Austin: Wine Warehouse and Distribution Facility Coming to Del Valle
Feature Photo: A street view for the proposed site at the intersection of Thornberry Road and Crozier Lane. Image: Google Streets.
by Art Benavidez
Austin (Travis County) — The Zoning and Platting Commission recommended general commercial zoning for a proposed limited warehouse-distribution business near the Colorado River at Carson Creek.
The 32.93-acre property, still in its natural state, will be converted from interim-rural residence (I-RR) to general commercial services (GS) with a conditional overlay that would prohibit automotive uses. The commissioners voted on the rezoning request last week.
Located at 1501 Crozier Lane near the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, the project name mirrors its physical address, 1501 Crozier Lane Zoning.
The property is a flag lot that is only accessible at the intersection of Thornberry Road and Crozier Lane.
Aerial view of site.
Lauren Carson with Old Man City, LLC purchased the property in Nov. 2020 and is proposing a limited warehousing and distribution operation that will include the storage of wine collections.
Western portions of the property are located within the city’s 25-year and 100-year floodplain of Slaughter Creek.
Carson will be required to submit a pre-and post-development drainage analysis at the subdivision and site plan stage of the development process.
Under current watershed regulations, development of the site is subject to the 80% impervious cover limits.
Standard landscaping and tree protection will be required in accordance with the city’s land development code and parkland dedication is not required for the development.
Amanda Brown, with Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., represented the project to the commission.
City Council is expected to vote on the recommendation at their Oct. 14 meeting.
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.