Leander to hold public hearing March 5 on 201-acre Horizon Lake PUD subdivision

Leander City Council will hold a public hearing March 5 regarding two land areas southeast of US 183 and South Street in Leander. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)
Leander City Council will hold a public hearing March 5 regarding two land areas southeast of US 183 and South Street in Leander. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)

Leander City Council will hold a public hearing March 5 regarding two land areas southeast of US 183 and South Street in Leander. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)

Leander City Council will hold a public hearing March 5 to amend the land use categorization of two areas southeast of US 183 and South Street in Leander.

The land is currently planned as the Horizon Lake Planned Unit Development subdivision and includes commercial corridor and neighborhood residential zones.

The proposed land use reconfiguration would move the commercial corridor from along US 183 to along South Street and RM 2243 and to replace the former commercial corridor with residential land.

The hearing will be held to amend the comprehensive plan land use categories for the two plots, which total about 201 acres.


According to city documents, the current commercial corridor would be difficult to access from US 183 due to railroad tracks, and the changed zoning would make the commercial land “more readily accessible.”



This is the second step in the comprehensive plan amendment process. It follows the initial request by applicant SEC Planning LLC during the Jan. 9 Leander Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, according to city documents. At the meeting, the applicant withdrew its request and asked for the request to be rescheduled to the Feb. 27 commission and March 5 City Council meetings.

During the Feb. 27 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, the commission voted 5-1 to approve the Horizon Lake PUD-TOD, which uses single-family limited and local commercial zoning districts, and the Horizon Lake Concept Plan, according to city documents. Commissioner Marshall Hines opposed the request and said he felt the southern border masonry fence was appropriate.

The vote also approved a minimum of 1,500 square feet for homes for the development and an 8-foot masonry wall along US 183, according to city documents.


By Taylor Girtman
After interning with Community Impact Newspaper in 2019, Taylor Girtman became a reporter for the Cedar Park and Leander edition in Feb. 2020. She covers Leander ISD and the Cedar Park and Leander city councils.


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