoning for a 470-unit apartment complex during Tuesday’s meeting of the Planning Commission.

A 16-acre tract, the site is undeveloped and encompasses two lots of land that are converting from single family (SF-4) to multifamily (MF-4).

Moore’s Crossing Farmhouse would be located on 7.730 acres at 7404-1/2 McAngus Road (lot one) and 8.27 acres at 7508-1/2 McAngus Road (lot two) in Del Valle. 

Bill Gurasich owns the properties through the entity SR Development, Inc.

Gurasich is proposing to construct 230-units on lot one and 240-units on lot two, along with extending Ross Road to both lots to McAngus Road and utilizing MF-4 development standards to maximize the number of units that can be built.

Under MF-4 zoning, up to 54-units per acre can be constructed, which can be achieved through a reduced minimum site area for each dwelling unit and a 60-foot height limit.  

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 site plan.

The maximum impervious cover allowed by the MF-4 zoning district would be 70%

Along the west property line, the following standards apply:

  • No structure may be built within 25-feet of the property line.  
  • No structure in excess of two stories or 30-feet in height may be constructed within 50-feet of the property line.
  • No structure in excess of three stories or 40-feet in height may be constructed within 100 feet of the property line.  
  • No parking or driveways are allowed within 25-feet of the property line.  
  • A landscape area at least 25 feet wide is required along the property line. 

Additionally, the development will need to provide screening from neighboring properties.

Alice Glasco with Alice Glasco Consulting represented the development to the commission.

City Council is expected to vote on the recommendation at their July 29 meeting.

VBX Project ID: 2021-3FA9


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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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