See where Georgetown’s next annexation may be located

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Georgetown City Council has kicked off a process that could end with the annexation into the city limits of nearly 500 acres of undeveloped land located northwest of Sun City.

During the Aug. 8 meeting, City Council voted 6-0—with Mayor Pro Tem Anna Eby absent—to grant three voluntary annexation petitions to three parcels of land along Ronald Reagan. Combined, the land up for annexation makes up nearly 500 acres.

1. The first section of land, known as Highland Village, is made up of 120.5 acres west of Ronald Reagan and County Road 245. Under the city’s Future Land Use Plan, the area is designated for open space, community commercial and mixed-use communities.

According to city documents, a Planned Unit Development, or PUD, zoning request is being processed that would rezone the land to allow general commercial, high- and low-density multifamily, townhouse residential, two-family and single-family developments.

2. Another parcel of land, Somerset Hills 1, is located along Ronald Reagan between County Road 245 and Sun City Boulevard. The 244.86 acres are currently zoned for open space, moderate density residential and agricultural rural residential, among other uses, but a proposed PUD would have the property be zoned for general commercial, low-density multifamily and residential single-family developments.

3. Just east of Somerset Hills 1 lies Somerset Hills 2, 133.1 acres along Ronald Reagan. Now designated as being for open space, community commercial, a mixed-use neighborhood center and moderate density residential, an associated PUD proposes the land fall under a residential single-family zoning district.

City Manager David Morgan said the city has a development agreement to allow for commercial and residential development in the area, and that property owners and developers are interested.

Originally, a fourth property was to be considered for an annexation petition, but the property owner pulled back on being included with the other land parcels, Morgan said.

The city held a corresponding public hearing for each land parcel, but no one signed up to speak at any of the three meetings. Another hearing is scheduled for Aug. 22, and a subsequent first ordinance reading for Sept. 12. City Council may vote on the annexation after the second reading Sept. 26.

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Carlie Porterfield

A San Marcos native, Carlie Porterfield joined Community Impact as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a journalism degree from Texas State University. After covering political, business and school district news in Buda and Kyle for over a year, she made the transition to the Georgetown editorial team, where she is responsible for Williamson County coverage. Before her time with Community Impact, Porterfield had bylines in the Austin American-Statesman, the San Marcos Record and Texas State's student paper, the University Star.

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