Plans for new Leander homes move forward at zoning meeting, Oct. 12

The Highlands at Crystal Falls may get two new single-family homes after the Leander Planning and Zoning Commission meeting Oct. 12.

The Highlands at Crystal Falls may get two new single-family homes after the Leander Planning and Zoning Commission meeting Oct. 12.

The Bluffs at Crystal Falls, the Highlands at Crystal Falls and the Bryson subdivisions in Leander may gain additional homes after plans for residential lots were passed by the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission Oct. 12.



Bluffs at Crystal Falls
www.mycrystalfalls.com

The commission approved the final plat for 22 residential lots at the Bluffs at Crystal Falls subdivision.

Location: Osage Drive, west of Lakeline Boulevard
Size:  approximately 8.409 acres
Lots: 22 residential lots and three homeowners association landscape lots






Highlands at Crystal Falls
www.mycrystalfalls.com

A short form final plat for the two residential lots and two homeowners association lots was passed by the zoning commission, adding to the Crystal Falls master planned community.

Location: northwest of the intersection of Osage Drive and Highland Trail
Size:  approximately 1.216 acres
Lots: two single-family residential lots, one homeowners association lot and one homeowners association landscape lot






Bryson
www.liveatbryson.com

The commissioners recommended the rezoning of land adjacent to the Bryson community from single-family suburban to single-family estate, which would extend the lot size allowed on the land, Leander City Planner Martin Siwek said.  Stefan Pharis, principal for Pharis Design, Inc., wrote in a letter of intent that the tract would be incorporated into the Bryson community, according to the meeting agenda packet.

Developer Tommy Tucker of Crescent Communities said the tract will be divided into 15 lots. Bryson will have approximately 1,500 homes when complete, Tucker said.

Sabina Nugent, who lives outside Leander city limits near Bryson, said she supported the rezoning but was concerned about drainage from the development.

“With concrete, construction, all of the building that’s going on, that water goes somewhere,” Nugent said.

Siwek said that according to city and state requirements, developers are not allowed to increase runoff from their sites more than the existing runoff before development.

The recommendation from the commission will go to Leander City Council for approval.

Location: eastern Riva Ridge Drive
Size: approximately 10.804 acres
Lots: may be divided into 15 single-family estate lots


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