The Lakeway Zoning and Planning Commission recommended the approval of a special-use permit to City Council on May 3 for TexARTS.

TexArts is a nonprofit arts organization that hosts an academy and various art-based events whose owner applied for a permit for operations at a new location. Since 2007, TexArts has been located in the Lohman's Crossing Shopping Center at 2300 Lohmans Spur, Ste. 160, Lakeway, but has always sought a more permanent space, according to a letter from interim Executive Director Sandy Cox.

In March, TexARTS began the process of purchasing an old bank at 1110 RR 620 S., Lakeway.

“This property is the ideal location for our permanent roots as it allows us to stay in the heart of Lakeway,” Cox wrote.

The property has almost 10,000 square feet of space, which will be utilized for up to 135 seats, performance areas and dance rooms.

The special-use permit will still need to be approved by City Council in the coming weeks before work can begin to relocate and begin operations at the new location.