Georgetown: P&Z OK’s Bank Branch Proposed by Austin Developer
Feature Illustration: Building elevation for the proposed bank by Mustard Design.
by Art Benavidez
Georgetown (Williamson County) — An Austin developer’s site plan for a bank branch was approved at last week’s meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission.
The 0.74-acre (32,371 SF) property is undeveloped and located at 405 S. Austin Avenue in the central portion of the city.
Scott Carr is proposing to build a three-story office building with a bank lobby, totaling 29,619 square feet. The project, known as R Bank, will be owned through the entity registered as Carr Ryan RE 4, LLC.
The site plan proposed 91% impervious cover (0.68 acre or 29,619 SF). It includes a two-lane drive-thru banking section, surface parking for 46 vehicles, monument signage and a natural stone retaining wall. The building will have a height of 40-feet, reaching 49-feet with the uppermost parapet.
Carr hired Mustard Design out of Austin, landscaping architects Studio 16:19 out of Round Rock, and Austin-based civil engineers Steger Bizzell, who also served as surveyors.
This had been the third consideration of the request and now heads to City Council for final approval.
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.