Georgetown: Austin Developer to Resubmit 188-Unit Senior Living Facility Site Plans
Featured Illustration: Rendering of north and west elevations by Fugleberg Koch for the proposed senior living facility.
by Art Benavidez
Georgetown (Williamson County) — An Austin developer was instructed to resubmit site plans on a 188-unit senior living facility, after the Planning and Zoning Commission found them inconsistent with the city codes.
The civil project name is Sparrow Georgetown, however, the architectural documents refer to the project as Sage Georgetown.
The development encompasses 7.27 acres (316,712 square feet), located on the city’s south side at 5101 N. Mays St., and east of the Parkside at Round Rock development.
A dilapidated home, a second residential structure and a commercial building currently sit on the property.
The Austin office of Kimley-Horn provided site plans to the city which include the demolition of the three existing buildings and pavement, and the removal of an existing utility pole and utility lines, and a headwall. Several existing trees on site are to be protected.
Kimley-Horn provided the following specs:
42 garage parking spaces
95 surface parking spaces
A total of 248 parking spaces
80 % impervious cover
A maximum building height of 49 feet
Proposed detention pond
Bocce ball/Pickleball courts
A fenced Dog park
Total gross floor area: 61,134 SF
Total gross floor building area: 225,236 SF
Winter Park, Florida based architect Fugleberg Koch also provided site plans that call for six four-story buildings that encompass a courtyard composed of ornamental brackets, pillar posts, stone siding, a covered patio, a porte cochere and an entry canopy.
The smallest of the six buildings, at 8,406 square feet, includes a second story clubhouse. The five main residential buildings have been scaled as follows:
Building 2: 45,254 SF
Building 3: 49,744 SF
Building 4: 40,432 SF
Building 5: 33,100 SF
Building 6: 46,272 SF
The buildings will be composed of gauntlet gray and city loft siding, black fox metal and railing, Dorian Gray trim, creative stone and onyx black shingles for the roof.
The site development plan request had previously been heard at the Planning and Zoning Commission’s Oct. 20 meeting.
Austin based Luke Bourlon, co-founder of Sparrow Partners owns the land for the proposed Sparrow Georgetown.
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.