Waco: Houston Developer Proposing to Develop Phase II of a Multifamily Development
Feature Photo: Building elevation for one of the proposed buildings at the multifamily development by Mucasey & Associates.
by Art Benavidez
Waco (McLennan County) — City Council held a first reading on a Houston developer’s request for a rezoning amendment for Phase II of an apartment development during last week’s meeting of the City Council.
The property is seeking to add general retail (GR) to planned development (PD) on a 0.94-acre portion of the property, along with approving a site development plan to a 10.1-acre site.
The entire tract is 11.1 acres and is undeveloped, and located at 2102 Scott Boulevard in the southwest portion of the city.
Dan Mota with the Cypressbrook Company is proposing to construct Ariza Temple Phase II, which will consist of 260 units in seven buildings.
The unit mix will consist of 78 efficiency units; 76 one-bedroom units; 94 two-bedroom units; and 12 three-bedroom units.
The development will have 496 parking spaces, 32 bike racks and a detention pond.
Amenities will include a pool with tanning area and sunshades, grilling house, dog park, walking trails, fire pit, fitness center and 65,000 square feet of open space.
This phase of the project will have access from gated entrances on Avenue T and Scott Boulevard.
Ariza Temple Phase II will be surrounded by a decorative steel fence, except for a six-foot masonry wall to be constructed for screening along the western boundary, that will follow an existing gas pipeline easement.
This easement will be contained within a 36-foot landscape strip that will provide additional buffering for the homes on 43rd Street whose backyards would face into the apartment complex.
Mucasey & Associates, out of Houston, and the McKinney office of Kimley-Horn are on board the project.
City Council will hold a second reading of the item at its Feb. 3 meeting.
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.