A step forward for one development, a step back for another and a new city manager: a breakdown of the Nov. 18 Lakeway City Council meeting

The Nov. 18 Lakeway City Council meeting saw City Hall chambers packed with residents. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Nov. 18 Lakeway City Council meeting saw City Hall chambers packed with residents. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Nov. 18 Lakeway City Council meeting saw City Hall chambers packed with residents. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Nov. 18 Lakeway City Council meeting saw City Hall chambers packed with residents, many of them wanting to voice their opinions on requested rezonings that would advance a couple of high-profile developments. The following stories came out of the meeting:

City Council upheld a recommendation from the Lakeway Zoning and Planning Commission to deny a request to rezone more than 20 acres along Flint Rock Road. Council’s vote during the Nov. 18 meeting falls in line with an overall trend of rejecting higher-density housing within certain areas of the city limits. Read the extended story here.


Representatives for the Square on Lohmans, a 60-acre swath of land that has been in a holding pattern for more than two years while Lakeway officials and developers have tried several times to hammer out a workable plan, have again requested a zoning change for a 45-acre portion of the property that would advance the site toward development.
This time they were successful. Read the extended story here.

Just after midnight, officials came out of executive session and voted unanimously to name interim City Manager Julie Oakley to the position of city manager. Read the story here.
By Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018. From there he became a dual-market editor for Community Impact's New Braunfels and San Marcos-Buda-Kyle editions. Brian is now a senior editor for the company's flagship papers, the Round Rock and Pflugerville-Hutto editions.