Georgetown: San Antonio Developer Proposing Industrial PUD
Feature photo: Artist rendering by Titan Development of a building at their proposed industrial development, Northpark 130.
by Art Benavidez
Georgetown (Williamson County) — An 85.734-acre industrial planned unit development (PUD) received approval from the Planning and Zoning Commission during Monday’s meeting.
The subject property was rezoned from agriculture to PUD district with a base district of business park.
The name of the project is Northpark 130 PUD and it’s located at 2550 N. I-35 in the northwestern portion of the city.
The property is south of the junction of I-35 and the State Highway 130 Toll, and has frontage on both freeways, along with sharing a boundary with the Crystal Knoll neighborhood and the small industrial park around Industrial Park Circle.
The property is largely undeveloped except for a few homes located at the northern tip of the site and a home on the northwestern edge.
Aerial view of Northpark 130 PUD site. Image: City of Georgetown/VBX graphic
The San Antonio office of real estate developers Titan Development proposes the construction of a warehouse and distribution center.
The development will primarily provide operations for storage, distribution or movement of materials, equipment, or goods within an enclosed structure for the tenant, with supporting commercial uses along the frontage roads, according to documents submitted to the city.
The property is proposed to be divided into three zones to achieve the goals of the PUD, according to the Dallas engineering office of Pacheco Koch:
Zone A (General Commercial Zone). This zone comprises a total of approximately 11.1487 acres and constitutes the front portion of the property along IH-35 and the SH 130 Toll; it is to be developed with general commercial and service uses, as well as supporting industrial uses.
Zone B (Business/Industrial Park Zone). The zone is approximately 66.694 acres andconstitutes the middle portion of the property, to be developed with a mix of business and industrial uses.
Zone C (Use Restricted Zone). This zone is approximately 7.568 acres and constitutes the south 200 feet of the site. No uses may be developed within this zone other than parkland, utilities and driveways.
Conceptual land plan.
Currently, the PUD does not include a site development or phasing plan, however, it is anticipated that stormwater improvements in the south portion of the property will be constructed first.
The proposed building and parking configurations will be subject to refinement when a site plan is submitted.
The property owners are listed as Georgetown residents Ruth Sudduth, Linda Vise and Larry Wittera.
Clayton Strolle, who represented Titan Development on behalf of the Austin office of Pacheco Koch, had previously submitted a request to rezone the property into the general commercial and zoning districts. However, he withdrew that request after discussing the matter at the commission’s Nov. 3 meeting and instead submitted the PUD request.
The rezoning approval is scheduled to go before City Council for a first reading on Feb. 23 and a second reading March 9.
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.