Pflugerville: Baytown Developer Proposing 15.5-Acre Industrial Development
Feature Photo: An aerial view of the proposed Pecan Industrial Park within the city’s 130 Commerce Center. Image: Google/VBX Graphic
by Art Benavidez
Pflugerville (Travis County) — City Council held a first reading Tuesday regarding a specific use permit for a 15.5-acre industrial development.
The project, Pecan Industrial Park, will be an office/warehouse complex on a site that is currently undeveloped along Impact Way, within the 130 Commerce Center (lot 3D), and across the FedEx Ground distribution center, in the northwestern portion of the city.
Baytown developer Barry James owns the land through his entity Southern Land One Thirty, LLC.
James is proposing to develop two buildings for the project, with the façade of Building 1 facing toward Impact Way and Building 2 facing State Highway 130.
The front setback is to be applied to the building façade along Impact Way, as the site runs adjacent to the public streets right-of-way with drive entrances stubbed into the site.
The design and location of the building placements are similar to the two existing industrial mixed-use buildings adjacent to the site along the northern property line
The proposed office/warehouses are anticipated to have a combined size of 247,212 square feet.
Building 1 will utilize 15,450 square feet for office space and 113,530 square feet for warehouse use. Building 2 will utilize 23,600 square feet for office space and 94,632 square feet for warehouse use.
The site will comply with the city’s development standards pertaining to improvements for access, utility services, grading and drainage, parking and environmental requirements.
The outside perimeter of each building’s drive aisle is proposed to include perpendicular parking. The development must have a minimum of 340 parking spaces.
The interior space between the buildings will be utilized as the warehouse’s service court providing access to all proposed loading docks within the site.
The conceptual site plan shows two drive entrances off Impact Way providing two drive aisles to access the service court located in the middle of the site while also providing full circulation between the entrance and the proposed parking fronting onto State Highway 130.
The Austin office of Wantman, Group Inc. (WGI) and 4ward Land Surveying are on board the project team.
City Council is scheduled to have a second reading of the item on 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.