Senior residential community proposed on El Salido Parkway

The 6-acre property is located on 3405 El Salido Parkway, northeast of the intersection of Anderson Mill Road and RM 620. The 6-acre property is located at 3405 El Salido Parkway, northeast of the intersection of Anderson Mill Road and RM 620.[/caption]

A developer is asking Cedar Park City Council to rezone about 2.4 acres for a senior residential community proposed to be built on a total of about 6 acres at 3405 El Salido Parkway.

The facility would be owned and operated by Spectrum Retirement Communities.

Attorney Robert Kleeman, representing the applicant, said the facility would have two portions. A group of five duplexes with 10 units total would house senior residents who can live independently. Residents of the duplexes who begin to require more care could be moved to apartments in a single building that will be located closer to El Salido, Kleeman said.

“Senior living is really an underserved market and one that continues to grow [as] the baby boomers age,” Kleeman told the council.

The 2.4-acre tract is zoned for local retail use. The applicant wants to rezone the tract for a base use of multifamily residential, with a conditional overlay that would support the project to be built on the full 6-acre property.

Members of the Cedar Park Planning and Zoning Commission approved the rezoning Dec. 15.

Kleeman said the largest building would include 84 independent-living apartments, 54 assisted-living apartments and 16 apartments with memory care.

Place 3 Council Member Lyle Grimes asked if the apartments would be age-restricted.

Kleeman said Spectrum would not have age restrictions. He said the company only markets the apartments to certain senior residents who want to join the company’s program.

The council will give second reading and consider final approval for rezoning at a future date.
By Stephen Burnett
Stephen Burnett has been a community journalist since 2005. He joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in November 2013. For the cities of Cedar Park, Leander and northwest Austin, he covers city and county government, business, development, events, transportation, utilities and more.


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