Lakeway council to consider The Square at Lohmans zoning proposal

Lakeway city council members will consider Oct. 18 rezoning acreage along Lohmans Crossing as part of a proposal to develop The Square at Lohmans. (Greg Perliski/Community Impact Newspaper)
Lakeway city council members will consider Oct. 18 rezoning acreage along Lohmans Crossing as part of a proposal to develop The Square at Lohmans. (Greg Perliski/Community Impact Newspaper)

Lakeway city council members will consider Oct. 18 rezoning acreage along Lohmans Crossing as part of a proposal to develop The Square at Lohmans. (Greg Perliski/Community Impact Newspaper)

Lakeway City Council members will consider Oct. 18 a zoning request to create a Planned Unit Development for The Square at Lohmans, which if developed as outlined, would create a new segment of Main Street in the central part of Lakeway.

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.
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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