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Leander: Austin Developer Bringing 38,000 Square Feet Commercial PUD to City

Feature Photo: The concept site plan by Stantec for the proposed PUD.

Posted: 7-19-2021

by Art Benavidez

Leander (Williamson County) — An Austin developer received approval of a concept site plan for an 8.5-acre commercial planned unit development (PUD), at last week’s City Council meeting.

Vertical construction will consist of several buildings that total about 38,000 square feet. The property was also converted from urban core (T6) to PUD, with a  base zoning of general commercial (GC).

The undeveloped project site is located northeast of the Hero Way and U.S. Highway 183 intersection.

Street view of the site. Image: Google Streets.

Lance Hughes is proposing to develop the PUD, Leander Marketplace, through the entity Transit Village Investment, LTD.

Tonya Swartzendruver, urban planner with the Austin office of Stantec, represented the project and said that Hughes is proposing to divide the project site into five parcels. 

“Those  lots  will  be  improved  with  a  15,000  sf  commercial tenant, one multi-tenant shop building and three free standing buildings projected to be occupied by food,  financial,  retail  and/or service  businesses,” she stated in a letter submitted to the city.   

Stantec released a concept site plan with the following specs:

  • Lot A (2.3 acres) 7,900 SF, 82 parking spaces
  • Lot B (2 acres) 15,000 SF building, 148 parking spaces
  • Lot C (1.7 acres) 8,300 SF building, 97 parking spaces
  • Lot D (1.2 acres) 3,500 SF building, 36 parking spaces
  • Lot E (1.3 acres) 3,500 SF building, 40 parking spaces
  • Outdoor playground
  • Landscape buffer along the eastern property line
  • Proposed pylon signage

Stantec is also utilizing its San Antonio office for the project. The PUD does require 90% masonry buildings.

The development is currently holding tenant discussions with Hat Creek, Sherwin Williams, Torchy’s, Pluckers/Walk On’s and Specs among others.

VBX Project ID: 2021-53A5


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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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