Georgetown: P&Z Commission Awaits Adjusted Site Plans for Multi-Use Retail and Restaurant Project
Feature Photo: Aerial view of the property for the proposed The Preserve at Water Oak development. City approval is pending revisions to the site plans for the multi-use complex. Image: Google Earth/VBX graphic.
by Art Benavidez
Georgetown (Williamson County) — The developer of a multi-use retail, restaurant and office complex will have to adjust their site plan after the Planning and Zoning Commission rejected its approval for non-compliance with local codes, at their Tuesday meeting.
The project, referred to as The Preserve at Water Oak, would occupy 20.26 acres located at 3701 West State Highway 29 in the southwest portion of the city.
Round Rock-based engineers 2P Consultants, LLC submitted the site plans for the project and provided several specs.
The development will consist of eight buildings with commercial sales and service use, six professional offices, two mixed use retail and restaurant buildings, two restaurants, 689 total parking spaces, a water quality and detention pond, a six-foot sidewalk and 58% impervious cover.
The total gross square footage of new structures is detailed on site plans as 205,775 GSF:
Building Retail/Restaurant 1 = 7200 sf
Building Retail/Restaurant 2 = 4200 sf
Building Retail/Restaurant 3 = 4200 sf
Building Retail/Restaurant 4 = 8700 sf
Bldg F1 Flex Ofc = 8450 sf
Bldg F2 Flex Ofc = 8450 sf
Bldg F3 Flex Ofc = 8000 sf
Bldg F4 Flex Ofc = 10000 sf
Bldg F5 Flex Ofc = 8450 sf
Bldg F6 Flex Ofc = 4000 sf
Bldg F7 Flex Ofc = 12000 sf
Bldg F8 Flex Ofc = 15925 sf
Bldg O1 Office = 9000 sf (18000 sf total at two stories)
Bldg O2 Office = 9000 sf (27000 sf total at three stories)
Bldg O3 Office = 9000 sf (18000 sf total at two stories)
Bldg 04 Office = 9000 sf (18000 sf total at two stories)
Bldg 05 Office = 9000 sf (18000 sf total at two stories)
Bldg 06 Office = 7200 sf
The site plans call for the demolition of an existing building on the property, along with three gates, a barbed wire fence, three power poles, two guy wires, a
water spigot, a telephone pole, an existing water vale and the removal of several trees.
Other site plan details mention the relocation of an existing speed limit sign, along with a telephone pole, a school bus stop sign and 4,600 liner feat of telephone line.
A right of way off of Cross Mountain Trail for a driveway connection will also be needed for the project.
Phase I of the development calls for the construction of four restaurant/retail buildings and two office buildings, along with a stabilized construction entrance, tree protection fencing and a 28 linear feet of rock berm.
Phase II of the development calls for the construction of the remaining 11 office buildings, along with a second stabilized construction entrance.
The owner of the property is Georgetown developer Vipul Gopani, who created the special entity 3701 SH29 LLC to own the land. The city had previously annexed the property in May.
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.