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Georgetown: Dallas Developer Asked to Resubmit Apartment Site Plan

Feature Photo (above): A 3D aerial perspective of the Chapel Hill project site. Image: Google Earth/VBX graphics

Posted 11-6-2020

Art Benavidez

Georgetown (Williamson County) — A Dallas developer’s proposal for a 324-unit apartment complex is being asked to resubmit its site development plans.

The Planning and Zoning Commission, at this week’s meeting, found the plans didn’t comply with the city’s unified development code.

The project known as Chapel Hill Apartments will sit on 28.9 acres, located at 401 Westinghouse Road in the city’s southern extra territorial jurisdiction. 

The site currently has a single-family residence and a private gravel road, along with associated utilities that will need to be removed. 

In October, VBX reported that the apartment complex was granted a subdivision variance allowing for a one roadway connection point and fire access point to address traffic concerns.

The owner of the property, New York-based Abacus Capital Group, controls the land through their entity AMFP IV Chapel Hill, LLC. The developer of the project is Dallas-based Duke, Inc.   

Austin based Halff Associates, Inc. provided the following specs regarding the Chapel Hill Apartments: 

Site plan.

  • 13 buildings, a clubhouse with a game room and business center, a chapel area, amenity area and a fenced dog park.
  • A six foot decorative metal perimeter fence and gate.
  • Impervious cover with a regional wet pond and the preservation of native trees at 72%.
  • The building materials will consist of brick, stucco, fiber cement siding and glazing.
  • 513 parking spaces including 60 garage parking spaces and 14 carport spaces.
  • Swimming pool.
  • Private fitness facility.

Architectural features include ornamental masonry in rowlock and soldier course patterns, covered porches and a variation in wall materials.

The subject site is an area of minimal flood hazard and a 15-foot public utility easement will be needed across all frontage streets, according to submitted documents.

Houston-based architecture and planning firm Meeks Partners and Austin-based landscaping engineers Lee and Associates, Inc. rounded out the project team. The site development plan request was previously considered by the commission at their July meeting.

VBX Project ID: 2020-7800


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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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