Before reaching the council for consideration, Lakeway’s Zoning and Planning Commission voted Oct. 12 to recommend to the city council updating the zoning for the 69 acres of property with four conditions. One among them is a stipulation that city council can set the start and completion date of the Main Street extension, according to city documents.
The land located off Lohmans Crossing and west of the Oaks at Lakeway shopping center currently is zoned for commercial use on segments that front Lohmans Crossing. The remainder of the parcel carries a mixture of residential zoning.
Legend Communities Inc. is the developer bringing The Square at Lohmans forward for consideration. Under a planned unit development, or PUD, Legend Communities would operate under a different set of building codes than what is in place with current zoning. For instance, buildings could rise as high as 55 feet and buildings could be used for both commercial and residential purposes, according to city documents.
However, the proposed PUD also would require Legend Communities to construct Main Street to include four lanes with an added traffic roundabout. As proposed, the Main Street segment would connect to Lohmans Crossing across from Wingreen Loop as well as extend Lohman’s Spur north into the property.
Main Street currently ends at Medical Drive. The extension of Main Street from Medical Drive to Lohmans Crossing requires two developments on undeveloped land that lies west of The Oaks at Lakeway shopping center. The other parcel of land is owned by Stratus Properties Inc.