Feature Illustration: Aerial perspective looking south of the 95.7-acre tract for a proposed development at Samsung Austin Semiconductor campus. Image: Google Earth/VBX graphic.
by Art Benavidez
Austin (Travis County) — The Samsung Austin Semiconductor campus could be expanding soon now that the owners have received approval from the City Council to rezone two adjacent tracts of land during last week’s meeting.
The undeveloped property sits on a total 95.70 acres (4,168,692 square feet) and is located at 3215 East Parmer Lane in the northeast portion of the city, near Parmer Park.
The property sits at the intersection of East Parmer Lane and Samsung Boulevard and was rezoned from planned unit development to limited industrial with planned development area (PDA).
The Samsung Austin Semiconductor plant is a 300-acre tract of land that fronts onto East Parmer Lane.
San Jose, California based Samsung Austin Semiconductor, LLC, which owns the land, was requesting to remove the land from the Pioneer Crossing Planned Unit Development (PUD) to the PDA so that the zoning could reflect that of the existing Samsung campus.
Even though there are no imminent plans for expansion, the proposed zoning will allow for the development of buildings that are consistent with the current Samsung Austin Semiconductor facilities to the east.
The Austin Strategic Mobility Plan identifies a need for 120 feet of right-of-way for the extension of East Braker Lane and 120 feet of right-of-way for the future Arterial A. Additionally, up to 58 feet of right of-way from the centerline of Samsung Blvd. may be needed upon further analysis.
The Samsung facilities have previously been expanded twice. When they first went into operations in 1997 and in 2012, according to city documents.
The Austin Zoning and Platting Commission recommended the project at their Dec. 1 meeting.
The Samsung facilities are immediately south of EastVillage ATX, a 400-acre mixed-use unrelated development that VBX reported on in April.
VBX Project ID: 2020-8791