Proposal to build homes near Clubhouse Drive returns to Lakeway Council

The Lakeway City Council is scheduled to take a second look at a proposed development that has drawn neighbor opposition. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Lakeway City Council is scheduled to take a second look at a proposed development that has drawn neighbor opposition. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Lakeway City Council is scheduled to take a second look at a proposed development that has drawn neighbor opposition. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

A proposal to construct single-family homes along Long Wood Avenue, near the intersection of Clubhouse Drive, makes a return to the Lakeway City Council July 19 after drawing staunch opposition from nearby residents during a June public hearing.

The proposal, offered by 314 Clubhouse Drive LLC and under the direction of Wayne Morgan, is in Lakeway’s extraterritorial jurisdiction, and if implemented as proposed, the 6.36 acres in question would eventually be annexed by the city.

After a month of conversation with city staff, the proposal now calls for 16 rather than 17 homes and calls for a R-1, rather than R-2, residential zoning. Such a zoning change would require a larger minimum lot size and more minimum square footage for each of the homes. Another proposed change is requiring side-entrance garages rather than garages opening to the street.

At the previous public hearing, council members said that the city could better control the ultimate appearance of the homes by signing a development agreement with Morgan. Because the proposal involves land within the city’s ETJ, council members stated that Morgan has the option of working directly with Travis County on his proposal, tentatively named the Enclave at Yaupon.

Jeff Locklear, who lives on Clubhouse Drive near the site of the proposed homes, said he expects nearby residents to attend the July 19 meeting to question the road design of the proposal. Residents favor an entrance to the property off Clara Van Street, to the east instead of the proposed entrance off Long Wood Avenue, he said.

According to the agenda, the council is also scheduled to consider a second proposed site for homes at 19531 Lakehurst Loop. The 34.27 acres would be divided into 17 lots of at least one acre in size, along with a 5.9 acre lot reserved for green space, according to the city’s July 19 council agenda.

In other business of note, the Lakeway City Council is expected to consider a donation of $40,000 from the Lakeway Civic Corporation for repairs and restoration of the historic Liebelt Cabin, which currently sits adjacent to Lakeway City Hall at 1102 Lohmans Crossing Road. The donation is designed to reimburse the city of Lakeway upon completion of repairs, according to documents on file with the city.
By Greg Perliski

Editor, Lake Travis/Westlake & Northwest Austin

Greg joined Community Impact as an editor in November 2020. In the communities he covers, Greg reports on local government, transportation, real estate development and business. He has written for newspapers, online publications and corporate communications teams. Greg earned a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin.


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