Round Rock: Austin Developer Bringing Townhome PUD Project to City
Feature Photo: A street view of the proposed site slated for townhome development. Image: Google Streets.
by Art Benavidez
Round Rock (Williamson County) — An Austin developer received rezoning for a townhome planned unit development (PUD) project, at last week’s meeting of the City Council.
The property converted from multifamily low-density (MF-1), office (OF) and general commercial (C-1) district zonings to PUD.
The 18.92 acres is undeveloped and located west of College Park Drive and East Old Settlers Boulevard at 1842 E. Old Settlers Boulevard in the northeastern portion of the city.
Aspen Heights Partners is proposing to develop a 210-unit duplex and townhome project named Bell Yard.
The maximum height of the units will be three stories and the project will have a masonry wall along East Old Settlers Boulevard.
Amanda Brown, with the Austin office of Kimley-Horn, represented the project to the Planning and Zoning Commission on June 16 and gave details on the project.
“Any building facades above the first floor on East Old Settlers Boulevard will require enhanced architectural features and the project will include playgrounds, a community center and leasing center,” she said.
Attached units are limited to a maximum of 70% of the total number of units, consisting of both duplexes and townhomes.
Each townhome will include a two-car garage and a driveway wide enough for two parking spaces, while the detached units and duplexes will share a common parking area.
Concept site plan.
The development will have eight amenity features. These may include a pool, sports courts, dog park and exercise stations.
The site is part of an 86.7 acre property, Quick Farm, that the city annexed in 2019 and zoned for residential, commercial and office uses. Local resident Edward D. Quick, whose family has owned the land since 1896, is the current property owner.
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.