Multiple zoning, rezoning requests receive Georgetown City Council approval

Many different zoning and rezoning ordinances were passed by the City of Georgetown. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Many different zoning and rezoning ordinances were passed by the City of Georgetown. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Many different zoning and rezoning ordinances were passed by the City of Georgetown. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Georgetown City Council unanimously approved several zoning and rezoning ordinances during its June 22 meeting. Here is a look at those changes:

Adding more units in Sun City Texas

According to the Sun City Texas Development Agreement, Georgetown has a 7,500 residential unit cap per residential zone. An applicant is requesting to increase the residential unit cap from 7,500 to 7,775 to increase the number of units that can be developed in the Sun City Texas neighborhood located near 135 Sun City Blvd., Georgetown, according to city documents. The eastern portion of the area has 177.3 acres of undeveloped land and the western side is developed as a softball field and dog park. Council approved the request on second reading.

Annexing a 105.2-acre tract of land

An applicant requested to annex a large tract of land located at 3101 and 3301 W. Hwy. 29, Georgetown. The applicant requested to initially zone the subject property to be a residential low-density zone and residential single-family zone to develop a single-family subdivision. All property owners within 300 feet of the designated property were notified of the applicant's request, and only eight notices were mailed. An advertisement was also put out regarding a public hearing at the city council meeting and signs were posted up on the land. Council approved the request on first reading.



Amending a zoning map

An applicant requested to make a zoning map amendment to a 34.64-acre property located at 1333 W University Ave., Georgetown. The current zoning for the designated area consists of residential single-family, agriculture and planned unit development zones with the base zoning district being general commercial. The applicant wants to change the designated area to become one public facilities zoning district. This zoning is an area for government or public uses that must be compatible with surrounding properties. Permitted uses for this district include emergency services stations, government/post office, library, hospital and utilities, according to a report from the planning and zoning commission. Other uses are subject to design limitations and some, such as orphanages, psychiatric hospitals, and major event entertainment, can only be approved with a special-use permit. Council approved the zoning map amendment on first hearing.

By Trent Thompson

Reporter, Austin Metro

Trent joined Community Impact Newspaper as an intern in May 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Texas, Austin in December 2020. In July 2021, he was promoted to Austin Metro reporter. He covers several news beats from education and government to dining, transportation and nonprofits. However, his primary beat is business and development. Before working at CI, Trent wrote for The Daily Texan, UT's daily student newspaper, and worked on many projects of his own for his undergraduate program. In his free time Trent writes poetry, spends time with loved ones, and watches Star Wars for the hundredth time, including other new movies.



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