The new Steiner Ranch commercial project includes three buildings and two entrances off North Quinlan Park Road.[/caption]

A two-story commercial building and two other structures are in the works for an 8-acre tract in Steiner Ranch at 3810 N. Quinlan Park Road, Austin at Steiner Ranch Boulevard, local developer Cosmo Palmieri said.

Palmieri is developing the speculative mixed-use center—formerly known as MU-4 or Village of Steiner Ranch—with owner Kelly Gray and said he has been issued a site development permit for the project.

“We kicked off the architectural drawings a week ago,” Palmieri said, of the project that includes a 34,000-square-foot, two-story building and two smaller pad sites of 5,000 square feet each.

The large office building will have views of the main basin of Lake Travis and include retail on the lower floor and office space on the top level, he said.

The project is located in the unincorporated area of Travis County and will have two driveways off North Quinlan Park Road, with one adjacent to Portofino Road in the neighborhood, Palmieri said. The site is part of Steiner Ranch’s master development plan, he said.

Levy Architects will design the project and Wes Babb, senior vice president of Lincoln Property Company, will manage the center, Palmieri said.

“Our first order of business is for our architect to reach out to the neighborhood association to inform them of the project and let them know we have the guidelines and criteria [for the neighborhood’s master plan],” he said.

Construction on the large building is slated to start in January and expected to be complete by fall 2018, Palmieri said.