Lakeway Highlands acreage annexed for future residential development

Lakeway City Council voted Oct. 21 to annex 24.5 acres of land for new phases of the Lakeway Highlands development.

Lakeway City Council voted Oct. 21 to annex 24.5 acres of land for new phases of the Lakeway Highlands development.

Lakeway City Council has annexed about 24.5 acres of land east of the intersection at Bee Creek Road and Crosswind Drive in pursuit of a new phase of the Lakeway Highlands subdivision.



Susan Crawford, contact for property owner RH Lakeway Development LTD., along with applicant firm Carlson, Brigance & Doering Inc., submitted the application request to council, which voted to annex the land during its Oct. 21 meeting.

City documents state that sections 5 and 6a of the development agreement for Lakeway Highlands Phase 3 stipulate the request is for “R-3 (Single Family Residential-Zero Lot Line-Modified) zoning as depicted in the Phase 3 Preliminary Plan for Section 5 and 6A as approved previously by City Council.”

Several residents spoke during public comment requesting council wait to annex the land for a number of reasons, from concerns regarding water services to issues with the development agreement. The concerns echoed citizens' issues with another phase of the development—Phase 3, section 6b—which came forth during a May 20 City Council meeting.

At that meeting, Miguel Suazo, managing partner of the Suazo Legal Group, spoke on behalf of two clients living near the development.

Suazo attended the May 20 meeting and protested several decisions from council to move forward with the development. He said his clients would like clarification on commitments made by the developers through the most recent amendment to the development agreement as well as further comment on many other issues.

The commitments are likely to be adhered to by the developer, Suazo said, but once the developer sells the land, it is not clear who is bound to those commitments. So unless the city grandfathers them in to the new landowners, there is no guarantee they will stick, he said.

But as with that May meeting, the Oct. 21 meeting found council voting to approve the agenda items and advance the development.

Building and Development Services Director Charlotte Hodges said the next step in the advancement of this portion of the Lakeway Highlands development involves platting of the land, which will further clarify lot sizes and the number of lots within Phase 3, sections 5 and 6a.
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